Park People supports a national network of community park groups. These groups organize volunteers to green and care for their local parks, advocate for park improvements, and host events such as tree plantings, nature walks, and festivals. We help them build their capacity, amplify their impact and increase awareness of the city parks movement.
Park People provides key supports to these groups through:
Events that build the capacity of community park groups
Training workshops, direct mentoring, and advice to community park groups
Handbooks and resource guides for groups organizing volunteer-run activities
Link community park groups with partners, like funders and collaborators, to help them realize their vision
Park People validates the role of friends groups by demonstrating that citizen engagement in parks is truly valued and appreciated – they highlight that local and individual actions are part of a larger movement.Laura Pfeifer, Regina Urban Ecology
Friends of City Park Stories:
Les événements du programme de Bourses TD Amis des parcs favorisent la durabilité de l’environnement et l’intendance des espaces verts des parcs partout au Canada.
TORONTO, le 16 janvier 2018 Les Amis des parcs et le Groupe Banque TD sont ravis d’annoncer que le programme de Bourses TD Amis des parcs accepte officiellement des demandes de financement pour 2019. Cette année, le programme sera élargi pour inclure deux nouvelles...read more
TORONTO, January 16, 2018 Park People and TD Bank Group are thrilled to announce that the TD Park People Grants Program has officially opened for 2019 funding submissions. This year, the program will expand to two new cities and will provide essential funding to...read more
I had a friend in university who would pass the same person each day. Their schedules just matched up so they walked by each other at the same time in the same spot. It got to the point where they would nod hello or say hi to each other—their only interaction. My...read more