Carolinian Canada 2022 | Carolinian Canada

Twenty Twenty Two A Year of Impact

Connecting People

As a network organization, Carolinian Canada connects many groups and volunteers through our cross-sector platforms to protect local wildlife, water, and ways of life. We enable leaders to support thriving green communities, building relationships for a strong zone-wide network.

There are many important organizations and individuals working on healthy landscape goals in the Carolinian Zone. We aim to connect them to meet shared objectives on the landscape.

In 2022, we partnered with more individuals, groups, and communities than ever before, resulting in a greater collective impact.

28,286+

People


Grew native plants, stewarded, and trained to maintain habitat - YOU took deliberate action to learn about and improve habitat in 2022

205

Groups and Businesses


Strengthened the native plant sector, growing ethical supply chains to maintain habitat

 
 

30+

groups and Indigenous communities


Initiated a collective for a Southern Ontario Seed Strategy to coordinate a strong and ethical seed supply for native plants.*

21

Indigenous communities and Organizations


Indigenous communities and organizations partnered to create 14 community Pawpaw orchards and distribute hundreds of Native Plant Garden Kits to their communities.*

Every day, Carolinian Canada is working to protect and restore habitat for all the plants and animals that call this region home.

Will you step forward to be part of the solution and support our urgent mission to heal the land?

Carolinian Canada partners with Canada Helps to process your donation. When you donate today, you will receive your tax receipt immediately. Thank you!

*Programs launched and progress over 2021 and 2022

Carolinian Canada advances these Sustainable Development Goals


Carolinian Canada in the Community

We didn't slow down over the past three years and neither did you! Since 2019 and through the pandemic, Carolinian Canada continued to serve innovative programming and training events virtually and, when safe, in person.

In response to the pandemic and an explosion of Canadian gardening, we created Healing Garden Native Plant Kits with the goal to help people get access to native plant seeds. Not only do these kits increase access to climate-resilient native plants and seeds, but they also support local residents to increase their eco-literacy of climate-smart gardening and landscaping. A Healing Garden activity guide is in development.

In the spirit and practice of reconciliation, kits are provided free to Indigenous communities. Every kit purchased through our online store helps provide a kit to an Indigenous community or group - thank you to everyone who purchased a kit in 2021 and 2022!

2,235

Healing Garden Kits


2,235 Healing Garden Native Plant Kits purchased or gifted to Indigenous and settler peoples and groups. For every kit sold we donate one to an Indigenous community.

 
 

50 +

Events


Carolinian Canada has hosted or been featured at 50+ in person and virtual training events, workshops, talks, and plant sales since 2019

Every day, Carolinian Canada is working to protect and restore habitat for all the plants and animals that call this region home.

Will you step forward to be part of the solution and support our urgent mission to heal the land?

Carolinian Canada partners with Canada Helps to process your donation. When you donate today, you will receive your tax receipt immediately. Thank you!


In The Zone (ITZ) shows that native plants are a powerful solution for connecting diverse target audiences from gardeners to multi-national corporations for coordinated and strategic action for a healthy environment, sustainable economy and ethical space. Since ITZ launched in 2017, thousands of participants have tracked progress on their sites. TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE - planting HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF NATIVE PLANTS over THOUSANDS OF HECTARES OF LAND and taking THOUSANDS OF OTHER HEALTHY HABITAT ACTIONS, like climate smart water management, creating and stewarding natural habitat features, and more.

337,592

Native Plants Added


In The Zone participants reported adding native plants to their properties

36,520

Hectares Tracked


In the Zone participants tracked their progress on 36,520 hectares of properties

 
 

6,077

Sites Tracked


In The Zone participants submitted tracking surveys for their properties

45%

Tree Cover


In the Zone participants reported an average of 45% tree cover on their properties

21,913

Healthy Habitat Actions


In The Zone participants reported creating thousands of healthy habitat and/or water saving features on their properties

Every native plant that you plant is a Healthy Habitat Action, but In The Zone participants have reported all sorts of other ways that they have created or stewarded healthy habitat, such as:

Leaving leaf litter, stones, brush piles, standing dead trees (snags), and logs; building bird boxes; adding water features, bee hotels, pits and mounds, bat houses, and citizen science projects; planting rain gardens; water efficient landscaping: xeriscaping, low impact design (lid), mulching, rain barrels, drip lines, time of day watering; and much, much more.

Every day, Carolinian Canada is working to protect and restore habitat for all the plants and animals that call this region home.

Will you step forward to be part of the solution and support our urgent mission to heal the land?

Carolinian Canada partners with Canada Helps to process your donation. When you donate today, you will receive your tax receipt immediately. Thank you!

Pawpaw Parade 2022 Grows a New Harvest Festival

This year was bigger than ever! Over 400 pawpaw trees found new homes across the Carolinian Zone. Hundreds of people applied to adopt pawpaw trees or purchased them in our fundraiser, which raised over $6000 to help fund the parade. 41 Indigenous and settler organizations and communities joined us to host the parade in their own communities, distributing trees and celebrating this amazing plant.

 
 

Every day, Carolinian Canada is working to protect and restore habitat for all the plants and animals that call this region home.

Will you step forward to be part of the solution and support our urgent mission to heal the land?

Carolinian Canada partners with Canada Helps to process your donation. When you donate today, you will receive your tax receipt immediately. Thank you!

The Deshkan Ziibi Conservation Impact Bond

DZCIB is a joint effort of over 20 groups and 1100 people. It connects local world-class work of Indigenous, conservation and financial sectors of southern Ontario. Collectively, the DZCIB partners have created a Healthy Landscape Portfolio that supports 14 UN Sustainable Development Goals, kick-starts an ethical restoration economy and expands ethical space in the conservation sector with deep green impact on the ground.

2022

Climate Leader Award


Finance for the Future f4tf

169

Hectares Improved


DZCIB busted past the target of 60 hectares of Healthy Landscape improvements for Species at Risk, pollinators, & Canadians

 
 

825

Gardens

+

1,112

People

49

Connecting Opportunities


Jobs, training, social enterprise, regenerative agriculture, candidate IPCA (Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area)

65

Learning Spaces


Connecting Knowledge: EcoTrails, workshops, research, demonstration sites, land-based learning

Every day, Carolinian Canada is working to protect and restore habitat for all the plants and animals that call this region home.

Will you step forward to be part of the solution and support our urgent mission to heal the land?

Carolinian Canada partners with Canada Helps to process your donation. When you donate today, you will receive your tax receipt immediately. Thank you!

Seeding Relationships to Heal the Land

A Message From Samantha Whiteye, Director of Indigenous Leadership and Forum Coordinator

"I’m excited about this forum because this year we are going to centre voices we don’t often hear from. There was an intentional focus on reaching out to Indigenous and POC people to discuss what they are achieving in their communities in regards to forward thinking environmental projects and practices."

Shifting the Paradigm Forum 2022-2023

7 sessions spread throughout the year explore how organizations and other allies can create spaces for conversations around Two-Eyed Seeing, ethical and safe space between Indigenous and colonial knowledge, working towards aligning perspectives and values, and revive relationships with one another while working to restore our shared home.

 
Help Grow Canada's Biggest Wildlife Garden.
 
Learn more about My Wild Green Home and Go Wild Grow Wild.
Invest
 
Learn more about Contributing, Donating, and the Conservation Impact Bond.



Carolinian Canada is supported financially by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Government of Ontario, 3M, WWF-Canada, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Greenbelt Foundation, City of London, London community Foundation, many partners and donors. Canadian Registered Charity 83559 4722.

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