Federal funding is available for Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives

Federal funding is available for Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives. Varieties of events, projects are eligible including recruitment and training of volunteers.

An information session is being held on July 25, 2018 to answer any questions you may have.

Events – funding up to $100,000

  • demonstrate involvement of more than one single cultural, religious or ethnic community, and/or target a single cultural community and provide opportunities to engage with and foster pride in the community’s history, culture and/or identity, such as heritage months recognized by Parliament;
  • establish concrete opportunities for positive interaction among cultural, or ethnic community;
  • help foster intercultural or interfaith understanding, civic memory and pride, and/or respect for healthy democratic values; and
  • be open to and intended for the general public.

Community Capacity Building – funding up to $100,000

  • Strengthening governance and building partnerships: building the capacity of organizations, and promoting collaboration between service providers, to better support equitable opportunity for individuals of all origins to participate in social, economic, political, and cultural spheres of society;
  • E-Capacity: building and/or strengthening the online and social media presence of eligible organizations;
  • Establishing an overall external communication strategy; and
  • Recruitment and training of volunteers

Projects – there isn’t a set limit as every project will be different. It can range from $50,000-$300,000

  • work toward the elimination of discrimination, racism and prejudice, with a priority for those targeted against Indigenous Peoples, and racialized women & girls;
  • provide opportunities for youth community engagement and involvement; and
  • bring people together through art, culture, and/or sport.

The initiative will seek to fund projects that promote diversity and inclusion, as well as anti-racism initiatives, with a focus on Indigenous Peoples and racialized women and girls.

Some of the examples of types of activities eligible for funding:

  • Mentorships and internships;
  • Skills development initiatives;
  • Development of learning materials, tools, and training sessions;
  • Network and partnership development;
  • Leadership and volunteerism initiatives;
  • Knowledge sharing initiatives
  • Meetings, events and workshops
  • Development of programs, policies and services responsive to diversity, or combatting racism and discrimination.

There is no deadline. However for events, proposals have to be submitted at least 18 weeks before an event takes place. Please email pch.soutienauxcommunautes-communitysupport.pch@canada.ca to get an application form. For those interested an information session is being held July 25, 2018 6:00 pm in the Chapman Mills Community Building, 424 Chapman Mills Dr, Barrhaven.