Park People takes part in a new Healthy Communities Initiative 


As Canadians continue to adapt to the realities of COVID-19, local governments and community partners across the country are adapting their spaces and services to keep residents safe and healthy, support economic recovery, create jobs, and build vibrant, resilient communities.

Today, the Government of Canada alongside Community Foundations of Canada, the Canadian Urban Institute and a network of partners including  Park People are announcing projects taking place across Canada as part of the first round of the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative. The $31-million Canada Healthy Communities Initiative is building safer spaces and ensuring a higher quality of life for people across the country, by helping communities adapt to the challenges presented by COVID-19.

Visit to see the Healthy Communities Initiative projects that have received funding from coast to coast to coast on the project map. 


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Apply for the second round of the Healthy Communities Initiative!

On May 14, 2021, the second round of the Healthy Communities Initiative will open.

The Healthy Communities Initiative is funding projects between $5,000 and $250,000 that help create safe and vibrant public spaces, improve mobility options, and provide digital solutions to help their neighbourhoods or communities navigate the pandemic and look to build back better in the COVID-19 recovery.

A variety of community-led organizations are eligible to apply, including local governments, charities, Indigenous communities, and registered non-profit organizations. 


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


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Getting to Yes and! How Municipalities can work with community partners

Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 2:00 pm EST to 3:30 pm EST

Join us for a discussion about the concrete steps municipalities can take to help create the community partnerships they need.

Facilitating safe and vibrant public spaces, improving mobility options, and creating digital solutions that foster equity and respond to the needs of communities has never been more important. Bring your questions as we discuss the common barriers municipal leaders face! We’ll share strategies and examples that enable our collective goals to grow and succeed.

This session is designed for municipal leaders, but all are welcomed to attend.

This session is in English. Simultaneous translation will be provided in French.

Register now


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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