Tree Canada's mission is to inspire, educate, and enable Canadians to plant and nurture trees in order to improve lives and address climate change. Tree Canada provides funding to nonprofits, community groups, educational institutions, municipalities, and Indigenous communities for urban forestry and greening projects.

Support is provided through the following programs:

  • Greening Canada School Grounds
    This program provides grants of up to $3,500 to educational institutions across Canada for school greening projects.
  • Edible Trees
    This program provides grants of up to $3,500 for planting edible trees and shrubs in communities across Canada.
  • Treemendous Communities
    This program provides grants of up to $10,000 for greening initiatives and green infrastructure development projects in communities across Canada. A wide range of projects are considered, including heat island mitigation projects, biodiversity corridor plantings, stormwater retention, invasive species control, riparian planting, park and street tree plantings, and more.

Support is available periodically through the Operation ReLeaf program to support green space restoration efforts to help communities recover from natural disasters and pests.

Additional funding programs may be available. Visit the Tree Canada website for information on current open programs.

Application Procedures

Application guidelines are available on the Tree Canada website when programs are open for application.