Deadline: September 20, 2023

Join CICan’s Application to the 2 Billion Trees Program

Help us maximize our collective impact on carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas reduction, habitat restoration, and biodiversity by planting trees across the country. Join CICan’s application to the Government of Canada’s 2 Billion Trees program.

Announced in 2019, the 2 Billion Trees (2BT) program aims to motivate and support new tree planting projects. Over a period of 10 years, the Government of Canada will invest up to $3.2 billion in tree planting efforts to support provinces, territories, third-party organizations, and Indigenous organizations to plant two billion trees across Canada.

Specifically, 2BT’s Urban-Suburban stream supports a broad range of tree-planting projects and activities in and around population centers. These projects are expected to provide many human well-being and environmental co-benefits beyond planting trees and sequestering carbon such as improving green spaces for community use and student well-being.

Colleges and institutes are not eligible to apply for this funding. Therefore, CICan will apply on behalf its members, proposing a sector-wide initiative.

We are asking institutions prepared to plant a minimum of 250 trees within a calendar year starting in 2024, either on campus or in their community to join our application! We will schedule a follow-up meeting with all interested member institutions to discuss the details of the planned project and how the program can benefit the institution.