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Healthy Communities Initiative


A new Healthy Communities Initiative launches nationally

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 CFC and the Government of Canada and other community foundations in BC to provide funding to support organizations who are showing creativity and resourcefulness in creating solutions that enable people to connect and access public spaces safely while still respecting public health measures.

The Healthy Communities Initiative will provide funding to a broad range of organizations, including local governments, charities, Indigenous communities and nonprofits, 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. 

West Vancouver and North Vancouver are located in Region 2: Central BC, Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast, and Northern.  Prince George Community Foundation is the lead for this region.


Grant Amounts: $5,000 to $250,000

Application Dates: Round 1 is now closed.  A second application period for funding will take place starting in May 2021.




Please note that this is a Community Foundations of Canada program and not a West Vancouver Foundation program. Read their Applicant Guide here.