About this 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.

Consideration will be given to involvement with community associations, NGOs, environmental groups, environmental history societies, political action groups, municipalities, charity activities, and any other similar organizations, provided they are engaged in and have an impact upon urban forestry.

Nominations must come from host organizations and address the significant contributions made by the individual they are nominating.

How to Apply

Eligibility & Conditions

  • Applications are currently closed for this award.
  • Open to all young Canadians between the ages 15-24.
  • Eligible activities are those that have occurred in or have impacted communities in Canada.
  • Applications must be submitted on behalf of a named applicant by a host organization.
  • For the purpose of this award, urban forestry is considered as including trees, woodlands, forests, natural green space and green infrastructure in an urban or peri-urban setting.
  • All applications are treated as confidential by the Review Committee.
  • Applications are accepted in English or French.