Ontario conservation events

It’s hard to keep track of the different conferences, courses, etc. for conservation biologists and natural resources folks. I’ve compiled this listing partly for my own need to list things, and partly in the hopes it will be useful for fellow Ontario conservation biologists.

An archived list of previous years’ conferences is here.

Ontario conferences 2019

Jan. 3-4, 2019. Southwest (Ontario) agricultural conference. Ridgetown, ON.

Jan. 3-6, 2019. Canadian conference for fisheries research. London, ON. @CCFFR_CCRP / #CCFFRSCL2019.

Feb. 8, 2019. Forests Ontario conference. Alliston, ON. @Forests_Ontario.

Feb. 12-14, 2019. National invasive species forum (Canadian Council on Invasive Species). Ottawa, ON.

Feb. 20-21, 2019. Ontario fruit and vegetable convention. Niagara Falls, ON. @ofvc1.

Feb. 20-21, 2019. Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario. London, ON.

Feb. 28 – March 2, 2019. Ontario Chapter AGM of the American Fisheries Society. Orillia, ON. @afs_oc.

March 20-21, 2019. Annual TRIECA conference (stormwater, erosion, and sediment control): Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and the Canadian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA). Brampton, ON.  / @TRCA_TRIECA.

April 8-9, 2019. International conference on plant science. Toronto, ON. @PlantSciencesPS.

May 2-4, 2019. Ontario Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution Colloquium (OE3C). Hamilton, ON. @OE3C2019 / .

May 13-17, 2019. Canadian Society of Zoologists. Windsor, ON. @csz_scz.

Oct. 6-9, 2019. Canadian Institute of Forestry AGM and conference. Pembroke, ON.  @CIF_IFC.

Oct. 27-31, 2019. International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species (ICAIS). Montreal, QC. @ICAISorg.

Nov. 1-3, 2019. Entomological Society of Ontario AGM. Haliburton County, ON. @EntSocOnt.

Nov. 3-7, 2019. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) N. America AGM. Toronto, ON.

Conservation training in Ontario

Terrestrial (mostly)

Ontario Invasive Plant Council webinars.

Ontario reptile and amphibian field course (annual course at Beausoleil Island, Georgian Bay, ON).

Society for Ecological Restoration Ontario – training.

University of Guelph Arboretum workshops.

Royal Botanical Gardens plant identification courses (Burlington, ON).

Ontario Field Ornithologist bird workshops.


American Fisheries Society (Ontario Chapter) – events and workshops.

Canadian Rivers Institute training.

Dorset Environmental Science Centre: Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network training.

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority – technical training.

Trent Institute for Watershed Science.


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service training (with archived webinars).