A Conference To Help Improve Canada’s Urban Forests

The Canadian Urban Forest Conference (CUFC) brings together leading experts from across the country to discuss and learn about innovative strategies, policies, technologies, research, and best management practices in urban forestry.

Alternating between cities every two years, the CUFC is a forum for professionals, municipalities and community groups to share their experiences and novel approaches to the stewardship of Canada’s urban forests. The CUFC is coordinated by the host city with guidance and support from Tree Canada.

CUFC 2024 in Winnipeg

DATE: October 15 to 18, 2024

CONFERENCE THEME: 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.

Sponsorship opportunities

Support the Conference

We need your help to make this year’s event successful and ensure the benefits of trees are accessible and sustainable for all, for years to come.

Your sponsorship will help grow minds, communities, and trees. It will also grow your company’s exposure, heighten brand recognition, and drive sales. Get your name in front of more than 300 delegates from across North America, including municipal leaders, foresters, arborists, environmentalists, landscape architects, urban planners, researchers, and community growth organizations.

Previous Canadian Urban Forest Conferences

  • 2008: Strathcona County, Alberta
  • 2006: Québec City, Québec
  • 2004: Kelowna, British Columbia
  • 2002: Markham, Ontario
  • 2000: Lake Louise, Alberta
  • 1997: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1995: Windsor, Ontario
  • 1993: Winnipeg, Manitoba

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