How did Better Place Forests get started?

Better Place Forests was founded in 2015 by three founders. Our CEO Sandy Gibson lost his parents at a young age, and grew up going to a loud, noisy cemetery in downtown Toronto.

He was visiting in 2015 for his mother’s birthday when multiple loud buses went by. He thought, “there must be a better place - a place where people’s families and friends would want to visit that provides a beautiful, peaceful experience.” That was the moment where the idea for Better Place Forests was born.

You can read more about Sandy's personal story here.

Sandy started Better Place Forests with Brad Milne and Jamie Knowlton and you can read their stories here (Brad's) and here (Jamie's.)