Did you know...
On average, a minimum of 2,000 hours of tangible action in communities are provided by CiB host community volunteers
That over 60% of the judging grid criteria in assessment of a community relate directly to the environment, sustainability and climate change
That a comprehensive judging report featuring 78 specific elements in 7 categories provide feedback to each community
Judges are required to provide specific suggestions for areas of improvement; often providing a basis for municipal budget considerations
That the program has helped over 900 communities in over 28 years of existence with a cumulative economic value of over $28 million
Join Communities in Bloom in 2023!
2023 Colour of the Year
At the request of our communities, we decided to continue with a colour theme for 2023. This year's colour is PURPLE. Purple has a variety of effects on the mind and body, including uplifting spirits, calming the mind, enhanced feelings of spirituality and encouraging imagination and creativity.
From lilacs to coneflowers, from coast to coast, let's paint the country purple!