A broad range of organizations including local governments, charities, Indigenous communities and nonprofits are all welcome to apply for funding. For the full list of eligible organizations please see the Applicant Guide.
Funding can be used for adapting public spaces, or for programming or services that respond to COVID-19 and serve the public or a community disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Projects funded as part of the Healthy Communities Initiative will:
- respond to identified needs arising from impacts of COVID-19;
- create and adapt public spaces, and programming and services for public spaces in the public interest;
- Demonstrate consideration of and connections with the community;
- serve and be accessible to the public and/or a community disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 (more information in the Applicant Guide); and,
- fall within the three Healthy Communities Initiative theme areas (more information in the Applicant Guide).
Examples of eligible projects include pop-up bike paths, community gardens, art installations or Wi-Fi hot spots. A comprehensive list of examples can be found in the Applicant Guide.
- Register for a “How-To Apply” webinar on February 11, 2021 at 12:00 pm ET. Join this webinar to learn more about the Initiative, the eligibility requirements and how to apply using the online application portal. This event will take place with simultaneous interpretation in French and English.
- On February 12, 2021 at 12:30 pm ET, Park People will host a community mobilization session on “Simple Ways To Create Vibrant Safe Spaces or Adapt Public Places and Programming During a Pandemic”. Join this session to learn more about simple actions that communities are taking to adapt public places to create vibrant and safe/accessible spaces. Get some inspiring ideas for adapting programming in community parks and other spaces. The session will highlight actual project examples.
Organizations can apply to the Healthy Communities Initiative until March 9, 2021, at 5:00 PM PST.
Visit healthycommunitiesinitiative.ca to find out more about how to apply, explore resources for applicants and sign up for community mobilization sessions.
To learn more about the Healthy Communities Initiative, visit canadahealthycommunitiesinitiative.ca