Ontario Parks Board of Directors
The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is responsible for the protection and management of Ontario's system of more than 340 provincial parks and more than 295 conservation reserves in Ontario Parks.
The Ontario Parks Board of Directors is an advisory board and comprised of a group of volunteers who provide independent advice and recommendations to the Minister about planning, managing and developing Ontario Parks. Areas that the Board may be asked to provide advice include, but not limited to:
- Provision of sustainable recreation opportunities balanced with maintenance of ecological integrity in provincial parks and conservation reserves.
- Increased recreational opportunities to promote provincial parks and increased visitation.
- Opportunities to expand access to provincial parks throughout the province.
- Engagement and increased public awareness of the Ontario Parks system.
- Engagement with public, partners and interest groups for growing, planning and developing provincial parks and conservation reserves.
- Proposed policy direction and overall strategy for Ontario Parks.
The Board may have up to fifteen (15) members, including a Chair and Vice-Chair, appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
The Public Appointments Secretariat oversees all Ontario government appointments to provincial agencies and other community boards and organizations. For more information about the Ontario Parks Board of Directors or how to become a member please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/public-appointments.
- Input on the policy proposal on cottage leases in Algonquin Provincial Park
- Input on the policy proposal on cottage leases in Rondeau Provincial Park
- Input on the policy proposal for changes to Ontario Parks Phase Out Policy
- Preparation of a Joint Proposal with the Algonquin Forest Authority Board for Lightening The Ecological Footprint of Logging in Algonquin Park (PDF).
For more information on the Ontario Parks Board of Directors please contact us.