Prince Edward County’s South Shore represents Canada’s largest and last undeveloped natural landscape and Lake Ontario shoreline. An area of remarkable biodiversity, the South Shore is home to at least 41 Species at Risk including amphibians, birds, fish, insects, plants and reptiles such as the provincially threatened and federally endangered Blanding’s Turtle.

Protecting and preserving public lands in Prince Edward County’s South Shore presents a rare opportunity to:

  • Moderate the effects of local climate change in Prince Edward County
  • Prevent further loss of biodiversity in southern Ontario
  • Preserve a critical North American migratory bird flyway
  • Make a permanent Canadian contribution to mitigating global climate change

For these reasons and many more, South Shore Joint Initiative is proud to champion the South Shore for future generations.

Want to help? 10+ ways you can support our work!

Make a one-time or monthly donation to South Shore Joint Initiative. SSJI is a registered charity and you will receive a tax receipt.

Shop online! Every purchase of a South Shore Joint Initiative product directly supports our work. Note that online store purchases are not eligible for a tax receipt.

Become a corporate partner. We are looking for businesses who want to support us! If you want to show your love of the South Shore to your customers and networks, we want to hear from you. Please email [email protected] or call us at 613-849-7743 to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

Attend a South Shore event. All year long, we host in-person and virtual events. These events help people learn and experience Prince Edward County’s South Shore. Visit our Events page to sign up for an upcoming event now.

Be a South Shore fundraiser. Since 2018, people have supported us in many creative ways. If you are interested in fundraising for South Shore Joint Initiative, we want to hear from you! Please email [email protected] or call us at 613-849-7743 to talk about your ideas!

Volunteer with us! We wouldn’t exist if it were not for the support of our amazing volunteers. Help out at an event, share your South Shore photos, fundraise or join a committee. Whether you have a little time or a lot, we are keen to hear from you. Pop over to our volunteer page to sign up now.

Become a member. Memberships help us “keep the lights on” and allow us to continue to spread the work about the importance of protecting Prince Edward County’s South Shore Important Bird and Biodiversity Area. Give the gift of membership to someone who cares about the South Shore. Join or renew your membership here.

Subscribe to receive regular news about upcoming events, South Shore Strolls and much more! Don’t miss out on getting our monthly “What’s On Shore” e-news brief, our bi-monthly “The South Shoreliner” newsletter and updates delivered to your inbox.

Share your South Shore stories and photos. There’s no place quite like Prince Edward County’s remarkable South Shore. Have stories about the area that you’d like to share? Want to see your South Shore photos on our website and social media channels? Please email [email protected] to share your stories and photos. 

Help us restore a log house in the South Shore and protect our cultural heritage. Donate to the Hudgin Log House Restoration Project and help build Prince Edward County’s first-ever Field Centre!

Consider opportunities to donate your privately-owned South Shore lands to a land trust. Email [email protected] to learn more.



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