Position Available:

Position Available:

RURAL CONSERVATION, FOOD JUSTICE AND FOOD WASTE RESEARCH ASSISTANT ORGANIZATION: Sustainable Brant (Better Brant) LOCATION: Brantford, Ontario (near Hamilton, Cambridge) ELIGIBILITY: Must be 30 years old or younger and a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant (Federal grant requirement). HOUSING: Optional rental accommodation is available on the farm ABOUT US: Promoting Rural Ecological Planning and Conservation,…

Submission to Greenbelt Expansion Consultation by David Neumann

Submission to Greenbelt Expansion Consultation by David Neumann

David Neumann, former MPP, Mayor, Councillor and Alderman for Brantford has generously agreed to share his submission to the Environmental Registry of Ontario (ERO Registry #019-3136 Consultation on Growing the Size of the Greenbelt). Comment submissions are due April 19, 2021 at 11:59PM. We encourage everyone to submit comments! A simple-to-use quick comment submission form…

Speak Up for Ambitious Greenbelt Expansion

Speak Up for Ambitious Greenbelt Expansion

The province has undertaken a consultation to expand the Greenbelt. This consultation closes Monday April 19, 2021 at 11:59PM. Please consider submitting a comment to the province in support of expansion of this protection beyond the existing boundaries. We have been working with a number of groups including Ontario Nature, the Ontario Headwaters Institute, as well as…

Urgent: Act Now to Stop the Ontario Government Attack on Protected Land

Urgent: Act Now to Stop the Ontario Government Attack on Protected Land

Hidden in Bill 257, Supporting Broadband and Infrastructure Expansion Act, 2021 a bill that is clearly supposed to be about broadband internet, is Schedule 3 – legislation that would change the law to make Ministerial Zoning Orders (MZOs) anywhere outside the Greenbelt exempt from Ontario’s basic rules of good land-use planning, the Provincial Policy Statement. The government is trying…

Webinar: How to Speak Up on How and Where to Grow Ontario’s Greenbelt – Information Session for Greenbelt-West

Webinar: How to Speak Up on How and Where to Grow Ontario’s Greenbelt – Information Session for Greenbelt-West

Now available to view! On Wednesday March 10, 2021 a webinar was hosted by CELA (Canadian Environmental Law Association). This virtual event featured local speakers from Brantford Brant Wellington and CELA to help understand what is at stake, and how to have your say about the consultation and support the expansion of the Greenbelt. Ontario’s…

Opposition to Bill 108 More Homes More Choice Act, 2019 . Submission by the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance

June 1st, 2019 Mr. John Ballantine, Manager Municipal Finance Policy Branch Municipal Affairs and Housing 13th Floor, 777 Bay St. Toronto , ON M5G 2E5john.ballantine@ontario.ca Municipal Affairs and Housing Provincial Planning Policy Branch 13th Floor, 777 Bay Street Toronto, ON M5G 2E5 planningconsultation@ontario.ca re: Ontario Greenbelt Alliance Submission on Bill 108, ERO 019-0017 and 019-0016…

Protecting Farmland Tools & Strategies – April 4, 2019

Protecting Farmland Tools & Strategies – April 4, 2019

Join the Ontario Farmland Trust, the Langford Conservancy and FarmLINK at the Langford Schoolhouse on April 4, 2019 from 6:30 to 9:00PM to discuss tools to protect farmland including provincial policies, Farmland Easement Agreements and linking new farmers with land. An informal new farmer/landowner mixer will follow. Light refreshments will be provided. This is a…

Changes to the Growth Plan: Submission to County of Brant Corporate Development Committee by Ella Haley

Proposed Changes to the Growth Plan- Deadline for comment is Feb. 28, 2019 The proposed changes will weaken and/or eliminate important provincial planning rules designed to prevent urban sprawl in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area. Key Concerns about the Proposed Changes*: Sprawl driven planning – The proposed Growth Plan changes will weaken the provincial Development Land…

Help Fight Sprawl

Help Fight Sprawl

The Ontario government has recently proposed changes to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe – the provincial plan that provides a framework for growth management in the region. The Ford government argues the proposed changes will “address policies seen as potential barriers to the development of housing, job creation and business attraction.” However…