The Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign is looking for $3-million from the federal government and $2-million from the Ontario government to fund the planting of two-million trees. The trees would be planted along the Highway of Heroes, the stretch of the 401 highway from Trenton to Toronto. One tree will be planted for every Canadian that has served during times of conflict and the trees will serve as a living memorial for the 117,000 Canadian men and women who lost their lives for freedom.
So far, more than 100,000 trees have been planted since 2017.
Support from the Government of Canada is crucial if the campaign wants to meet their fundraising goal by the end of 2020 and ensuring the project is completed by 2022. Without funding, the project will be at risk.
By the end of 2018, the campaign raised $3.5-million of its $10-million goal.
For more information about the campaign, watch the video clip above.