Green Construction through Wood (GCWood) Program

Amount: non-repayable contributions of up to $1.4 million of a project’s eligible costs.

The Green Construction through Wood (GCWood) program encourages the use of innovative wood-based building technologies in construction projects. This program supports Canada’s commitment to reach 2030 and 2050 emissions reduction targets under the Paris Agreement and advance long-term priorities regarding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction.

GCWood invests in wood construction projects that generate many benefits, including:

  • reduced GHG emissions from renewable and sustainable resources that help decarbonize the built environment
  • accelerated adoption of innovative building technologies and systems
  • updated building codes that allow for taller and larger wood buildings
  • affordable housing and community infrastructure


GCWood funding is open to the following applicants:

  1. Legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada, including:
    • for-profit and not-for-profit organizations such as companies, industry associations, research associations, and standards associations
    • Indigenous organizations and groups
  2. Provincial, territorial, regional, and municipal governments and their departments and agencies, where applicable.


The GCWood program provides non-repayable contributions of up to $1.4 million of a project’s eligible costs.


Applications can be submitted within our 4 application windows, detailed below:

Window 1: Apply by September 30, 2023 for a decision by February 29, 2024.

Window 2: Apply by December 31, 2023 for a decision by May 31, 2024.

Window 3: Apply by March 31, 2024 for a decision by August 31, 2024.

Window 4: Apply by June 30, 2024 for a decision by November 30, 2024.

To apply, applicants must complete and submit their EOI form by 11:59 pm PST on September 30, 2023 for consideration within the first solicitation window.