Get Involved in Durham

We plan and deliver a variety of events and programs in partnership with residents, schools, neighbourhood groups and local municipalities that educate and engage the public in environmental initiatives.

Durham Region Community Engagement programs cover natural and cultural heritage awareness, homeowner outreach and education, habitat creation and citizen science.





Community Engagement in Ajax

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) works with the Town of Ajax on various environmental programs to engage residents in hands-on activities or workshops.

NEW PROJECT IN AJAX: Pollinator Meadowscape Project
This project aims to link natural spaces, specifically meadows, with pollinators and community gardens.  We plan to engage the community in planting projects that couple native wildflower meadows with existing food producing gardens. We will offer a suite of planting events, educational workshops and environmental activities that demonstrate the role of pollinators and their link to our food sources and the environment.

Three-year project deliverables will include:

  • One meadow restoration
  • Two community demonstrations gardens
  • A minimum of 22 pollinator habitat installations

These three components will provide habitat to important pollinator species, and help to educate the public and reinforce why meadows, native plants and pollinators are important to our livelihoods.

TRCA was successful in securing $88,000 over three years from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) in April 2013. To ensure a successful project, we engaged the following experienced collaborative partners:

Community Engagement in Pickering

TRCA stewardship has been active and successful for more than 10 years in Pickering!

In 2008, the City of Pickering, Ontario Power Generation and TRCA approached environmental and community organizations to join together and form a committee called Environmental Stewardship Pickering (ESP). ESP is now an active group in the community that provides leadership and support, and builds awareness for environmental stewardship in Pickering.

Community Engagement in Uxbridge

The southern Uxbridge area covers the East Duffins Headwaters of the TRCA jurisdiction. There is a focus on stewardship with in this area to help residents understand how they can enjoy and protect this important environmental gem.


Ajax Links

Pickering Links

Uxbridge Links


Maggie Ballantyne
Supervisor, Education, Training and Outreach
416.661.6600 x 5676