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Resources for Communities and Local Organizations

FEDERAL RESOURCES

 

Departments and Agencies:

Western Economic Diversification Canada

  • Canada Community Revitalization Fund

    • The Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) aims to help communities across Canada build and improve community infrastructure projects so they can rebound from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a national investment of $500 million over 2 years, the Fund’s purpose is to support not-for-profit organizations, municipalities and other community groups, as well as Indigenous communities:

      • build new community infrastructure and revitalize existing assets

      • bring people back to public spaces safely as health measures ease

      • create jobs and stimulate local economies

    • The Fund is being delivered by Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs). Eligible applicants can submit an application as of June 23, 2021.

    • To learn more or apply, click here

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 

 

  • Complete list of Agricultural programs and services. You may filter the list by using keywords in the filter box.

  • Local Food Infrastructure Fund: (LFIF) is a five-year, $50 million initiative ending March 31, 2024. The program is part of the Government of Canada’s Food Policy which is Canada’s roadmap for a healthier and more sustainable food system in Canada. The LFIF objective is to strengthen food systems and to facilitate access to safe and nutritious food for at-risk populations. The fund supports community-based, not-for-profit organizations to improve their food systems through investments in infrastructure that are directly related to addressing food insecurities and increasing the accessibility of healthy, nutritious, and ideally, local foods within their community.

 

Canadian Heritage 

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

  • Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage: The 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.”

  • 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.

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

  • Here are the Funding programs.

  • Family Violence Prevention Program: “Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)'s Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP) supports the day-to-day operations of 41 shelters, as well as funding for community-driven proposals for family violence prevention projects on and off reserve.”

 

Environment and Climate Change Canada

  • Here are the Environmental funding programs and Climate change funding programs.

  • The Environmental Damages Fund (EDF) supports projects that benefit Canada’s natural environment by restoring the environment and conserving wildlife and habitats in a scientifically sound, cost-effective and technically feasible way.  Funding categories, in order of priority, are: restoration, environmental quality improvement, research and development, and, education and awareness. 

  • The EcoAction Community Funding Program provides financial support to non-profit and non-government organizations for local action-based projects that produce measurable, positive effects on the environment.

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.”

  • Enabling Accessibility Fund: “The [fund] provides funding for eligible capital projects that increase accessibility for people with disabilities in Canadian communities and workplaces, creating more opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in community activities, programs and services, or access employment opportunities.”

  • 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

  • Here is a list of Funding opportunities.

  • Growing Canada’s Forests (GCF) program: “Growing Canada’s Forests (GCF) program is the Government of Canada’s response to its commitment to plant an additional two billion trees by 2030. We are seeking Requests for Information (RFI) from potential future participants interested in implementing or contributing to large-scale single or multiple-year tree planting projects. Deadline: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 5:00 pm EDT.

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. The Program continues to support the Parks Canada Agency's mandate of protecting and presenting places of national historic significance, and fostering the public's understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of these places in ways that ensure their commemorative integrity for present and future generations.

 

Public Health Agency of Canada

 

Public Safety 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.

 

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.

  • 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

 

Sustainable Development Technology Canada

 

  • Sustainable Development Technology Canada supports Canadian companies “in their efforts to develop and demonstrate new environmental technologies that address climate change, clean air, clean water and clean soil.” See SDTC’s Funds

 
PROVINCIAL RESOURCES
 
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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