The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th is a small grants program that supports community initiatives from coast to coast to coast. The Fund is a collaboration between community foundations across Canada, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from across the country. The Fund is based on grassroots leadership and takes on a local focus in each community.

Here in Nova Scotia, we are so thrilled to announce the following recipients of the Canada 150 Fund.

Pugwash Peace Trail An initiative by the Friends of the Pugwash Estuary. The project is to start to create a 35 kilometre hiking trail that would encircle hero-bannerthe Pugwash River Estuary. In addition to the physical benefits of hiking, the “Pugwash Peace Trail” will provide a wide range of experiences in terms of history, geography, habitat, flora and fauna. Interpretive signage along the trail would highlight Mi’kmaq sites, Acadian farms, salt water marshes, eel grass beds, and the vast variety of flora and fauna that inhabit this Estuary.


Image result for veterans voices canadaKeeping History Alive – A video production by Veterans Voices Canada which captures the perspectives of Canadian war veterans and commemorates their sacrifices with stories, experiences, and legacies that can be shared for generations to come.



We are also now accepting new applications for funding from this grant. Visit here for more details on eligibility and fund-matching requirements. The deadline for applications for this final round of funding is Friday, April 28th, 2017.

Canada 150 Grant Recipients