Build Your Smart Forest

Join this opportunity for youth, individuals, families, farmers, landowners, Indigenous communities, and corporate Canada to buy and build a Smart Forest to achieve a net-zero future.

Our Smart Forest Action Plan

When you invest in a Smart Forest, we keep you informed on its progress – from site selection to planting to ongoing maintenance and carbon and biodiversity footprint impact. CFT manages the forest landscape from the moment you buy your forest.

Start making a difference now—and far into the future

Each Smart Forest has a ‘planting prescription’. This is the unique mix of species that’s right for the local climate, soil conditions, drainage, and land history. This optimal habitat maximizes the positive impacts the forest will make, including carbon sequestration, oxygen production and water absorption.

Corporate Forests

Meet ESG goals and demonstrate results

School Forests

Give students the tools to positively impact their future

Legacy Forests

Protect the planet for future generations

Communal Forests

Make a difference by coming together

CORPORATE SMART FORESTS

If ESG is not a box you’d like to tick, but a change you’d like to make, work with us.

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Build Your Forest Benefits Bundle

Smart Forests are built for purpose and stand the test of time. Buy and build a Smart Forest™ with Canada’s Forest Trust and customize your benefits package.



COPPER BRONZE SILVER GOLD PLATINUM SAPPHIRE RUBY DIAMOND EMERALD
# of Acres 0.5 - 4 5 10 25 50 100 250 500 1,000
Number of Seedlings 500 - 4,000 5,000+ 10,000+ 25,000+ 50,000+ 100,000+ 250,000+ 500,000+ 1,000,000+

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Core Benefits †

Tier Recognition
Carbon Offsetting
Net-Zero Carbon Calculator
Net-Negative Carbon Calculator
Forest Calculator
Access to CFT News and Resources Bulletin
Official Shareable Digital Signage

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Governance & Reporting †

Forest Insurance
Custom Smart Forest Intelligence Dashboard
Forestcaster™
Custom Online Portal
Forever Forest Guarantee
Annual Report
Custom Annual Audit

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CSR & PR Benefits †

Carbon Offset Gifting Program
Roots Verified Seal for Signature Line
Social Media Posts
Inclusion in CFT Blog (ex. Ad, Op-Ed)
Ticker Tape Placement
Certificate of Forest Stewardship
Logo Featured on CFT Website Name Name Name Logo Logo Logo + link Logo + link Logo + link + tag line
Launch Event (ceremonial planting [C], wallpaper [W], living wall [L]) c c c/w c/w C/W/L C/W/L
Co-branded Campaign Local Regional Regional Regional National National
Access to Exclusive Portal Content (research & data, polling, interviews)
Branded Video - Unlocking the Power of YOUR Forest
Licence to use CFT logo and Trademarks in your Marketing Materials
Custom Engagement Program
Curated Content (ex. conversations, articles, videos)
Plant it Forward Campaign
Forest Experience
Digital Ad in a Canadian National Newspaper of your Choice Quarter page Third of page Half page Full page
Advertisement in the CFT Newsletter
Exclusive Sector Specific Marketing Campaign
Exclusive Sector Specific Marketing Campaign Regional National

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Youth Partnership/Sponsorship Opportunities †

Student Materials (toolkits, branded items, etc.)
School Forest or Matching Program
Student Forest Ambassador Scholarship
Student Internship Program
Student Forest Ambassador Summit

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Employee Engagement/Community Opportunities †

Carbon Offset Benefits Program
Corporate Community Smart Forest
Outstanding Employee Forest Steward Recognition
Custom Employee Engagement Program (ex. matching & gifting program)
Team Retreat

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Financial Benefits †

Access to Financing Options
Regulated Offset Credits*
Voluntary Offset Credits
Sustainability Fee Discount

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* Subject to government regulations

† The selection within each category will be determined based on each corporation's customized stewardship agreement.

How to get your forest started

STEP 1
What is your carbon footprint?

Calculate how much carbon your corporation generates in an average year.

Calculate your carbon footprint

STEP 2
Your “net zero” Smart Forest target

Calculate how many acres your corporation must invest in to reach a net-zero emissions target.

Calculate your NET ZERO target

STEP 3
Your “net negative” Smart Forest target

Calculate how many acres your corporation must invest in to reach a net-NEGATIVE emissions target.

BUILD TO YOUR NET NEGATIVE. PLANT IT FORWARD.

Start building your ESG portfolio.

Our team is available to meet with you to discuss your custom Corporate Smart Forest program. Our agreements range in length, and offset contributions start as soon as the land is prepared and planting begins.

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Find out whose Indigenous Territory your corporation is on and see the Indigenous territory and community leaders to build relations.

SCHOOL SMART FORESTS

School Smart Forests protect our planet and teach us how to tackle climate change.

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Build Forests, Empower Students, & Fundraise for School Initiatives

Benefits of joining the School Smart Forest program include:

  • Nationwide Student Forest Ambassador Program
  • Scholarship, employment & internship opportunities
  • Unique fundraising model that builds forests with no pre-purchasing required
  • Build a robust school climate action plan
  • Milestone and progress tracking, annual reports
  • Student engagement and education modules
  • Student networking opportunities across Canada
  • Online and in-person events with high profile speakers
  • A dynamic private portal with curated programming and resources
  • Proprietary Net-Zero Calculator and Forestcaster™
  • Investment in a nature-based solution to climate change
Building School Smart Forests

As schools work towards their targets, seedlings are collected to build forests across Canada. Schools will be recognized for every forest they help build with their seedlings. Additional benefits and awards are provided to schools as they achieve milestones.

