In support of Conservation Authorities, HEN responds to Bill 229, Schedule 6

Bill 229  ‘Protect, Support, and Recover from COVID-19 Act (Budget Measures), 2020’  includes Schedule 6 outlining changes to the Conservation Authorities Act

Conservation Authorities work across municipal boundaries with a holistic science-, data- and ecosystem-based watershed approach. The core mandates identified in Schedule 6 connect back to different times when watershed management was only responsive to drought, flooding and erosion issues. This is not what is needed today.

Take a look at the Halton Environmental Network's Response to Bill 229 Schedule 6 Proposal: We are deeply concerning that, as a budget bill, the Province deemed public comment through the EBR unnecessary.

Download HEN's Full Response      to changes to Bill 229 Schedule 6 Proposal
How you can help

If you would like to show your support for Conservation Halton, and ask the Province to hold off on making unilateral changes to the CA Act without public consultation, please use this simple tool from our friends at Ontario Nature to send an email to your MPP and express your concerns.   

HEN's comments on Halton’s Regional Official Plan

Halton is reviewing its Regional Official Plan, which guides land use decisions to ensure new development meets the needs of current and future residents. 

To ensure we are aligned with Provincial policies and help inform how and where our community grows, we are asking for your feedback on the following topics:

  • Natural Heritage
  • Rural and Agricultural System
  • Climate Change
  • North Aldershot Planning Area
  • Integrated Growth Management Strategy: Regional Urban Structure

Get involved and have your say! Your input is valuable. Click here to complete questionnaire and learn more.

Take a look at the Halton Environmental Network's comments on the Regional Official plan and go to Halton Regional Plan to provide your input and shape Halton's Future.

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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from HEN.

This holiday season, make your festivities joyous in spirit and gentle on the environment by having a more environmentally friendly celebration.

HEN is thriving, educating, engaging, and driving action - much gratitude to YOU for allowing us to serve the great community of Halton.


TODAY is Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement unleashing the power to transform their communities and the world on December 1, 2020

This movement was created as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good and celebrate generosity. Your gift to HEN can support climate action work in Halton community.


Special Newsletter for HCC and Cogeco presents Virtual Discussion with Sheila Watt-Cloutier!

Missed your chance to join HCCReads Virtual Discussion? GREAT NEWS! We've added more tickets!!

We sold 500 tickets but thanks to your interest, we've added more tickets! Don't delay! We've added 500 more.


Join us on Thursday, November 19th at 8pm as Ms. Watt-Cloutier will be sharing stories from her novel “The Right to Be Cold”.

The HCC Reads campaign continues to engage our community about the challenging issues of climate change. Our 2020 selection, Sheila Watt-Cloutier’s "The Right to be Cold" will inspire you to understand the issue and lean into local climate action.


It's October! Check out great events from the past month and upcoming events in November

News, tools and events! check out in the latest newsletter from the Halton Environmental Network


It's October! Check out great events coming up this Month like Food Waste Month and more.

Catch up on some amazing past events from September & October and check out these great upcoming events in the next month and don't miss out!


It's September! Check out great events from August and Upcoming events in September

Catch up on some amazing past events from September and check out these great upcoming events in the next month and don't miss out!


It's August at HEN! Check out great events from July and Upcoming events in August.

It's mid-summer, and things at HEN aren't slowing down. Catch up on some amazing past events from July and check out these great upcoming events in August. 


Summer is here and with it, some great programs for the whole family!

This summer is a lot different from previous years but we are so grateful to have 6 great new environmental champions joining the HEN team this summer. We look forward to watching them succeed this summer, planning great initiatives and programs for the Halton community!


Good News for World Environment Day

HEN loves to share positive collective work in our community. The Students of the Halton District School Board have been working very hard these past few months on a climate emergency declaration.

This declaration is the first of its kind in Canada! It is student-led, focussed, and driven.


Spring into action with HEN

We at the Halton Environmental Network (HEN) are reaching out to you as we never have before. 

We don’t just talk about climate change, we drive solutions!

With your support, we can ensure that action on climate remains a priority.


Celebrate Earth Day 2020 from the comfort of your own home!

At Halton Environmental Network, our team is finding ways to support one another as we adapt to our current reality.  As always, please continue to be mindful of social distancing and self-isolation requirements. Continue to be safe and healthy while we celebrate our planet, and the 20th Anniversary of Earth Day.


HEN drives solutions in our community- you can help!

With your support, we can ensure that action on climate remains a priority. Your donation will be amplified with the Small Change Fund matching campaign, and you will also receive a charitable tax receipt.


Updates from HEN community

We are reaching out to you in solidarity during this time of COVID-19. We hope you and your loved ones are doing well during this challenging time.

The HEN office will remain closed until it is deemed safe to open. 

However, we are still here for you.



Please note the Halton Environmental Network's (HEN) office located at Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre will be closed effective immediately until April 5th in response to the COVID-19-pandemic. Please stay in touch via email


Recap of Great February Events and What's coming up in March

Thank you for subscribing to the Halton Environmental Network Newsletter!

We're here to connect you with all of the exciting events & initiatives happening in our community.Keep scrolling to see what's green in Halton!


HEN 2020: What's New and What's Happening in Halton Community

The Halton Environmental Network has partnered with Value Chain Management International, a global food consultancy group and leader in identifying and analyzing food loss and waste, in a cutting edge study: MAKE EVERY BITE COUNT.