Co-ops across Western Canada are making $1 million available to support capital projects dedicated to recreation, environmental conservation and urban agriculture through its Community Spaces Program.  

"Co-ops have long supported their local communities because we believe communities thrive when there are opportunities to connect, grow and learn," said Pam Skotnitsky, Vice-President of Strategy at Federated Co-operatives Limited.

"We're proud to invest in projects that will preserve nature and create places where we can come together, build relationships and support one another."

Co-op Community Spaces was launched in 2015 to help protect, beautify and improve local spaces. 

Since then, it has provided $11.5 million to 160 projects across Western Canada in the communities served by local Co-ops, including educational spaces, community gardens, recreational facilities, and more.  

In 2018 the High River Library received $25,000 for the patio on the south side of the facility.

Registered non-profit groups, registered charities or community service co-operatives can apply until March 1st. 

Funding between $25,000 and $150,000 is available per project. 

To learn more about Community Spaces or to apply for funding, you can visit

You can also view a list of the 2022 recipients.