Date: May 4, 2024 (Saturday)

Time: 9am – 12noon

Venue: Phyllis Rawlinson Park, Richmond Hill

Registration fee: $10 (Individual)/ $20 (Family of max 4)


  • Planting native trees and shrubs with equipment
  • Removing invasive buckthorn from the site
  • Removing litter and debris from the area


Our community comes together every year for Tree Planting Day, uniting to plant trees, create a greener environment, and give back to nature. This year, your participation holds even more significance as the funds raised will support our expanding health services, positively impacting the lives of those in need.

Additionally, we are thrilled to share that anonymous donors have pledged to match your donation. For every dollar contributed, the donor will add an additional dollar, doubling your impact.

Please support us by donating or participating in the tree planting event. (E-tax receipts will be automatically emailed for all successful transactions on our registration page)


If you wish to donate please:

  • Click the “Donate” bar on the right side and choose to donate to the campaign or to a team/individual

If you wish to participate please:

  • Click the “Register to Plant!” button on the right.
  • Fill in all required information, submit, and your fundraising page will be created.
  • Share your unique campaign link to ask for donation support

If you wish to donate to 105 Gibson Centre please:

  • Click “Donate”.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tree-planting is an enjoyable and educational event for all ages. This is also a practical way to show our care and concern for our neighbourhood communities and the environment.

We are partnering with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) whose mandate is to safeguard and enhance the well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment. The TRCA will provide the young native trees and shrubs (2 to 3-year-old plants in 1 to 2-gallon pots) and guide us through the process.

There are different means of participation:

a) participate in planting trees;

b) donate money; or

c) become a fundraiser and invite your family, and friends to support you.

No walk in is allowed. All participants must register. For example, if a family of 4 is attending, all names of the family must be registered: Mom, Dad, Name of Child #1, Name of Child #2.

TRCA will provide the following:

  1. All equipment including but not limited to: shovels, extractagators, loppers, pruners, hand saws, ear plugs (for protection against staff using post pounders), cleanup equipment, etc.
  2. Safety talk upon arrival
  3. Instruction on equipment use
  4. Training on identifying invasive vegetation to be removed from the site
  5. Water and a light snack
  6. First Aid Kit

All participants are to wear appropriate clothing and footwear: long pants, long-sleeved shirt, close-toed shoes, or boots (any student wearing sandals or flip flops will not be permitted at the site due to safety reasons). There is prickly vegetation which can cause skin irritations and the best way to prevent this is to wear appropriate clothing. Anyone wearing shorts we ask you to not lean down on the ground due to thistle, nettle, and other prickly vegetation.

Participants should bring a hat, gloves, sunscreen, and insect repellant (to assist in repelling ticks) and water bottle (water will be on site for refills).

Please arrange your own transportation. Carpooling is good for the environment.

Yes. Parking is available along Moraine Ridge Drive and Jonah Drive. Participants adhere to all parking protocols (e.g. do not block driveways and make efforts to keep to one side of the street). Since parking spot is limited, carpooling is highly recommended.

Please arrive between 9:00 – 9:15am and park in the main parking lot next to the interpretive centre. There will be staff and signage in place that day to guide you to the planting area.

Only light snacks will be provided. To be eco-friendly, please bring your own reusable water bottles. The event will finish at noon.

The event will run rain or shine but will be cancelled if there is a greater than 70% chance of thunderstorm or other hazardous weather. Participants will be emailed by 8:00 am on the morning of the event if there is a cancellation.