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Help Grow the Future!

When you support Heartland Forest, you impact the future. Our work, and the lives we touch, can be your legacy. With your support, we can benefit countless people in our community, in a variety of ways.

Environment Our stewardship program helps to protect 93 acres of provincially significant wetland. A variety of trails meander through the Carolinian Forest and are open to the public free of charge.

Accessibility The great outdoors is a right to which all are entitled, regardless of their mobility. Easy access trails and railings mean those who use wheelchairs or scooters can enjoy the forest and view the ponds with an unobstructed view.

Education We employ nature interpreters with expert knowledge to teach visiting groups about ecosystems, biodiversity and how we can protect the environment. Those who visit leave enriched with a better sense of respect for our earth.

Wellness With over five kilometres of trails, outdoor fitness stations and an array of programs, we strive to engage diverse groups in healthy living. Visitors of all ages and abilities can partake in activities pertaining to their mental and physical well being.

Memorials Options

Bench Options

Wooden Memorial Bench

Express your condolences, share a memorable verse, or just write what’s in your heart. Your commemorative plaque will be secured to an attractive bench, made in our own woodshop, and placed on the property at Heartland Forest.

Memorial Bench starting at $1,000 (tax receipt $400)

Memorial Bench Options

Bench Stain Options:
Light Brown Stain, Dark Brown Stain, Charcoal Grey Stain

Plaque Options:
7.5”x4.25” Basic Plaque included in price (Black Base with Gold Lettering or Almond Base with Black Lettering)

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Forever in the Forest Plaque

Heartland’s Carolinian Forest provides a beautiful backdrop for our ’Forever in the Forest—Forever in our Hearts’ plaques. Nestled amongst the trees, the plaque will carry forward the name of those celebrated in a living and vital way.

Plaque and Mounting Bracket $375 (tax receipt $200)

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Friends of the Forest Plaque

At the main entrance to our trails, on the rustic wooden arch, you will find circular ‘Trillium’ plaques honouring friends and loved ones.

Trillium Plaque $125 (tax receipt $75)

Forest Discovery Tree of Life

Within the Discovery Atrium, a stunning Tree of Life is featured on our donor wall. A beautifully engraved leaf, with the name of your loved one, will support the unique programs housed within the Nature Centre for children, youth and adults of all abilities.

Engraved Leaf for donations of $1,000 or more (tax receipts provided)

Pet Memorials

Our beloved pets leave this world but never leave our hearts. Our NEW Pet Memorial Wall provides an opportunity to honour your pet. Located adjacent to our Pet Friendly Patio.


"Dad loved and appreciated the whole idea and concept of Heartland Forest and wanted
to be a part of it and to be remembered in this place. I feel closer to him when I’m here and I think of him sitting on a bench on one of the trails, listening to the birds, watching squirrels and wildlife and hearing children laugh."

Cindy Sheridan

"Everyone’s everyday life is always busy. By giving to Heartland and having a memorial it gives you a place to reflect on your loved ones in a peaceful setting. Our family was pleased to direct donations to Heartland Forest."

Rob Watson

"Knowing that my late sister and grandmother have helped Heartland grow to better my community is a beautiful feeling. I love that their legacy is forever part of such a remarkable organization."

Taylor Burciul

For More Information

Contact Information
Lisa Arp
(905) 356-7384 ext.105

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