Children Need Nature

Research suggests that spending time in nature can make us less stressed, more focussed, happier and healthier. There is a lot to be gained when we encourage kids to unplug from screens and get outdoors more. In a country where the average child spends close to 8 hours per day in front of a glowing screen, one of … Read more

What is Environmental Education?

Environmental education can change the world These days many children are experiencing indoor childhoods. With less time and fewer opportunities to connect with nature, children and youth are suffering. This is a real loss because research shows that contact with nature makes kids feel better about themselves and less stressed. Millions are already feeling the … Read more

Canadian Environmental Education Projects

Developing outdoor learning projects across Canada The Canadian Camping Association and The ChariTREE Foundation The ChariTREE Foundation developed a ground-breaking national children’s environmental education project with The Canadian Camping Association. More than 100,000 children at Canadian Camping Association summer camps across Canada received an opportunity to plant a local tree and learn about the importance … Read more

Outdoor Classrooms

In response to the pandemic, The ChariTree Foundation expanded its environmental education mandate in 2020 by helping several schools across Canada build outdoor classrooms. The goal was to get kids outdoors more and give them more opportunities to participate in outdoor learning. It’s always a good time for outdoor learning, even after the pandemic. That’s … Read more

About donating

A gift to The Charitree Foundation is a gift that grows and keeps giving back. Thank you to everyone for your generous donations to The Charitree Foundation. You have helped empower the future stewards of the environment by giving them time and opportunities to explore the wonders of nature so they can grow-up and create … Read more

About

The ChariTree Foundation is Canada’s environmental education charity for children Based in Greater Vancouver, The ChariTree Foundation supports nature-based environmental education projects for children and youth across Canada and around the world. Let’s get kids off screens and outdoors more. These days many children have less time and fewer opportunities to connect with nature. This … Read more