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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Corporate Sponsorship Opportunity

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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Corporate Sponsorship Opportunity

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

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunity

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

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunity

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

Community-Minded

Community-minded ALUS participants Jonathan and Katie MacLennan strive to make a difference in West Cape, Prince Edward Island.

ALUS Wins Watershed Award

Four ALUS communities in Alberta received the 2018 Watershed Ambassador Award from the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance

Embracing ALUS

An architect of the PEI ALUS program describes why it works—taking his own farm as an example.

What do Holsteins, Wetlands and Wildlife Have in Common?

Learn how ALUS helps the Gallant brothers do more for the environment on their PEI dairy farm.

Doing More, Through ALUS

With 20 ALUS projects so far, Darren and Brenda Peters are trying to do more for soil conservation on PEI.

Grandfather and grandson steward their land for future generations in PEI

ALUS helps farmers John Hayden and Will Brown protect water quality and expand wildlife corridors on Circle H Farms in PEI.

Meet the Farmboys

Young PEI ALUS participants Bryan and Kyle Maynard inspire enthusiasm for agriculture

Evangeline Keeps the Streams Clean

Learn how ALUS helps produce cleaner water on 600 acres of communal grazing land in PEI.

ALUS Middlesex Program Gearing Up for 2018

Ontario’s newest ALUS community, ALUS Middlesex, is gearing up to hit the ground running in spring 2018.

In Praise of the New Acre™ Producer

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

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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

Foundational Partner

ALUS Canada proudly recognizes Delta Waterfowl as a Foundational Partner. Delta was instrumental in launching the first-ever ALUS pilot project, which took place in Blanshard, Manitoba, from 2006 to 2009, and the second ALUS pilot, in Norfolk, Ontario, which remains the longest continually running ALUS program in Canada. Delta also co-wrote the “ALUS bible,” which laid out the original principles of the program. In 2016, ALUS left the Delta nest, becoming ALUS Canada, A Weston Family Initiative.