Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Collaborative

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, in partnership with the Great Lakes Fishery Commissionthe Council of the Great Lakes RegionFreshwater Future, and Stratégies Saint-Laurent, led an inclusive, stakeholder-led process to arrive at a common vision and an action plan to amplify and accelerate collective actions and investments to protect and restore the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence waters and ecosystem. The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Collaborative was inspired by the U.S. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and focused on the nexus of water, economy, and climate resiliency in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin, with special consideration for Indigenous needs. This Collaborative released two foundational reports for the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River respectively and an integrated final report – Action Plan 2020-2030 to Protect the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence.

Read the integrated Action Plan 2020-2030

Read the Great Lakes Action Plan 2030

Join Us!

The more organisations join the Collaborative, the stronger our voice. If you share our interest in working together to develop a shared vision and action plan to position the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence as a global leader on freshwater protection and low carbon, sustainable economic growth, please join us!