Join us in celebrating 20 years of exceptional sustainability initiatives

For two decades, we’ve led the way in supporting innovative municipal sustainability projects across Canada. Through GMF’s unique mix of training, resources and funding, municipalities have improved their air, water and soil quality, and tackled the impacts of climate change.

With our help, municipalities and their partners have brought more than 1,310 sustainable projects to life. These initiatives have directly improved quality of life for millions of Canadians by:

  • Giving communities access to cleaner drinking water
  • Expanding energy efficiency, conservation and recycling systems
  • Supporting greener transportation options and active transit
  • Restoring contaminated sites to productive use
  • And so much more!

An exciting new chapter of growth for GMF

This year we’re taking it to the next level – scaling the benefits of some of Canada’s most promising energy efficiency opportunities at the local level. That means new opportunities to make residents’ lives more comfortable and affordable. Learn more about our newest initiatives:

 

Schedule of calls for applications for new funding from the Green Municipal Fund. Access funding, plus technical assistance coaching and peer learning to improve your results. Community Efficiency Financing call for applications – March 31, 2020. Capitalize new programs or scale-up existing efficiency financing programs. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2020. Sustainable Affordable Housing standing funding offer – May 15, 2020. Plan, study and build or retrofit affordable housing with energy measures. Continuous intake. Community Efficiency Financing call for applications – June 30, 2020. Fund studies for early program development. Deadline to apply: October 30, 2020. Community Efficiency Financing standing funding offer – Fall 2020/Winter 2021. Fund studies to design efficiency financing programs. Capitalize new programs or scale up existing initiatives. Continuous intake Schedule of calls for applications for new funding from the Green Municipal Fund. Access funding, plus technical assistance coaching and peer learning to improve your results. Community Efficiency Financing call for applications – March 31, 2020. Capitalize new programs or scale-up existing efficiency financing programs. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2020. Sustainable Affordable Housing standing funding offer – May 15, 2020. Plan, study and build or retrofit affordable housing with energy measures. Continuous intake. Community Efficiency Financing call for applications – June 30, 2020. Fund studies for early program development. Deadline to apply: October 30, 2020. Community Efficiency Financing standing funding offer – Fall 2020/Winter 2021. Fund studies to design efficiency financing programs. Capitalize new programs or scale up existing initiatives. Continuous intake

 

Whatever their local priorities, GMF has been here to help Canada’s municipalities – and will be for decades to come. That’s a promise backed by the Government of Canada’s recent $950 million endowment.

Quick facts
1,310
municipal sustainability initiatives approved
$862 mil.
worth of approved sustainability initiatives
2.6 mil.
tonnes of greenhouse gases avoided
10,738
person-years of employment created across the country
$3 billion
total additional investments leveraged by municipalities
Program initiatives
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Sustainable Affordable Housing

NEW FUNDING AVAILABLE | Our new $300 million initiative offers support to local affordable housing providers to retrofit existing affordable housing units, or construct energy efficient new builds that emit lower GHG emissions.
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