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06/16/2021

Co-op Community Spaces puts $1 million towards local projects

Federated Co-operatives Limited's support program is helping 15 local projects this year

Who: Federated Co-operatives Limited’s Co-op Community Spaces program.

What: Co-op Community Spaces is providing $1 million in funding across 15 local projects in Western Canada to support such initiatives as a community garden and learning space to provide food education in Langley, B.C., and restoring a natural green roof on a centre in Stonewall, Man.

Since 2015, Co-op Community Spaces has provided $10.5 million to 147 projects in three categories: recreation, environmental conservation, and urban agriculture.

“The last 15 months have been a challenging time for people across Western Canada. As communities begin to safely re-open, Co-op is providing spaces for residents to rebuild their community connections,” said Pam Skotnitsky, vice-president of strategy at Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), in a press release.