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Canada Healthy Communities Initiative

744,000 provided to projects in Southwestern Ontario for community-led infrastructure projects as part of the Government of Canada’s Healthy Communities Initiative

As Canadians continue to adapt to the realities of COVID-19, local governments and community partners across the country are adapting their spaces and services to keep residents safe and healthy, support economic recovery, create jobs, and build vibrant, resilient communities.

The Southwestern Ontario HUB is pleased to announce $744,000 in funding to supportprojects in Southwestern Ontario as part of the second round of the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative. Through the $31-million Initiative, the Government of Canada, alongside Community Foundations of Canada, is building safer spaces and ensuring a higher quality of life for people across the country, by helping communities adapt to the challenges presented by COVID-19. There are over 650 projects taking place across the country, including in every province and territory.

The Southwestern Ontario HUB is being co-led by Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation, London Community Foundation, and the WindsorEssex Community Foundation, in partnership with Aylmer Area Community Foundation, Sarnia Community Foundation and Sunset Community Foundation supported by Centre Wellington Community Foundation, Dufferin Community Foundation, Elgin St. Thomas Community Foundation and Oxford Community Foundation.

A complete list of projects being supported through the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative can be found at https://communityfoundations.ca/chci-results/

The Canada Healthy Communities Initiative is designed to fund eligible projects between $5,000 and $250,000 that fall under three main themes: creating safe and vibrant public spaces, improving mobility options, and digital solutions. A variety of community-led organizations were selected, including local governments, charities, Indigenous communities, and registered non-profit organizations. 

To learn more, please visit the following links:

Canada Healthy Communities Initiative: healthycommunitiesinitiative.ca

Infrastructure Canada: Canada Healthy Communities Initiative: https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/chci-iccs/index-eng.html