Contact Info & Directions

If an emergency occurs involving injury or rescue, please contact 911 immediately!

HCA Main Administrative Office - Woodend
905-525-2181 or 905-648-4427
(Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
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If you have an emergency and need to contact HCA officials
after normal working hours, on weekends and holidays, 
please call 905-523-8787.

For visitors with hearing impairments and no TTY or similar device, you may contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  via blackberry or other portable devices. When contacting this line please indicate the nature of your problemyour location, and any special needs you may have.

Hamilton Conservation Authority

Specific Department Contact

Conservation Areas

Westfield Heritage Village

519-621-8851

Wild Waterworks 

 905-547-6141

Main Office 

Mailing Address
Hamilton Conservation Authority
P.O. Box 81067
838 Mineral Springs Road
Ancaster, ON
L9G 4X1

Telephone Numbers
905-525-2181 or 905-648-4427
(Bsiness hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Fax Number
905-648-4622

General email:
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Staff List

Main Office Phone Number
905-525-2181 or 905-648-4427


Senior Management

Chris Firth-Eagland, Chief Administrative Officer, ext. 110
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Tony Horvat, Director, Land Management, ext 113
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Scott Peck, Director, Watershed Planning & Engineering, ext 130
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Neil McDougall, Secretary Treasurer, ext 120
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Gord Costie, Director, Customer Service, ext. 168
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Lisa Burnside, Director, Human Resources, ext. 126
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Administration & Finance

Chris Firth-Eagland, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), ext. 110
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Judy Love, Executive Assistant, ext. 112
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Neil McDougall, Secretary Treasurer, ext. 120
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Raka Harvey, Business Systems Analyst, ext. 121
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Joel Konik, Grants Officer, ext. 143
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Kristine Leach, Financial Analyst, ext. 122
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Patricia Paetkau, Revenues Clerk, ext. 123
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Irene Paron, Revenues Clerk, ext. 128
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Accounts Payable, ext. 124


 Human Resources

Lisa Burnside, Director, Human Resources, ext. 126
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Nancy Watts, Payroll & Benefits Specialist, ext. 170
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Beth Stormont, Education Program Manager, 905-627-1233
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 Hamilton Conservation Foundation

Grace Correia, Manager, Executive Director Foundation, ext. 111
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Toby Tresidder, Administrative Coordinator, Hamilton Conservation Foundation, ext. 129
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Marketing & Communications

Brittany Berlinghoff, Information & Business Services Specialist, ext. 140
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Ashley Doyle,  Receptionist, ext. 0
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Sarah Gauden, Marketing Coordinator, ext. 151
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Chris Hamilton, Information Officer, ext. 146
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Tricia Leong, Graphic Artist, ext. 145
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Events

Sofia Stanidis, Business Development Coordinator, ext. 142
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Watershed Planning & Engineering

Scott Peck, Director, Watershed Engineering & Planning, ext. 130
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Mike Stone, Manager, Watershed Planning Services, ext. 133
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Doug Mallory, IT Manager, ext. 154
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Jonathan Bastien, Water Resources Engineer, ext. 138
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Brian Agnew, Database Administrator/Analyst, ext. 233
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Nora Jamieson, Watershed Planner, ext. 132
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Lisa Jennings, Aquatic Ecologist, ext. 229
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Darren Kenny, Watershed Officer, ext 131
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Lesley McDonell, Terrestrial Ecologist, ext 231
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Alex Nizharadze, Water Management Specialist, ext. 232
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Val Pazzi, Administrative Assistant, Watershed Planning/Engineering, ext. 135
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Chris Polap, Monitoring Technician, ext. 230
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Jaime Tellier, Conservation Planner, ext. 165
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John Williams, Dundas Valley 50 Year Vision and Strategy Project Manager, ext. 157
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Richard Woodworth, GIS Specialist, ext. 161
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Hamilton-Halton Watershed Stewardship

Sheila O'Neal, Manager, Hamilton-Halton Watershed Stewardship, ext. 164
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Cherish Elwell, Watershed Stewardship Technician
Landowners in Hamilton Conservation Authority's watershed, ext 181
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Colleen Lavender, Watershed Stewardship Technician
Landowners in Conservation Halton's watershed, 905-336-1158 ext. 2263
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Land Management

HRCA, Workshop
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Tony Horvat, Director, Land Management, ext. 113
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Alexander Bell, Manager, Design and Development, ext. 190
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Don McConnell, Manager, Fleet & Construction, 905-690-1365, ext. 117
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Roger Ashton, Electrician, 905-690-1365, ext. 152
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Stuart Bootsma, Senior Carpenter Tradesperson, 905-690-1365, ext. 115
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Rob Gray, Construction Foreman, 905-690-1365, ext. 194
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Matthew Hall, Conservation Area Designer, ext. 188
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Rick Olesuik, Mechanic-Garage, 905-690-1365, ext. 116

Sandra Winninger, Administrative Assistant, Land Management Division, ext. 114
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Directions


Directions to HCA Main Office
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From Toronto:

  1. Take Highway 403 West to Hamilton and climb the escarpment to the Rousseau (Mohawk Road) exit. 
  2. At the third stoplight, turn left onto Wilson Street in Ancaster 
  3. At the first stoplight on Wilson, turn right onto Sulphur Springs Road. Travel to the T‐ intersection (3 way stop)
  4. Turn right at this intersection. This is still Sulphur Springs Road. Proceed down the hill into the valley 
  5. Stay on the paved road for approximately 2 kilometres, it becomes Mineral Springs just past the entrance to the Hermitage
  6. The HCA main office is the stone building on the left side. Drive over small hill to 3rd driveway to visitors parking. Reception is located at the top of the wooden stairs. 

From Brantford:

  1. Take Highway 403 east to Wilson Street (Highway 2) exit to Ancaster
  2. Travel through town to first light 
  3. Turn left onto Fiddler’s Green Road (church and school on corner)
  4. Turn right onto Jerseyville Road
  5. Immediately turn left onto Lover’s Lane
  6. At 3 way proceed as above into the valley. Lover’s Lane becomes Sulphur Springs Road at 3 way stop