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What is "ISAW"?

Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) is a collaborative initiative that focuses on starting a conversation with citizens and organizations about invasive species through social media. In 2017, the campaign was so successful that #InvSpWk was trending on Twitter – and that is our goal again for this year!

This campaign is inspired by National Invasive Species Awareness Week in the United States and we share the dates they select to run their campaign.

This year, ISAW will take place February 24 – February 28, 2020 using the hashtag #InvSpWk.

How can I participate?

Getting involved with the campaign is easy – join the conversation! Head over to your favourite social media platform and:

  1. Search #InvSpWk to interact with posts by participating organizations

  2. Add your own content to the conversation using the hashtag #InvSpWk

If you would like to formally participate in ISAW 2020, you can find the tool kit and other resources here


Find out more about invasive species by checking out these resources! 


Federal Initiatives

CFIA Invasive Species

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Canadian Council on Invasive Species

Invasive Species Centre

Ducks Unlimited Canada – Invasive Species

Nature Conservancy Canada – Invasive Species



Ontario Invasive Plant Council – Invasive Plant Control Documents

Ontario Invasive Plant Council – Grow Me Instead Program

EDRR Ontario

Gardener Action Plan

Invading Species – Horticulture


Invading Species – Trail Use

Forest Invasives

Forests Ontario

Hikers Action Plan


Boater Action Plan

Invading Species - Boating

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Aquatic Invasive Species

Great Lakes Information Network

Asian Carp Canada

Great Lakes Fishery Commission



Invader Raiders Activity Book (OIPC Educational Resource)

Tackle Invasive Species “Hands-On”

Teaching About Invasive Species

Invading Species Kids Corner



British Columbia:

Invasive Species Council of BC

BC Inter-Ministry Invasive Species Working Group


Alberta Invasive Species Council


Purple Loosestrife Manitoba


EDDMapS Praire Region

Saskatchewan Invasive Species Council


Yukon Invasive Species Council

Environment Yukon

Northwest Territories:

Northwest Territories Environment and Natural Resources


Non-Native & Invasive Species in Nunavut


EDDMapS Ontario   

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Invading Species Awareness Program - Downloadable Resources


Conseil québécois des espèces exotiques envahissantes

Forêts, Faune, et Parcs Québec

Nova Scotia:

Invasive Alien Species in Nova Scotia

Newfoundland & Labrador:

Newfoundland Invasive Species

Prince Edward Island:

PEI Invasive Species Council

New Brunswick:

12 Invasive Plants of Concern in New Brunswick