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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Policies & Guidelines

Our policies are under constant review to ensure they are up to date with provincial legislation and policies as well as contemporary environmental management approaches.

Policies & Regulations

Conservation Authorities Act

Policies and Procedures for Conservation Authority Plan Review and Permitting Activities​ (CALC Report)​

NVCA Planning and Regulation Guidelines

NVCA Planning and Regulatory Roles Chart

NVCA Policy to Charge Fees for Services Related to Planning and Permit Applications (December 2021​)

Watershed & Subwatershed Plans​

Issue-Specific Guidelines & Documents

Procedural Guideline for the Placement of Large Quantities of Fill

Ponds Policy

Development Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines Ontario Reg 172 06

​Procedures for the Implementation of Ontario Regulation 172/06

NVCA Emergency Shoreline or Watercourse Alteration Permit Protocol​

Achieving Net Gains through Ecological Offsetting​

For technical guidance documents on engineering related issues like stormwater management, natural hazards management, etc., please see Engineering and Technical Guidelines.


Agreements & MOUs

Consent Minor Variance Agreement

MNRF​ MMAH Conservation Authority Planning MOU

NVCA Adjala Tosorontio Planning Services MOU

Barrie & ​NVCA Planning Services Agreement

Bradford West Gwillimbury & NVCA Planning Protocol Agreement

Caledon & NVCA Planning Protocol Agreement

Clearview & NVCA Planning Services Agreement

Collingwood & NVCA Municipal Partnership & ​Service Agreement

Essa & NVCA Municipal Partnership & Service Agreement

Innisfil & NVCA Planning Protocol Agreement

Mono & ​NVCA Planning Service Agreement

Mulmur & NVCA Low Risk Screening Protocol

New Tecumseth & NVCA Planning Protocol Agreement

New Tecumseth & NVCA Large Fill Project Protocol

Oro Medonte & NVCA Planning Protocol Agreement

Peel & NVCA Planning Protocol Agreement

Shelburne & NVCA Planning Services Agreement

Simcoe & NVCA Planning Protocol Agreement

Springwater NVCA Planning Services Protocol

Wasaga Beach & NVCA Planning Protocol Agreement


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