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Resources for Communities and Local Organizations



Departments and Agencies:

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 



Canadian Heritage 

  • Complete list of Funding - Culture, history and sport. You may filter the list by using keywords in the filter box.

  • Canada Cultural Spaces Fund: The program “supports the improvement of physical conditions for arts, heritage, culture and creative innovation. The Fund supports renovation and construction projects, the acquisition of specialized equipment and feasibility studies related to cultural spaces.”

  • Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program: “The Program's objective is to build an integrated, socially cohesive society by: building bridges to promote intercultural understanding, promoting equal opportunity for individuals of all origins and promoting citizenship, civic engagement and a healthy democracy.”

  • Canada Council for the Arts: The Canada Council is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts. It offers grants, services, prizes and payments to professional Canadian artists, groups and arts organizations. The grants are organized into six programs

  • Telefilm Canada: Through the Canada Feature Film Fund, Telefilm Canada supports all stages of a feature film, from development to production and post-production, to marketing to audiences both at home and abroad.

  • The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) supports the improvement of physical conditions for arts, heritage culture and creative innovation. The Fund supports renovation and construction projects, the acquisition of specialized equipment and feasibility studies related to cultural spaces. Interested applicants should contact a CCSF program officer at their nearest regional office of the Department of Canadian Heritage prior to submitting an application.

  • Building Communities through Arts and Heritage – Legacy Fund component provides funding for community-initiated capital projects, intended for community use. Recipients may receive up to 50 percent of eligible project expenses up to a maximum of $500,000. Interested applicants are required to review the Application Guidelines - Legacy Fund, contact the Department of Canadian Heritage to discuss their project with a program officer and complete and submit the Legacy Fund Application Form and Legacy Fund Budget Form.

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada


Environment and Climate Change Canada

Employment and Social Development Canada

  • Here is the complete list of Funding programs for jobs, training, and social development projects. You may filter the list by using relevant keywords in the search box.

  • Canada Summer Jobs: “Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to provide flexible and holistic services to support all young Canadians develop the skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition in the labour market.”

  • The Enabling Accessibility Fund provides funding for projects that make Canadian communities and workplaces more accessible for persons with disabilities, including projects that create more opportunities for persons with disabilities to take part in community activities, programs and services. The small projects component of the fund provides grant funding, up to $100,000 per project, to support small-scale construction, renovation or retrofit projects that increase accessibility in communities or workplaces. Please note that the call for proposals is currently closed, but the organization may wish to monitor the website for future developments. For more information, you can contact the fund.

  • New Horizons for Seniors Program: “The program provides funding for projects that encourage seniors to play an important role in their communities by volunteering, participating in and leading community activities. The program also provides funds to help organizations make necessary modifications or repairs to their facilities, or to purchase replacement equipment and furnishings […].”


Global Affairs Canada


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada


Indigenous Services Canada

Innovation Science and Economic Development 


Justice Canada


National Defence


National Research Council Canada

  • The Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) provides advice, connections, and funding to help Canadian small and medium-sized businesses increase their innovation capacity and take ideas to market. Financial support is available to small or medium‑sized Canadian business pursuing technology‑driven innovation.


Natural Resources Canada

Parks Canada

  • The National cost-sharing program for heritage places is open to owners and eligible lessees of national historic sites, heritage lighthouses and heritage railway stations. For more information, your constituent can contact the Program Office by email at or by calling 1-866-377-1947.
    Please note that the call for project proposals for 2022-23 has ended and that requests for funding are no longer being accepted. The next call for project proposals will be announced on this Web site later this year.


Public Health Agency of Canada

Research Granting Councils (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC)


  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): Funding Programs

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC): Innovate

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC): Funding


Status of Women Canada



Transport Canada



Veterans Affairs Canada



Crown corporations and third-party administrators:

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation 

  • CMHC offers different funding opportunities as well as an information page on other funding and financing opportunities.

  • Seed Funding: “The Seed Funding program supports affordable housing through interest-free loans and/or non-repayable contributions. There are two funding streams: one for new construction/conversions, and one to preserve existing community housing projects.”

  • Preservation Funding for Community Housing: “Preservation Funding helps existing community housing providers remain viable and prepare for future funding opportunities by providing financial assistance to support the cost of completing preservation activities.”

  • Shared Equity Mortgages (SEM) Stream 2: “This is the Shared Equity Mortgage Stream for the funding of shared equity mortgages that will be provided by the proponent directly to first-time homebuyers (Stream 2).”


Farm Credit Canada


  • The FCC AgriSpirit Fund may provide between $5,000 to $25,000 to projects that qualify in a city or town with less than 150,000 people. Capital projects (construction or upgrades to a hospital, medical centre, childcare facility, rink or sportsplex) and sustainability projects (renovations or upgrades that reduce a building’s energy footprint) are types of projects that will be considered. Please note that the application period is currently closed but may reopen in the future.


Federation of Canadian Municipalities


  • Here is a list of Funding opportunities

  • Green Municipal Fund: The fund supports capital projects with a sustainability angle. Funding is available for a variety of infrastructure projects, including the construction of energy-efficient facilities and projects related to transportation networks and commuting options. For further information, a municipality may wish to contact FCM by email at

  • Municipal Asset Management Program: The program offers funding, training and resources to help strengthen asset management practices.


Business Development Bank of Canada



Export Development Canada


  • Here is a list of risk management, financing and working capital Solutions

Other Applicable Funding 

  • Prairies Economic Development Canada – The Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF) in the Prairie Provinces “provides funding to businesses and organizations to help create jobs and position local economies for long-term growth. The fund, delivered by Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs), provides $700 million nationally over 3 years. This includes up to $70 million dedicated to businesses created after January 2020 that meet eligibility criteria.” For further information, municipalities can visit How to apply or contact PrairiesCan.

  • The Green Municipal Fund is managed by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) with funding from the federal government. It gives local governments access to innovative, technically and economically viable environmentally sustainable solutions to their energy challenges. Funding is available for retrofits and new builds of energy efficient municipal and community buildings. For further information, municipalities can visit the Funding opportunities and the FCM's Funding opportunity finder webpages or contact the FCM.

  • Farm Credit Canada (FCC) – The FCC AgriSpirit Fund provides between $5,000 to $25,000 to projects that qualify in a city, town or Indigenous community with fewer than 150,000 people. For more information on the program, municipalities can contact the business office in their region. Please note that the fund’s application period will reopen in April 2023.

  • Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) – Funding programs and grants for jobs, training, and social development projects : This webpage lists current and upcoming funding opportunities that are open to applicants that meet eligibility criteria. Please consult the funding opportunities’ webpages for more information on eligibility criteria.

  • Canadian Heritage – The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program “was created to help you celebrate your community – both its past and its present. This program increases opportunities for local artists, artisans, heritage performers or specialists to be involved in their community through festivals, events and projects. It also allows local groups to commemorate their local history and heritage.” This program offers funding to municipalities through two separate components : the Community Anniversaries program and the Legacy Fund. ​


To find other grants and funding:

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