Canada Healthy Communities Initiative

Apply by Mar 9, 2021

Applications Open: February 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM EST (Saskatchewan 12:00 PM local)

Applications Close: March 9, 2021 at 5:00 PM PST (Saskatchewan 7:00 PM local)

Saskatoon Community Foundation takes part in a new Healthy Communities Initiative 

COVID-19 has seriously impacted our access and use of public spaces which are the glue to our communities. They are a big part of what makes communities safe, vibrant, and connected.

The Healthy Communities Initiative is a $31 million investment from the Government of Canada to support communities as they create and adapt public spaces to respond to the new realities of COVID-19. 

We are proud to work together with the Government of Canada, Community Foundations of Canada, and other community foundations within Saskatchewan to provide $976,710  of funding. This support is designated for organizations who are showing creativity and resourcefulness in creating solutions that enable people to connect and access public spaces safely while still respecting public health measures.

Organizations are invited to apply starting February 9, 2021, at 1:00 PM EST (Saskatchewan 12:00 PM local) until March 9, 2021, at 5:00 PM PST (Saskatchewan 7:00 PM local).

A second application period for funding is expected to take place starting in May 2021.

Visit to for more information about your application, to explore resources for applicants, or to sign up for community mobilization sessions. 

In Saskatchewan, CHCI is being coordinated by Veronique Loewen. She can be contacted at 306-220-4360 or