Canada Healthy Communities Initiative

Public spaces make safe, vibrant and connected communities.

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.

Through the Healthy Communities Initiative, community foundations have been able to provide local leadership in a pan-Canadian initiative to create safer, more vibrant and inclusive communities. Community foundations have been working alongside our partners who are experts in building vibrant, equitable and livable public space. The partners include: the Canadian Urban Institute, 880 Cities, Park People, Vivre en Ville, MaRS, Canadian CED Network, ICLEI, the Network for the Advancement of Black Communities and the National Association of Friendship Centres.

Our Golden Horseshoe Hub have supported projects that will create safe and vibrant public spaces, improve mobility options and provide innovative digital solutions to connect people and improve health. 

Round 1 Results

The Golden Horseshoe Hub provides $736,076 to community-led infrastructure projects

Round 2 Results

The Golden Horseshoe Hub provides over $1.1 million to community-led infrastructure projects

Golden Horseshoe Hub

The Canada Healthy Communities Initiative (CHCI) is a national initiative funded by the Government of Canada to create and adapt public spaces to respond to the new realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Golden Horseshoe Hub is led by the Oakville Community Foundation and is a consortium of eight community foundations including: Brampton and Caledon Community Foundation, Brant County Community Foundation, Burlington Foundation, Community Foundation of Halton North, Hamilton Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Mississauga and Niagara Community Foundation.