Vision, Mission, Values

The Riverwood Conservancy is a volunteer and member-based charity that provides programs and services focused on environmental education, conservation, gardening, and horticulture. We invite individuals and families to explore this natural space in the heart of Mississauga, and take advantage of our range of programs and activities.

Founded in 1985 as the Mississauga Garden Council, today The Riverwood Conservancy works with like-minded groups and individuals to enable people of all cultures, ages, and abilities to respectfully connect with nature and learn about the importance of protecting and experiencing the beauty of Riverwood. 

Our Vision

A community that lives in harmony with nature.

Our Mission

The Riverwood Conservancy is the charity that provides programs and direction for Riverwood – the 150-acre, urban nature preserve situated on the shores of the Credit River in Mississauga. Working together with like-minded groups and individuals, our mission is to enable people of all cultures, ages, and abilities to respectfully connect with nature and learn about the importance of protecting, conserving and restoring natural spaces for the well-being of future generations – all while experiencing the beauty of the Riverwood gardens.

Our Values

Respect — We are a kind and caring organization that respects nature, the environment, and all people.
Welcoming — We enjoy meeting new people, hearing new ideas, and sharing the beauty of Riverwood.
Leadership — We are passionate in building awareness and offering opportunities for learning and discovery.
Participation — We provide opportunities for growth and a path for the future through community participation.
Integrity — We take our responsibilities very seriously and are transparent in our communications, interactions and intentions.