Today, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Catherine McKenna, announced the Healthy Communities Initiative. $31 million will be dedicated to funding community-led projects that address specific needs arising from COVID-19. The three eligible project types are:

  1. Creating safe and vibrant public spaces
  2. Improving mobility options
  3. Digital solutions

The Initiative seeks to support local government and community partnerships. Funding is provided to non-governmental not-for-profit organizations who will then work directly with municipalities, local governments, Indigenous communities and non-for-profit community partners.

More details on the application process are soon to be released.