Green infrastructure is a system that extends from big city centres to rural areas and includes both natural and human-made elements. All components of the system are vital assets to our communities — but these assets lack sustained funding and policy support from higher levels of government.
WE WANT TO CHANGE THAT.
We advocate for an approach to infrastructure planning and policy development in which green infrastructure is prioritized and is used independently, or to complement grey infrastructure in an integrated way.
We publish reports, share knowledge, and compile resources to support practitioners in building more high-quality green infrastructure.
WHO WE ARE
The Green Infrastructure Ontario (GIO) Coalition is an alliance of organizations that share a common vision for a healthy, green Ontario where the economic, social, environmental, and health benefits of green infrastructure are fully realized.
Founded in 2009, and guided by a steering committee, we work to promote awareness and understanding of green infrastructure, and to support policy and activities that increase implementation of green infrastructure across Ontario.