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CN EcoConnexions — From the Ground Up

Make your community a greener and healthier place to live through tree planting!


View the application & guidelines page:
Apply for CN EcoConnexions →

View our other community greening programs here:
Greening Communities →

Interested in greening your community?

The CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up program, sponsored by CN in partnership with Tree Canada, provides funding of up to $25,000 for the greening of Canadian municipalities and Indigenous communities along CN rail corridors.

Since 2012, the CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up program has planted over 90,000 trees and shrubs through almost 200 community projects across the country.

Green where you live

The CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up program is an excellent opportunity to enhance your community’s environmental and social health and engage with your citizens. Supported projects relate to one or more of the following:

  • Urban forests
  • School greening
  • Transforming community spaces
  • Traffic calming and safety
  • Naturalized areas, park creation or restoration

Important dates

Submission deadline for applications:

April 18, 2018 at 23:59 PDT

Recipients announced:

June 2018

Final reports due:

November 30, 2018

Applications now closed for 2018. Thank you to all of our applicants. Successful recipients will be announced in June 2018.