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!

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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

Latest ALUS News

ALUS wetland projects bolstered by Lake Winnipeg Basin Program

PRESS RELEASE  | REGINA, July 5, 2019 | Lake Winnipeg Basin Program announces nearly $140,000 for ALUS Canada in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Press Release: ALUS Canada Presents 2019 Dave Reid Awards

On June 4, 2019, ALUS Canada presented the Dave Reid Award to farmers and ranchers for excellence and innovation in producing ecosystem services.

The 2019 Dave Reid Awards

ALUS participants Tom and Margaret Towers receive the 2019 Dave Reid Award for innovation in the production of ecosystem services on Tamara Ranch.

Considerable Dexterity

ALUS participants Mike and Evelyn Lafortune raise Dexter cattle while improving the environment in North Milton, Prince Edward Island.

Rhonda King joins ALUS Canada

PRESS RELEASE | ALUS Canada is proud to welcome a new staff member, Rhonda King, who came on board last month as our Western Canada Lead.

A Season of Growth

ALUS is growing! View an infographic of ALUS Canada’s impact on the ground so far (national statistics updated April 1, 2019).

Intact Announces Support for ALUS

PRESS RELEASE | Montreal, April 25, 2019 – ALUS Canada thanks Intact for nearly $250,000 to fund ALUS projects benefiting Canadian communities in three provinces.

A Taste of ALUS at Queen’s Park

ALUS Canada and MPP Toby Barrett hosted a special reception at Queen’s Park on March 2019 in support of ALUS in Ontario.

VIDEO: Fully Implementing Wetland Policy in Alberta

Speaking at the Edmonton Convention Centre on March 20, 2019, ALUS Canada’s CEO, Bryan Gilvesy, presented creative solutions to wetland restoration at the Rural Municipalities of Alberta’s Spring Convention.

Chatham-Kent launches the 23rd ALUS community in Canada

The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority held a jam-packed breakfast event on February 28, 2019, to officially launch the new ALUS Chatham-Kent program.

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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.