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Forests Ontario

We were hired to promote Forests Ontario’s iconic Heritage Tree Program, launched in 2009 to bring awareness to the social, cultural, historical and ecological value of trees.

Our work involved program promotion, outreach and communications development to support Heritage Tree applicants in London, Markham, Mississauga, Ottawa, Vaughan and Brampton.

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Mod Garden

We learned a lot about urban agriculture from Mod Garden.

The company transformed urban gardening by introducing a home-grown solution to farming that is GMO free for life, year-round and healthy for families.

Our work involved developing a marketing strategy for the company to target customers at sustainable fine-dining restaurants in Toronto.

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City of Guelph

YSEC was hired by the City of Guelph to support the Guelph Energy Efficiency Retrofit Strategy. The project involved raising awareness about the benefits of the program for the local economy, society and environment at large.

The aim was to establish a solid supporter base in order to encourage local government to introduce legislation to include the program in the 2017 City budget. This would allow Guelph to serve as a positive example to communities across the GTA and Canada.

YSEC helped identify key stakeholder groups and developed and comprehensive stakeholder engagement strategy that included educational workshops and information sessions.

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Lyofresh is a technology startup out of York University that has a mission to eliminate food waste globally.

Our team helped them develop a list of grant opportunities to review and apply to. The list allowed them to prioritize which grants to pursue with information on grant deadlines and application details. We also assembled documents needed to apply to the grants including business plans, letters of intent and existing funding.