Green Communities Canada


Founded in 1995, Green Communities Canada is a national alliance that uses its network of over 25 community-based environmental organizations to implement a suite of programs. One of these, RAIN, works with municipalities to reduce storm-related impacts using low cost methods to divert, retain and absorb excess stormwater. Using three key strategies – Slow it Down, Soak it Up, Keep it Clean – RAIN takes a complex issue and makes it actionable for city planners, commercial property owners, and residents.

Full Description

A grant from the Foundation will support Green Communities Canada in transforming RAIN into a revenue-generating social enterprise. This will involve market research, business plandevelopment, and enhancement of a partner network for program delivery.


  • 2013-2015
  • $ 300,000
  • Funding Type: Past Initiatives
  • Initiatives: Social Innovation Fund