Restoring environmentally-sensitive habitat, training young scientists, inspiring school children, feeding low-income families – A Rocha Canada is transforming people and places through hands-on conservation projects, environmental education programs and sustainable agriculture initiatives across the country.
In Canada, A Rocha began work in 2000, establishing the first Field Study Centre in one of our conservation target areas: the Little Campbell Watershed, in British Columbia. In addition to restoration and conservation work on the river, the work focuses on research, community agriculture, sustainable living, and environmental education programs, hosting over 2,000 students every year. Our new centre – The Brooksdale Environmental Centre – trains 30 interns every year and is a living classroom where people come from all over the world to get their hands dirty in creation care.
A Rocha’s work has expanded to Manitoba, where our Pembina Valley Interpretive Centre hosts guests and school groups, inviting them to experience the wonder of God’s creation.
Most recently, A Rocha has taken root in inner-city Hamilton, Ontario, working with those on the economic margins, bringing hope through community gardening and cooking classes. The team is also stewarding the beautiful Cedar Haven Farm, conducting wildlife surveys and restoration projects.
The story of A Rocha Canada’s beginnings is told in the wonderful book Planted: A Story of Creation, Calling and Community.