The Credit Valley Trail (CVT) is a legacy project that has been explored by Credit Valley Conservation for over 60 years. The CVT will be a continuous 100 kilometre pathway through the Credit River Valley – from the Hills of the Headwaters in Orangeville to Lake Ontario in Port Credit – connecting people to the beauty of nature, rich cultural experiences, Indigenous heritage and values, and to the sacred, sustaining waters of the Credit River.
A Strategy for the Credit Valley Trail
Developed over the course of two years (2015-2017) and approved by the Credit Valley Conservation Board in December 2017, the Credit Valley Trail Strategy establishes the collaborative vision, mission and values of the Credit Valley Trail. It defines our shared goals and priorities for the next 25 years and provides a framework for measuring our progress and shared success. The CVT Strategy will underpin all future planning, design and management decisions for the trail.
Download a copy of the Credit Valley Trail Strategy
Download a copy of the Credit Valley Trail Roadmap (chart below)
Strategy implementation will be the primary responsibility of the Credit Valley Trail Leadership Council, which will be coordinated and chaired by Credit Valley Conservation. The CVT Leadership Council membership consists of representatives from:
- Credit River Watershed upper tier municipalities (Peel, Halton, Dufferin)
- Credit River Watershed lower tier municipalities (Mississauga, Brampton, Halton Hills, Caledon and Orangeville)
- The ancestral nation, treaty holders and guardians of the Credit River lands, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
- Credit Valley Conservation Foundation
- Chair of each CVT Implementation Committee
CVT Leadership Council Members (as of June 2018)
- Regional Councillor Johanna Downey, Town of Caledon
- Michelle Harris, Executive Director, Hills of the Headwaters
- Regional Councillor Nando Iannicca, City of Mississauga
- Councillor Bob Inglis, Town of Halton Hills
- Carolyn King, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
- Terri LeRoux, Executive Director, Credit Valley Conservation Foundation
- Deb Martin-Downs, CAO, Credit Valley Conservation
- Regional Councillor Michael Palleschi, City of Brampton
CVT Implementation Committees
Five CVT Implementation Committees will be accountable to the Leadership Council and will support the achievement of strategic directions by focus area through the establishment of working groups. Membership of the Implementation Committees and working groups will be wholly representative of the partners, stakeholders and community members that have a role in advancing the mission of the CVT.