FOCA represents the people who live at the waterfront in Ontario, whether seasonally or year-round. As the pre-eminent Ontario organization, FOCA serves and represents lake associations, waterfront property owners (WPO) and waterfront communities through education, communication and government advocacy.
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  • 705-749-3622
Love Your Lake is a shoreline evaluation program developed by Watersheds Canada and the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF), and conducted for any shoreline community across the country by local organizations.
The program invites lake associations and organizations to volunteer their lake as participants in the program. If accepted, every property on the lake will be assessed using a standardized assessment protocol, and landowners will get a personalized property report with details on the state of their shoreline and recommended actions for improving lake health for people and wildlife.
Click to download your individual Shoreline Property Report, conducted in 2019.  Be sure to have your survey code ready. Don't have a survey code? Click here and scroll to the bottom to retrieve a new one.


FOCA is working with the "Green Shovels Coalition" - a collaborative that includes the Invasive Species Centre (ISC), Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), and the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) - to continue FOCA's important work around invasive species management.

Invasive species are one of the top threats to the integrity of aquatic ecosystems, to the quality of the recreational experience on the water, and to the economic success of rural communities. In particular, FOCA is very concerned about the potential impacts of invasive Phragmites and the effect they will have on our quality of life in Ontario.
  • Through FOCA, we are one of several participants from a select number of our Member Associations that are executing projects aimed at grassroots control and community outreach addressing Phragmites at the local level. In fact, FOCA has provided the funding to create and install a Phragmites sign, a guest expert at our 2021 AGM in addition to educational materials. This sign was installed by South Frontenac Works Department on Canoe Lake Road by Mitchell Creek to help educate our community.
  • Visit FOCA's webpage highlighting Pilot Projects that were previously completed as part of the broader Invasive Species Program.
FOCA is the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations,
the voice of the waterfront for over 55 years