The Ontario Farmland Trust (OFT) is a niche land conservation organization that works to permanently protect Ontario’s farmland and associated natural features from being lost to non-agricultural uses. Its work is critical for protecting this vital resource that provides our communities with local food and ecological services. The OFT team is passionate about farmland and its associated natural and cultural features for today’s communities and for future generations.
Ontario has lost 2.8 million acres (18%) of its farmland in the past 35 years to urbanization, aggregate mining, and other land conversions. The rate of loss is increasing, disrupting our agricultural communities and ecosystems. As a charitable non-profit, OFT relies on generous donations from individuals and organizations to support our mission. OFT works directly with landowners who want to protect their land for the future by establishing Farmland Easement Agreements. This is a voluntary legal agreement between a farmland owner and OFT that is placed on property title and applies to current and all future landowners, ensuring that the land is protected forever. OFT’s work also involves educating the public and commenting on public policy to ensure communities are informed on the threats farmland faces and why it is critical we protect it.
If you are looking for an opportunity to apply your fundraising and communication skills while using your creativity to help protect this vital resource, then this could be the role for you!
Applications must be submitted by December 16th.
For details, see the full job posting here: