Vancouver's waterfront, a street festival in Calgary, the waterfront in St John.

About Evergreen

Evergreen is dedicated to making cities flourish. Since 1991, we’ve been hard at work, transforming spaces into great places so that communities can thrive.

This is evident in our work designing school grounds; building community programs; collaborating on transportation, housing, and water issues; and imagining and developing the Evergreen Brick Works social enterprise.

The Evergreen Brick Works Farmers MarketSince 1991, Evergreen, a Canadian charity and international thought leader, has provoked bold action in transforming public landscapes into thriving community spaces with environmental, social and economic benefits. At the core of our work is the belief that involving people directly in the process of restoring the health of local ecologies and their communities positively affects the attitudes and behaviours that lie at the core of the sustainable city.

For more than 25 years Evergreen has connected, collaborated, and catalyzed people to do amazing things. Learn more about our impact here.

A building with Canadian flags on the front.Our Mission

Inspiring action to green cities.

Our Vision

Our cities are the place we all share and where we connect with each other. When spaces are transformed into great places and connected to city systems like housing and transit, the daily experience in our communities improves and our life in the city becomes happier and healthier.

Our Values

Collaboration

Engaging diverse audiences in ways that are playful, optimistic and empowering to accelerate strategies for change.

Innovation

Connecting and transforming innovative ideas into bold action.

Accountability

To the communities we serve, those who contribute their time and resources, and in the delivery of programs and services of the highest quality.

Systems Approach

Between people and place and the recognition that environmental issues are part of interdependent, complex social and economic systems.

Our Stories

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August Highlights at the Farmers Market

Join us at this month's Saturday Farmers Market for tasty and colourful summer produce.

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July Highlights at the Farmers Market

July brings sweet fruit and sweeter celebrations to the Saturday Farmers Market!

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Grade 7 students at Hawthorne Village Public School gather around a Wampum belt

Participatory design in action at Hawthorne Village Public School

Learn how one school in Ontario is redesigning their outdoor space, inspired by the calls to…

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The art of building flourishing cities: Q&A with artist Alice Shirley

U.K.-based artist Alice Shirley visited Evergreen Brick Works in June. She speaks to us about how…

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