Lands to Great Lakes - Relationship Status: It's Complicated
The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River are critically important to Ontario’s environment and economy. They are also a source of joy for many Ontario residents in terms of scenic views, recreational opportunities, and spiritual significance and renewal.

The relationship between the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River, and the surrounding landscape, is complicated. Many efforts have been made, and continue to be made, to understand, protect and restore these important water resources and to manage the impacts our activities have on them.

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The 25th Latornell Conservation Symposium will explore the status of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River and the lands that connect them in order to assess the work currently underway to protect, conserve and enhance them. What progress is being made, and what more needs to be done?

The 2018 Symposium takes place November 13, 14 and 15, 2018 at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Conference Centre in Alliston, Ontario.

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Upcoming Professional Development Program Event - Seminar N’ Snowshoe

The Latornell Professional Development and Mentorship Program has an event lined up in the new year. Reserve your spot for the upcoming Seminar N’ Snowshoe event on Saturday January 26 at Little Cataraqui Creek Outdoor Centre.

Join junior and experienced environmentalists for a panel discussion on how to get a career in the environmental field, what has led others to succeed, and more. Then connect with our panelists and fellow environmentalists further with a hike down the trail by snowshoe!

This event is free to attend, however pre-registration is required. For more information, visit the Professional Development Program page.

Seminar N’ Snowshoe Registration


As part of our 25th Anniversary, the Latornell Conservation Symposium is celebrating women working in ‘conservation’. A series of social media infographics featuring six women in Conservation is kick-starting the conversation.


You can participate in the campaign by liking and sharing our social media posts and adding your own comments and experiences!

Read more on the women working in Conservation and the campaign on the #IAmConservation page.

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GREATNESS | The Great Lakes Project

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Connecting Ontarians to the Great Lakes is a responsibility shared by many partners including the Greatness Project.

Supported by Ontario Lieutenant-Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Greatness is a campaign celebrating the majesty of the Great Lakes and their importance to 40 million residents of Canada and the United States who live in the Great Lakes basin.

The Greatness Project uses history, art, culture and recreation to strengthen the importance of the lakes for everyone living near them.

And, it promotes learning and ambassador opportunities for Ontario youth.

Learn more about GREATNESS | The Great Lakes Project

Our Partners

 The 2018 Symposium takes place November 13, 14 and 15, 2018 at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Conference Centre in Alliston, Ontario.

Make sure you are subscribed to our Mailing List to stay up-to-date with news and updates related to the Symposium.

2018 Presentations Now Available

Presentations from the 2018 concurrent sessions and previous years are available for download.

You can access the presentations here.

Contact Us

Karen Anderson, Symposium Coordinator
Phone: 1-888-274-1364 ext. 103
Karen Anderson, Symposium Coordinator
Phone: 1-888-274-1364 ext. 103
Fax: 1-888-274-1324
Nottawasaga Inn and Conference Centre
6015 Highway 89
Alliston, ON L9R 1A4
Phone: 705-435-5501 or 416-364-5068
Toll-Free Phone: 1-800- 669-5501
Fax: 705-435-5840
Your conference registration DOES NOT include accommodations.
Conservation Ontario
120 Bayview Parkway
Newmarket, ON L3Y 3W3
Phone: 905-895-0716
Fax: 905-895-0751
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Members Page

Latornell Steering Committee members can login here.