The Canopy Project Kawartha Lakes (CPKL) is a volunteer-lead community group whose goal is to protect and enhance the urban canopy in the settlement areas of the City of Kawartha Lakes (CKL).
Canopy Project Kawartha Lakes (CPKL) concentrates its work in the following areas:
ADVOCACY: Actively pursue the development and adoption of legislation, policies, practices and programs that ensure the ongoing protection and enhancement of our urban canopy.
COMMUNITY INTEGRATION: Engage and work with citizens, community organizations, businesses, academics, local experts and legislators to collaboratively protect and enhance our urban canopy.
EDUCATION: Develop programs and curricula that teach, through engaging and hands-on programming, the vital role our urban canopy plays in the environment and the overall health and well-being of our community.
EXECUTION: Undertake projects, establish partnerships and propose change that better protects and enhances our urban canopy.
Canopy Project Kawartha Lakes (CPKL) is guided by the following principles:
Transparency: CPKL will make its membership, projects and governance model freely available to the public.
Open Source: CPKL will make all its materials, planning steps and work plans freely available to any other organization or group that shares the same goals to protect and enhance the urban canopy across Canada and the world.
Youth-centred: CPKL endeavours to include and promote youth in the leadership roles of the organization and in all of its activities.
Social Justice Driven: CPKL will endeavor to have its projects address issues of food insecurity, increased mental health and increased recreation activities wherever possible.