Tree Canada

Tree Canada supports greening projects wherever people live, work or play. Treemendous Communities funding is available to Canadian municipalities, Indigenous communities, business improvement associations, non-profit and community groups.

Up to $10,000 in funding is available per project.

Since 1992, Tree Canada and its sponsors have greened more than 500 municipalities, Indigenous communities and business improvement areas.

Tree Canada’s Treemendous Communities program is now accepting applications until November 30, 2020.

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I am pleased to inform you that the Call for Proposals for 2021-22 for the Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) for Aquatic Species at Risk is now open.

The objective of the HSP for aquatic species at risk is to support and promote the conservation and recovery of aquatic species at risk and their habitats by engaging Canadians in projects that will result in tangible and measurable conservation benefits.

For more information about the program and to obtain the 2021-22 application guidelines, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Habitat Stewardship Program website.

While not mandatory, Expressions of Interest are strongly encouraged. The deadline for submission of an Expression of Interest is November 13, 2020.

Funding applications are due December 18, 2020. The Application Form can be downloaded from the Program website. Please ensure you refer to the HSP Application Instructions and the Program Guide in completing an application.

Please note that Fisheries and Oceans Canada administers HSP for aquatic species at risk projects, while Environment and Climate Change Canada administers HSP for terrestrial species at risk; therefore this information only pertains to projects focused on aquatic species at risk.

Thank you for your interest in species at risk.
NBEN Awards

Every day people and environmental groups take action to protect and restore New Brunswick’s environment.

Over this past year, who stands out in your mind?

We invite you to nominate a group or individual deserving of one of the NBEN awards which will be presented in style at Eco-Confluence 2020. Send an e-mail (up to 500 words) to describing your nominee’s work. Nominees must be members or associates of the NBEN , not including current Steering Committee members.

The nomination deadline has been extended to November 2nd, 2020.
Do you enjoy crunching numbers? Are you a policy nerd? Are you curious to know more about the inner workings of New Brunswick's favourite environmental network?

Six of eight members of the NBEN Board of Directors (commonly known as our Steering Committee) will be finishing up their mandate this year. We are recruiting!

The Steering Committee is responsible for operational and administrative policies of the NBEN, including the health of its finances and the alignment of its programs with the organization’s mission. Individual Steering Committee members must stem from NBEN member groups in good standing. All Steering Committee members shall hold office for 2 years, except for the youth members who will have the option to hold office for a 1 or 2 year term. The NBEN will strive to structure the Steering Committee as follows: 2 Youth members, 2 Aboriginal members, 2 Francophone members and 2 Anglophone members. This is a commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per year.

If you are interested in joining the NBEN Steering Committee, please email Tim at
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We offer a variety of sessions to help plan events, apply for funding and more. Here are some of the sessions we offer:
  • Staff-facing sessions on our program, grantable criteria, and how to best recognize and support grant-eligible projects when you encounter them. While best-suited to youth-facing staff, we can customize this a bit to meet the needs of the org. we're working with.
  • Youth-facing sessions on ideation - best-suited to youth who want to do something but are not certain what yet, exactly. We capture idea prompts and help youth to develop grantable ideas.
  • Youth-facing sessions on grantwriting - best-suited to youth who have some ideas already, we engage them in developing a project outline, budget, and backcasting/forecasting their project stages.
  • Co-facilitation with our partners - we are increasingly more often called upon to co-deliver sessions with our partners. This takes on many different forms, from conferences and panels, to shared facilitation of workshops, to creating redistributable media to be housed permanently online, and many more. We can work together to meet your mandate outcomes and help amplify youth voices along the way.
These are a start, but we can help with other offerings not on that list as well, and try to do so on a case-by-case basis. Let me know if you see anything on your radar that looks like it might be a fit, and we can see about finding a way to support. Additionally, we do have funds for events if you have opportunities to deliver relevant programming or events, and think that we should be involved, we can provide support to help ensure the success of the event.

Please contact Cory at for more information on these grants. #RisingYouth

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