• historic contributions to Canada of a particular ethnic, cultural or religious group;
  • fostering intercultural understanding;
  • musical events;
  • sporting events;
  • inter-cultural dialogue (share heritage, tradition, viewpoints);
  • public education events;



Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)


The Inter-Action Events stream, which provides funding of up to $15,000 for events, accepts applications year-round.









To promote integration, settlement and resettlement:


  • mentorships; unpaid internships;
  • skills development;
  • network development;
  • knowledge sharing;
  • meetings, workshops as part of a larger initiative;
  • development of public educational materials;
  • development of programs, policies, services, related to diversity & integration;


Citizenship and Immigration Canada



CIC’s National Call for Proposals (CFP) 2012 is now closed. The deadline to submit applications for funding to support Settlement and Resettlement projects that were local, regional, national and international in scope was September 7, 2012.





Arts and Culture:

  • o   preserve, promote and celebrate diverse cultures and heritages;
  • broaden participation and engagement in arts and culture.


  • o   engage Ontarians in initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and increase energy conservation;
  • support innovative initiatives that protect and build green infrastructure;

Health and Social Services:

  • o    initiatives that remove barriers, promote or increase  access to participation in community life;
  • o   foster networks and intermediary organizations that strengthen the sector overall;
  • support projects that engage Ontarians in developing more resilient communities;

Sports and Recreation:

  • o   improve the social and economic well-being of Ontarians by leveraging the benefits of sports and recreation;



 Trillium Foundation
















Ontario Trillium Foundation
800 Bay Street, 5th floor
Toronto, ON M5S 3A9


Application deadlines: July 01 & September 01


 Stream A)

Cultural Expression


Stream B)

Capacity Building



Multiculturalism grants are offered by the Minister of State for Multiculturalism to

Non-profit societies and community-based organizations (including ad hoc committees, coalitions, umbrella organizations, associations and centres) that reflect Aboriginal or ethno-cultural communities.


Maximum $5,000 per organization.



Community Initiatives Program



1)      project-based grants for community organizations;


2)      community operating grants for registered non-profit organizations





Each year thousands of non-profit/volunteer organizations in Alberta require funding for a variety of projects and initiatives. This year, the Alberta Lottery Fund will re-invest $1.5 billion in communities across the province. Some of this funding is available to these organizations through various lottery-funded grant programs.


The Heritage Grants Program has been developed to assist Manitobans in identifying, protecting and interpreting the province’s human and natural heritage.



The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program was created to help you celebrate your community, its past and its present. The Program will increase opportunities, through festivals and other events and projects, for local artists and artisans to be involved in their community and for local groups to commemorate their local history and heritage.







Charity Village is a website that offers links to online databases and directories of funding agencies and foundations of interest to Canadian individuals and organizations.



Heritage Canada Foundationhas a long track record for raising awareness for heritage conservation, saving heritage properties across Canada, and engaging Canadians in keeping their own historic places alive. The Foundation has successfully encouraged governments at all levels to adopt programs, policies and legislation for the protection and stewardship of historic places, heritage buildings and cultural landscapes.



The Jackman Foundation
Grants are offered to registered charities across Canada that fit within the following categories: Canadian culture and heritage, education, health and medicine, religion, sports, and social welfare.


Contact: Victoria Jackman
Executive Director
Hal Jackman Foundation
165 University Avenue, 10th Floor
Toronto, ON M5H 3B8



The McLean Foundation
Applications are accepted from registered charitable organizations. Grants are awarded to projects that demonstrate a general public benefit in areas such as conservation, the arts, education, health and welfare. Grants average approximately $6,500 in a given year.

Contact: Ms. Ev McTaggart
The McLean Foundation
2 St. Clair Ave. W., Suite 1008
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M4V 1L5
Tel: (416) 964-6802
Fax: (416) 964-2804




  • Outreach to Vulnerable Seniors

Woodgreen Community Services

The Seniors’ Community Outreach to Vulnerable Seniors Funding Initiative supports community-based projects located within the Toronto Central LHIN boundaries that target outreach services towards high-risk seniors’ population groups.  


Contact: Stephen Vanderherberg, Manager of Community Engagement  

416-645-6000 ext. 1323