How to participate
The list of plants and animals that will be considered at the committee’s next meeting is available in the Upcoming Species Assessments section of this website. You are welcome to submit written information on the species being assessed and/or to observe the species assessment discussions at the meeting in person. Each meeting includes an open session to allow interested stakeholders and members of the public to provide presentations on the species that will be assessed by the committee.
If you are interested in participating in any of the ways listed above, please contact COSSAROSecretariat@ontario.ca. To submit written information on a species, you will need to submit a completed Form for Submitting Community Knowledge to COSSARO. To attend a meeting as an observer, you will need to submit a completed Observer Form. If you are interested in making a presentation during the open session of the meeting, you will need to provide a copy of your presentation with your request. For further information on how to contact COSSARO, please see Contact Us COSSAROSecretariat@ontario.ca.
• September 24-25, 2020
• October 29-30, 2020
• November 26-27, 2020
Please note: an additional closed-door meeting is scheduled for August 28, 2020 that is administrative in nature focusing on previously assessed species, for which stakeholder information has been previously received. These species, while assessed, were not voted on.
Upcoming species assessments
Once the committee’s decisions from each meeting have been presented to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks they are posted on this page. View past reports to the minister for: