Current Initiatives
and Working Groups

Learning Dialogues for FFHPP Consultations

Fisheries and Oceans Canada will soon be launching a consultation process as part of the Fish and Fish Habitat Protection Program (FFHPP). AHC will be hosting learning dialogues to coincide with some of the consultation topics. These dialogues are completely independent of DFO and are intended to share different views of that dialogue topic with a multisectoral audience. The goal of these dialogues is to share knowledge and perspective among different sectors to better inform their input to the formal DFO consultation process.

National Restoration Database

AHC is in the preliminary scoping stages on the development of a national aquatic habitat database that would profile aquatic habitat restoration/rehabilitation needs and opportunities across Canada. The goal of this database is to help facilitate partnerships, attract funding and better coordinate actions required to restore and/or mitigate damage to aquatic habitat to ensure their ecological function and integrity for the long term.

Working Groups

Policy & Program Working Group

The Policy and Program working group recently completed a national, multi-sectoral Review of Aquatic Habitat Restoration Regulations and Policies under the Fisheries Act. The intent was to provide input on existing regulations and non-regulatory instruments’ effectiveness, limitations and to identify potential regulatory gaps.


  • Brad Fairley – 5 Smooth Stones Restoration
  • Chris Craig – South Nation Conservation, Member of Algonquins of Pikwakanagan
  • Dan Benoit – Métis member
  • Genevieve Morinville – Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation
  • Jack Imhof – Trout Unlimited
  • Jenie Cooper – Department of Fisheries and Oceans
  • Jim Brennan – Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • Karen McDonald – Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
  • Lucas Warner – 5 Smooth Stones Restoration 
  • Rick Portiss – Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Check out our newest report below, led by the Policy and Program Working Group

Additional upcoming opportunities:

If you have expertise or project ideas in Restoration Planning & Prioritization and/or Resources & Capacity Building,

contact us to get involved.