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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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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Lancement D'ALUS au Québec!
ALUS Launches in Quebec!

ALUS Canada et la Fédération de l'UPA de la Montérégie sont fiers de lancer le programme ALUS au Québec | ALUS Canada and the Fédération de l'UPA de la Montérégie are proud to launch the first-ever ALUS program in Québec.

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Latest ALUS News

ALUS on the Ground in Québec

Please join ALUS Canada and the Fédération de l’UPA de Montérégie for a very special announcement!

ALUS Wins Alberta Emerald Award

ALUS Canada won the Shared Footprint Award at 25th annual Alberta Emerald Foundation gala in Calgary, June 8 2016.

No More Brown Snow: ALUS Farmers Win Sustainable Agriculture Award in PEI

An ALUS farmer in Prince Edward Island (PEI) has been awarded the 2015 Hon Gilbert R. Clements Award for Excellence in Sustainable Agriculture.

Inaugural ALUS Tour a Success!

On September 16th, 2015 Parkland County hosted their inaugural ALUS tour in partnership with the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA).

Lake Isle Watershed Project Launch Evening

The Lake Isle Launch event being held this Wednesday October 6th from 4 – 8 pm at Magnolia Hall.

Environmental Stewardship Tour

Ontario East Alternative Land Use Services Inc. is hosting its first Environmental Stewardship Tour September 2nd, 2015.

Meet an ALUS Producer – Bonnieheath Estate Lavender & Winery, Norfolk County, Ontario

Meet ALUS Canada producers Steve and Anita Buehner of Bonnieheath Estate Lavender & Winery — their passion for the environment can be seen in the many ALUS projects on their farm in Norfolk County, Ontario.

ALUS Norfolk 10th Annual Environmental Stewardship Tour

Join ALUS Norfolk for our 10th Annual Environmental Stewardship Tour! The tour will visit four unique ALUS participant farms in Norfolk County.

Memorial to Gunther Csoff (Sept. 22, 1954 – June 14, 2015)

Gunther’s obituary said “Gunther was a Proud Lifetime Farmer in Walsingham. He enjoyed educating and getting to know the many sweet corn customers each summer.

ALUS Norfolk Engages Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow

On May 29, 2015 ALUS Norfolk staff and participants lead 10 students from the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Environmental Studies on a tour of ALUS projects.

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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.

photo: W. Garfield Weston by Yousuf Karsh, ca. 1943

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 include establishing pollinator habitat, improving wetlands, protecting waterways, planting 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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