Building Resilient Communities at the Neighbourhood Scale

A sustainable neighbourhood is a healthy, safe and resilient place to live, work and play. Sustainable neighbourhoods:

  • Have accessible, diverse and healthy green spaces
  • Encourage water and energy efficiency
  • Manage rain where it falls
  • Promote healthy living and active transportation
  • Foster a connected community engaged in stewardship and climate action

CVC is working with municipal partners, residents, businesses, schools and community groups to develop and implement plans for environmental improvement, urban renewal, community engagement and climate change resilience.

What is SNAP?

Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP) is a comprehensive and tailored strategy to revitalize mature neighbourhoods facing environmental challenges.

Plans respond to local issues and community interests, address municipal and regional priorities and identify key projects that contribute to a shared neighbourhood vision.

CVC’s SNAP is a progressive approach to sustainability planning and program implementation that was adapted from the approach developed by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. This model engages the community, improves program efficiencies and builds strong partnerships for achieving collective outcomes.

The following SNAP neighbourhood programs are currently underway in the Credit River Watershed:

Group of staff, adults and children posing together outdoors at a Fletchers Creek SNAP event.

Fletchers Creek SNAP in Brampton

Explore the Action Plan and activities to make the Fletchers Creek neighbourhood more sustainable and ready for a
changing climate.

Group of staff, adults and children posing together outdoors at a Hungry Hollow SNAP event.

Hungry Hollow SNAP in Halton Hills

Explore the Action Plan and activities to make Hungry Hollow ravine and the Delrex neighbourhood more sustainable and ready for a changing climate.


SNAP News

Town Trail Stewards Remove Invasive Yellow Floating Heart in the SNAP Neighbourhood

On Tuesday, a group of 14 volunteers put on their waders and got to work removing yellow floating heart …

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Nature on Full Display

Thank you for participating in the Hungry Hollow SNAP photo contest and marking the launch of the Sustainable Neighbourhood …

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New Fletchers Creek and Hungry Hollow Neighbourhood Guides

Credit Valley Conservation is excited to announce the launch of our Neighbourhood Guides for the Fletchers Creek and …

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