New, Free Membership Program
Become a Member of the Invasive Species Centre!
Individual Canadians can help prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species.
To fulfill our mandate, the Invasive Species Centre requires a strong base of
members to raise awareness about the importance of invasive species and the
issues surrounding them. This new membership program will allow the Invasive
Species Centre to raise awareness and enable Canadians to prevent the spread
of harmful invasive species!
Job Opportunity: ISC Executive Director
The ISC is looking for an individual who will provide all direction and
leadership to the Invasive Species Centre team towards the achievement
of the organization’s mandate in the role of Executive Director.
Applications must be received by July 17,
View Job Description.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada Announces Aquatic Invasive Species
These newly enacted regulations prohibit the import, possession, transport
and release of specific invasive aquatic species including Asian carp, zebra
and quagga mussels. This allows the government to stop potentially harmful
species from entering our lakes and rivers. The regulations allows for the
rapid response of invasive aquatic species.
Learn more at
EDRR Network Ontario tackles invasive plants in local communities
On June 15, 2015, the Invasive Species Centre and the Ontario Invasive Plant
council held their first EDRR open house, in Sault Ste. Marie. CTV News
interviewed the two EDRR coordinators as they collected invasvie plants to
show off at their open house. The full interview can be seen at
ISC Executive Director, Dilhari Fernando, on Outdoor Journal Radio
On June 13, 2015, Invasive Species Centre Executive Director Dilhari
Fernando joined Angelo Viola to discuss the status of Asian carp entering
the Great Lakes and whether or not they are here. The full podcast can be
Summer Issue of The Spread!
This summer's edition of The Spread includes information about how invasive
species impact summer activites and what you can be doing to prevent their
spread. It also contains, policy and news updates in the invasives world.
Register for an EDRR Open House!
Do you want to help slow the spread of invasive species and reduce their
impacts in your community? Registration is now open for FREE open house
events in Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay, and Halton Hills. Come learn more
about the Early Detection & Rapid Response Network Ontario project and how
you can get involved!
Register for your area here.