Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Collaborative
The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, in partnership with the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, the Council of the Great Lakes Region, Freshwater Future, and Stratégies Saint-Laurent, is advocating for 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. This proposal, called the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Collaborative Strategy, is inspired by the U.S. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and would focus on the nexus of water, economy, and climate resiliency in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region, with special consideration to First Nations and Metis needs. To read the full proposal, click here.
Parliament Hill Days 2017
A delegation of 24 individuals representing 13 organization from municipalities, business, environmental NGOs, and fisheries gathered in Ottawa, Ontario on November 21 and 22, 2017 for their annual Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Parliament Hill Days. During the two day event, the delegation met with a dozen Ministers, Senators, Members of Parliament, and government officials and received resounding support and enthusiasm for the proposed Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Collaborative.
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!