Driving nature-based solutions, we promote healthy habitats, safeguard natural resources and restore ecosystems for the protection of native species across Canada. With 256 endangered animal and plant species in Canada, our work has never been more critical.
A special responsibility to restore the quarries
At Lafarge Canada we are committed to promoting healthy habitats, safeguarding natural resources and restoring ecosystems for the protection of native species. We proactively restore the quarries where we source raw materials such as limestone and return them for public use with enhanced ecological value. Learn more and get updates below:
Safeguarding bank swallows in our Forestville Sand Pit
JULY 17 - FORESTVILLE, ON: It isn’t unusual for bank swallows to call our quarries and sand pits home! Back in May, we noticed more than 200 of these birds nesting at the top of our Forestville sand pit.
JUNE 2020 - BROOKFIELD, NS: Lafarge Canada's Brookfield team built a fish ladder next to the emergency spillway allowing them to migrate upstream to spawn. The system has been proven a functional support for fish populations for over 10 years.
Bearbrook protects the butterflies by creating a monarch migration waystation
MAY 2020 - BEARBROOK, ON: Lafarge's Bearbrook Office had a project to redo the front garden and entrance and decided to use this as an opportunity to build a monarch waystation for migrating monarch butterflies and other pollinators.
APRIL 22, 2020 - UXBRIDGE, ON: The North Durham Nature Club has been managing a bird box program at the Lafarge gravel pit in Uxbridge for the past 7 years. In this partnership, approximately fifty bird boxes for cavity nesting birds were installed and additional habitat restoration began with tree planting.
MARCH 2020 - EDMONTON, AB: A University of Alberta study confirms Lafarge Canada's reclamation strategy and productivity, and its importance to biodiversity. The U of A in Edmonton, AB, is working with Lafarge to further understand the correlation between parasitical presence in reclaimed wetlands and biodiversity.
NOVEMBER 5, 2019 - EDMONTON, AB: Nestled in the middle of Edmonton lies Larch Sanctuary, a section of the Whitemud creek ravine just upstream of its confluence with Blackmud creek. Lafarge Canada partnered with Edmonton & Area Land Trust to fund the installation of a rocket bat box at Larch as part of one of our local biodiversity initiatives.
OCTOBER 5, 2019 - EDMONTON, AB: - The Berrymoor Aggregates Pit, located 80km southwest of Edmonton, held their annual saw-whet owl banding event on October 5, 2019 in support of Lafarge's biodiversity program.
Lafarge is Canada's largest provider of sustainable construction materials and a member of the global group, LafargeHolcim. With 6,000 employees and 350 sites across Canada, our mission is to provide construction solutions that build better cities and communities. The cities where Canadians live, work, and raise their families along with the community’s infrastructure benefit from the solutions provided by Lafarge consisting of aggregates, asphalt and paving, cement, precast concrete, ready-mix concrete and road construction.