Awards

Every year, we recognize outstanding companies, groups, and individuals who are making a difference for the environment and trees, whether locally or across Canada. Visit each award’s page to find out more and see past recipients.


  • Eterne Award

    The Eterne Award is Tree Canada’s highest honour. It is given to those companies who support Tree Canada and exemplify the very best in environmental stewardship.

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  • Ultimate Award

    Tree Canada created the Ultimate Award to acknowledge its sponsors who’ve been committed to our cause and who’ve provided over $1 million in funding since 1992.

    Malcolm Zander, an Ottawa wood turning artist, created three distinct pieces out of Big Leaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum) for Tree Canada.

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  • Royal Galipeau Award of Distinction

    The Royal Galipeau Award of Distinction recognizes excellence in leadership and significant contributions in Canadian urban forestry over a minimum of ten years. A nominee of this award has considerably influenced and/or changed the direction of urban forestry through their work, insights and contributions. They have made a substantial impact in the field of urban forestry and how we think about and practice urban forestry.

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  • Public Education Award

    The Tree Canada Public Education Award recognizes excellence in furthering the understanding of urban forestry issues and/or encouraging best practices in the urban forestry sector. This award is open to individuals, the media or organizations.

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  • Urban Forestry Youth Volunteer Award

    The Tree Canada Urban Forestry Youth Volunteer Award recognizes outstanding volunteer services in urban forestry to the community by young Canadians between the ages of 15-24. More than one award per year will be considered. Volunteer services can be at the local, regional, provincial, national or international level.

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  • Urban Forestry Student Bursary

    The Tree Canada Urban Forestry Student Bursary is available to students in Canada who have a strong interest in and dedication for urban forestry as demonstrated by their academic, volunteerism and extra-curricular activities.  The bursary will pay the hotel, travel, meals and registration expenses for a full-time student to attend the Canadian Urban Forest Conference, held every two years in Canada. The approximate value of the bursary is $2,000.00.

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