About Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)

Formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Hazel, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) has a strong history in watershed management and leadership in applying sustainability practices.  Today, we own more than 40,000 acres of land in the Toronto region, employ more than 475 full-time employees and coordinate more than 3,000 volunteers each year.

With decades of practical experience in protecting our environment, educating young people, and engaging communities, TRCA works with governments, businesses, and individuals to build a greener, cleaner healthier place to live.

Our Vision

The quality of life on Earth is being created in rapidly expanding city regions. Our vision is for a new kind of community — The Living City — where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature’s beauty and diversity.

Our Mission

To protect, conserve and restore natural resources and develop resilient communities through education, the application of science, community engagement, service excellence and collaboration with our partners.

Our Core Values


We are honest, ethical, and professional.


We achieve shared goals through a solution-oriented approach.


We are responsible for our actions, behaviours and results.


We are equitable, fair and respectful while recognizing individual contributions and diversity.


We maintain a high standard of performance and customer service, consistently striving to improve and produce quality work.

See more at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) website.