All Hands On Deck Summit Recap 

In the drive for effective invasive species management, collaboration with Indigenous communities, governments, and organizations is pivotal.   Over the past two years, CCIS has been working on the All-Hands-on-Deck Project. This project builds upon the Canadian Council of Invasive Species’ ongoing work of bringing people together by identifying principles and practices that promote effective… Read More

Save the Date: Wildfires, Climate Change & Invasive Species Conference

“Wildfires, Climate Change & Invasive Species” National Conference held virtually November 19, 2024 CALL FOR PROPOSALS (PDF) Event Description “Wildfires, Climate Change, and Invasive Species” is more than a conference; it’s a journey towards safeguarding our forests and biodiversity from the triple threat of wildfires, climate change and biodiversity. Our carefully curated program brings together… Read More


CCIS Webinar Series Logo

The National Invasive Species Winter Webinar series is here! In tandem with Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 22-March 3), the Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS) is working to increase awareness about invasive species in Canada through our national winter webinar series. CCIS is working closely with partners to deliver a range of speakers that will highlight… Read More

International Invasive Species and Climate Change Conference (IISCCC) – January 30-31

International Invasive Species and Climate Change Conference (IISCCC) Please join us for the INAUGURAL International Invasive Species and Climate Change Conference (IISCCC) on January 30 and 31, 2024.  Registration is free but please sign up as soon as possible as we expect very large attendance: International Invasive Species and Climate Change Conference – NAISMA *Note:… Read More

Introducing Youth Nature Keepers: Our Thriving Initiative Empowering Canadian Youth to Combat Invasive Species

Introducing Youth Nature Keepers: Our Thriving Initiative Empowering Canadian Youth to Combat Invasive Species Youth Nature Keepers (YNK) was formed in partnership between CCIS and the Canada Service Corps. As of November 2023, the Youth Nature Keepers program boasts over 125 youth volunteers, connected through 7 regional coordinators in PEI, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan… Read More

CCIS Chapter Update: Fall 2023

Our Chapters have some amazing updates to share with you — keep reading to find out what they’ve been up to. The Canadian Council on Invasive Species has established a strong network of chapters spanning across Canada, from coast to coast. Each of our 10 chapters is a provincial or territorial invasive species organization with… Read More

A note from Rebecca Lord: CCIS Executive Director

As we approach the festive season, I want to extend my warmest wishes to each of you. I’m delighted to share the success of our recent Pathways to Change Horticulture & Invasive Species National Conference held on the 8th and 9th of November. It was an enlightening event, uniting passionate professionals and enthusiasts across various… Read More

Job Opportunity: Council Supervisor

Canadian Council on Invasive Species/Nova Scotia Invasive Species Council Location: This position is remote from anywhere in Nova Scotia, with occasional travel within the province Duration: Full-time; Permanent Hours: 37.5/week Salary: $53,000-$58,000 Start Date: The start date for this position is flexible, with a preference for the beginning of January 2024. About Us The Nova… Read More

EVENT: National Horticulture & Invasive Species Conference

“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,… Read More

Reporting priority invasive and migratory insects

Do you spend time monitoring, photographing or observing insects? If so, your help is needed to watch for and report invasive and migratory insect pests that harm plants, causing damage to Canada’s environment, farm lands, forests, parks and other natural areas. Early detection is critical for slowing the spread of these insect pests. View the… Read More

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