Recognizing Excellence in Urban Forestry

Since 1992, Tree Canada has advocated for the importance of urban forestry for the health of our communities and the environment. With over 80% of Canadians now living in urban areas, and the growing impacts of climate change on cities and towns, the field of urban forestry is more important than ever.

Through these Awards, Tree Canada is proud to recognize individuals and groups that have significantly contributed to the advancement and support of urban forestry in Canada.

Canadian Urban Forest Awards

Royal Galipeau Award of Distinction

The Royal Galipeau Award of Distinction recognizes excellence in leadership and significant contributions in Canadian urban forestry over a minimum of ten years.

Public Education Award

The Public Education Award recognizes excellence in advancing the understanding of urban forestry issues and/or encouraging best practices in the urban forestry sector.

Urban Forestry Youth Volunteer Award

The Urban Forestry Youth Volunteer Award recognizes outstanding volunteer services in urban forestry to the community by Canadians between the ages of 15-24.

Urban Forestry Student Bursary

The Urban Forestry Student Bursary is available to students in Canada who have a strong interest in and dedication to urban forestry as demonstrated by their academic, volunteerism and extra-curricular activities.


How to Apply

Applications for Tree Canada’s Canadian Urban Forest Awards open every two years, in conjunction with theCanadian Urban Forest Conference.

Please visit each award’s page to find out more and see past recipients. For further questions about the CUFAs, pleasecontact us.

Tree Canada Sponsor Awards

Eterne Award

The Eterne Award is given to companies who support Tree Canada and exemplify the very best in environmental stewardship.