Gary Zed, The Hill Times

The surprising obstacle in Canada’s climate fight: land shortage

Aug 1, 2023 | OPED


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Indigenous Leadership Grow's Canada's Green Economy

Growing Canada’s Green Economy, with Indigenous Leadership at the Centre

Feb 28, 2023 | OPED | News
Growing up in the north has been an incredible privilege, so much so that after 30 years, I’ve returned to help repatriate our First Nation, Sand Point, located on the southeast shores of Lake Nipigon. The people of Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek have been occupying these lands since time immemorial. In more recent times, the people [...]
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Youth Climate Action

One Million Students Set to Take Climate Action with Canada’s Forest Trust Corporation and EcoSchools Canada

Jan 27, 2023 | News
TORONTO, Jan. 26, 2023 -- Canada’s Forest Trust Corporation (CFT) joins forces with EcoSchools Canada to engage one (1) million students in CFT’s School Smart Fundraising Forest program. Students now have an opportunity to fundraise for initiatives at their school by selling seedlings, and CFT will plant those seedlings on their behalf. With a national [...]
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Canada’s Forest Trust Appoints Former Manulife and Tree Canada Executives to its Senior Leadership Team

Dec 7, 2022 | News
OTTAWA, Dec. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canada’s Forest Trust (CFT), a leading social enterprise that offers a turn-key, nature-based solution to capture carbon by building Smart Forests™, announced the appointment of Danielle St-Aubin and Robert Tellier to its senior executive team. This follows the announcement of CFT’s Science, Innovation and Policy Board and Education [...]
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Canada’s Forest Trust launches Canada’s Land Trust – a visionary program supporting private landowners and Canadian forests

Dec 1, 2022 | News
OTTAWA, Dec. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canada’s Forest Trust (CFT) – a social enterprise dedicated to restoring, preserving, and protecting forests in Canada – launched Canada’s Land Trust (CLT), an innovative program to support private landowners and stewards across the country. Through unique and customizable partnerships, owners of woodlots, forests, agricultural, and marginalized land can [...]
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Fireside Chat: Reconciliation and Indigenous-led healing of Mother Earth

Sep 28, 2022 | News
​What is our collective responsibility to heal Mother Earth? How can we learn from Indigenous ways of knowing and traditional land-based principles to better tend to and sustain our ecosystems for future generations? These questions, and more, will be covered in a dynamic fireside chat hosted by Canada's Forest Trust to honour National Day of [...]
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Canada’s Forest Trust Announces The Appointment of Its Science, Innovation and Policy Board Members

Sep 21, 2022 | News
Ottawa, ON, September 21, 2022 - Canada's Forest Trust (CFT) is pleased to announce the appointment of the first four members of its Science, Innovation and Policy Board, chaired by Peter van Dijk, Chief Sustainable Finance and Policy Officer at CFT.  The Science, Innovation and Policy Board members are positioned to advise CFT and its [...]
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Investing in indigenous youth

Investing in Indigenous Youth at the Heart of Canada’s Forest Trust and Outland Youth Employment Program (OYEP) Partnership

Jul 22, 2022 | News

Canada’s Forest Trust (CFT) and Outland Youth Employment Program (OYEP), part of Dexterra Community Initiatives (DCI), are pleased to announce their partnership to build powerful relationships with Indigenous communities and youth in Canada. Through this partnership, CFT and OYEP will collaborate on…

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Peter van Dijk as CSF and policy officer

CFT Appoints Peter van Dijk as Chief Sustainable Finance and Policy Officer

Jul 7, 2022 | News

Gary Zed, Founder and CEO of Canada’s Forest Trust Corporation (CFT), today announced the appointment of Peter van Dijk as Chief Sustainable Finance and Policy Officer. In this role, Peter will lead all carbon-related aspects of Canada’s Forest Trust including…

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No path to net zero without forest

There is no path to carbon-zero without forests

Jun 20, 2022 | OPED

With higher temperatures, changes in precipitation, rising sea levels, and intensifying weather-related disasters, the threat of climate change to communities and humanity continues to grow. So, within this context, how can Canada reduce its massive GHG emissions, and achieve a net-zero future by 2050?

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CFT launches student scholarship program

CFT Launches the $250,000 student scholarship program

May 17, 2022 | News

Climate anxiety amongst youth is at an all-time high. In response, Canada’s Forest Trust has doubled down on its engagement with youth across Canada with a $250,000 Scholarship Program and the launch of its School Smart Forest Program. Kickstarting the $250,000 Scholarship Program is a nationwide call-out to students to…

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CFT works with leading enterprises and Indigenous Knowledge Keepers to remove over 7 million tonnes of CO2 by 2050

Mar 9, 2022 | News

Canada’s Forest Trust Corporation (CFT), a leading and innovative ESG company that leverages natural solutions to tackle climate change has secured several key partners in its bid to build thousands of forests in Canada. The company is combining…

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