Our Forests Fight Climate Change

Help Us Plant Trees Across Canada

Canada’s forests have offered indispensable social, economic, and environmental benefits throughout our history. As a country known for our unparalleled natural landscapes, healthy forests have been and continue to be the root of growth and opportunity for Canada.

Now, our forests are challenged by the devastating effects of climate change. Whether recovering from drought, flooding, wildfire or invasive pests, our forests are in peril. We need to ensure the health of our forests, increase tree planting to grow new forest, and connect our forests to encourage greater resilience.

“Forest Recovery Canada is the only ENGO in the country that provides scientific planting and up-to-date, accurate mapping of all of its planting projects, providing a high level of accountability and recognition to our supporters.”– Rob Keen, CEO

Connecting Our Forests


Newly planted sites support greater connectivity between forested areas

World leaders acknowledge that forests are essential to addressing the challenges of climate change by enhancing the capacity to sequester harmful emissions, reduce flooding and provide a cooling effect.

By planting trees, increasing forest cover and connecting forested areas we will lessen the effects of climate change. Large and healthy forests are essential in the fight against climate change. Planting in ecologically significant sites ensures connectivity between forested areas, rehabilitates sites affected by invasive species, adds soil stabilization and helps prevent runoff.

Now, our forests are challenged by the devastating effects of climate change. Whether recovering from drought, flooding, wildfire or invasive pests, our forests are in peril. We need to ensure the health of our forests, increase tree planting to grow new forest, and connect our forests to encourage greater resilience.


The health of our forests and our own wealth, health and well-being are intertwined.

Healthy Forests, Healthy People

When forests thrive, our communities, economy, and health also thrive. Healthy forests provide us with clean water, cool the air, places for us to enjoy, and improve our overall wellbeing.

By planting trees we are helping to restore forest area across Canada and increase the overall health of our environment.

Canada has

  • 347 million

    Hectares of Forest

which equals

  • 9%

    of the world’s forests

  • 318

    billion trees

  • 8,953

    trees per person

About Forests Ontario

The voice of our forests

We’re dedicated to making our forests stronger and greener. Our ambitious tree planting initiatives, extensive education programs, and decades of community engagement have helped plant millions of trees each year—and it’s through these efforts that we’re bringing our vision for healthier forests to a new generation of stewards, partners, teachers, and donors.

As a non-profit registered charity, we’re always looking for volunteers, sponsors, and donors who will help keep Canada’s forests green—and help grow our programs. You can volunteer your time, donate to help organize a planting or educational event, make forests part of your social corporate responsibility plans, or sign-up for one of our workshops or community days to learn more.

When you support us, you support the future of our forests.

Get In Touch

We would love to hear from you. Contact us to chat about how to get involved, become a partner and create a program.

Shelley McKay

Director of Communications & Development

416-646-1193

or toll-free at 1-877-646-1193