Organization: Communities in Bloom – Collectivités en fleurs
Timeline for Completion: Founded 1995 Ongoing
“People, plants and pride… growing together” is our slogan, and it captures the essence of the program.
Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on the promotion and value of green spaces in urban settings.
Program: The program consists of communities receiving information and being evaluated either provincially or nationally by a volunteer jury of trained professionals on the accomplishments of their entire community (municipal, private, corporate and institutional sectors, citizens) on eight key criteria: Tidiness, Environmental Action, Heritage Conservation, Urban Forestry, Landscape, Turf & Groundcovers, Floral Displays and Community Involvement.
Benefits: The pride, sense of community and feeling of accomplishment generated through participation are visible in communities all over Canada. These benefits make Communities in Bloom a program where everyone wins. Participants can benefit financially from the program through community tourism initiatives, business opportunities for the entire community, and other related projects. A valuable information exchange network allows communities to share accomplishments, best practices and projects.
2014 Eastern Ontario Participants included:
Canadian Forces Sustainable Communities Winner
Garrison Petawawa, ON – Recognition for Strength of Partnership with Town of Petawawa
Town of Prescott 4 Blooms Landscaping
Town of Perth 5 Blooms Heritage Conservation
Town of Carleton Place
Township of Whitewater Region
Communities in Bloom
112 Terry Fox
Kirkland QC H9H 4M3
Phone: (514) 694-8871
- Website: http://www.communitiesinbloom.ca
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