“Pathways to Change”

National Conference held virtually November 8-9, 2023

Event Description:

Calling all growers, landscapers, retailers, master gardeners, farmers, fruit and vegetable growers, government agencies, environmental organizations, Indigenous partners, organizations, and groups, among others to join us at the first national Horticulture and Invasive Species Conference in Canada.

This event aims to connect industry, environmental organizations, Indigenous communities, and government to share key information and inform national and regional approaches to address invasive species impacting horticulture (ornamental and fruits and vegetables) to protect Canada’s habitats and communities in the face of a changing climate. This event will:

  • Bring together partners from all parts of the horticulture industry that can play a part in preventing horticulture pathways of spread.
  • Provide an opportunity to educate, increase awareness, share knowledge.
  • Identify how we could make use of the current system, create clarity around roles in the system of horticulture.


Hear from national and international experts from the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, Beyond Attitude Consulting, Morton Arboretum, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, among others on topics and sessions including:

  • Emerging issues in horticulture
  • Tools in the toolbox:  What tools exist in Canada to support industry to stop the spread of invasive species
  • All-hands-on-deck:  Sharing initiatives, tools, and information across sectors to support collaboration
  • What is working in Canada and abroad
  • What more is needed
  • Indigenous knowledge and perspectives
  • Identifying next steps and calls to action

Click here to download the full agenda »

Event Registration

Register for this event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/634196066507?aff=oddtdtcreator

Ticket Options:
Full Forum Rate – EARLYBIRD – CCIS/OIPC member (Closed) $140.00
Full Forum Rate – EARLYBIRD – Non-member (Closed) $170.00
Full Forum Rate – REGULAR – CCIS/OIPC member $170.00
Full Forum Rate – REGULAR – non-member $200.00
One day rate – EARLYBIRD (member and non member) (Closed) $55.00
One day rate – REGULAR (member and non member) $75.00
Youth/Student (register with student email) $10.00
Indigenous $10.00
Receive a discounted ticket price by becoming a Canadian Council on Invasive Species or Ontario Invasive Plant Council member.

Invitation to Partner

As a partner, you’ll align your brand with a conference that speaks to the heart of a crucial cause. With participation from municipal and federal agencies, NGOs, private industry, nursery growers, landscapers, and fruit and vegetable growers, our conference guarantees exposure to a wide and influential audience. Your sponsorship will position your organization as a leader dedicated to halting the spread of invasive species and preserving Canada’s natural ecosystems.

Partnership Benefits:
  • Brand exposure and recognition of your organization through the Canadian Council on Invasive Species and the Ontario Invasive Plant Council’s event communications
  • Networking opportunities to connect with professionals and decision-makers across various sectors, fostering opportunities for growth and collaboration
  • Access to the conference for up to 6 individuals

Partnership for this event is available at Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Friend levels.

Learn more about partnership opportunities for this event in our Partnership Package

Questions? Contact: programs@canadainvasives.ca


Pathways to Change Partners

WWF-Canada is committed to equitable and effective conservation actions that restore nature, reverse wildlife loss and fight climate change. We draw on scientific analysis and Indigenous guidance to ensure all our efforts connect to a single goal: a future where wildlife, nature and people thrive. Join us on re:grow, our how-to hub for growing native plants: wwf.ca/regrow.


The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workplace culture, and strives to build a workforce that reflects the citizens it serves. We are committed to building a high performing public service, with strong and effective leaders to enable service excellence, through high engagement and healthy and safe workplaces.

As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture, and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses.


Corteva Agriscience™ is the only major agriscience company completely dedicated to agriculture. By combining the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences, we’ve harnessed agriculture’s brightest minds and expertise gained over two centuries of scientific achievement.


Environment and Climate Change Canada. Protecting and conserving our natural heritage, predicting weather and environmental conditions, preventing and managing pollution, promoting clean growth and a sustainable environment for present and future generations.


At Beyond Attitude Consulting, we support the front-runners of conservation by applying behavioral psychology to protect our natural world. With our expertise in research, strategic planning, communications, engagement, and training, we assist global organizations in their mission to preserve our environment. We deliver effective and practical solutions that drive tangible results, ensuring a sustainable future for generations.


The Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) is a dynamic action-oriented organization, helping concerned stakeholders work together to stop the spread of invasive species in BC. We lead efforts encouraging people, businesses, government and industry to adopt simple practices that can make a huge impact in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive species.

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