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 1,360 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!

Read our compendium to learn how GMF helps Canadian municipalities switch to sustainable practices faster.

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:

Sustainable Affordable Housing and Community Efficiency Financing

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
municipal sustainability initiatives approved
$946 mil.
worth of approved sustainability initiatives
2.7 mil.
tonnes of greenhouse gases avoided
person-years of employment created across the country
$3 billion
total additional investments leveraged by municipalities
Program initiatives
The following initiatives are part of this program.

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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Funding opportunities
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Case studies
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Green Municipal Fund Strategic Plan

Learn about the Green Municipal Fund's long-term vision and objectives for 2018-2023.

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