Learn more about what others are doing across Canada and gain access to other CCIS resources for download.

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.

Oak Wilt Response Framework for Canada

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

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Community Science

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.

Canadian Wildlife Federation
Wild Spotter
Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
Parks Canada
Invasive Species Council of BC
Texas Invasives
Nature PEI
Growing Community Science for Invasive Species Reporting in Canada
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Other CCIS Resources

Adopt an Aquatic Habitat Toolkit
National Invasive Species Recreational Pathways Survey
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National Invasive Species Awareness Week - May 16-23, 2020

The National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) was held May 16-23, 2020. This week leverages social media and online tools to encourage action geared towards preventing the spread of invasive species in Canada.

2020 NISAW Webinar Series:

In addition to promoting the prevention of invasive species on social media, the CCIS hosted a webinar series focused on the implementation of three take-action programs, Clean Drain Dry, Be Plant Wise and Play Clean Go across Canada. Webinar recordings have been posted on the CCIS’s YouTube channel. Please click the webinar titles listed below to access the recordings.

Preventing Aquatic Invasive Species through Clean Drain Dry

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

KRISTIN ELTON, New Brunswick Invasive Species Council

Learn from the CCIS about the steps they have taken to build and expand a national Clean Drain Dry program and the tools and resources available to your organization, as well, hear from Kristin Elton, Program Coordinator of the New Brunswick Invasive Species Council, about the innovative ways they are implementing Clean Drain Dry at a provincial level.

Be Plant Wise: Preventing the Spread of Garden Invaders through Partnership

Wednesday, May 19, 2020

VICKI SIMKOVIC, Ontario Invasive Plant Council

Learn how the CCIS has worked in partnership with industry through the National Invasive Horticulture Working Group to develop key components of the Be Plant Wise program including a National Code of Conduct and how the CCIS is continuing to expand the program across Canada. Also, hear from Vicki Simkovic of the Ontario Invasive Plant Council on how their Grow Me Instead Program has ‘grown’ into a successful provincial campaign and the steps they have taken to expand and maintain the program.

Reducing the spread of Invasive Species through Play Clean Go

Thursday, May 21, 2020

ANDREA ALTHERR, Yukon Invasive Species Council

KIM KAISER, Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society

Learn how CCIS and partners are encouraging outdoor recreation and protecting valuable natural resources in parks, along trails and other spots by preventing the spread of invasive species. Hear from our partners including Andrea Altherr of the Yukon Invasive Species Council and Kim Kaiser of the Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society to learn about Play Clean Go initiatives being implemented in the Yukon and British Columbia.



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