Green New Deal

Builders of hard assets, infrastructure, and innovative housing primed for funding.

Is your infrastructure project ready to be positioned as shovel ready? As the federal government prepares to release green stimulus funding for key projects across Canada, it’s time to take stock of how your project is framed relative to stated government goals, public sentiment, and overall need.

Here are some key questions to ask your partner group as you define your project in the weeks and months ahead:

  1. Does your project have a compelling story that highlights its importance to key government ministries?

  2. Do you have a mix of communications tools that enable you to meet with the Canadian Infrastructure Bank, Premiers, key ministers, senior staff, partners, and relevant communities?

  3. How does your project work with, and intersect with First Nations, Metis, and Inuit communities? Do you have meaningful partnerships in place that put their voice(s) at the table?

  4. Do you have a campaign strategy that will promote your project as being worthy of new government dollars and green stimulus?

  5. Do you have a strategy to engage government decision makers digitally in an increasingly digital environment?

Many groups, like the Suzuki Foundation are calling for more green stimulus dollars, and key ministers in the Trudeau Government are signalling that more money will flow for the right projects. It’s time to get ready. Start by simply asking: Are we ready?

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