Our collective identity comes from the Land.
We work to enrich the lives of people in Ontario by highlighting our connections to the land and the stories that evolve from the land.
1. Land Stories
We believe that the Indigenous Peoples of this land hold the key to our understanding and health as Canadians. Also the charity believes that knowledge and understanding of the complete history of colonization is needed for all Canadians to heal and to grow. The Land Between is dedicated to reinstating the rightful place and restoring the cultural fabric of Indigenous Nations in Canada, and therefore, to communicate the full settlement history of the country with mainstream Canadians. This focus is enriching for all concerned.
Furthermore the trials and successes of early settlers are stories that are infused with lessons to share and which cna inform our current endeavours.
To honour these roots, we have launched Land Stories. Explore the Indigenous and Settler history with our interactive website
2. Hunting Heritage/My First Shot
City Goes Hunting.
City meets Country. South meets North. Liberal Meets Conservative.
Exploring Differences with Bravery.
A film that explores the cultural practice of hunting in The Land Between and its relationship to the modern conservation movement. This project provides a platform for open dialogue for complex social issues, and which results in understanding and therefore conservation.
To support this effort or learn more Visit the Film’s dedicated website: www.myfirstshot.ca
A vibrant culture is one where people share and embrace diversity and honor varying perspectives and practices, in order to work together for stewardship and to bring about adaptive solutions- it about relationships. To explore hunting without bias and fresh eyes, we sent a young woman, Erin Carmody to be our eyes and ears. Erin lives in Toronto, grew up in California, studied botany, spent years not consuming meat at all, and has never been hunting before now. With research, expert accounts telling of the impacts of hunter’s efforts on conservation, and with local hunters and anglers leading Erin through their cultural practice, the documentary provide insight, factual accounts, and a first hand experience of hunting and hunting heritage.
Our perceptions of this praise may be swayed by the seeming abundance and availability of food in modern stores, together with the knowledge that natural habitats supporting game species are limited. However, the discussion and conclusions are not so simple or singular, and the insights and learning from direct experience and practice must be explored to understand this practice before judgement is passed.
This project would not have been possible without support from our major sponsor:
Since 1985, Wildlife Habitat Canada, a national, non-profit, charitable conservation organization, has invested over $50 million supporting more than 1,000 conservation projects across Canada, through its granting program. Funds invested to support grants come from the purchase of the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp. The Stamp is purchased primarily by waterfowl hunters to validate their Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permits. Wildlife Habitat Canada works through partnerships with communities, landowners, governments, non-government organizations, and industry to conserve, enhance, and restore wildlife habitat. To learn more about the projects that Wildlife Habitat Canada has funded, please visit www.whc.org.
Without habitat…there is no wildlife. It’s that simple!