Smart Forests are ecologically biodiverse environments that contain at least 5,000+ planted seedlings. Our Forever Forest Guarantee ensures that every forest built by CFT undergoes expert management, reporting and monitoring and silviculture maintenance. Your school can track the impact and growth of your Smart Forests indefinitely using your custom Smart Forest Intelligence Dashboard.

School Smart Forests do more than what meets the eye, they:
  • Sequester carbon
  • Develop healthy and biodiverse ecosystems
  • Provide scholarships and internships for Canada’s youth
  • Connect Indigenous & non-indigenous youth
  • Create employment
  • Foster multi-generational environmental stewardship
  • Ease climate anxiety
  • Report on impact

How to get your forest started

STEP 1
What is your carbon footprint?

Calculate how much carbon your corporation generates in an average year.

Calculate your carbon footprint

STEP 2
Choose your Smart Forest target

Determine how many acres of forest you want to build with your school – larger forests have greater benefits for people and our planet! Our Net Zero and Net Negative calculators will help provide a baseline for your school’s climate impact.

Calculate your NET ZERO target

STEP 3
Complete a School Smart Forest Application

With the support of school administration, fill out the school application form and a CFT Team Member will reach out to discuss next steps.

Apply to Join

Get Involved Today

Our team is available to meet with you to discuss your custom School Smart Forest program.

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Find out whose Indigenous Territory your school is on and see the Indigenous territory and community leaders to build relations.

LEGACY OR MEMORIAL SMART FORESTS

Give cleaner air, thriving wildlife habitats, and a healthier planet to future generations.

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IMPACT BENEFITS FOR LEGACY BUILDERS

WITH OVER 40 CHOICES, YOUR CUSTOMIZED PACKAGE MAY INCLUDE:

  • Supporting carbon sequestration & biodiversity
  • Official recognition as Canada’s Forest Stewards
  • Proprietary Net-Zero Calculator and Forestcaster™
  • National recognition as an investor in a nature-based solution to climate change
  • Community and school sponsorship opportunities
  • A dynamic private portal with curated programming and resources
  • A personalized Smart Forest Intelligence Dashboard
WHAT IS A FOREST TRUST UNIT (FTU)?
1 FTU
= 5 acres
  • = 5000+ seedlings
  • A FTU is a 5 acre Smart Forest that contains 5000+ planted seedlings. This is an ecologically biodiverse area that is under joint stewardship between CFT and the designated environmental steward.
  • Every FTU is:
  • supported by a 5-phase strategic action plan
  • validated by modern science
  • protected under the Forever Forest Guarantee
  • We will engage Indigenous land knowledge holders in our decisions

How to get your forest started

STEP 1
Calculate your net-zero carbon footprint

Learn how much carbon you generate in an average year.

Calculate your carbon footprint

STEP 2
Determine your net zero Smart Forest target

See how many acres you must plant to reach a net-zero emissions target.

Calculate your NET ZERO target

STEP 3
Your “net negative” Smart Forest target

Calculate how many acres you must invest in to reach a net-NEGATIVE emissions target.

CALCULATE YOUR NET NEGATIVE. PLANT IT FORWARD.

Build your Legacy Forest.

Our team is available to meet with you to discuss your custom Legacy Smart Forest program. Our agreements range in length, and offset contributions start as soon as the land is prepared and planting begins.

contact us

Find out whose Indigenous Territory your home is on and see the Indigenous territory and community leaders to build relations.

COMMUNAL SMART FORESTS

Join your fellow Canadians and make a change for the better.

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IMPACT BENEFITS FOR COMMUNITY BUILDERS

The number of FTUs purchased determines the packages available.
WITH OVER 40 CHOICES, YOUR CUSTOMIZED PACKAGE MAY INCLUDE:
  • Supporting carbon sequestration & biodiversity
  • Official recognition as Canada’s Forest Stewards
  • Proprietary Net-Zero Calculator and Forestcaster™
  • National recognition as an investor in a nature-based solution to climate change
  • Community and school sponsorship opportunities
  • A dynamic private portal with curated programming and resources
  • A personalized Smart Forest Intelligence Dashboard

WHAT IS A FOREST TRUST UNIT (FTU)?

1 FTU
= 5 acres
  • = 5000+ seedlings
  • A FTU is a 5 acre Smart Forest that contains 5000+ planted seedlings. This is an ecologically biodiverse area that is under joint stewardship between CFT and the designated environmental steward.
  • Every FTU is:
  • supported by a 5-phase strategic action plan
  • validated by modern science
  • protected under the Forever Forest Guarantee
  • We will engage Indigenous land knowledge holders in our decisions

How to get your forest started

STEP 1
Calculate your net-zero carbon footprint

Learn how much carbon you generate in an average year.

Calculate your carbon footprint

STEP 2
Determine your net zero Smart Forest target

See how many acres you must plant to reach a net-zero emissions target.

Calculate your NET ZERO target

STEP 3
Your “net negative” Smart Forest target

Calculate how many acres you must invest in to reach a net-NEGATIVE emissions target.

CALCULATE YOUR NET NEGATIVE. PLANT IT FORWARD.

Join a Communal Forest.

Find out whose Indigenous Territory your community is on and see the Indigenous territory and community leaders to build relations.

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