COVID-19 Update:

MVCA’s offices are open to the public. The wearing of masks by employees and visitors in MVCA buildings is optional except where two meter physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Please note that the Planning & Regulations department is receiving a higher than normal volume of planning applications and is working as quickly as possible to respond to them all.

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About Your CA

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OUR ORIGIN: Municipalities within the Mississippi River watershed petitioned the province to form a conservation authority in the 1960s with the MVCA established in 1968. The Conservation Authorities Act, 1946 had created a way for municipalities to form a jointly managed authority to undertake natural resource management on a watershed basis for the benefit of all.

The province had approved the Act in response to concerns raised by agricultural, naturalist and hunting groups regarding the ‘unhealthy state’ of Ontario’s renewable natural resources.  Poor land, water and forestry practices combined with drought had led to extensive soil loss and flooding across the province.  The Act create a way for municipalities to collaborate for the protection and management of natural resources.

MVCA TODAY: Municipalities continue to jointly administer the MVCA by appointing members to sit on the Board of Directors.  The MVCA is largely funded by annual municipal levies, with the balance of funding coming from user fees, grants and contributions, donations, and special project fees. The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority operates under the following provincial laws, regulations and policies:

Upcoming Meetings

The regular MVCA General Membership meeting schedule is being maintained; however, meetings will be held virtually.
OCT
19

Board of Directors Meeting

October 19, 2022
DEC
7

Board of Directors Meeting

December 7, 2022

Minutes

Click here to view Minutes from past meetings.