Co-op Community Spaces announces 2022 recipients
June 14, 2022
Through its Community Spaces program, Co-op is investing $1 million in 13 community projects across Western Canada.
“Co-op Community spaces is about our commitment to protect, beautify and improve the spaces where communities across Western Canada come together,” said Pam Skotnitsky, Vice-President of Strategy at Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL). “The work and dedication of our recipient groups is inspiring, and we are proud to contribute to projects that will benefit the people in these communities for years to come.”
Since 2015, Co-op Community Spaces has provided $11.5 million to 160 projects in three categories: recreation, environmental conservation and urban agriculture. The program was developed as part of Co-op’s commitment to invest in the communities it serves.
FCL administers the program on behalf of more than 160 local Co-ops operating in 600 communities. Registered non-profits, charities or community service co-operatives are invited to apply each year in February for a grant worth $25,000 - $150,000 per project.
This year’s Community Spaces recipients are:
- Active Communities Alberta Society – Outdoor Recreation and Community Hub (St. Albert, AB)
- Bengough Municipal Parks, Recreation and Cultural Authority – Bengough Regional Park Swimming Pool Improvements (Bengough, SK)
- Horizon School Division – Nokomis School Outdoor Learning Commons (Nokomis, SK)
- Hornby Island Athletic Association – Joe King Park Revitalization (Hornby Island, BC)
- Kinsmen Club of Lake Cowichan – Lake Cowichan Duck Pond Revitalization (Lake Cowichan, BC)
- Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition Association – Lloydminster Co-op Celebration Park (Lloydminster, SK)
- Neepawa Middle School Parent Advisory Council – Neepawa Middle School Playground (Neepawa, MB)
- NorWest Co-op Community Health – NorWest Co-op Community Farm: Phase One (Winnipeg, MB)
- Saskatoon Riversdale Community Collective – Victoria Park Community Centre and Urban Farm (Saskatoon, SK)
- Sunrise Education Fund – A Playground to be Proud Of (Oakbank, MB)
- Town of Milestone – Milestone Community Sport Court (Milestone, SK)
- Waskasoo Community Association – Waskasoo Natural Playground (Red Deer, AB)
- Wolf Creek School Division – Outdoor Rink/Sport Court (Rimbey, AB)
Find more information about the program and this year’s recipients at communityspaces.ca.