The Healthy Communities Initiative is a $31 million investment from the Government of Canada to support fund local, small-scale infrastructure projects, programming and services that respond to new realities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 
Whether it’s pop-up bike paths, community gardens, art installations or Wi-Fi hot spots or other programs and services, Canadians want to be able to work, live and play in safe, vibrant and inclusive communities. This program is designed to help communities achieve this potential. 
 
Join Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Urban Institute on February 9th, 2021 at 10 AM PST for a special announcement and panel event focused on transforming public spaces to respond to COVID-19. For more information and to register
 
Healthy communities are dependent on shared places and spaces, allowing people to move and gather safely, productively, and creatively. Spaces like local shopping districts, community centres and parks, libraries and museums, community clinics and food markets and other public spaces are the glue to our communities: they enable a feeling of belonging, of social cohesion and encourage our sense of collective identity.
 
Delta Foundation is a member of Community Foundations of Canada, a national network of 191 community foundations. It is helping reach and encourage a broad range of organizations, including local governments, charities, Indigenous communities and nonprofits, to apply for funding, through the Healthy Communities Initiative,
for projects, programming and services that help communities: 
create safe and vibrant public spaces, 
improve mobility options and 
provide innovative digital solutions to connect people and improve health. 
 
In the special announcement and panel event on Tuesday, February 9, you’ll hear from leading placemakers, activists and thinkers who will explore what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next for community-led solutions across Canada. 
 
The panel discussion will feature leading placemaking experts from across Canada, including:
• Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for Halifax
• Jay Pitter, Award Winning Placemaker and Author
• Cliff Grant, Director of Strategic Relations, Aboriginal Housing Management Association
• Will Prosper, Documentary Film-Maker and Activist
• Marc-André Carignan, Columnist in Politics, Municipal Affairs and Urban Development
 
Join Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Urban Institute on February 9th, 2021 at 10 AM PST for this special announcement and panel event focused on transforming public spaces to respond to COVID-19. For more information and to register