245 Cooper Street, Suite 300
Ottawa, ON K2P 0G2
CEO: Nicole Hurtubise
Board Chair: Scott D'Cunha

Charitable Reg. #:13770 8509 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 3/5]


Audited financial statements available only upon request.



Grade based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 85 cents are available for programs.

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About Tree Canada:

Tree Canada is a 3-star rated charity with an average results reporting score. Its overhead costs are within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending, and it has reserve funds to cover program costs for a year and seven months.

Founded in 1992, Tree Canada aims to improve Canadians’ lives by planting and teaching the value of trees. The charity states that it is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to planting and nurturing trees in rural and urban environments, in every province across the country. In F2022, Tree Canada planted 925,832 trees across 183 communities. Tree Canada has three programs: Greening Communities, Reforestation, and Research. The charity does not provide a breakdown of its spending by program.

In F2022, Tree Canada coordinated 184 urban planting projects through its Greening Communities program. The charity’s Partners in Planting program offers companies an opportunity to plant trees as a team-building activity. In F2022, more than 11,200 trees were planted through this program. Tree Canada also offers Community Tree Grants: Greening Canada’s School Grounds (1,167 trees planted in F2022), Edible Trees (2,071 trees planted in F2022), and Treemendous Communities (1,300 trees planted in F2022). The charity’s Operation ReLeaf program plants trees to help communities recover from natural disasters. In F2022, 578 trees were planted in Nova Scotia to help the region recover from the damages caused by Hurricane Dorian. Additionally, in F2022, 267 trees were planted in Fort McMurray after wildfires, and 220 trees were planted in Ottawa to replace trees lost in the tornadoes in 2018 and 2019.

Tree Canada’s Reforestation or National Greening Program plants seedlings in areas needing reforestation. In F2022, the charity planted over 810,000 trees, including more than 320,000 trees in three Indigenous communities.

The charity also supports research studies and publications on urban forestry. In F2022, Tree Canada contributed to five research projects.

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Results and Impact

Tree Canada reported that the one-year survival rate of trees planted in 2020 in the Atlantic region through its National Greening Program was 83%. The one-year survival rates of trees planted in Quebec, Ontario, the Prairies, and British Colombia, were 59%, 90%, 92%, and 80% respectively.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Tree Canada’s results and impact.

This charity is not yet rated on impact (n/r).

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In F2022, Tree Canada received $7.2m from donations. The charity also received $1.0m in government funding, representing 12% of total revenues. The charity received $344k in international donations, representing 4% of total revenues.

Administrative costs are 8% of revenues (less investment income) and fundraising costs are 7% of donations. This results in total overhead spending of 15%. For every dollar donated, 85 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

The charity has reserve funds of $7.9m which could cover a year and seven months of its annual program costs.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Tree Canada. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 21, 2023 by Kiara Andrade.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 8.2%12.5%15.3%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 7.1%8.8%7.0%
Total overhead spending 15.4%21.3%22.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 158.7%185.7%144.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 7,1614,4234,922
International donations 344382126
Government funding 1,0214844
Fees for service 296256
Investment income 494340
Total revenues 8,6034,9595,188
Program costs - International 283231
Program costs - Canada 4,9773,0323,372
Administrative costs 705615790
Fundraising costs 510391344
Total spending 6,2204,0694,536
Cash flow from operations 2,383889652
Capital spending 000
Funding reserves 7,9435,6904,901

Note: Ci reported international donations and government funding from the charity’s T3010 filings with the CRA and removed the respective amounts from Canadian donations. Ci reported international program costs from the charity’s T3010 and removed the respective amounts from Canadian program costs. Ci removed amortization from program, administrative, and fundraising costs on a pro-rata basis.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 23

Avg. compensation: $55,467

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2022

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Comments & Contact

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Charity Contact

Website: treecanada.ca
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