Canadian Communities Receive $12.1M of Funding for Green Initiatives Across Canada

Published on September 14, 2018

 

Over $12.1 Million has been earmarked for use by three different government programs, with the intention of: improving communities, strengthening the middle class, and providing a clean growth economy. Of the three programs, the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) is responsible for the support of innovative solutions to environmental challenges, and has already been involved in the city of Beaconsfield, Quebec to try and reduce the amount of organic waste in the waste stream by 50 percent.

 

The second program receiving additional funding is the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP). The MCIP is concerned with assisting municipalities and partner organizations, preparing them for the realities of climate change, and helping them to reduce greenhouse emissions. The MCIP also invests in forward thinking opportunities. An example can be seen in British Columbia, as they are working alongside 31 local governments to study the feasibility of developing fast-charging stations for electric vehicles, hoping this will create a strong network for electric automobiles.


The third program is designed to help Canadian municipalities invest in infrastructure properly, with a basis of encouraging sound asset management practices. This program is called the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), and is a five year, $50M program that has already demonstrated its use in the town of Iroquois Falls, where the MAMP invested in innovative road-sensing technology. That technology allowed for more detailed information about road conditions; successfully enabling them to make informed investment decisions regarding municipal infrastructure.

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