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.
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
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.Read more
Sustainable Affordable Housing
Switch to energy-efficient options and lower your energy bills.Read more
Community Buildings Retrofit initiative
Retrofit existing community buildings to lower GHG emissions and extend their life cycle.Read more
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.Read more
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 futureRead more
Factsheets: Community Efficiency Financing
Learn how to design, deliver and market a home upgrade financing program for your communityRead more
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.Read more
Resource library: Community Buildings Retrofit
Practical knowledge to support your local facility upgradeRead more
Read about real-world implementations of sustainable affordable housing and community energy projects.
Case study: New build achieves financial sustainability, social and environmental benefits
Affordable housing for seniors supports aging-in-placeRead more
Case study: Energy retrofit delivers multiple benefits
Improved air quality and resident comfortRead more
Case study: Raising the bar on community housing retrofits
Affordable housing project generates valuable lessonsRead more
Case study: Consultation and innovation improves performance
Ottawa affordable housing project raises the bar on sustainabilityRead more
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.