Whether you are a new student, a long-time member of the local community, or a representative of one of the Arboretum's partners, we encourage you to seek out your own place within this plan and identify opportunities where we can work together to develop world-ready citizens, bolster community health and well-being, and create a more sustainable planet.
Through our leadership in nature-based experiential learning, we develop global citizens with the mindsets, knowledge, and skills to support their success and well-being and the health of the planet.
Through our strong partnerships and contributions to bettering the socio-economic determinants of health, we advance community health and well-being.
Through our integration of protection, care, and community engagement, we bolster the health of our ecosystems and natural inhabitants.
During the fall of 2018 over 270 individuals shared their ideas and opinions about the future of the Humber Arboretum through focus groups, interviews, and an online survey. The Strategic Plan Steering Committee and its working groups combined this feedback with information gained through an environmental scan and one-on-one interviews with a variety of experts. After many months of in-depth analysis and reflection, the Humber Arboretum Strategic Plan was officially launched in September 2019.
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this process. We truly value your time and your thoughtful, passionate feedback.
Read the Humber Arboretum Strategic Planning Engagement Report (PDF) for a summary of the process and the feedback received.
On September 23, 2019 the Humber Arboretum hosted an event to officially launch the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan, which included hors d'oeuvres and music provided by Humber College students and a symbolic tree planting ceremony.
The tree selected was a paper birch (Betula papyrifera) with three trunks, to represent the three partners of the Humber Arboretum - Humber College, the City of Toronto, and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.
Thank you to all who came out to celebrate with us.