Helping build vital connections between people and parks

Apply for $2,000 to support your vision for environmental education, sustainability and stewardship programs that help connect people to their local parks and green spaces. 

We are looking for 70 community groups in 21 urban areas across Canada to host 2 in-person and/or virtual events in 2024. The events must support the ongoing care and protection of green spaces. 

Equity-deserving and equity-denied groups will be prioritized in the application process. A minimum of 50% of all microgrants will be provided to those identifying as such, ensuring their involvement in shaping the natural spaces that matter to them. 

Park People is committed to supporting people with disabilities during the application process. If you encounter any barriers while completing your application form or would like to request any access needs, please contact Ana Orrego at

The Application for the 2024 TD Park People Grants is closed.


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TD Park People Grants 2024 Timeline:

  • Applications open: January 8, 2024
  • Applications close: February 27, 2024
  • Notification to grants recipients: End of April 2024
  • Distribution of funds: End of May 2024
  • Activities hosted between April 22 to December 31, 2024
  • Project reports are due after each event or by October 2024

For questions, read our FAQs or contact us at 

TD Park People Grants Guidelines

The TD Park People grant program was created to help community groups build vital connections between people and parks to support our green spaces' ongoing care and protection. Your group should either have an environmental focus or commit to having environmental sustainability or protection as a core element of your event.

Successful applicants host at least two in-person and/or virtual activities between April 22 and December 31, 2024,  with each event open to all members of the public. Eligible groups include volunteer-based park groups, local agencies, resident associations and non-profits that are active in their local parks. Your group must also demonstrate its ability to sustain the group beyond this grant cycle.

Eligible Cities

In 2024, the TD Park People Grants will be extended to 21 urban areas across Canada: 

  • In British Columbia: 
    • Metro Vancouver, 
    • Kelowna, 
    • Saanich, 
    • Township of Langley,
  • In Alberta: 
    • Calgary, 
    • Edmonton Metropolitan Region,
    • Lethbridge,
  • In Saskatchewan: 
    • Regina, 
    • Saskatoon,
  • Manitoba: 
    • Winnipeg, 
    • Brandon,
  • Ontario: 
    • Greater Toronto and Hamilton Areas, 
    • Kitchener - Waterloo, 
    • Thunder Bay,
    • Guelph,
    • Ottawa,
  • Quebec: 
    • Greater Montreal, 
    • Quebec City,
    • Gatineau,
  • New Brunswick: Fredericton,
  • Prince Edward Island: Charlottetown,
  • Nova Scotia: Halifax Regional Municipality.

Who can apply: 

  • Grassroots community groups include, but are not limited to, volunteer-based park groups, local agencies, resident associations, and not-for-profit groups active in their local parks. 
  • Partnerships of any or all of the above are encouraged to apply. 
  • Your group must also demonstrate its ability to sustain the group beyond this grant cycle.
  • Groups should demonstrate their commitment to caring for the park’s green space. 
  • Our commitment is to award at least half of the grants to equity-deserving groups.


  • Events can be in-person or virtual. 
  • If hosting an in-person event, you must follow your city's public health guidelines at the time of the event. Events must be free and open to the public. 
  • Events must abide by all local laws and permit requirements. 

Eligible Expenses:

The grant can cover any event expense, including, but not limited to, honoraria for volunteers, event materials, supplies, and equipment, and printing of promotional materials.

Project reports:

Applicants must complete an event summary after each event (a link will be provided).

Application Process

Present your application via online form submission by February 27th, 2024, at 11:59 pm local time. 

  • Access the online application form on Survey Monkey Apply
  • Create an account on Survey Monkey Apply by filling out the registration form with your name and email address.
  • Create and confirm your password. Your password should have 8 characters: one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter and one special character. 
  • The system will send you an email asking you to "Confirm and validate your address."
  • Answer the application form
  • Press ‘submit’ to finalize and submit your application. 

Check out this instructional guide on applying with Survey Monkey Apply. 

In 2024, Park People is running an access fund pilot where certain groups will be eligible for more funding to make their events more inclusive for people with disabilities. Contact us to learn more at


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