National GI Advocacy

The Canadian Freshwater Alliance has been at forefront of groups urging the federal government to invest in green infrastructure. 

  • In May 2020, we coordinated sending a letter—along with 42 signatories—to Prime Minister Trudeau asking the federal government to make investments in natural infrastructure; 
  • In September 2020, along with four other ENGOs, we sent a letter to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Catherine McKenna, that provided more detail on how adapting existing programs and starting a new Natural Infrastructure Fund could substantially increase uptake of GI around the country and support COVID-19 recovery efforts. 

These efforts have been fruitful: in the 2021-2022 budget, the federal government introduced a new Natural Infrastructure Fund