The Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association is a non-profit, community-based registered charity dedicated to achieving a healthy environment. From its creation in 2000, the Association it has been implementing the concepts of UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves. The mission of the Association is to build community commitment and capacity in conservation and sustainable development while achieving concrete environmental goals.
Administered by a volunteer board of directors, the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association represents diverse members of the community, including conservationists, farmers, business owners, teachers, students and others. This collaboration among a wide range of community members is one of the Association's guiding principles. The board represents various interests to increase its effectiveness in achieving a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable community on the Bruce Peninsula.
A Brief History of the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association
The Niagara Escarpment became a Biosphere Reserve on February 8, 1990. The Biosphere Association was established in 2000 as a community group committed to "living the principles of a UNESCO Biosphere". The organization incorporated formally on November 29, 2002. The BPBA obtained Supplementary Letters Patent on Jan 4, 2008. Charitable registration was awarded by the Canada Revenue Agency in 2008.
Comprehensive Zoning By-law for the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula
The Biosphere Association has provided input into discussions regarding the proposed Comprehensive Zoning By-law update for the Municipality. A statement was made at the public meeting in November 2017 and a letter was sent by the Association on March 19, 2018 to the Municipal Council. Both documents may be seen by clicking links below. Statement
Letter to Mayor and Council
Audited financial statements may be viewed by clicking on the following links.
Charitable Tax Returns (Schedule 6) may be viewed by clicking on the following links