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Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation | Who We Are

Who We Are

At Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, we believe everyone should have equitable access to green space and the many benefits it provides.

Vision

Our Vision is for all people in Toronto to have equitable access to green spaces. This doesn’t just mean more parks and trees. It means a healthy, thriving network of interconnected green spaces that is available and easy for anyone in the city to enjoy.

Values

We incorporate our values into all aspects of the work that we do. We foster a spirit of collaboration, innovation, integrity and inclusivity, with sustainability, integrity, transparency and accountability at the forefront of our operations.

Mission

Our Mission is to foster a culture of collaboration city-wide and to facilitate, fund, and support green space enhancement projects that improve the quality of life for all people in Toronto.

We work in partnership with the City of Toronto, community groups, neighbourhoods, individuals, and the business community to reimagine local parks and improve the health of Toronto’s urban forest by supporting tree planting and stewardship efforts.

Board of Directors

We are grateful for the guidance and support of this group of committed individuals who work hard to fulfill the vision of the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation.

Andrew Sorbara

Chair

Sorbara Development Group

Ellen Greenwood

Vice Chair

Greenwood & Associates

Peter North

Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design

Hon Q. Lu

Infrastructure Ontario

Dr. Sandy Smith

Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto

Staff

Leila Fenc

Executive Director

Jessika Eldridge

Bookkeeper and Office Administrator

Amy Howitt

Tree For Me Program Coordinator

Margo Mullin

Assistant Director, Projects

Cynthia Mykytyshyn

Assistant Director, Communications (Maternity Leave)

Our Collective Impact

By working together, we’re having a big impact in our city.

Tree For Me 2018/19 Impact Infographic

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Tree For Me 2018 Impact Report

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Tree For Me 2018 Impact Infographic

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Every Tree Counts Grant Program Report 2017

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Tree For Me 2017 Impact Infographic

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Annual Report 2014

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Annual Report 2013

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Our Living Impact

4500+

Volunteer Hours

50+

Park Enhancement Projects

20,000+

Trees and Shrubs Distributed

$1 M+

Grants Awarded

Notice to our park and tree enthusiasts!

It is with sad hearts that we announce that the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation is shutting its doors, and will no longer be able to accept donations on behalf of park improvements across our great city. We are very proud of the work we have done together over the years, in partnership with a wide variety of community groups.