Students and Schools
are Making a Big Green Impact

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198

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141

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84%

of youth

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5

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14600

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Student leaders turn fundraisers into forests.

Use Canada’s Forest Trust’s innovative Smart Forest™ Fundraising platform to raise funds for your school, charity, or project while leaving a lasting, positive impact on our planet.

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Apply Online & Set Your Goals

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Fundraise With Seedlings

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Engage Your Community

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Track Your Funds Raised

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Watch Your Forests Grow

Features

Founding School Smart Forest Stewards

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Redfish Elementary
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Student opportunities and leadership
Student opportunities and leadership

Student Opportunities and Leadership

Schools that have active Smart Forest Fundraisers gain exclusive access to additional education programming and student leadership opportunities to further support youth engagement in positive climate action and community service.

About the Leadership Program

Student Forest Ambassadors

Grow your skills as a leader and a changemaker in your school.

  • Leadership role for 2-3 students per school
  • Lead a team of student forest stewards.
  • Earn volunteer hours towards graduation requirements.
  • Eligible to apply for paid summer internships, jobs, and scholarships.
  • Access environmental education and engagement resources.
  • Act as the key point of contact for your campaigns.
  • Liaise with school administration and councils.
  • Boost your resume with leadership and entrepreneurship skills.
  • Join a national network of like-minded environmentalists.

I am hoping to apply my knowledge of climate change to an opportunity that could change the world and its future as we know it.” – Arwin, 2022-2023 Student Forest Ambassador

Reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions or for accessibility considerations.

Win Scholarships and Awards

Check out our latest opportunities here:

CFT Launches the $250,000 student scholarship program

Scholarship Challenge 1: Why a Forest and Not a Tree?

Education, resources and events
Education, resources and events

Education, Resources & Events

Educational workshops and resources are included with any School Smart Forest Fundraiser. Participation is optional but encouraged!

About the Education Program

Workshops

In partnership with Project Learning Tree, Canada’s Forest Trust offers free education modules to support student learning outcomes relating to forests and climate.

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Topics covered include:
  • Climate resilience
  • Urban Forests
  • Sequestration of diverse tree species
  • Climate impacts on urban trees
  • Comparing trees in our backyards to forests
  • Climate Action for Forests
  • Climate and sustainability advocacy
  • Combating apathy and climate grief
  • Green jobs, forest careers, & guest speakers
  • Forest related post-secondary courses

To access the full library of resources and recordings, please contact

[email protected]

Sample Resources

Learn about the benefits of joining the School Smart Forest program.

Learn about the School Smart Forest program from Founder & CEO, Gary Zed.

An easy, step by step overview of how to fundraise by growing forests.

Upcoming Events

 

Past Events

School Smart Forest Workshops – Urban Forests

23 November, 2022

Forest Smudging Ceremony

02 June, 2022

1:38

Forest smudging ceremony

Launch Webinar

09 September, 2021

46:59

Launch webinar

To access the full library of workshop and event recordings, please contact [email protected]

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