May 13, 2021

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Government of Canada announce funding for 34 projects through the Sustainable Affordable Housing (SAH) initiative in communities of all sizes across Canada. The funding amounts to $2,080,241.

The SAH initiative is delivered through FCM’s Green Municipal Fund (GMF), a $1.65 billion program endowed by the federal government.  SAH supports local affordable housing providers to retrofit existing affordable housing, or build new, energy efficient units that emit lower GHG emissions.

Applicant, municipality, and province Project title and type GMF grant amount

YWCA Banff, Town of Banff, Alberta

Pilot project: An affordable net-zero energy ready (NZER) pilot in Banff


Sunnyhill Housing Co-operative Ltd., City of Calgary, Alberta

Feasibility study: Retrofitting existing townhouses and building a new net-zero multi-unit building in Calgary


Alberta Rural Development Network, City of Edmonton, Alberta

Plan: ARDN’s affordable housing retrofit in Edmonton



GEF Seniors Housing, City of Edmonton, Alberta

Feasibility Study: Lauderdale Terrace



Comox Valley Affordable Housing Society, Town of Comox, British Columbia

Plan: Comox Valley Affordable Housing Society's NZER affordable housing plan: Cypress Garden


Lower Columbia Affordable Housing Society, Village of Fruitvale, British Columbia

Plan: Lower Columbia Affordable Housing Society: Fruitvale net zero energy ready multi-use redevelopment plan


Alberni Low Energy Housing Society, City of Port Alberni, British Columbia

Plan:  Achieving energy efficiency in an existing 11-unit building in Port Alberni


Qualicum Parksville Kiwanis Housing Society, Town of Qualicum Beach, British Columbia

Plan: Aiming to be net-zero energy ready for a 50-unit new construction in rural Qualicum Beach


Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation, City of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Feasibility study: Metro Vancouver's Welcher avenue affordable housing NZER


Harriet Street Seniors Housing Inc., City of Winnipeg, Manitoba

Plan: A possible NZER affordable housing project for seniors in Winnipeg


University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation, City of Winnipeg, Manitoba

Plan: Higher energy-efficiency targets for a new affordable housing construction in Winnipeg


Winnipeg Housing Rehabilitation, City of Winnipeg, Manitoba

Plan: Targeting energy efficiency for four buildings in the City of Winnipeg


Bethel Mennonite Care Services Inc., City of Winnipeg, Manitoba

Plan: Deep energy retrofit for an existing 139-unit complex in Winnipeg


Spruce Woods Housing Cooperative, City of Brandon, Manitoba

Plan: “Sustainaffordability”: Using deep retrofits to increase affordability in 81 units in Brandon


Antigonish Affordable Housing Society, County of Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Feasibility study:  Small-scale, net-zero energy housing with Antigonish Affordable Housing Society


Nepean Housing Corporation, City of Ottawa, Ontario

Feasibility study:  Aiming for net-zero energy ready affordable housing in Ottawa


Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC), City of Ottawa, Ontario

Plan: Design charette for a 49-unit fully electric multi-unit residential buildings in the City of Ottawa


Thresholds Homes and Supports Inc., City of Kitchener, Ontario

Plan: Aiming to be net-zero energy ready for a 25-unit new construction in Kitchener


Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation, Town of Blue Mountains, Ontario

Feasibility study: The Blue Mountains attainable housing demonstrating project


County of Northumberland, Ontario

Plan: Northumberland County social housing needs assessment plan


Places for People Haliburton Highlands Inc, Municipality of Dysart et al, Ontario

Plan: affordable housing development in the Municipality of Dysart et al


Kenora District Services Board, City of Kenora, Ontario

Plan: Aiming to be net-zero energy ready for a 54-unit new construction for seniors in Kenora


Kenora District Services Board, City of Dryden, Ontario

Feasibility study: Net-zero affordable housing for seniors in rural Northern Ontario


Supportive Housing of Waterloo, Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario

Plan: Retrofit plan for supportive housing of Waterloo’s seniors’ residence


Clintwood Non-profit Housing Co-operative Inc, City of Toronto, Ontario

Plan: Clintwood co-op net-zero energy ready retrofit


Toronto Artscape Inc., City of Toronto, Ontario

Feasibility study: Increasing energy performance and efficiency at Toronto’s Artscape Wychwood Barns


Wigwamen Incorporated, City of Toronto, Ontario

Plan: Increasing energy efficiency of a building for the Toronto Indigenous population


Workforce Housing Non-profit Corporation, City of Mississauga, Ontario

Plan: Development of a proposal for a 1200+ unit mixed-housing affordable community build in Mississauga


Community Seniors Cooperative Ltd., Town of O'Leary, Prince Edward Island

Feasibility study: Community Seniors Cooperative Ltd.'s O'Leary seniors’ residence


Cohabitat Wakefield, Municipality of La Pêche, Quebec

Plan: Net-zero plan for 32 affordable housing units in Wakefield


Habitations Maska, City of Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec

Plan: Planning grant for Habitations Maska in Saint-Hyacinthe


Maison des aînés de Saint-Amable, Municipality of Saint-Amable, Quebec

Plan: Net-Zero plan for the Maison des aînés de Saint-Amable


Fiducie foncière communautaire Québec, City of Québec, Quebec

Feasibility study: New multiple-dwelling project: the Dorimène housing cooperative in the City of Québec


National Affordable Housing Corporation, City of Regina, Saskatchewan

Plan: Plainsview Townhomes: Affordable, net-zero ready living in Regina


Source: FCM

For more information on a specific project, contact FCM Media.

Associated link: Canada and FCM announce support for new and retrofitted energy efficient local affordable housing.

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