Key provincial resources are listed first, followed by resources from community organizations that we hope you find helpful.
Key Provincial Resources
The Planning Act (1990) – A key goal of this Act is to “promote sustainable economic development in a healthy natural environment within a provincial policy framework”.
Provincial Policy Statement (2020) – The PPS charges planning authorities to “protect, improve or restore the quality and quantity of water by: a) using the watershed as the ecologically meaningful scale for integrated and long-term planning, which can be a foundation for considering cumulative impacts of development.” Read the full document or section Section 2.2 of the PPS.
Conservation Authorities Act (1990) – The key act assigning some watershed powers to conservation authorities.
State of Ontario’s Watersheds – Each CA posts a Watershed Report card. This hyperlink takes you to a cumulative set of 2018 reports.
Ontario Water Quality Report and Water Quantity Report – Out of date and not currently maintained.
Ontario Wetland conservation strategy – Archived web page. Ontario making numerous sequential changes.
Credit Watershed Headwater Health in the Credit Watershed – OHI report and recommendations, January 2022
Lake Simcoe Lake Simcoe Under Pressure in 2021 – Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition, 2021
Lake Simcoe Who Will Take Care of Lake Simcoe – Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition, 2022
Paris Galt Moraine Map of Proposed Greenbelt West Expansion – Greenbelt West Coalition, 2022