OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, wishes to remind local governments and community-led organizations, including charities and Indigenous communities that the application deadline to apply for the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative first round of funding is March 9th. This funding ranges between $5,000.00 and $250,000.00 and its aim is to support Canadians through COVID-19 and beyond.
Projects could include community gardens, pop-up cycling and walking paths, cross country ski trails, widening sidewalks and adding signage to support physical distancing, expanding farmers’ markets to increase access to healthy, local food, or developing apps or other digital tools to allow residents to safely access services remotely.
This is a great opportunity for our community associations and local organizations.
Organizations interested in submitting an application are encouraged to visit www.healthycommunitiesinitiative.ca to learn more about the program, eligibility criteria and how to apply.