REGISTER TODAY for our 2021 Virtual Symposium sessions.
FREE ALL ACCESS PASS is offered to:
All CiB Registered National & International Participants
CiB National & International Judges, Sponsors and Partners
Simply click on each individual session and complete the zoom registration
A nominal fee will be charged which will give you paid access to ALL webinars
$100 per COMMUNITY or GROUP 
per non registered community limit 10 persons
per non registered individual
Next Week - Starting September 22nd!
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021
11:00am-12:00pm EDT
Symposium Kick-off!
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021
1:00-2:00pm EDT
The Power of Our Gardens
11:00am-12:00pm EDT
Edible Landscape Design and
Thursday, September 23rd, 2021
1:00-2:00pm EDT
CPTED in Mind
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
11:00am-12:00pm EDT
Trail Management through Collaboration
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
1:00-2:00pm EDT
Year of the Garden 2022 – What Is It and How Can You Take Part!
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
11:00am-12:00pm EDT
Skateparks, BMX Parks,
and Beyond
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
1:00-2:00pm EDT
Championing trees in your community

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
11:00am-12:00pm EDT
Streets for Everyone – Ways to Encourage Walking and Cycling to Help Communities Thrive
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
1:00-2:00pm EDT
Community Beautification and Development – The Heart of CiB volunteer recruitment
Thursday, October 7, 2021
1:00-2:30pm EDT
CiB National Awards and Community Showcase
Friday, October 8, 2021
1:00-2:30pm EDT
Town Hall Wrap-Up & International Showcase
We are still looking for donations!

The CiB Virtual Auction will start October 8th and conclude October 18th. This is a special fundraiser that serves a two-fold purpose: the opportunity to showcase places and spaces in your community and a chance to support the Communities in Bloom Foundation. All proceeds will go to the Foundation, which supports: student bursaries in post-secondary education programs, youth initiativesgreen initiatives, workshops, seminars, articles and other educational content on the value of green spaces in society. 

We are asking for YOUR support to help ensure that this fundraiser is a memorable one!

We’re looking for items to include in the auction. Items could be any or all of the following:
·Garden related gift certificates; trees, shrubs, statuary, special design services
·Gift certificates to local attractions, a favorite restaurant or a special boutique
·Perhaps a cottage rental for a week in one of Canada’s vacation destinations or a special spa stay, perhaps a weekend getaway at a local resort
·Paintings and other works by local artists; books by local authors; music by local musicians!
·Anything that speaks to how special your community is and that will help draw people in.

We’re open to all of your creative ideas that will help ensure great success for Communities in Bloom and the legacy it provides.  If you are able to help personally or know someone who can help, please send a note to before October 1st so we can get your product and donation onto the CiB auction website as soon as possible. 
Following up on CiB’s successful 2021 invitation to “Plant Yellow”, the Year of the Garden 2022 now invites all Canadians to plant something RED to express their Canadian garden pride and the joy of celebrating the Year of the Garden 2022.

Across Canada, the goal is to see the land awash with gardens featuring red, Canada’s colour. Flowers, fruits, shrubs, vegetables, trees - just plant the seeds! From parks to playgrounds, front yards, back yards, balconies, baskets, boulevards, barrels and planters, wherever there’s an empty space, there is an opportunity to plant red and join the celebration of the Year of the Garden 2022!

In 2022, anyone and everyone, including municipalities, organizations, schools, churches, colleges and universities, clubs, businesses, and individuals can participate by planting red and showing their Canadian garden pride. Share photos of what you have planted on Year of the Garden 2022’s social media platforms with the hashtag #PlantRed
We are looking at a continued renewal and direction of Communities in Bloom as we go through a strategic planning session this Fall. Please let us know your top three challenges your community is dealing with right now so that our Board can review.

Your feedback will help us make valuable changes to our program moving forward.
We are grateful for your support!
Do you have a great volunteer you'd like us to celebrate?
Send the information to and we'll feature them in an upcoming e-News, or on Social Media!
If you have any questions, please contact: 
Sonia Parrino
Program Coordinator
Communities in Bloom is made possible by the generous support of our
sponsors and partners. We wish to thank them for their contribution
to the quality of life and civic pride in Canadian communities. 
Major Sponsor
Founding Sponsor
National Sponsors
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