The Ontario Headwaters Institute (OHI) is a registered charity working to protect Ontario's headwaters, natural heritage, and watersheds. Please visit our website at www.ontarioheadwaters.ca.
About ONTARIO HEADWATERS INSTITUTE
Established in 2003, the OHI initially focused on headwaters. Whether found in the undulating hues of the Oak Ridges Moraine, the dramatic relief of the Niagara Escarpment, the whisper of the lush forests, or the bounty of agricultural lands, Ontario's headwaters are the foundation of our watersheds and economic & social stability.
Given the evolution of such holistic ecosystem perspectives over the last 40 years, we expanded our mandate in 2018 to include natural heritage, full watershed management, and the health of receiving waters such as the Great Lakes.
While the OHI will continue to champion the health of our headwaters, our new mandate will enable us to expand our role as the preeminent non-profit organization in Ontario focused on watershed management.
We will do so through our three main portfolio areas - research, education, and civic engagement - as well as various projects, most of which are delivered in partnership with organizations sharing a common cause.