Park People takes part in a new Healthy Communities Initiative 


COVID-19 has seriously impacted our access and use of public spaces which are the glue to our communities. They are a big part of what makes communities safe, vibrant and connected.

The Healthy Communities Initiative is a $31 million investment from the Government of Canada to support communities as they create and adapt public spaces to respond to the new realities of COVID-19.  We are proud to be working with Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Urban Institute with the support of the Government of Canada to support organizations that are showing creativity and resourcefulness in creating solutions that enable people to connect and access public spaces safely while still respecting public health measures.

Organizations can apply from February 9, 2021, at 1:00 PM EST until March 9, 2021, at 5:00 PM PST.

A second application period for funding will take place starting in May 2021.

Visit to find out more about how to apply, explore resources for applicants and sign up for community mobilization sessions. 


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Simple ways to create vibrant and safe spaces during COVID-19


In a recent Community Mobilization Session, Park People highlighted some inspiring projects we have seen in recent years. The projects mentioned here are provided as to sources of inspiration for your application. 

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Healthy Communities Initiative


Funded by

The Government of Canada

Community Foundations of Canada

Canadian Urban Institute

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