Canon Canada of Mississauga has begun an initiative called the "Take Root Program" in association with not-for-profit organization Evergreen. The program will provide $5,000 and a digital camera to 30 local groups in Canada each year for the next three years to encourage the planting 7,500 trees in those communities. The initiative will also encourage community engagement in public spaces through tree-planting events, invasive-species removal and other activities. "Our corporate philosophy of kyosei, living and working together for the common good, dictates that we work in harmony with others to ensure long term sustainability," said Colleen Ryan, senior director of corporate communications and general and environmental affairs at Canon Canada. "As an organization that uses paper throughout its operation and is dedicated to environmental sustainability, Canon's Take Root Program presented by Evergreen will continue our tradition of supporting environmental initiatives that have a positive impact on the Canadian landscape."