Partners, Sponsors and Users

The Shaw Woods OEC is supported by a network of partners, sponsors and users.  The groups and individuals named below are some of those who have been  involved in supporting the centre.  We will be updating the list, please let us know of any omissions.


  • Renfrew County District School Board
  • Renfrew County Catholic District School Board
  • Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario
  • Algonquin College


  • KI Pembroke
  • Connaught Nursery
  • EGM Insurance
  • The Bimm Family
  • Canadian Forest Institute
  • Valley Window and Door
  • TD Environment Fund
  • Renfrew County Stewardship Council
  • Algonquin Forestry Authority
  • Community Futures Development Corporation
  • Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • Herb Shaw and Sons
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Scotiabank
  • Northern Credit Union
  • Terre Vista Earth Imaging
  • Hila Science 
  • Township of North Algona, Wilberforce and Admaston/Bromley

Who uses the centre?

During the school year, thousands of students from area schools are bussed to the site to take part in the centre's programs.

The site also hosts visits from field naturalists clubs,  photography clubs,  walking clubs and tourists visting the Ottawa Valley  not to mention significant use by the local community.  The site has visitors every day of the year.

The site is available for scientific research.  Researchers from Trent University, University of Guelph, Cornell and Algonquin college have used the forest in various projects.