Through the $60-million Healthy Communities 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 continued challenges presented by COVID-19.

The Canada Healthy Communities Initiative was created to help communities adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic and create safe ways for residents to access services and enjoy the outdoors. The initiative was designed to fund eligible projects between $5,000 and $250,000 under three main themes: creating safe and vibrant public spaces, improving mobility options and digital solutions.

From community gardens and activity spaces to digital infrastructure, the funding is allowing organizations to adapt programs and services to keep residents safe and healthy, support economic recovery, create jobs, and build vibrant, resilient communities.

To date, 64 organizations in Atlantic Canada have received over $2.8 million in funding, including 23 projects in Nova Scotia.

To see the full list of projects, please visit:

The Canada Healthy Communities Initiative Funded by
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