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Humber Arboretum Strategic Plan 2019-2024

Welcome! Join us in transforming the Humber Arboretum by creating our new vision and 5-year plan together! Scroll down this page to learn how you can take part and contribute your ideas.  

Stage One - Fall 2018

Gathering Fuel


Stage Two - Winter 2018/19

Transformation Underway 

Stage Three - Spring 2019

The Launch

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Stage One - Gathering Fuel 

During the fall of 2018, share your ideas and opinions about the activities that take place at the Humber Arboretum and tell us what you'd like us to do in the future. Take part in focus groups and take our online survey.

Background Reading 

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Scroll down to learn how you can get involved during Stage One.

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Monarchs spend about two weeks as a caterpillar, just eating and growing. Image courtesy the City of Toronto

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Online Survey

The online survey will be open to all. Whatever your relationship to the Arboretum, use the survey to contribute your thoughts to the strategic planning process. 

Coming in late September.

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In-Person Focus Groups

In-person focus groups will take place inside the Centre for Urban Ecology and last for 90 minutes. Participants will be treated to complimentary pizza following the discussion. 

There are four times to choose from:

  • Wednesday October 3rd, 10:00 am
  • Wednesday October 3rd, 12:00 pm
  • Thursday October 4th, 10:00 am
  • Thursday October 4th, 12:00 pm

All are welcome, but pre-registration is requested.

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Virtual Focus Groups

Can't attend a focus group in person? Sign up to take part in one of two virtual focus groups instead. 

  • Wednesday October 3rd, 7:00 pm
  • Thursday October 4th, 7:00 pm

Details coming soon. 

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Stage Two - Transformation Underway

During the winter of 2018/19, our Strategic Planning Steering Committee will read through the ideas and responses and come up with our top priorities. 

A green chrysalis hangs inside a plastic box

The monarch spends 8-10 days inside its chrysalis, breaking down and rebuilding its own body. Image courtesy the City of Toronto.

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Stage Three - The Launch

In the spring of 2019, watch for the Humber Arboretum to announce the results of the strategic planning process and begin taking specific actions to meet the defined goals. Watch for new ways to get involved at the Arboretum and to contribute to the priorities that you helped envision.

A monarch butterfly feeds on aster

As an adult, monarch butterflies feed on - and help pollinate - a wide variety of plants, such as aster.