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FGM takes part in the new Healthy Communities Initiatives

Update: The first CHCI call for projects is now closed. The second application period will start on May 14, 2021. Thank you!

Montréal, February 9, 2021 – COVID-19 has seriously impacted our access and use of public spaces, which are the glue to our communities. They are a major part of what makes communities safe, vibrant and connected. They also constitute open and accessible gathering places for the most marginalized or vulnerable in our communities, for whom they often have an especially important significance.

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. The Foundation of Greater Montréal is 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.

The total share of the metropolitan area (Montréal, Laval and Montérégie) is $1.8 million, with available funding between $5,000 and $250,000 per project.
 As COVID-19 is still among us, the Healthy Communities Initiative is looking for innovative projects, which will reinforce the resilience of both our public spaces and the people who use them, while paying particular attention to vulnerable people who have been hardest hit by the consequences of the pandemic.

Eligible organizations can apply from February 9, 2021 at 3 p.m. until March 9, 2021 at 8 p.m. 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. You can also download the applicant guide, the equity guidance and the eligibility criteria.

Source : Foundation of Greater Montréal
For more information : 
Simon Delorme, Project Manager - Communications - - (514) 866-0808 ext. 107.