Co-op Community Spaces Program

May 15, 2015

As Western Canadians, we have to make the most of every chance we get to go outside and enjoy the parks, playgrounds, community gardens and other spaces that bring us together.

Co-op Community Spaces has been developed to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. In keeping with our ongoing commitment to invest in the communities we serve, Co-op will contribute up to $1 million annually to help support projects that improve the places Canadians meet, play, learn and share.

Community Spaces Funding Categories

  • Recreation—Providing enhanced recreation spaces in the community
    Examples: recreation centres, playgrounds
  • Environmental ConservationPreservation of natural spaces in the community
    Examples: green spaces, interpretive centres
  • Urban AgricultureSmall-scale community agricultural initiatives in both rural and urban spaces
    Examples: community gardens, food education facilities


Projects eligible for funding must:

  • be a registered non-profit, registered charitable organization, or a community service co-operative;
  • be a capital project located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba
  • be completed in one to four years; and
  • provide the opportunity for permanent signage.

Projects ineligible for funding include:

  • those that support religious or politically-affiliated organizations;
  • those that will have adverse environmental impacts; and/or
  • those that are third-party fundraising campaigns.

Application Period

Those wishing to apply for project funding must submit an application online between April 1 and May 15, 2015.

Return to the Community Spaces page starting April 1 to begin submitting an application.

Please direct questions or inquiries to [email protected].