OUR MISSION: As our climate changes, ACER supports communities with grass roots initiatives to plant trees, and educate on how to measure, monitor and report on tree health and growth

Project Crossroads

Project Crossroads expands our schoolyard Planting for Change by providing education curricula such as STEM, environmental studies, leadership and well-being skills to students from SK through Grade 12. This collaboration involves school teams of educators, students, and community volunteers. Acer co-designs plantings of native tree species for privately owned, publicly-accessed sites such as schoolyards, hospital grounds, faith-owned property, and conservancy lands. Students and community volunteers do more than assume stewardship of the sites: Plantings are permanently tagged, mapped, routinely monitored, and measured, with the gathered data shared for international climate change research.

Listen to how Project Crossroads has positively affected people and their beloved communities! 

*Our program is funded by Environment Canada’s EcoAction Community Funding Program, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Canadian Tree Fund, Maple Leaves Forever, Ontario Trillium Foundation and Earth Day Canada Community Environment Fund.

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