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First round of Canada Healthy Communities Initiative applications announced

Infrastructure Canada in conjunction with Community Foundations of Canada has announced the first round of applications under the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative. The Initiative supports communities in creating and adapting public spaces and programming to respond to ongoing needs from COVID-19 over the next two years.


  • Municipalities and local or regional governments
  • Municipally-owned corporations
  • Indigenous governing bodies
  • A provincial or territorial organization delivering municipal services
  • Federally or provincially incorporated not for profits

Eligible Projects

There are three overarching theme areas that eligible projects fall under:

  • Safe and vibrant public spaces: Community projects that create and adapt public spaces, or programming and services for public spaces that improve open spaces, parks, commercial main streets, and access to other amenities
  • Improved mobility options: Community projects that deliver a range of transportation and mobility options or adaptations that permit physical distancing through solutions that increase safe social connectivity, walkability, bike-ability and access to public transit
  • Digital solutions: Community projects that provide digital solutions that use data and technology in innovative ways to connect people and support healthy communities. Community projects that use digital technologies and solutions to encourage citizen engagement, use open data, online platforms or physical digital devices for public benefit

There will be two rounds that eligible applicants can submit applications:

Round One: Portal opened on February 9, 2021 and will close on March 9, 2021

Round Two: The portal will open on May 14, 2021 and will close on June 25, 2021

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