Stewardship on Public Land

What is TNS?

Toronto Nature Stewards is here to help turn the words of the Toronto Ravine Strategy (2017), Biodiversity Strategy (2019) and Pollinator Protection Strategy (2018) into action.

Our Mission

To engage and educate the people of Toronto in the stewardship of our ravines and natural areas.

Our Vision

A Toronto with healthy, biodiverse ecosystems where plants and animals thrive. We work together to restore and maintain healthy natural areas to improve the quality of life for all Toronto citizens.

Stewardship is Our Solution

We provide evidence-based training and resources to Lead Stewards, private property owners and community volunteers for improving natural area ecological health and biodiversity.

Local lens
Each piece of land has unique challenges and solutions. Through long-term stewardship, we can form a relationship with the land by learning from and caring for it.

Community involvement
There is a tremendous need and opportunity for stewardship in Toronto that cannot be met by government alone. Citizen and community involvement in stewardship will benefit not only the land and resident wild species, but the people who participate in it.

Code of Conduct

Toronto Nature Stewards (TNS) is committed to fostering an environment in which everyone we engage with, including fellow stewards, the general public, and members of other organizations, is treated with dignity and respect, regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, age, gender, sexual identity or sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation or abilities. All stewards are expected to adhere to this principle.  

Participation in TNS programs is subject to complying with our procedures, as outlined in our curriculum and on our website.  Behaviour that reflects badly on TNS is to be avoided.  TNS does not tolerate any form of discrimination, harassment, abuse or bullying.

If you feel that the code of conduct has been breached, please contact our Volunteer Administrator at, who will put you in contact with the chairĀ  of our Operations Team.

Code of conduct pdf