Federal funding helps Burlington organizations adapt to post COVID-19 challenges
Published March 28, 2022 at 11:27 am
The federal government has made donations to a pair of Burlington organizations as part of the second round of the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative.
The $31-million initiative is helping build safer spaces and ensuring a higher quality of life for people across the country, by helping communities adapt to the challenges presented by COVID-19. There are more than 650 projects taking place across the country.
The projects being supported in Burlington are:
- $19,650 to the Burlington Public Library for Connection for All post-COVID technology access project
- $14,209 to BurlingtonGreen for Clean Up Green Up, Expanding Vulnerable Community Connections project
“The Canada Healthy Communities Initiative is supporting innovative local projects across the country that build more inclusive communities and ensure a higher quality of life,” said Burlington MP Karina Gould during the funding annoucement.
“The investments announced here in Burlington will foster strength, resiliency, and sustainability today and for years to come.”
The Canada Healthy Communities Initiative was created to help communities adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic and create safe ways for residents to access services and enjoy the outdoors. The initiative is designed to fund eligible projects between $5,000 and $250,000 that fall under three main themes: creating safe and vibrant public spaces, improving mobility options, and digital solutions.