Sustaining agriculture, wildlife and natural spaces for all Canadians—one acre at a time

ALUS Canada makes it possible to offset your environmental footprint through agricultural stewardship. ALUS invests in farmers and ranchers who are producing acres of clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat and other ecosystem services in communities across Canada.

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See ALUS on the Ground

Active in six provinces to date, the ALUS program links Canada’s natural heritage across agricultural lands. With funding from a variety of sources, ALUS will continue to grow and establish new communities across Canada. Click on any province for more detail.

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Latest ALUS News

ALUS welcomes Prime Minister to Saskatchewan

Paige Englot, ALUS Canada’s Prairie Hub Manager, helped welcome Prime Minister Trudeau to Gray, Saskatchewan, on April 27, as a guest of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan.

Students Plant New Acres™ in Ontario

High-school students get hands-on lesson in producing beneficial ecosystem services on an ALUS Elgin farm

ALUS launches Canada 150 campaign on Earth Day

On Earth Day, ALUS kicked off its first-ever fundraising campaign, assisted by Canada Helps, the Canadian non-profit that helps connect donors and charities online.

Drink Mead, Save Bees! ALUS Elgin Benefit Event

There was a lot of buzz about ALUS on April 2, 2017, when ALUS Elgin held a bee-themed benefit at the New New Age boutique in southwestern Ontario.

Meet PEI ALUS participant Dan MacLean

The MacLeans’ riverside ALUS project serves as a wonderful forested wildlife corridor and an effective riparian buffer, helping to keep the Trout River (Tyne Valley) healthy for future generations.

Plenty of Interest in ALUS at Manitoba AgDays!

ALUS fielded a flood of questions from visitors to the 40th annual Manitoba AgDays on January 17, 2017.

New ALUS Community in Lacombe County, Alberta

On January 12, 2017, ALUS Canada and Lacombe County announced the creation of a new ALUS community in Alberta.

ALUS Canada Hires Agrologist Howie Bjorge

PRESS RELEASE | TILLSONBURG, January 12, 2017—ALUS Canada is proud to announce the hiring of Howie Bjorge as ALUS Canada Agrologist.

National Launch of ALUS Canada, a Weston Family Initiative

ALUS Canada and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation announce $5M grant to launch a groundbreaking environmental initiative now known as ALUS Canada, A Weston Family Initiative, along with its New Acre™ Project.

ALUS Canada Honoured at Clean50 Summit

ALUS Canada was honoured with a Clean50 Award and named to the more exclusive “Clean16” category at the Clean50 Summit in Toronto on September 22.

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A Weston Family Initiative

“We believe strongly in the ALUS model, which delivers ecological outcomes while engaging local communities.”
Tamara Rebanks, Director, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation

ALUS Canada is a Weston Family Initiative. The W. Garfield Weston Foundation’s generous and long-standing commitment to ALUS Canada has played a critical role in growing ALUS into a truly national not-for-profit organization, one that is rapidly expanding into many new communities across the country.

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ALUS Supporters

Generous funding from public and private sources enables ALUS to put green infrastructure projects on the agricultural landscape. Our supporters help create pollinator hedgerows in Ontario, shelterbelts in Alberta, wetlands in the Prairies, wildlife habitat in Quebec, clean streams in PEI, and much more across Canada.

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ALUS in Action

ALUS projects establish pollinator habitat, improve wetlands, protect waterways, plant trees and shrubs, and much more.

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ALUS Canada by the Numbers

Snapshot of ALUS Canada’s stats from the end of 2015 fiscal year.

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Ecosystem Services

Through ALUS, Canadians can fund acres of wildlife habitat, carbon capture, clean air, clean water, pollinator meadows, and more.

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ALUS Farmers & Ranchers

As the largest single group of landowners in Canada, agricultural producers are in a unique position to provide solutions to some of the most pressing conservation challenges of our time, including climate change and biodiversity loss.

ALUS participants actively produce ecosystem services on the working landscape, to benefit the wider community.

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