CN EcoConnexions — From the Ground Up


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The CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up program, sponsored by CN in partnership with Tree Canada and Communities in Bloom, will provide funding of up to $25,000 for the greening of municipal and First Nations properties across Canada, especially in communities along its rail lines.

Projects should address local issues and provide a means for engagement at the local level by indicating how local community groups and service clubs would be involved and are in support of the project. The projects may also address concerns related to water conservation, naturalization, stewardship or environmentally friendly transportation (i.e., trails).


CN EcoConnexions, with its partners Tree Canada and Communities in Bloom, will help Canadian municipalities establish tree plantings in a sustainable, environmentally responsible manner.

Applications will be evaluated, on a point system, for the thoroughness of the submission in meeting the criteria in each of the following areas:

Overall Project

Community Engagement

Sustainable Development

Technical Expertise

Recognition of CN’s Funding


Current partners


Applications for the 2017 CN EcoConnexions – From the Ground Up program are now closed. Please Check back with us in the spring of 2018 for program details.



Should you have any questions about the program or application, please follow the link below.

Visit the CN EcoConnexions Website