Stewardship Mapping Workshop

 This free online workshop is taking place on February 10th, 2021 from 9:30am - 12:30pm. 

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Call our for a Conservation Connections Forum Facilitator

It has been a few years since the last time HAT convened our Conservation Connections Forum (CCF), and we are excited to announce that we are in the early stages of planning the 2021 event. The CCF has always been a space where conservation organizations from around Southern Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands, and BC, come together to discuss our work, share our successes, explore challenges, and connect around our shared experiences. Our intention for this year’s Forum (even though it will be online) is to focus on a topical question: How can conservation contribute to Indigenous reconciliation through trust-based partnerships on the territories on Southern Vancouver Island?

To help guide HAT through the organizing process, and to make sure that the Forum comes together in a way that is respectful of Indigenous ways, and to ensure that we are cultivating an inclusive, opened, and ethical space, HAT is looking to identify an Indigenous facilitator who might be this guide

We are looking for proposals on what this facilitation would look like to you and for details please see the-- Call for Proposals-- and please share with anyone you know who might be a great fit for this position. This is a fixed-term contract, beginning as soon as the candidate can be identified and concluding after the forum.

If you have any questions about the Conservation Connections Forum, or about submitting a proposal for consideration for the Facilitator Position, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Music for a Cause

Music and community, what could be a better pairing when socially isolated and lacking for fun events to participate in? Combining a sense of belonging, and supporting programs that do a lot of good locally, that’s what!

That is exactly what happened Saturday, January 30 2021 when the Wavelengths Community Choir and the Gettin’ Higher Choir (GHC) joined voices for the second time since COVID-19 pushed their individual performances last spring for an online concert event. Both choirs are non-audition, and they have both been bringing people together and sharing the gift of song in powerful ways for many years (the GHC was founded in 1996 and Wavelengths in 2018).

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AGM Recap!

Check out our ANNUAL REPORT!

After such a long, socially distanced 10 months, it was an absolute pleasure to host HAT’s Annual General Meeting! Sure, the event was virtual and took place (like everything else these days) over Zoom, and we weren’t able to spend time together physically, but these are all the things we’re slowly growing accustomed to.

On Wednesday, 27 January, the HAT board & staff were lucky enough to spend some quality time in a “Zoom” room with nearly 30 HAT members. It was a wonderful chance for us all to reconnect around HAT, and to see some faces that we haven’t seen in many months. Coming together as a community is a special thing, and we can’t thank you members who participated enough, especially this year.

Participating in HAT governance is a very important membership responsibility, and we are grateful to all of our members for their guidance, advice, and perspective. We hold our annual general meeting every year at the end of January where the board reports out on the general direction and financial state of the organisation. It is also a chance for the HAT staff to report to members on everything that had been accomplished in the previous fiscal year (and HAT fiscal years run 1 Nov-31 Oct). New board members are voted on at AGMs, answer also say our thanks and our farewells to board members completing their terms. 

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HAT Annual General Meeting 2021

Happy December HAT Community!

HAT has booked the day for our Annual General Meeting (AGM), and we are excited to extend an invitation to all of our members who are able to attend. As a membership-based not-for-profit, the AGM is a very important part of HAT's governance structure. It is a chance for the staff and board to present to our membership what HAT has been doing over the past year, and to seek approval for our plans moving into the coming year. As always, only members can vote at the AGM, so please, if you are interested in attending email Chris Perrin, HAT's Community & Development Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to confirm your membership status. Making a donation does not automatically make you a member, so please confirm before registering.

This year, because of COVID-19, we are holding the AGM virtually on Zoom.

Because of these technological limitations, registration is limited to 80 members. To register, please email Chris (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Registration will remain opened until all 80 spots have been filled.

We are also very excited to let you know that local botanist Matt Fairbarns, well-known for his work with community at Trial Island, will be joining us as a guest speaker.

Hope to see you there!

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