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Ongoing Community Initiatives

Over the years, CGB North Bay has worked on several projects.  Some of these projects include Community Wide Clean-ups, Weeds Begone, Tree plantings and many more!


  • West Ferris planted one oak and four apple trees.

  • SJSH remediated their outdoor garden space and completed a successful litter pick up at the Waterfront.

  • St Alexander revamped their front garden and planted native plants. 


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  • ​Collaborative projects and partnerships: Several tree planting initiatives.

  • Canadore College planted three orchards, two on campus, one at Nipissing Serenity Hospice.

  • Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU) planted one orchard in the spring of 2022.

  • CGB will continue with the community orchard projects in the spring of 2024. 

  • This year’s plantings were in collaboration with Canadore College, NUSU, Cogeco, Trees 4 Nipissing, North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority, and Eagle Tree Service.

  • North Bay Hydro donated 30 trees to help increase the tree canopy and beautify school grounds. Trees have been planted at Alliance, Silver Birches, Mother St. Bride, and St Alexander.  We will continue to work with local schools to green their play areas!

Litter pickups and neighbourhood challenges

  • CGB hosts two successful Community-wide Cleanups (CWC) annually. Thanks to our volunteers over 30,000 thousand bags of garbage collected since 2019. 

  • Four schools accepted litter pick up kits (Scollard, Chippewa, West Ferris and Odyssee). 

  • 21 Cleanup Crews equipped with litter tool kits who pickup weekly

  • Over 15 organizations and businesses have participated in litter pickups: Canadore College, RBC, North Bay Hydro, Women10 Living Fit, Calendar Fire Station, Rotary Club North Bay, OUTLoud North Bay and many more.

  • A successful Social Media Photo Contest - “What’s Green & Beautiful in your yard or neighbourhood?" Takes place in June/July. 


  • We were invited by Vision 2025 to muster our volunteers for an urban weeding blitz. Close to 100 volunteers weeded 13 plus planter beds along Algonquin and Cassells St. This event was such a success, CGB co-hosted a second event! 

  • We hope to continue with this collaboration in 2024.

public art

  • A mural designed and painted by Carissa MacIntosh to reflect inclusion, diversity, and all things for a healthy strong community was installed at the YMCA.

  • A sculpture by Canadian artist Claude Millette, is standing tall at the Busker Stage, near the pedestrian underpass that leads to the waterfront. This sculpture is a beautiful representation of CGB's values of sustainability, strength, and inclusivity while also recognizing North Bay's railway history. Made of Corten Steel and designed with a railway resemblance, it pays tribute to the city's past as a vital transportation hub that brought new markets for lumber and other natural resources. It's a wonderful way for the community to appreciate art that reflects these important aspects of North Bay's heritage.

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