Invite: Green Events in Canada Sept.22-Oct.24 + Walk A Mile in Her Shoes®Toronto Sept.26, 2013

Here are some great green events in Canada.

Canadian Institute of Forestry and Canadian Forestry Association


National Forest Week: The Greenest Workforce

September 22 – 28

During National Forest Week, Canadians are invited to learn more about Canada’s forest heritage and to raise awareness about this valuable and renewable resource.

This video presents “Nurture Your Future. Opportunities Abound in Canada’s GreenestWorkforce.”

  • Canadian forest product companies will need to hire as many as *60,000, or more, new workers* by 2020 to meet demand, and you could be one of them!
  • If you want *good pay*, opportunities to *learn on the job*, a *great lifestyle* and the chance to work in *Canada’s greenest workforce*, then check out!”

Canadian Institute of Forestry, Canadian Forestry Association, Forest Products Association of Canada and Government of Canada


The GreenestWorkforce


Green Dream Contest

“Wanna live the green dream? If you want good pay, opportunities to learn on the job, a great lifestyle and the chance to work in Canada’s greenest workforce, then the forest products industry is right for you! The GreenestWorkforce is giving 15 deserving students a Green Dream Internship that includes a paid four month summer 2014 internship and an iPad Mini!”

  • TheGreenestWorkforce offers students across Canada 15 green internships via the Green Dream Internship Contest.
  • Green Dream Internship Contest
    • The contest is an opportunity for you to receive job training, skills development, and real-world experience in a career suited to your interests and education.
    • Explore a career in Engineering, Forestry, Human Resources and more!
    • Apply between October 1st and October 31st .
      1. Pick one of 15 Green Dream Internships, fill out an entry form, submit your photo and resume and include a statement on what makes you the ideal Green Dream Internship candidate.
      2. Then do all you can to get the most votes between November 1st and November 15th for your chance to win!
      3. Winners will be notified December 2nd 2013 .
    • Make sure to like them on Facebook to stay in the loop and receive a reminder when the Submission Period opens on October 1st!
    • Please click here for more info about the Green Dream Contest and the different internships as well as the contest rules and regualtions.
      • Please note that all entrants must be:
      1. At least eighteen (18) years of age as of the time of entry;
      2. Must meet education requirements as outlined in the Internship descriptions; and
      3. Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and international students legally authorized to work in Canada.

Park People


Park Talk:

Fundraising Opportunities for Your Park

September 24, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

St. Matthew’s Clubhouse at Riverdale Park East
450 Broadview Ave, Toronto

Please click here to register.

Every Tree Counts installations across Toronto. (City of Toronto photo.)
Every Tree Counts installations across Toronto. (City of Toronto photo.)

City of Toronto


Every Tree Counts Initiative on National Tree Day

Wednesday, September 25

  • National Tree Day celebrates trees and their benefits that Canadians appreciate, which include “clean air, wildlife habitat, reducing energy demand and connecting with nature.”
  • As part of the week-long celebrations of National Forest Week, the City of Toronto will be launching the Every Tree Counts initiative on National Tree Day.
  • The Every Tree Counts initiative will include four installations located in park areas across the city.
    • The installations are designed to bring attention to the value of urban trees and to encourage participation in the City’s FREE tree-planting program.
      • You can help: Get a Free Tree for the City-owned street allowance in front of your business, home or apartment, where possible.
    • The four installations will be located in the following parks.
      • High Park (Ward 13)
        • Update (September 24): Toronto’s Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly, Councillor Paul Ainslie (Ward 43 Scarborough East), Chair of the City’s Parks and Environment Committee, and Councillor Sarah Doucette (Ward 13 Parkdale-High Park) will join Federal Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver, Dr. Sandy Smith from Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation and City staff to unveil the Every Tree Counts installation in High Park on National Tree Day at 10:30 a.m.
      • Botany Hill Park (in Ward 43)
      • Lawrence Park (Ward 25)
      • Colonel Sam Smith Park (Ward 6)
  • Did you know?
    • Toronto City Council adopted Toronto’s Strategic Forest Management Plan earlier this year.
    • The 10-year plan, under the stewardship of the Parks, Forestry and Recreation division, aims to increase the city’s tree canopy to 40 per cent, achieve more equitable distribution of the canopy, add to the city’s biodiversity, raise awareness of the benefits of trees, and promote tree stewardship in Toronto.
      • Toronto has 10.2 million trees, situated on both private and public property, with an estimated structural value of $7.1 billion.
      • Toronto’s trees store 1.1 million metric tonnes of carbon (equal to the yearly carbon emissions from 733,000 automobiles)
    • “The urban forest improves air and water quality, reduces emissions and cools temperatures, all of which improves quality of life and creates economic benefits.”
Backus Woods, ON (Photo by NCC)
Backus Woods, ON
(Photo by NCC)

Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)


National Tree Day in the Backus Woods!

September 25

Take Time for Nature to Celebrate Tree Day and National Forest Week in beautiful Backus Woods in southern Ontario.

Tree Canada

Invites You


The National Tree Day Challenge & Contest

Help plant 20,000† trees across Canada!

One real tree will be planted for the first virtual tree you plant. Tree Canada will plant up to 10,000 real trees for up to 10,000 virtual trees.

