From improving local water systems and rehabilitating sewers to upgrading area recreation centres and developing neighbourhood parks, British Columbia’s smaller communities are benefiting from the Towns for Tomorrow program.
The Towns for Tomorrow program was launched in December 2006 as part of the Province's effort to address the unique challenges faced by smaller communities in British Columbia, particularly with respect to sustainability and meeting infrastructure needs. Funding was provided for infrastructure projects that address climate change and contribute to the overall health, sustainability and livability of communities.
From 2007 to 2011, the province invested close to $70 million to fund 201 Towns for Tomorrow projects. Unlike traditional government infrastructure programs that provide matching provincial funding up to one-third of the total project costs, Towns for Tomorrow provided up to 80 percent of project funding for municipalities and regional districts with fewer than 5,000 residents and up to 75 percent funding for communities of 5,000 to 15,000 residents.
A list of projects funded is included in the Towns for Tomorrow Program Completion Outcomes Report (.PDF 1.8 MB).
Applications are no longer being accepted.
All successful project announcements have been made and funding for this program is now fully committed.