What is the South Shore Joint Initiative’s mission and vision for the South Shore?

 South Shore Joint Initiative (SSJI) members and partner organizations are working to protect Prince Edward County’s South Shore Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) in order to maintain or increase the biodiversity of its terrestrial and marine ecosystems. Our members support the objectives of SSJI. Our partners include individuals and organizations that support particular objectives and initiatives of South Shore Joint Initiative as part of the larger coalition to protect the South Shore IBA. Together, we are working to protect and preserve public lands in Canada's last undeveloped Lake Ontario shoreline.


What organizations are part of South Shore Joint Initiative?

Founded in 2018, the South Shore Joint Initiative currently includes local, provincial and national partners. They include: Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County, Birds Canada, Hastings Prince Edward County Land TrustKingston Field Naturalists, Nature CanadaOntario Nature, Prince Edward County Field Naturalists,  Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory, Quinte Field Naturalists




Who is part of the South Shore Joint Initiative? How can I contact the South Shore Joint Initiative?

The South Shore Joint Initiative is governed by a board of directors elected by its members. Learn about our current board members and why they are so passionate about protecting and preserving the South Shore here.

To learn more about us, please send an email to [email protected] or call 613-849-7743 and we will connect with you directly. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin.


Is the South Shore Joint Initiative a charity? Can I get a tax receipt if I donate?

Yes, South Shore Joint Initiative is an Canadian Registered Charity (#76995 9081 RR0001). In addition to members, it represents local, regional and national organizations that have come together for the first time to advocate for the conservation and preservation  of public lands and surrounding waters of the South Shore Important Bird and Biodiversity Area. Memberships as well as donations to the South Shore Joint Initiative will receive a tax receipt.


How does the South Shore Joint Initiative fund its work?

Donations and memberships fund the essential work of South Shore Joint Initiative. Grants from foundations also support our activities.


How can I help the South Shore Joint Initiative?

Thanks for asking! Here are just a few ways you can get involved:

Connect on Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin. Like, share and tag our content - use @southshorejointinitiative and #southshorejointinitiative

Share your South Shore photos! To have your photos featured on social media and our website please email [email protected]


Attend an upcoming South Shore Event (virtual and in person) and learn from experts about why the South Shore is so unique.

Experience the South Shore in person! Join a South Shore Stroll hosted by South Shore Joint Initiative volunteers almost every month.

Volunteer with us! Help at an event, share your South Shore photos, fundraise or join a committee!

Subscribe to our news. Get "What's On Shore" our monthly e-news brief and "The South Shoreliner" our signature bi-monthly newsletter delivered to your inbox.

Become a member, help us sustain our momentum and get a tax receipt.

Give the gift of membership to someone who cares about the South Shore.

Shop online! We're always adding new products to our online store.

Donate to the Hudgin Log House Restoration Project and help build Prince Edward County's first-ever Field Centre!

Own a business and looking for corporate sponsorship opportunities? Contact us now! Email [email protected] or call us at 613-849-7743.

Consider opportunities to donate your privately-owned South Shore lands to a land trust. Email [email protected] or call us at 613-849-7743.

Questions about getting involved? Email [email protected] or call us at 613-849-7743.