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Greening Canada’s School Grounds

Tree Canada’s Greening Canada’s School Grounds program strengthens the relationship between students and nature.

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Helping Canadian students learn

Studies suggest that students with access to green spaces have an enhanced learning experience and improved outcomes in science, math and language arts. As well, access to green space in a student’s learning environment is associated with improved mental well-being and overall health.

By supporting school greening projects, we enhance the learning experience for students and strengthen their relationship with nature.

Tree Canada will be accepting grant applications between Tuesday, October 11th, 2022 and Monday, December 12th, 2022.

“The benefits of this program are many, as our school ground was bare when we started. Without this grant we would not have been able to provide our students with so many wonderful opportunities to learn about trees and all the good they provide. We would not have been able to bring nature to our school ground. The whole feel of the school has changed and now feels and looks so much more inviting. The students are really engaged in the maintenance of the trees and are looking forward to the colors and raking of the leaves this fall. There will be many beautiful art projects this fall at school due to the wonderful colors of all the leaves. Thank you so much for believing in us and our project.”

-Susan Kucera, David Stoddart School and 2019 Greening Canada’s School Grounds Grant Recipient

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Tree Canada supports greening projects wherever learning takes place. From elementary schools in Newfoundland to vocational learning centres in British Columbia. We are here to green any and all educational institutions across Canada.

Up to $3,500 in funding is available per project.

Since 1992, Tree Canada and its sponsors have supported the greening of more than 700 schoolyards across the country.

Submit your application

Tree Canada’s Greening Canada’s School Grounds program is now accepting applications until Monday, December 12th, 2022, at 11:59 pm EST.

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To apply, you may need to create an account as a new user. For further questions, please contact the Greening Canada’s School Grounds Program Manager.

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