Credit Valley Conservation Named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers

On April 19, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) was named one of Canada’s Greenest Employer (2021) for the second year in a row.

CVC was recognized for its many green initiatives, including electric vehicle charging stations, organic composting, an employee uniform recycling and re-use program, and the TerraCycle collection program for capturing additional recyclables such as pens and pencils. CVC’s administration office includes a LEED Gold-certified building, a permeable parking lot that allows rainwater to filter into the ground, and the organization will be installing an innovative “smart blue roof” to manage stormwater onsite.

Each year, staff volunteers participate in tree plantings, garbage clean-ups and the removal of invasive garlic mustard plants. In total, employees have removed 3,175 kilograms of garlic mustard since 2012.

“It’s an honour to be named of one Canada’s greenest employers for a second year in a row,” said Deborah Martin-Downs, Chief Administrative Officer at CVC. “This award reflects the team’s passion and commitment to making a difference at our workplace and in the local environment.”

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, CVC continued its commitment of giving back to the community by supporting the Eden Food Bank, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, Peel Children’s Aid Society and many other charitable organizations.

CVC continues to support municipalities and neighbours with vital services like flood forecasting and warning, and greening programs to mitigate and adapt to climate change. CVC is proud to work with residents, businesses and partners in government across the watershed to lead the protection, restoration and enhancement of our natural environment.

Canada’s Greenest Employers is an editorial competition that recognizes employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness. Learn more about CVC’s accomplishments at

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. That watershed is the area of land where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drains (“sheds”) into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. It inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.


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Credit Valley Conservation
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