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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, 2015.
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Fisheries and Oceans Canada Announces Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations

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.
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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 viewed at

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.


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Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Natural Resources Canada

Canadian Food Inspection Agency