Learn more about what others are doing across Canada and gain access to other CCIS resources for download.
NEW! Youth Activity Books
The Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS) is proud to have partnered with the Invasive Species Council of British Columbia, a CCIS Chapter, to create two activity books launched in the Fall of 2021, to engage and educate youth on preventing the spread of invasive species in their community’s.
These activity books promote actions related to preventing invasive species on landscapes and in waterways, and are the most recent resource additions to the CCIS’s PlayCleanGo and Clean Drain Dry take action campaigns, respectively.
This project was supported by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.
Both activity books are FREE to download and can be printed at home via the links below. If you require a higher resolution digital copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for other Youth and Educator resources? Find our “Invasive Species in Our Forests” Activity Book and Resource for Educators.Back to top
National Invasive Species Playing Cards
With partners from across Canada, we have developed a bilingual National Invasive Species Playing Cards resource featuring facts and distribution information for 50 invasive plants, animals and diseases present and threatening Canada. The two joker cards feature behaviour change messaging including, “Play Clean Go”, “Clean Drain Dry”, “Buy Local Burn Local” and “Be Plant Wise”. Additionally, each card asks the user to report invasive species!
Cost: $6.00/deck + GST + shipping
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The Canadian Council on Invasive Species hosted a successful Community Science Workshop in Ottawa, Ontario, that brought together various partners and key organizations to share lessons learned from current citizen science programs in Canada and to provide direct recommendations that could be using moving forward to strengthen citizen science for the purposes of invasive species reporting across Canada. Below, you will find the presentations from the expert speakers that participated in the event.
What Others Are Doing
Brock University (Canada).
The Niagara Region’s Aquatic and Riparian Invasive Species Control Database (created by Lyn A. Brown as part of a Master of Sustainability thesis at Brock University) provides a baseline for the 2017/18 state of aquatic and riparian invasive management activities in the Niagara Region of Ontario. An interactive GIS map uses the database information to show where those control efforts are occurring, and users can filter points on the map by invasive species, control type, control effectiveness, or organization.
An Oak Wilt Technical Advisory Committee (OWTAC) has been established to coordinate ongoing multi-government information sharing and actions in support of oak wilt preparedness and response in Canada. The team of technical experts from a number of federal, provincial, municipal and non-profit organizations strives to facilitate and support research advancements, recommend outreach, education, and communication strategies to increase oak wilt awareness. Members of the committee also liaise with experts from other science or advisory bodies. The Oak Wilt Technical Advisory Committee worked collaboratively to produce the following framework, outlining comprehensive measures that may be implemented in the event of an oak wilt incursion in Canada