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FCM’s Sustainable Affordable Housing Initiative: Getting Set for a Successful Funding Application

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Sustainable Affordable Housing (SAH) initiative offers grants and financing for ambitious energy-efficient projects for non-profit, co-operative and municipal housing. If you are planning repairs to your portfolio or developing new affordable rental homes, join this webinar to learn about what the SAH initiative can fund and how to propose a project that is innovative and impactful. You will also learn about FCM’s new partnership with BCNPHA and how a Regional Energy Coach can help you get your project started and planned.



March 18, 2021


11:00 am - 12:00 pm



Member Cost:


Who should attend

Anyone interested in energy efficiency retrofits and new sustainable affordable housing developments

What you will learn

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • What funding is available from Sustainable Affordable Housing at FCM
  • Why energy efficiency should be considered in a capital project
  • Some insight on what is required to apply for SAH
  • What support is available for an application, including through a Regional Energy Coach at BCNPHA


Jen Arntfield
Lead, Sustainable Affordable Housing, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Jen is the Lead of Sustainable Affordable Housing at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. She led the design of the Sustainable Affordable Housing funding offer and is currently focused on program continuous improvement and operational effectiveness. Prior to joining FCM, Jen led the development of the City of Calgary’s affordable housing strategy and ten year plan.

Benjamin Koczwarski
Outreach Advisor, Sustainable Affordable Housing, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

As an advisor with FCM’s Programs Outreach team, Benjamin supports Canadian municipalities and their partners, including non-profit and co-operative housing providers, to evaluate and implement innovative sustainable housing initiatives. His background is in Civil Engineering and Urban Planning, and he has planned projects for public infrastructure, neighbourhood development, and energy efficient buildings.