PUBLIC SPACES MAKE SAFE, VIBRANT AND CONNECTED COMMUNITIES.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our access and use of public spaces which are the glue to our communities. They are a big part of what makes communities safe, vibrant and connected. The Healthy Communities Initiative is a $31 million investment from the Government of Canada to support communities as they create and adapt public spaces to respond to the new realities of COVID-19.
We are proud to be working with Community Foundations of Canada, the Canadian Urban Institute, the Government of Canada and other community foundations in the Golden Horseshoe area of Southern Ontario to provide $1,840,190 of funding to support organizations who are showing creativity and resourcefulness in creating solutions that enable people to connect and access public spaces safely while still respecting public health measures.
Organizations can apply from February 9, 2021 until March 9, 2021, at 8:00 PM EST.
A second application period for funding will take place starting in May 2021.
Organizations interested in applying to the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative can read the applicant guide here.
Golden Horseshoe Hub
The Canada Healthy Communities Initiative (CHCI) is a national initiative funded by the Government of Canada to create and adapt public spaces to respond to the new realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Golden Horseshoe Hub is led by the Oakville Community Foundation and is a consortium of eight community foundations including: Brampton and Caledon Community Foundation, Brant County Community Foundation, Burlington Foundation, Community Foundation of Halton North, Hamilton Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Mississauga and Niagara Community Foundation.