Our Programs

Green Communities Canada has a diverse and ever-changing portfolio of programs, currently focusing on water, transportation, and home energy solutions. In addition, member organizations deliver dozens of dynamic local programs of their own, across an even broader range of program areas.

Active Programs:


More walking and wheeling to school means safer school zones, healthier children, cleaner air and better academic performance. Our Ontario Active School Travel program is working with a host of partners to reverse the decline in active school travel with proven effective tools like School Travel Planning and the Walking School Bus.

RAIN Community Solutions

Slow it down. Soak it up. Keep it clean. Our award-winning RAIN Community Solutions program works with and supports municipalities, property owners and community groups to manage rain where it falls and save money, reduce flood risk, and better protect our water.


Improving home energy efficiency reduces our environmental footprint, saves money and increases comfort. Green Communities Canada and its members have delivered professional energy audits and connected homeowners with incentives for over 25 years. Get a home energy evaluation and save on energy cost with the new Greener Homes Grant.

Depave Paradise

Depave Paradise empowers community organizations to create new urban greenspace by tearing up unused pavement and planting gardens. We’ll teach you everything you need to know to make it happen.

Past Programs:

Well Aware

Well Aware helped residential well owners in Ontario protect their wells as a source of safe drinking water for their families.

WALK Friendly ontario

WALK Friendly Ontario was a recognition program that encouraged municipalities to create and improve spaces and places to walk by awarding Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum designations.

Canada Walks

A community with a large number of pedestrians is a good indicator of a sustainable communityCanada Walks promoted the value of walking and walkability, and worked with partners to help create walk-friendly streets and communities.