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Monday, July 25, 2016

Ontario Trails news - thanks for the mentions, take a survey, Toronto Bruce Trail, TrailheadToronto!

Everyday Ontario Trails assists trails in Ontario - Service Request Form

The Ontario Trails Council requests that folks start using it's Service Request form so that we can track the supports we provide to trail organizations in Ontario - a lot of which is unfunded.

Our work, leading to Bill 100, or an Ontario Trails Implementation Strategy benefits all trails, but not all support our work, so if you want our valuable assistance please complete this form going forward so we can track requests!

ontario trails service request
ontario trails service request

We believe in trails and would be happy to assist as per our mandate and mission, but a priority, given resource and time constraints will be given to members first.



Announcing Trailhead Toronto!
In Fall of 2016 trail enthusiasts and supporters are headed to Toronto for a day of meetings and lively discussion about all types of local and regional trails.
Are you a member of the OTC? Are you Toronto based, a trail group, a service provider, a developer of trails? Why not join us as a presenter on the very important date of November 24th.
trailhead toronto About the event
Why is that date important? Its the day before the Ontario Trails Coordinating Meeting that is the implementation framework the province has adopted to address trail issues in Ontario. Ontario Trails Council is co-chair of the process.

For the last 20 years risk, user behaviour and resultant liability has been the number one issue facing trail managers and operators. Through member support we have achieved significant reductions in liability exposure that the insurance industry is declaring as positive. 
trailhead toronto blog
After 12 years of work we got a trails act that reduces trail liability making easier for ALL trail organizations to secure trails due to reduced risk exposure. This act supports the management strategy and vice versa.

So why not attend or present @Trailhead Toronto? Showcase your project to government and the other 25 trail leaders that will be meeting the next day to decide directions of change.

News From Around the Membership

Thanks to Ontario Children's Charter for the Support
ontario children's charter supports ontario trails

Thanks Camper Christina!

camper christina and her blog
Thanks for the mention and showing off Ontario's Highlands!cottage country photos

Thanks for the mention - Frank Cowan and Co.
frank cowan and company

Thanks for the mention Stephanie Mayo!stephanie mayo travel blog

Thanks for the mention - John Kinsella!john kinsella outdoor art

Thanks for the mention - Toronto Bruce Trail!
toronto bruce trail club
Thanks again to Joanna Milczarek who does a great job finding and sharing all these great trail stories on behalf of the Ontario Trails Council!!