Talking about prairie seed collection, ON (Photo by NCC)

Talking about prairie seed collection, ON (Photo by NCC)

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Novatney property, Pelee Island, ON (Photo by Sam Brinker, OMNRF)

Novatney property, Pelee Island, ON (Photo by Sam Brinker, OMNRF)

Become a Leader in Conservation

Join a group of dedicated supporters who are committed to making the protection of nature a priority. Generous donations made by our Leaders in Conservation help conserve the diversity of landscapes Ontario has to offer. You will also have the opportunity to personally experience some of the landscapes your donations help protect.

Learn more about the Leaders in Conservation program in Ontario.

Take volunteering outside!

Conservation Volunteers

NCC's Conservation Volunteers program is a great way to get involved. Join us in caring for Canada's natural places. Explore unique habitats, observe rare species and experience conservation first-hand alongside NCC staff in the field as a Conservation Volunteer.

To learn more about the events hosted by the Nature Conservancy of Canada's Ontario Region, visit the Conservation Volunteers website or call Laura Robson at 519-826-0068 ext. 257

Research opportunities

Staff map and post signs at treated patches of invasive garlic mustard in the Happy Valley Forest, ON (Photo by NCC)

Staff map and post signs at treated patches of invasive garlic mustard in the Happy Valley Forest, ON (Photo by NCC)

NCC encourages research on our properties and welcomes applications from all sectors of science. Our research permit process is designed to ensure that we have a record of work conducted on our properties and are aware of who is accessing properties, so that we can ensure that biodiversity is protected.

Please view the application for more information. On Pelee Island, we are also able to accommodate researchers at our Ivey Research Station (dependant on availability) and the Pitman Research Cabin on NCC's Gravelly Bay property, Long Point.

If you have any questions or would like to see a list of NCC’s priority research projects, please contact ontario@natureconservancy.ca.

Volunteer stewards

Other field volunteering opportunities may also be available in your area, including becoming a volunteer steward on one of our properties across Ontario. To find out how to get involved, send an email to ontario@natureconservancy.ca. Be sure to let us know where you are based, or which NCC property you're interested in helping out with.

Conservation Internship Program

Worldwide conservation efforts depend on the next generation of conservation leaders. As an NCC conservation intern, you’ll build a diverse skill set and gain practical knowledge to address complex environmental issues through valuable, real-world experience. Click here to see current postings. Learn more about how you can support the Conservation Internship Program in Ontario here

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