New Regional Communication Coordinator

Meet Nancy Van Sas, our new Regional Communication Coordinator. Located along the border of Brant and Norfolk counties, Nancy assists on her husband’s farm of a broiler, corn and edible bean operation. She is also a Workshop Leader for Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association delivering workshops and assisting with cost-share opportunities. If you have not already met her, please do feel free to reach out as she would be glad to assist you.

It’s Annual Meeting Season!

Halton/Peel SCIA Annual Meeting – January 17, Country Heritage Park

Brant SCIA Annual Meeting – January 19, Burford Agricultural Hall

Norfolk SCIA Annual Meeting & Banquet – January 24, Delhi District German Home

Hamilton-Wentworth SCIA Annual Meeting – January 25, Ancaster Fairgrounds

Niagara North/South & Haldimand SCIAs Annual Meeting – February 15, West Niagara Agricultural Centre

Check back here for more info as it becomes available, follow on Twitter @GHSCIA or email

Peel launch of ALUS program

Since  2004, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has been helping farmers in the Region of Peel implement soil and water improvement projects on their farms with support from the Peel Rural Water Quality Program (PRWQP). This year, CVC, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the Region of Peel partnered with ALUS on a three-year pilot that extends the PRWQP to provide Peel farmers with annual compensation up to $150 per acre for the monitoring and maintenance of eligible naturalization projects.

We’d like to invite you to the official launch of this new and exciting pilot. We hope you can join us Wednesday, September 28 at Caledon Valley Estate Barn from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a local lunch and walking tour of an ALUS tree planting project. Members of ALUS will share how they’re bringing nature and agriculture together across Canada and we’ll hear stories of how Peel farmers are taking action to improve soil and water quality, facilitate carbon sequestration and build habitat for wildlife with support from this new pilot.

To RSVP, please visit this this link.  Or contact Holly Shipclark,, 437-833-4345. Please share this information widely.