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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Beyond conservation to production

New Acre Project is the next generation of Canadian conservation.
Our proven model produces cleaner water, cleaner air and an ecosystem for wildlife habitat. Incorporate the New Acre into your corporate sponsorshop portfolio today!

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Beyond conservation to production

New Acre Project is the next generation of Canadian conservation.
Our proven model produces cleaner water, cleaner air and an ecosystem for wildlife habitat. Incorporate the New Acre into your corporate sponsorshop portfolio today!

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honeybee on flower honeybee on flower

Beyond conservation to production

New Acre Project is the next generation of Canadian conservation.
Our proven model produces cleaner water, cleaner air and an ecosystem for wildlife habitat. Incorporate the New Acre into your corporate sponsorshop portfolio today!

Learn more
honeybee on flower honeybee on flower

Beyond conservation to production

New Acre Project is the next generation of Canadian conservation.
Our proven model produces cleaner water, cleaner air and an ecosystem for wildlife habitat. Incorporate the New Acre into your corporate sponsorshop portfolio today!

Learn more

Latest ALUS News

In Praise of the New Acre™ Producer

Productivity and innovation of farmers and ranchers showcased through ALUS Canada’s New Acre™ Project

Quebec ALUS farmers receive nearly $11,000 before Christmas

Christmas came early for 14 Quebec farmers who, as participants in the ALUS Montérégie program, were presented with their annual payments at a December press conference.

Meet ALUS participants Mary Ellen King and John King

Meet Mary Ellen King and John King, who are carefully stewarding their 1,100-acre farm in Lambton County, Ontario, with a little help from ALUS.

Ontario Trillium Foundation invests in ALUS

On September 19, 2017, ALUS Canada, Ontario Nature and guests celebrated a grant of nearly $700,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to support ALUS in Ontario.

First-ever ALUS Montérégie field day a success

ALUS Canada was proud to join the team at ALUS Montérégie and approximately 35 guests on September 14, 2017, for the first-ever ALUS Montérégie field day.

David Bissett and ALUS Canada announce great news for environmental conservation on farms and ranches

Alberta philanthropist David Bissett and ALUS Canada, A Weston Family Initiative, announced "The Bissett Action Fund," a new $500,000 gift which will support environmental projects on farms and ranches in southern Alberta.

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.

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

See ALUS in action on the ground

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.

Find out why farmers and ranchers love ALUS