Engaging Communities in Growing the Greenbelt

A project of                               with funding from


Project Description

Growing the Greenbelt 2021: Regional Resilience is a project funded by the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation to facilitate community participation in a provincial consultation to Grow the size of Ontario’s Greenbelt, for which the Ontario Headwaters Institute will be delivering 12 webinars with community partners.

In addition to supporting the inclusion of the Paris Galt Moraine and more Urban River Valleys in the Greenbelt, Regional Resilience suggests that this consultation is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to extend the Greenbelt into the broader Greater Golden Horseshoe, safeguarding the region’s long-term ecological integrity, social wellbeing, and economic prosperity.

See below for information on the webinars and to access a library of document to help you participate. 

Webinars are almost complete: Join us for 1 of the remaining 2 sessions. 

Time and Date  Community Partner(s) or Description

Primary Focus and Link toRegistration 

7 pm Thurs

April 15


Grand River Environment Network & Sustainable Brant        The Grand River Watershed

4 pm Sunday,

April 18


Final Webinar. All welcome, including anyone who missed a session


       Final session – all welcome

                                          NEW     NEW     NEW  
                   See the PowerPoint used for the Webinars                 PPT for Website
  Watch a recording of the webinar of April 14 on adding Moraines        Watch Webinar of April 14


Read and Support our Submission

We have prepared a submission to the Environmental Registry of Ontario, containing our over-arching recommendations, answers to six questions posed by the government, and an appendix of maps, and have posted it to this website on March 31 so that anyone can see it, borrow from it, and endorse it, as below. We will be adding a second appendix, consisting of additional maps not ready for March 31, that will be sent to the government by April 19, the deadline for comments.

Your participation is encouraged in several ways.

Read it –                     See a PDF Version of Submission of March 31 with App A;

See it –                        See the PPT for Website from April 14 on adding Moraines or

                                    Watch a recording of the April 14 Webinar on adding Moraines;  

Borrow from it –         Borrow text from a Word Version of Submission of March 31 with App A; and/or

Endorse it –                Please endorse our recommendations as below.