MONTREAL, September 8, 2021— CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) and Tree Canada, Canada’s leading national tree-planting charity, are pleased to announce today the names of the 26 communities that are being awarded tree planting grants of up to $25,000. These grants are a part of the CN EcoConnexions – From the Ground Up initiative that invests in community greening projects across Canada.

This year’s recipient communities are:

Kamloops, BC

Toronto, ON

Montréal, QC

Surrey, BC

London, ON

Québec, QC

Vancouver, BC

Strathcoy-Caradoc, ON

Laval, QC

Edmonton, AB

Mississauga, ON

Longueuil, QC

Winnipeg, MB

Brampton, ON

Gatineau, QC

Regina, SK

Hamilton, ON

Halifax, NS

Saskatoon, SK

Niagara Falls, ON

St John’s, NFLD

Windsor, ON

Ottawa, ON

Calgary, AB

Kitchener, ON

Guelph, ON

Thanks to CN’s environmental leadership, the CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up initiative has been greening communities since 2012 with sustainable, environmentally responsible tree-planting projects. Tree Canada experts work closely with communities to make each project an opportunity for community members to gather and celebrate the benefits of trees and urban green spaces.

“Tree Canada is excited to continue our partnership with CN to bring CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up to 26 deserving communities across Canada. With this program, CN is creating a lasting legacy of sustainability for present and future generations, providing funding and much-needed awareness to the value of trees and green spaces to our health and well-being, as well as the environment.”
– Danielle St-Aubin, CEO, Tree Canada

“At CN, we want to make a positive impact on the communities along our network, and together with our employees, retirees, and partners we are committed to fostering safe and sustainable communities wherever we do business. Since the creation of this program in 2012, with the support of our partner, Tree Canada, we have helped plant over 2 million trees in municipalities and Indigenous communities from coast to coast. By doing so, we are contributing to a sustainable future, one community at a time.”
– Sean Finn, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer, CN

For more information on CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up, visit our website at:

About Tree Canada
Tree Canada is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to planting and nurturing trees in rural and urban environments. Through our programs, research and engagement efforts, we have helped restore tree cover in areas hit by natural disasters, guided communities in managing their urban forests, supported over 700 schoolyard greening projects and organized urban forest conferences. To date, with our community partners and sponsors, we have planted more than 83 million trees.

About CN
CN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year. As the only railroad connecting Canada’s Eastern and Western coasts with the U.S. South through a 19,500-mile rail network, CN, and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919. CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship.

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For Tree Canada
Carol Burnup
Director, Communications and Marketing
613-567-5545 ext. 230 (office)

For CN
Mathieu Gaudreault
Senior Advisor, Media Relations