Events

Great Lakes Public Forum


  • Allstream Centre 105 Princes' Boulevard Toronto, ON, M6K 3C3 Canada

The Great Lakes Public Forum happens every three years, attracting hundreds of local, provincial, and international leaders. This year, they are all coming to Toronto to discuss topics important to the restoration and protection of Great Lakes water quality and ecosystem health, and to celebrate the Great Lakes. The event is an opportunity for you to share your ideas and vision for the future of this important and unique region.

The event presents a significant opportunity for you to share your ideas and your vision for the future of the Great Lakes region, and allowing significant public input
into the implementation of the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

Waterkeeper's Mark Mattson is thrilled to speak at two panels during the Forum:

  1. October 5 @ 9:40 - 9:55am: Great Lakes Celebration
    Mark will highlight the environmental/ecological importance of the Great Lakes. 

  2. October 6 @ 9:30 - 10:45am: Celebrating the Great Lakes – Sharing Perspectives
    This session will provide an opportunity to explore multiple perspectives on why the Great Lakes matter to our culture, environment and economy. Mark will join an exciting panel of speakers, including Canadian broadcaster Valerie Pringle who will host this discussion. 

It's also an honour to have the Watermark Project as a focus for the event! Waterkeeper's staff will be collecting Watermarks and we're looking for volunteers! Want to help out? Please tell us by signing up here!

As a member of the public, do you want to share your thoughts and concerns for the Great Lakes? Attend one (or both) of the public meetings!

Join other interested members of the public and resource management agency representatives at the Great Lakes Public Forum to learn about and discuss the state of the Great Lakes and binational priorities for science and action. 

Find the program for this event here.
Register today!