Contest Closes at 4:59 PM (ET) on September 29, 2013.

Random draw will be held on October 8, 2013.

This video presents “White Ribbon Campaign – Walk A Mile In Her Shoes 2011.”

White Ribbon


Walk A Mile in Her Shoes® Toronto

Thursday, September 26, 2013

12 PM Noon – 2 PM


Registration Opens at 11:30 AM

Walk Commences at 12:45 PM

Contact info: Email; Tel: 416-920-6684;
Toll free:1-800-328-2228.

  • White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity.
  • You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.
    • That’s why we’re asking you to put on a pair of high heels and join the White Ribbon Campaign to Walk A Mile in Her Shoes®.
    • On Thursday, September 26th, we’re all going to help end violence against women and girls, one man-sized step at a time.
    • Please click here for more info and to register.

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)


Tree Identification Walk & Talk

FREE Admission

Saturday, September 28, 2013

10:30 a.m. – Noon

Terra Cotta Conservation Area, Halton Hills (View Map)

Contact: Holly Nadalin at 905-670-1615 x449 or .

Please Register Online.

  • Designed for rural farm and non-farm landowners, or as we like to call them ‘Countryside Stewards’ this workshop will appeal a wide range!
  • Take a walk through the beautiful Terra Cotta Conservation Area, brush-up on your tree I.D skills and learn to better maintain and manage your trees and forests at home.
  • This workshop is for landowners living within the Credit River Watershed, however landowners from outside the watershed are welcome, space allowing.

salamander festival 2013

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)


Salamander Festival

FREE Admission

Saturday, September 28, 2013

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Belfountain Conservation Area, Belfountain (View Map)

Contact: The Stewardship hotline at 905-670-1615 x221 or .

  • Check out the Annual Salamander Festival at Belfountain Hamlet and Belfountain Conservation Area.
  • Discover the farmers’ and artisans’ market, live entertainment, tasty local food, kids eco zone, real river critters and live animals.
  • Please click here for more details about this event.

The Ontario Forestry Association (OFA), Trees Ontario, and  Partners


Trees Ontario and OFA Landowner Workshops

FREE 2013 Fall Workshop Series

September 30 – October 24, 2013

Light refreshments will be served.

Contact Trees Ontario by phone: 1-877-646-1193 (toll free) or by email: .

  • Through August to October, a series of landowner workshops is offered across Ontario.
  • Workshops will cover topics including tree planting incentives, tools for managing your woodlot, incentives to manage your forest property and information about invasive species.
  • Presentations by forestry experts will include a variety of topics, such as:
    • Tree planting incentives
    • Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program
    • Windbreaks for working farms
    • Tools for managing your woodlot
    • Emerald Ash Borer & other invasive species
    • Shoreline planting for improved water quality
  • Space is limited and pre-registration is encouraged by visiting the Trees Ontario website.
  • Please click here for more details, locations and dates of the workshops.

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)


Creating Wildlife Habitat on your Property

FREE Admission

Saturday, October 5, 2013

10 a.m. to noon

Terra Cotta Conservation Area – Visitors Welcome Centre, Halton Hills (View Map)

Contact: Karen Buckle at 905-670-1615 x 440 or

Please Register Online

  • Discover how to create and improve wildlife habitat on your property and learn why it is so important to the health of the countryside.
  • This workshop is for landowners living within the Credit River Watershed, however landowners from outside the watershed are welcome, space allowing.

This video presents “The Bruce Trail Conservancy.”

  • Find out more about the beautiful Bruce Trail and the work of The Bruce Trail Conservancy, the non-profit organization that maintains the trail and is working to establish a conservation corridor along the Niagara Escarpment.

Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) and Each of its Nine Bruce Trail Clubs


Bruce Trail Day

FREE Guided Hikes and Family Activities

Bruce Trail, Ontario, Canada

Map of the Bruce Trail Day Hikes and Activities

October 6, 2013

Contact the BTC at or 1-800-665-4453 ext. 29

  • Bruce Trail Day is an annual event celebrating Canada’s oldest and longest footpath.
    • Bruce Trail is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
      • It is one of only sixteen such reserves in all of Canada.
    • It is the oldest and longest continuous footpath in Canada.
      • The trail runs along the Niagara Escarpment from Niagara to Tobermory, spanning more than 885 km of main trail and 400 km of side trails.
  • Each Club of the Bruce Trail Conservancy will host FREE guided hikes and family activities to help you explore the Bruce Trail, discover the amazing variety of life along the Niagara Escarpment, and celebrate 50 years since the Bruce Trail began.
  • Please click here for more details, locations and schedule of the FREE guided hikes and family activities on Bruce Trail Day.

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Contact Info

  • Information on fares, routes, schedules and service.
    • 416-393-4636 (INFO)

    • Recorded information available 24 hours daily.

    • Operator-assisted service is available from 8:00am to 6:00pm daily, except statutory holidays.

    • TTY Hearing Impaired Service, 416-481-2523, Daily, 8:00am-6:00pm; except statutory holidays.

  • Main Switchboard
    • 416-393-4000

    • Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

City of Toronto Contact Info

Phone within Toronto city limits: 311.

Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
(can be used within Toronto if you can’t reach 311).

TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
Fax: 416-338-0685

If your matter is urgent, please call them. They are open 24/7.



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