The Green Municipal Fund is proud to present Webby Week: five days of interactive webinars covering the many ways we help you plan, design and implement local sustainability projects.
Whether you’re just beginning to consider an initiative or your project is ready to go, our advisors are here to help every step of the way. These webinars are an opportunity to better understand our funding offers, have your questions answered and plan your initiatives for when the time is right.
|Mon, June 22||Tues, June 23||Thurs, June 25||Fri, June 26||Mon, June 29|
|The Municipal Energy Roadmap: A new tool to support your energy goals||Making affordable housing sustainable||Water: Invest in your community’s most important resource||Toward land, waste, and transportation sustainability||How to create an efficiency financing program for your community|
|French: 10:30am ET||French: 10:30am ET||French: 10:30am ET||French: 10:30am ET||French: 10:30am ET|
|English: 1:30pm ET||English: 1:30pm ET||English: 1:30pm ET||English: 1:30pm ET||English: 1:30pm ET|
Information and registration links for the English webinars can be found below.
About the Green Municipal Fund
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.
1. The Municipal Energy Roadmap: A new tool to support your energy goals
Monday, June 22, 1:30 pm ET
Get the first look at our soon-to-be-released decision-support tool – the Municipal Energy Roadmap. You’ll learn how it can help you identify high-impact opportunities, key approaches and effective technologies to reduce GHG emissions in your municipal and community buildings. We’ll discuss successful examples of policies and programs Canadian municipalities are using to become less carbon-intensive and more energy efficient. No matter your community’s size or starting point, this conversation will be relevant.
- Yvonne Ritchie, Knowledge and Sector Development, Green Municipal Fund
2. Making affordable housing sustainable
Tuesday, June 23, 1:30 pm ET
If you’re a municipal, non-profit or co-operative housing provider, our new $300 million Sustainable Affordable Housing (SAH) initiative is for you. Whether you want to complete an energy efficient retrofit or engage in a new capital project, SAH funding can help you increase the quality, affordability and energy efficiency of your buildings. Tune in and learn about the various forms of grant, loan and capacity building support we offer to help you retrofit existing units or build new ones. We’ll also share and discuss the many ways we can help during any stage of your project.
- Benjamin Koczwarski, Outreach Advisor, FCM Programs
- Jen Arntfield, Lead, Sustainable Affordable Housing, Green Municipal Fund
3. Water: Invest in your community’s most important resource
Thursday, June 25, 1:30 pm ET
From water conservation, to storm water quality, to septic wastewater systems, this webinar will outline the different ways GMF funding can improve and protect your community’s water systems. You’ll learn about the application process, the types of projects that are eligible, and examples of how municipalities have used GMF funding to manage their local bodies of water. In the wake of COVID-19, Canada will need an economic recovery plan that includes sustainable, shovel-ready projects. Now is the time to plan, assess the feasibility or evaluate a small-scale version of your initiative. We’re here to help.
- Patrick Kehoe, Outreach Advisor, FCM Programs
4. Toward land, waste, and transportation sustainability
Friday, June 26, 1:30 pm ET
Tune in to learn about how we fund transportation, waste management and land use projects. You’ll learn about how you can successfully reduce GHG emissions, improve air quality and restore sites to productive use. We’ll discuss eligibility, the application process and the different types of funding we provide. In the wake of COVID-19, Canada will need an economic recovery plan that includes sustainable, shovel-ready projects. Now is the time to plan, assess the feasibility or evaluate a small-scale version of your initiative. We’re here to help.
- Patrick Kehoe, Outreach Advisor, FCM Programs
5. How to create an efficiency financing program for your community
Monday, June 29, 1:30 pm ET
Want to help your residents improve the energy performance of their homes? GMF’s new Community Efficiency Financing (CEF) initiative is a $300 million “program of programs” that will help you do just that. It supports municipalities and their partners to create or scale up innovative financing programs that enable higher energy performance and lower GHG emissions in low-rise residential homes. In this webinar we’ll walk you through what types of studies and programs can be funded, which financing models are eligible, and how to judge whether you’re ready to apply. You’ll also get an introduction to the capacity-building resources we have available for CEF.
- Jim Wren, Outreach Advisor, FCM Programs
- Marco Iacampo, Senior Design Specialist, Knowledge and Sector Development