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
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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

A Match Made in Manitoba

ALUS LSR participants Gord and Marg Hammell partnered with both ALUS and the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation to enhance nature on their farmland, a great representation of ALUS Canada’s integrated approach to land stewardship.

Thinking About Future Generations

How ALUS helps Quebec farmer Oliver Martin ensure his land produces habitat for turtles, fish, frogs, pollinators, birds and other wildlife, while also benefitting his family and communities downstream for generations to come.

From Pioneering Participants to Repeat Customers

Meet Charlie and Theresa Maltais, ALUS Brazeau’s original participants, who have devoted 50+ acres to the production of cleaner water in Alberta’s Modeste subwatershed.

Flood Prevention in Eastern Ontario

ALUS Ontario East’s 2019 tour successfully raised awareness with local residents, landowners, farmers and municipal councils, as ALUS participants explained how and why they do what they do.

Give Them What They Really Need!

Make a meaningful donation in honour of someone special: ALUS Canada’s seasonal fundraising campaign supports vulnerable wildlife species and ecosystems that thrive on ALUS projects.

Quebec Hosts ALUS Canada’s National Field Conference

More than 50 ALUS coordinators, PAC members, participants and staff from 25 ALUS communities across Canada took part in this year’s national conference, held in Montérégie, Quebec.

TD Bank Group sponsors launch of New Acre™ Project, ALUS Canada’s innovative corporate-sponsorship program.

TD Bank Group named as launch sponsor of ALUS’ innovative corporate-sponsorship program: PRESS RELEASE | Toronto, October 29, 2019 | With a two-year commitment of $220,000 through their corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, TD will help ALUS roll out the New Acre™ Project, expand its bilingual materials and raise awareness across the country.

ALUS Canada and Government of Manitoba’s GROW program increase conservation funding

PRESS RELEASE | Glenlea, Manitoba, October 22, 2019 | ALUS Canada and Government of Manitoba’s GROW program increase conservation funding in the province.

ALUS Montérégie announces $160,000 from FARR

At a press conference in Saint-Liboire on August 27, 2019, the Montérégie UPA Federation and ALUS Canada thanked Quebec’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MAHM) for providing $160,000 for ALUS Montérégie program through FARR.

Liaise and Learn

Vital role of farmer liaisons highlighted at an ALUS training workshop funded by OTF and attended by nearly all ALUS program coordinators, farmer liaisons and Partnership Advisory Committee (PAC) members in 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.

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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.

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.