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Ottawa | Feb 28 - Mar 2, 2017

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Partners and Sponsors

The Canadian Council on Invasive Species would not be successful without the generous support from our partners and sponsors.

Our current and past sponsors include:

  • Environment and Climate Change Canada 
  • Natural Resources Canada - Canadian Council of Forests Ministers 
  • Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Eco Canada

Our current partners include:

Alberta Invasive Species Council

Established in 2004, the Alberta Invasive Species Council (AISC) is a registered non-profit society that provides leadership and expertise to engage, enable, and empower Albertans to take action on invasive species. Council members share an interest in understanding invasive species issues and fostering viable prevention and management strategies. The AIPC works to increase awareness of the impacts of invasive species in collaboration with stakeholders. For more information, visit their website

Invasive Species Council of British Columbia

​The Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) is a registered charity that aims to improve the coordinated management of invasive species across the province and beyond borders. The Council works with agencies and residents collaboratively to minimize the environmental, economic, and social impacts of invasive species. The Council works through building collaboration on mutual priorities determined by its diverse membership. The Council’s representative Board of Directors implements members’ key priorities in collaboration with Regional Committees and other partners. For more information, visit their website.

New Brunswick Invasive Species Council

The New Brunswick Invasive Species Council (NBISC) is a collaborative initiative involving a number of agencies formed to address the lack of coordination and understanding associated with invasive species within the province of New Brunswick and across Canada. Their vision is to work together to ensure New Brunswick's environment, economy, and social interests are protected through the prevention, early detection, and education and awareness of invasive alien species. They fulfill this vision through best management practices in order to control and eradicate invasive alien species.

Ontario Invasive Plant Council

The Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC) is a non-profit, multi-agency organization founded in April 2007 by a group of individuals and organizational representatives who saw the need for a coordinated provincial response to the growing threat of invasive plants. The OIPC is currently housed within the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, a non-profit, charitable organization providing the OIPC with administrative support and office space in its initial stages. Their purpose is to facilitate a coordinated and effective response to the threat of invasive plants by providing leadership, expertise, and a forum to educate, motivate and empower organizations and citizens. For more information, visit their website.

Prince Edward Island Invasive Species Council

The Prince Edward Island Invasive Species Council is a non-profit organization focused on raising awareness and understanding about invasive species and the negative impact they have on PEI’s environmental, economic and social health. The Council, comprised of representatives from various organizations and levels of government, is working towards creating a framework for the management of invasive species on PEI. The Council promotes public awareness through the use of educational tools such as IS publications, workshop presentations and their website.

Saskatchewan Invasive Species Council

The Saskatchewan Invasive Species Council (SISC) is a not-for-profit association of professionals from federal, provincial, municipal governments, industry and non-government organizations. Council members are knowledgeable on invasive species or their management. The SISC was formed in 2008 to address the lack of coordination and understanding associated with invasive species within the province of Saskatchewan and across Canada. Their vision is to work together to ensure Saskatchewan’s environment, economy and social interests are protected through permanent control and eradication of invasive alien species. For more information, visit their website

Yukon Invasive Species Council

The Yukon Invasive Species Council (YISC) is a registered non-profit society formed to prevent the introduction and manage the spread of invasive species in the Yukon. This is accomplished by educating and advising the public and professional about invasive species and their risk to ecosystems and economies; actively collaborating with other jurisdictions; and encouraging, promoting, and supporting research on invasive species. For more information, visit their website

Conseil québécois des espèces exotiques envahissantes

The CQEEE is a non-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate the coordination of the activities of many organizations involved in the fight against invasive alien species. This consultation work with experts, researchers, representatives of governments, industry and associations aims to improve the prevention, detection and management of invasive alien species and thus, with a view to shared, contribute to better protection of environmental health and economic activities that may be affected by this phenomenon. For more information, visit their website

Invasive Species Council of Manitoba

Promoting Awareness, Education,Cooperation and Action regarding invasive species in Manitoba. The Invasive Species Council of Manitoba (ISCM) is a nonprofit organization providing a centralized and coordinated province-wide leadership body & adopting a collaborative approach to the prevention, early detection, management and potential eradication of invasive species in Manitoba. For more information, visit their website.

Canadian Horticultural Council

The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) is an Ottawa-based voluntary, not-for-profit, national association that represents fruit and vegetable growers across Canada involved in the production of over 120 different types of crops. Since 1922, CHC has advocated on important issues that impact Canada’s horticultural sector, promoting healthy, safe and sustainable food, and ensuring the continued success and growth of our industry. For more information, visit their website.

Government of the Northwest Territories

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources promotes and supports the management and sustainable use of renewable resources, the protection and conservation of the environment and wildlife in the Northwest Territories, including the management of invasive alien species. For more information, visit their website

Government of New Brunswick

For more information, visit their website

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

The Ministry protects Ontario’s biodiversity while promoting economic opportunities in the resource sector and supporting outdoor recreation opportunities.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is a science-based regulator dedicated to protecting Canadians from preventable health risks related to food and zoonotic diseases. They are a federal institution within the health portfolio that leads in mitigating risks to food safety by working with our partners in industry, consumers, and federal, provincial and municipal organizations. As Canada's national plant protection organization, the CFIA: regulates the import, sale and movement of plants into, and within, Canada, monitors imports to prevent entry of invasive plants; and conducts surveillance to determine if an invasive plant is here, or to confirm that an area is free of a specific invasive plant. The invasive plants regulated under the Plant Protection Act are included in the list of Pests Regulated by Canada. The invasive plants regulated under the Seeds Act are listed in the Weed Seeds Order, 2005. For more information, visit their website

Note: This list of members and key partners is growing! We look forward to building new partnerships that can aid in the national collaborative efforts to manage invasive alien species from coast-to-coast-to-coast! Please contact CCIS for ways you can become a partner with us.

Canadian Council on Invasive Species

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