We give local governments, housing providers, and non-profit providers access to innovative, technically and economically viable environmentally sustainable solutions to their housing challenges. By leveraging our funding and training, GMF provides communities the means and resources to lead the transition to sustainable Canadian municipalities.

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What we fund

  • New construction of environmentally sustainable affordable housing 
  • Retrofits to existing housing with the installation of energy saving measures 
  • Early support to conduct assessments and develop a project concept 
  • Small-scale tests of new and innovative sustainability approaches

How it can help

Implement solutions that increase energy efficiency and reduce energy costs:

  • Construct new builds that reduce energy intensity and GHG emissions
  • Retrofit existing units to lower operating costs
  • Combine energy retrofits with planned upgrades
  • Increase energy affordability and building quality
  • Create local energy jobs


  • Reduce operating and maintenance costs
  • Improve resident health and comfort
  • Improve climate resilience
  • Plan for the future
  • Demonstrate sustainability leadership

Available funding

Access funding to help you plan and deliver sustainable housing projects.

Community Efficiency Financing

Plan, implement and scale up home-energy upgrade financing programs for residential energy projects.

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Sustainable Affordable Housing

Switch to energy-efficient options and lower your energy bills.

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Community Buildings Retrofit initiative

Retrofit existing community buildings to lower GHG emissions and extend their life cycle.

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Capital project: Energy recovery or district energy

Reduce local GHG emissions by using renewable thermal energy in new or existing municipal facilities. Finance an energy recovery or district energy capital project.

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Featured resources

Gain the knowledge, tools, and support you need to undertake and sustainable energy solutions.

GMF’s Municipal Energy Roadmap

Guiding Canadian municipalities to a sustainable energy future

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Factsheets: Community Efficiency Financing

Learn how to design, deliver and market a home upgrade financing program for your community

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Regional Energy Coaches

These coaches will help affordable housing providers – including municipal, not-for-profit organizations and housing co-operatives – initiate and plan energy efficient retrofits and new builds.

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Resource library: Community Buildings Retrofit

Practical knowledge to support your local facility upgrade

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Successful projects

Read about real-world implementations of sustainable affordable housing and community energy projects.

Case study: Energy retrofit delivers multiple benefits

Improved air quality and resident comfort

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Case study: Raising the bar on community housing retrofits

Affordable housing project generates valuable lessons

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Case study: Consultation and innovation improves performance

Ottawa affordable housing project raises the bar on sustainability

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Have a question?

Contact our Outreach team for more information on available affordable housing funding and eligibility.


The Green Municipal Fund is a $1 billion program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.