Memorial Options

When you support Heartland, you impact the future. Our work, and the lives we touch, can be your legacy. With your memorial partnership, we can benefit countless people in our community, in a variety of ways.

Environment Our stewardship program helps to protect 93 acres of provincially significant wetland. A variety of trails meander through the Carolinian Forest and are open to the public free of charge.

Accessibility The great outdoors is a right to which all are entitled, regardless of their abilities. Easy access trails and railings mean those who use wheelchairs or scooters can enjoy the forest and view the ponds with an unobstructed view.

Education We employ nature interpreters with expert knowledge to teach visiting groups about ecosystems, biodiversity and how we can protect the environment. Those who visit leave enriched with a better sense of respect for our earth.

Wellness With over five kilometers of trails, outdoor fitness stations and an array of programs, we strive to engage diverse groups in healthy living. Visitors of all ages and abilities can partake in activities pertaining to their mental and physical well-being.

Memorial Options


A vibrant, beautiful tree benefits everyone in this and future generations. Your plaque, nestled among the trees in Heartland’s Carolinian Forest, will carry forward the name of those celebrated in a living and vital way.

Plaque and Mounting Bracket



Express your condolences, share a memorable verse, or just write what's in your heart. Your commemorative plaque will be secured to an attractive memorial bench and positioned at the location of your choosing within our property.

Memorial Bench & engraved plaque



Directly off the Discovery Atrium an outdoor patio provides views of the wetland and woodland with an attractive garden wall to honour friends and remember loved ones.

Engraving Options:

Small - $100.00

Medium - $250.00

Large - $350.00


Within the Discovery Atrium, a stunning Tree of Life is featured on our donor wall. A beautifully engraved leaf, with the name of your loved one, will support the unique programs housed within the Nature Centre for children, youth and adults with special needs.

Engraved Leaf



“Knowing that my late sister and grandmother have helped Heartland grow to better my community is a beautiful feeling. I love that their legacy is forever part of such a remarkable organization.”
Taylor Burciul

“Dad loved and appreciated the whole idea and concept of Heartland Forest and wanted
to be a part of it and to be remembered in this place. I feel closer to him when I’m here and I think of him sitting on a bench on one of the trails, listening to the birds, watching squirrels and wildlife and hearing children laugh.”
Cindy Sheridan

“Everyone’s everyday life is always busy. By giving to Heartland and having a memorial it gives you a place to reflect on your loved ones in a peaceful setting. Our family was pleased to direct donations to Heartland Forest.”
Rob Watson