Canada Healthy Communities Initiative - Funded by the Government of Canada

Port McNeill, B.C. - This just in from the Government of Canada:

"The Healthy Communities Initiative supports communities as they create and adapt public spaces, and programming and services for public spaces to respond to ongoing needs arising from COVID-19 over the next two years. This $31 million investment from the Government of Canada​ will fund small-scale infrastructure projects to create safer, more vibrant and inclusive communities. Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and its network are working alongside the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and other partners to deliver the Healthy Communities Initiative locally."



Who can apply?

Eligible organizations include:

  • ● Municipalities and local or regional governments

  • ● Municipally-owned corporations (e.g. water management, public transit, economic development, tourism agencies, etc.);

  • ● Indigenous governing bodies including, but not limited to:

  1. A band council within the meaning of section 2 of the Indian Act;

  2. A First Nation, Inuit or Métis government or authority established under a Self-Government Agreement or a Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement;

  3. A First Nation, Inuit or Métis government that are established by or under legislation whether federal or provincial or territorial that incorporates a governance structure;

  4. Tribal councils, provincial/territorial bodies


  • ● A provincial or territorial organization delivering municipal services (e.g., public utilities (electricity, water, telecoms, broadband, etc.), community health services, economic development bodies, local service districts, etc.)

  • ● Federally or provincially incorporated not for profits, including:

  • ○ local economic development groups including business improvement associations/areas;

  • ○ relevant not-for-profit professional associations (e.g. urban planners, architects);

  • ○ federally or provincially incorporated not for profits/local community, non-profit, voluntary organizations;

  • ○ registered charities;

  • ○ Indigenous organizations and organizations whose central mandate is to improve Indigenous outcomes on or off-reserve;

  • ○ research institutes;

  • ○ not-for-profit residents associations;

  • ○ post-secondary educational institutions; and,

  • ○ Indigenous development corporations



Have a look through the Healthy Communities Initiative Applicant Guide to see if you're eligible and what this entails.

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