Canada Healthy Communities Initiative Funding

Implementing Digital Solutions

In August 2020, Infrastructure Canada announced the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative. The initiative will provide up to $31 million to support community-led projects that respond to immediate and ongoing needs arising from COVID-19.

Community projects that are eligible for this funding fall into three main categories, including digital solutions. These are projects that address changing community needs through the use of data and connected technologies.


Federal Technology Fund Addresses COVID-19 Community Challenges

COVID-19 is forcing over 3200 communities across Canada to find new ways to address the immediate and ongoing challenges posed by the pandemic. Infrastructure Canada created the Healthy Canada Communities Initiative to help municipalities identify and deliver innovative digital projects that address changing community needs through the use of data and connected technologies.

The agency responsible for co-ordinating the procurement of all proposals under the $31 million fund will be announced shortly. In the interim, communities especially the smaller ones, are encouraged to develop innovative project ideas that address immediate and ongoing needs arising from COVID-19.

To help you with that, we invited the federal government, technology leaders and social service organizations to share ideas that will help build successful innovative digital projects that is inclusive and recognizes Canada’s proud history of diversity and youth. Our panel of experts will shares how digital solutions can respond to immediate and ongoing needs arising from COVID-19 as municipalities build back better using good tech as tech for good.

The diverse panel of experts includes Minister Bardish Chagger MP for Waterloo, Iain Klugman of Communitech, Tracy Elop from Carizon, John Neufeld from House of Friendship, and Dana Fox from Athena Software.

Kick start your conversation and discover innovative digital projects that address your changing community needs through the use of data and connected technologies. Your build back better plan starts with ideas, planning and funding. It’s all here.

We’re here to help

Whether it’s a funding application for digital solutions for your project, reporting capabilities, or workflow management, Athena Software is here to help you get started with a made-in-Canada software solution that can help you improve service delivery in your community.

Digital Solution for Community Projects

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, it’s important to ensure that the people in your community have access to the essential supports and services they need. Implementing a secure, web-based case management system is the best way to ensure the continuation of care for members of your community and manage remote service delivery.

Get Started Quickly

To support community organizations in Canada, we are offering a special Penelope + ClientConnect package, that can be implemented quickly and is preconfigured with all the features you need to manage social service programs in your community. This package includes accelerated user onboarding and training so you can get your services up and running right away.

What do you get?

  • Penelope package at a reduced cost
  • ClientConnect client portal licenses at a reduced cost
  • Expedited deployment package with reduced fee
  • Optional data migration package

To schedule a free demo of the Penelope + ClientConnect Healthy Communities package please complete the form below.

Healthy Communities Initiative Demo Request

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