Hamilton

Hamilton

City of Hamilton

39th Bee City in Canada

The City of Hamilton and community partners are motivated to support the pollinators and be recognized as the 39th Canadian Bee City. By working collaboratively, opportunities and initiatives to support healthy pollinator populations will be realized.

In 2020 the team looks forward to expanding pollinator habitat in parks and natural spaces, planting trees and educating the community. One notable program to look for this year is the annual Monarch Awards coordinated by community volunteers including the Crown Point Garden Club, the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club, Environment Hamilton and Royal Botanical Gardens.

Orangeville

Orangeville

Orangeville

Ontario community is 37th Bee City!

The Town of Orangeville has a strong focus on sustainability and the new sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan. The sustainability plan recognizes the importance of a healthy environment in supporting the overall health and well-being of our community. The Town’s initiative to become a Bee City aligns with the Town’s future sustainable focus and support in making promoting a healthy community environment. The Town of Orangeville being designated a Bee city will assist in the promotion and education to the public including the benefits of naturalization and pollinator gardens.

Region of Waterloo

Region of Waterloo

Region of Waterloo

Becomes the first Bee Region in Canada!

By becoming a Bee Region, the Region of Waterloo will be able to establish a core group of individuals whose mandate will be to provide leadership to our local municipalities, local communities (neighbourhood, school, faith) and individuals who are interested in learning more about pollinators as well as becoming involved in hands-on projects. The Region will also be able to highlight and celebrate initiatives already in place and further engage local residents in an environment of creativity and innovation which will promote a healthier life for our community.

The Region of Waterloo will initiate and engage in conversations with and among municipalities, local communities and individuals about how to grow local healthy food and how to reduce or eliminate chemicals that are harmful to pollinators, the food system and the planet. Finally, by becoming a Bee Region, we will be able to provide liaison opportunities between rural landowners (agricultural and non- agricultural) and urban residents to promote and encourage sharing of knowledge about pollinators and their role in ecosystem functions, food production, and healthy lifestyles.

Timmins

Timmins

Timmins

Becomes the 34th Bee City in Canada

The City of Timmins is committed to improving the health and sustainability of our community. The health and habitat of our local pollinators is of utmost importance for our ecology and one which we are excited to support in the years to come. Obtaining the status of Bee City will support and strengthen our commitment to educate, celebrate and improve pollinator habitats.

Municipality of Trent Hills

Municipality of Trent Hills

Municipality of Trent Hills

Ontario community is 35th Bee City

The Municipality of Trent Hills is pleased to seek designation as a Bee City because it brings together community partners and residents with a shared interest to protect pollinators. Together, we recognize that small actions can make large impacts in the effort to create and maintain a healthy environment for bees and pollinators and in turn, all of us! We are committed to recognizing the efforts of our citizens and supporting community engagement and increasing public awareness.