It’s a big day!

After a 15-month consultation process, the Board of the Canadian Land Trust Alliance has approved the revised version of the Canadian Land Trust Standards and Practices!

This is a big day! It means that the land trust community in Canada benefits from more readable, accessible and up-to-date industry standards. It will help land trusts to uphold public trust, and build stronger and more effective land conservation programs.

While the Canadian Land Trust Standards and Practices are designed primarily for land trusts with charitable status, they also provide important guidance for any organization or government agency that holds lands or conservation agreements for the benefit of the public.

We invite you to download the revised version now, and save it so that it is accessible and visible to all your staff and volunteers!

Canadian Land Trust Standards and Practices – 2019

Normes et pratiques des organismes de conservation du Canada – 2019

 

Second Online Consultation: CLTA wants to hear from you!

SECOND ONLINE CONSULTATION ON REVISED STANDARDS AND PRACTICES NOW OPEN

The detailed review by the Expert Committee is now complete!

The Expert Committee has worked hard throughout the spring and early summer to review in detail all comments made during the preliminary consultation. They examined how to improve and adapt the language of the 2017 U.S. version of the Standards and Practices to better suit Canada’s context.

The members of the Expert Committee represented a variety of perspectives from the Canadian land trust community. This diversity ensured to cover all parts of Canada – from coast to coast, to represent the two legislative systems and the two official languages, and to hear from land trusts of all sizes.

This Second Consultation aims to consult on the Experts’ recommendations for the revised Canadian Land Trust Standards and Practices. Your participation is key in making this community process a true success!

Save time in your calendar before September 20th, 2018 to review the updated draft available on the Website, and to share your comments by completing the online survey.

La version mise à jour est également disponible en françaici ici. Une version français du sondage en ligne est également disponible.

Detailed Review is completed!

The detailed review by the Expert Committee is now complete!

The Expert Committee has worked hard throughout the spring and early summer to review in detail all the comments made during the primary consultation. They examined how to improve and adapt the language of the 2017 U.S. version of the Standards and Practices.

The members of the Expert Committee represented a variety of perspectives from the Canadian land trust community. This diversity ensured to cover all parts of Canada – from coast to coast, to represent the two legislative systems and the two official languages, and to hear from land trusts of all sizes.

Recommendations have been submitted to the CLTA board. The translation of the recommended version is underway and we expect to be able to start the Second Online Consultation on August 6, 2018, to be completed by September 20, 2018.

More information to come in the coming weeks! Stay tuned!

Expert Committee

It is with great pleasure that the CLTA announces the community members chosen for Expert Committee. The interest we received was far in excess of the size of the Committee we envisioned, and we thank every applicant for their interest and commitment in improving the Canadian Land Trust Standards and Practices. The members are:

  • Ian Barnett
  • Gary Goodwin
  • George Gordon
  • Prunelle Thibault-Bédard
  • Renata Woodward

Karen Cooper and Marie-Michèle Rousseau-Clair will act as support person to guide and assist the Committee in acheiving their tasks.

We encourage you to follow the process on the website!

Results – Preliminary consultation

You spoke, we will listen!

A significant majority of the 30 participants from across the country agree with the CLTA recommendations! The Expert Committee (stay tuned for the announcement!) will work to make the necessary revisions and enrich the Canadian Land Trust Standards and Practices based on your feedback! More than 300 comments were provided and the Expert Committee will read them carefully.

Here is an overview of the results of the preliminary consultation:

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Expert Committee – Call for Applicants

To ensure that practices needing more substantial changes are as relevant and applicable as possible in Canada’s context, the CLTA is seeking 5 members to join the Expert Committee. The mandate of the Expert Committee is to:

  1. Review results of the preliminary consultation;
  2. Confirm practices needing further revisions;
  3. Propose revised language for the practices needing further revisions in keeping with the spirit of the original intent.

For more information, please consult the Expert Committee page.

Deadline to submit an application is 10 December 2017.

La version française est disponible ici.

Only 13 days to the preliminary consultation!

Many of you have already completed the survey and we hope that more people and land trusts will participate so that the standards and practices reflect the vision of the conservation community in Canada. Your comments and input will be very important to guide the work of the Expert Committee.

Preliminary Consultation ends on November 30th! Don’t miss the opportunity!

Expert Committee – Call for Applicants coming soon!