Community Fund for Canada’s 150th

Canada’s 150th offered a moment for all Canadians to reflect on our past and look to the possibilities of the future.

Inspired by the potential of 2017,  the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th was a collaborative effort by the Government of Canada and the community foundation movement, created with a groundswell of local efforts that would grow a sense of belonging, inclusion and reconciliation at the community level.

Broadly, the Fund supported thousands of local projects connected to Canada’s 150th, that:

  • ENCOURAGED participation in community activities and events to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.
  • INSPIRED a deeper understanding about the people, places and events that have shaped and continue to shape our country and our communities.
  • BUILT vibrant and healthy communities with the broadest possible engagement of all Canadians, including indigenous peoples; groups that reflected our cultural diversity; youth; and official language minorities.

The Fund was seeded by the Government of Canada and matched by community foundations and other local partners from coast to coast to coast. Check out the infographics below for some highlights from the Fund’s pan-Canadian impact.