How We Support Change
We have provided major, multi-year grants to the following organizations: the Tamarack Institute for the Vibrant Communities-Cities Reducing Poverty initiative; Centraide for its Collective Impact Project that fosters neighbourhood revitalization projects in Montreal; and Evergreen, for developing a national strategy aimed at inclusive urban innovation and channeling unused and underused urban assets into new social purposes. We also have a number of smaller grants, and occasionally we issue calls for proposals for fresh project ideas.
Strategic learning partner
As we develop a listening platform and international learning platform, we aspire to bring new ideas back to Canada and to share our country's most promising urban projects with city innovators abroad. We share what we're learning with governments and foundations in Canada and internationally.
Cities for People works with networks of urban innovators to identify new forms of collaboration and tools for transformation. We support these networks through online resources, strategic partnerships and national competitions (Civic Innovation Awards) and by commissioning research and publications.