Canadian Healthy Communities Initiative

This grant, created in partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, the Government of Canada and other community foundations in Southern BC, provided $1,562,140 to support projects that counteracted the negative impacts of COVID-19 on community by creating safe and vibrant public spaces, improving mobility options and providing innovative digital solutions to connect people and improve health.

When to Apply

Applications are now closed, but stay tuned for project funding announcements coming soon!

Funding Recipients

Round 1 Recipients:

Round 2 Recipients

The BC Southern Community Foundations supported the following projects as part of the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative:

  1. $59,525 was invested to fund the Helping Out People Exploited for the App for Vulnerable Women project. (Kelowna)
  2. $61,048 was invested to fund the Kimberley Wellness Foundation for the Swan Ave Park project. (Kimberley)
  3.  $98,097 was invested to fund the Walk Around Lake Country for the Lake Country Trail Mapping, Signage and Wayfinding project. (Lake Country)
  4.  $74,000 was invested to fund the Township of Langley for the Grief & Bereavement Symposium, Community Outreach, and Website Collaborative project. (Langley)
  5. $86,150 was invested to fund the Stalew Arts and Cultural Society for the Grounding Langley: Sharing the Language of the Land and Water project. (Langley)
  6.  $12,000 was invested to fund the Pacific Parklands Foundation for the Kanaka Creek Regional Park Interpretive Art Murals project. (Maple Ridge)
  7. $56,250 was invested to fund the Kootenay CarShare Cooperative for the Air Carshare expansion to the Kootenay Region project. (Nelson)
  8. $25,000 was invested to fund the City of Nelson for the Rosemont Multigenerational Park Project. (Nelson)
  9. $84,350 was invested to fund The Lower Mainland Purpose Society for the Digital Inclusion Hub project. (New Westminster)
  10. $33,765 was invested to fund the Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Centre Society for the Digital Lending Library project. (Oliver, Osoyoos, Okanagan Falls)
  11. $39,900 was invested to fund the Erris Volunteer Fire Association for the Erris Outdoor Recreation Area project. (Princeton)
  12. $9,180 was invested to fund the James Gilmore Elementary School for the Gilmore Community Gardens project. (Richmond)
  13. $82,830 was invested to fund the Spuzzum First Nation for the Spuzzum Village Community Infrastructure Initiative project. (Spuzzum)
  14.  $74,468 was invested to fund the NightShift Ministries for the Beyond Our Walls (community outreach) project. (Surrey)
  15. $22,491 was invested to fund the Society for Children & Youth of BC for the Play Streets: Child-and-Youth Centered Public Space Activation project. (Vancouver)
  16. $68,246 was invested to fund the Windermere Secondary School, Vancouver School Board for the Windermere Community Fitness Park project. (Vancouver)
  17. $49,984 was invested to fund the Individualized Funding Resource Centre for the Accessible Nature Wellness Program. (Vancouver)

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