CUFC 2024 in Winnipeg
The 2024 Canadian Urban Forest Conference will take place from October 15 to 18 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The conference theme is Trees for All: Equity in Canada’s Urban Forests.
Heightened recognition of the economic, environmental, social, and health benefits of trees has illuminated the importance of equity within Canada’s urban forests. The topic of equity in urban forests is multi-faceted, and includes both ecological and social considerations that influence governance, planning, management, and community partnerships designed to improve equitable access to resources, knowledge, services and opportunities.
Long-term strategic urban forest planning and management priorities are increasingly being informed through public engagement and through a diversity, inclusivity and equity lens. The conference theme of equity will guide discussions to support the planning and management of urban forests to ensure the benefits that trees provide are accessible and sustainable for all.