Latornell Conservation Symposium

Announcing our Keynote Lineup, Leadership Award deadline reminder, Latornell auction donations, and a new guest blog post!

November 15-17, 2016 at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Convention Centre, Alliston, ON

Meet our 2016 Keynote Speakers!

Dr. Faisal Moola Brent Toderian Dr. Avi Friedman Dr. Dianne Saxe

Dr. Faisal Moola PhD
Director General, Ontario and Northern Canada, David Suzuki Foundation

Brent Toderian
Founder and Principal, Toderian Urban Works

Dr. Avi Friedman
Professor, School of Architecture, McGill University

Dr. Dianne Saxe
Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

Nominations DUE June 24th: Leadership Award

The Latornell Leadership Award recognizes exemplary and leading edge career or voluntary achievements in the conservation field either in a sustained record over an extended period of time, or through individual outstanding examples.

The Latornell Leadership Award reflects important characteristics of its namesake, Ontario Conservationist, Art Latornell which include:

  • instilling the value of conservation into the hearts and minds of young people to ensure a legacy of conservation in our communities; and,
  • ensuring that professionals and volunteers alike, who are involved in conserving natural resources, receive the recognition they deserve for their accomplishments.

Who is Eligible to be Nominated?

Any Ontario resident who has demonstrated leadership accomplishments in the conservation field is eligible for this award. Such contributions could be through work, career, or volunteer experiences.

Examples of Activities

Contributions can include but are not limited to:

  • Conservation legislation/policy development/reform
  • Conservation innovation i.e. best management practices in forestry, agriculture, water technology/techniques/management
  • Habitat enhancement - restoration/rehabilitation projects
  • Conservation research/fieldwork/studies
  • Concepts in Sustainability
  • Environmental education/communications
  • Natural resource management/planning
  • Advocacy
  • Community organization

If you know an individual deserving of this award, please click here to learn more about nominating someone and to access the nomination form. Nominations will be accepted until June 24th, 2016.

Help support your fellow conservationists - Donate to the Latornell Dream Auction!

At the 2016 Symposium, we will host the 15th annual "Dream Auction" which supports our grant program providing financial aid to people who would not otherwise be able to attend Latornell. With over $11,000 raised at last year's auction, our grants will enable 10-20 students and/or representatives of smaller environmental non-governmental organizations to attend the 2016 Symposium.

You can help with this worthy cause by making a donation to the auction. We welcome anything you think might be successful at an auction.

To make a donation, a suggestion, or if you have any comments please contact Freyja Whitten at 647‑963‑2849 or

NEW: The Watering Hole Blog Post!

Green Infrastructure for a Healthy Future
Bill Trenouth, Jennifer Dougherty and Kyle Vander Linden, Credit Valley Conservation

It is exciting to know that green infrastructure will be the focus of the 2016 Latornell Conference. For three days this November - plus an additional fourth day in the immediate run up to the conference - professionals from across Ontario will convene, share ideas and explore opportunities, challenges and lessons learned with the goal of advancing the state of knowledge and practice, and to encourage the use of solutions which build healthy, resilient communities that connect, support and sustain us. Specialists working on low impact development (LID) will be sharing ideas and promoting tools that can take this multi-functional technology beyond the pilot stage to full-scale adoption. READ MORE

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For more information:

Karen Anderson and Mario Maillet, Symposium Coordinators
Latornell Conservation Symposium
1-888-274-1364 ext. 4

c/o Conservation Ontario
120 Bayview Parkway
Newmarket, Ontario
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