Issues & Programs

FOCA leads many initiatives devoted to waterfront Ontario, and works with our members and partners on several on-the-ground efforts. Find links below to our long-term files and programs, as well as emerging issues. You can search by keyword above, or click below for some current hot topics, programs, and long-term files.

FOCA’s work on programs, priority and long-term issues is directed by our organizational Strategic Priorities:

FOCA's Strategic Priorities

FOCA’s strategic framework for the coming years includes the following priority goals:

Promoting Healthy Lands, Lakes & Rivers

Growing citizen science initiatives, invasive species awareness, and shoreline responsibility

Advocating for Responsive Government

Speaking on the issues that matter to waterfront Ontario & mentoring municipal engagement

Serving Lake & Road Associations

Delivering timely and topical updates, governance tools, member services, discounts and resources

Championing Affordable & Safe Rural Living

Promoting rural resilience and advancing priority issues, while protecting volunteers

Building Capacity

Partnering with public and private sector colleagues and research organizations; growing the network of supporters

Fostering Cottage Country Community

Engaging ALL waterfront enthusiasts in a shared vision of thriving Ontario waterfronts

Looking for something else?

If you have a question on a topic not covered on the FOCA website, members are invited to contact FOCA; we may be able to connect you with a contact at a peer Association with experience on that topic!