“In collaboration with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, we are investing in studies to ensure environmentally friendly, sustainable infrastructure. The Green Municipal Fund supports the type of innovative solutions that help Canadians live in cleaner, healthier communities. Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country and builds stronger communities.”
William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
“Local solutions-scaled up-deliver major national impact, like economic growth and the emission reductions Canada needs to meet its climate change goals. Whether it’s through improved energy efficiency, fewer greenhouse gas emissions or stronger local infrastructure, local governments get the job done efficiently and cost-effectively because they connect solutions to local needs and local realities. Supported by our strong federal-municipal partnership, FCM’s Green Municipal Fund helps municipalities do what they do best: deliver solutions that work.”
Bill Karsten, President of FCM
The Green Municipal Fund (GMF) is a $1 billion program, funded by the Government of Canada and delivered by FCM.
- Since 2000, GMF has helped bring over 1,300 projects to life.
- GMF projects have cut 2.6 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions-the equivalent of taking 594,000 cars off the road.
- GMF supports local innovation that can be replicated and scaled up across the country to tackle Canada’s climate challenges.
- GMF has created over 10,700 jobs across the country.
Through the Investing in Canada Plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
As part of the Investing in Canada Plan, the Government of Canada has invested over $6.2 billion in 790 infrastructure projects in Quebec.
To support Canadians and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new stream has been added to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to help fund pandemic-resilient infrastructure. Existing program streams have also been adapted to include more eligible project categories.
The new Canada Healthy Communities Initiative will provide up to $31 million in existing federal funding to support communities as they deploy innovative new ways to adapt spaces and services to respond to immediate and ongoing needs arising from COVID-19 over the next two years.