Credit Valley Conservation Named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers

April 16, 2024—Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has received the title of one of Canada’s Greenest Employers (2024) for the fifth consecutive year.

CVC earned recognition for its many green initiatives, such as committing to the transition of its vehicle fleet to be fully electric by 2035, implementing an employee uniform recycling program, organic composting and offering an employee carpool sign-up.

CVC is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and investing in low-impact development approaches for sustainable stormwater management on its properties. CVC’s head office includes a LEED gold-certified building, electric vehicle charging stations, an electric lawnmower, solar lighting in the parking lot and LED motion-controlled lighting in the office, a permeable parking lot that allows rainwater to filter naturally into the ground.

CVC is preparing to launch Canada’s first CSA-compliant smart blue roof. Smart blue roofs are an effective solution for stormwater management. The smart blue roof technology will safely store 40,000 litres of rainwater on top of the head office roof, will provide non-potable water for applications such as toilet flushing and cooling benefits during warmer weather and will slowly release the rainwater back into the municipal stormwater system.

“As a leading environmental organization committed to protecting and restoring the local environment, it’s a great honour to be recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers,” said Quentin Hanchard, Chief Administrative Officer at CVC. “Winning this award for the fifth year in a row reflects the dedication among our staff, to protecting both our local communities and the Credit River Watershed against the effects of a changing climate.” 

CVC continues to build community partnerships, with many green initiatives, encouraging community members to incorporate environmental considerations into their day-to-day lives. The Branch Out program has seen success in working with local teachers to plan field trips that engage students in hands-on stewardship activities. Student volunteers can take part in a fun, five-day stewardship project through the Conservation Youth Corps program during the summer. Working with local schools, their teachers and students, the Students for Stormwater program aims to design and build unique rain gardens that absorb and filter rainwater on school grounds.

Learn more about CVC’s accomplishments.

Caption: Credit Valley Conservation staff monitoring a Low Impact Development project to reduce flooding.

About Credit Valley Conservation

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed. Our watershed is defined by the area of land where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drain into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. We inspire a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.

About Canada’s Greenest Employers

Now in its 17th year, Canada’s Greenest Employers is an editorial competition that recognizes the employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness. Winning employers, selected by editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, are evaluated using four main criteria: (1) unique environmental initiatives or programs they have developed; (2) whether they have been successful in reducing their own environmental footprint; (3) whether their employees are involved in these programs and contribute unique skills; and (4) whether the environmental initiatives have become part of an employer’s public identity, attracting new employees and customers. Read this year’s magazine.


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