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Forests Ontario Announces 2017 Ontario Envirothon Champion

Forests Ontario Announces 2017 Ontario Envirothon Champion

Ontario’s largest environmental competition connects youth to the outdoors

LINDSAY, ON, May 31, 2017 — Today marked the final day of the 2017 Envirothon—Ontario’s largest environmental competition. The top 100 students, from across the province, congregated at Lindsay Ontario’s Fleming College with hope their team would be titled Ontario Envirothon Provincial Champions. This year’s Ontario Envirothon Champion is University of Toronto Schools from Toronto, who... Read More

Planters Give Ontario the Gift of 369,473 Trees for 150th Birthday

Planters Give Ontario the Gift of 369,473 Trees for 150th Birthday

Join Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge to Plant a Tree and Fight Climate Change in 2017

Toronto, ON, July 13, 2017 – Forests Ontario thanks the partners, businesses, community groups, schools, families, and individuals who have joined in Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge by planting 369,473 trees to date this year. This spring, Forests Ontario and the Ontario government invited all Ontarians to participate in the Green Leaf Challenge to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial.... Read More

Forestry Connects and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Introduce Teens to Forestry Careers

Forestry Connects and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Introduce Teens to Forestry Careers

KENORA, ON, May 26, 2017—Forestry Connects, an annual Forests Ontario program which educates high school students on careers in the forestry sector, was held from May 25th-26th with generous support from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). Schools from Ontario and Manitoba congregated in Kenora, Ontario for two full-days of outdoor workshops, camping activities, and interaction with... Read More

Almost 200 Volunteers in Cambridge, Niagara Falls, York Region, and Windsor Plant More Than 1000 Trees Towards the Goal of Planting Three Million Trees in 2017

Almost 200 Volunteers in Cambridge, Niagara Falls, York Region, and Windsor Plant More Than 1000 Trees Towards the Goal of Planting Three Million Trees in 2017

TORONTO, May 6, 2017 – Today, Forests Ontario kicked off the 2017 planting season with four tree planting events across the province. In Cambridge, Windsor, Niagara, and York Region, volunteers joined us for the ninth annual Community Planting Weekend. Together, almost 200 volunteers planted more than 1000 trees, regreening public spaces in these communities. (Right: In Cambridge, Brian... Read More

Community Volunteers Plant 10,000 Trees in Sudbury’s Kivi Park

Community Volunteers Plant 10,000 Trees in Sudbury’s Kivi Park

Planting restores key areas of park and supports the Green Leaf Challenge’s goal of planting three million trees in 2017

Sudbury, ON, May 13th, 2017 – Today, volunteers and representatives from CAA North & East (NEO) joined Forests Ontario for a community tree plant at Kivi Park in Sudbury. More than 300 volunteers took part in a marathon planting event from 9 a.m.–4 p.m., planting 10,000 native seedlings as part of Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge.... Read More

Ontario Envirothon

Ontario Envirothon

The Ontario Envirothon isn’t just an educational program—it’s a team-based competition for high school students who love the outdoors. Think of it as an incubator for the environmental leaders of tomorrow, designed to prepare students for future green careers. Read More

50 Million Tree Program

50 Million Tree Program

The province of Ontario has committed to planting 50 million trees by 2025, and to date, we’ve helped more than 4,000 landowners who have planted over 23 million trees. Read More

  • Greater Than 2.5 Acres / 1 Hectare
  • Open
  • Ontario
Forest Recovery Canada

Forest Recovery Canada

For landowners with properties outside of the province, we offer additional support through Forest Recovery Canada, a tree planting initiative for private and public landowners and municipalities nationwide. Read More

  • Less Than 2.5 Acres / 1 Hectare
  • Greater Than 2.5 Acres / 1 Hectare
  • Open
  • Treed
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nova Scotia
  • Nunavut
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon
28,096,864 Trees Planted
17,358 Ha Covered
171,347,974 Kg of Oxygen Generated
That's 235,603,464 Kg of CO2 Absorbed
... Km driven
... Km flown

About Forests Ontario

At Forests Ontario, we’re dedicated to making Ontario’s forests greener. Our ambitious tree planting initiatives, extensive education programs, and decades of community engagement have helped plant millions of  trees in the province each year—and it’s through these efforts that we’re bringing our vision for healthier forests to a new generation of stewards, partners, teachers, and donors.

As a non-profit registered charity, we’re always looking for volunteers, sponsors, and donors who will help keep our forests green—and help keep our programs running. You can donate today in minutes, help organize a local event, make forests part of your social corporate responsibility plans, or sign-up for one of our workshops or community days to learn more.

When you support us, you support the future of Ontario’s forests.