The High Park Nature Centre, established in 1999, is an environmental charity based out of High Park in Toronto. Our mission is to plant seeds of conservation, curiosity and connection to nature in our community through year-round, hands-on, outdoor nature education and park stewardship. Our vision is a world where people embrace their role as a part of nature; sharing and conserving natural spaces and valuing all life.
Each year, more than 14,000 people join us from across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), including children, adults, seniors, families, elementary and secondary school students and teachers, ESL schools, Girl Guides and Boy Scouts, community centres, and recreational programs. Our camps, clubs, workshops, nature walks, and special events foster naturalist skills, highlight the diverse ecosystems and inhabitants of High Park, and nurture a sense of wonder and curiosity. Many of our programs also focus on stewardship, with over 100,000 participants contributing to restoration projects in High Park. The Nature Centre has made a significant contribution tto improving High Park’s health, from planting native species in the endangered Black Oak Savannah ecosystem to removing invasive species, and more.