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Preventing the spread of invasive species on land and waterways

   What are invasive             species?

Invasive species are among Canada’s greatest threats to the survival of our wild animal and plant life. These invasive species arrive, often accidentally, from elsewhere in the world and, in the absence of natural predators, kill, crowd out or otherwise devastate native species and their ecosystems.....Learn More

    How do invasive                species affect the              economy?

Invasive species affect Canada’s economy in many ways, both directly and indirectly. Direct economic impacts caused by invasive species arise from costs such as, research, control and management programs, reduction of economically important resources and crop yield, and impacts on international trade and tariffs. Check out the economic report - Cost to Ontario Cities

Recent News


On Saturday May 25, members of the public are invited to take part in the Fourth Annual Sutton Park Garlic Mustard Pull. Sutton Park, located along the Hub Trail in the city’s east end, has been identified as an invasive species hot spot for Garlic Mustard.

This invasive species is being tackled by a collaborative effort between the City of Sault Ste. Marie, the Sault Naturalists, Invasive Species Centre, Sault College and the Sault Ste. Marie Regional Conservation Authority. Volunteers from the Invasive Species Centre and the Sault Naturalists will be on site to answer questions about Garlic Mustard or any other invasive species.


The Fourth Annual Sutton Park Garlic Mustard Pull will take place on Saturday, May 25 from 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Pull participants are encouraged to bring their garden gloves and dress accordingly for weather and potentially wet ground conditions. 

ICAIS Registration

Registration for ICAIS 2019 is now officially open. Register today to attend the largest international conference on invasive aquatic species. ICAIS 2019 is introducing a special pre-conference session that will intersect the aquatic and terrestrial spheres.

Asian Carp Exhibit at the Toronto Zoo!



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About Us

The Invasive Species Centre is a not-for-profit organization that prevents and reduces the spread of invasive species in Ontario and beyond by connecting with a broad array of stakeholders to catalyze invasive species management and communicate policy and science knowledge.