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There are many opportunities to find funding for your Canada 150 project.  Your project may fit the criteria for existing funding programs, and your municipal or provincial government may have money dedicated specifically for Canada 150 activities.

There are also two national funds created specifically for Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Read below for details about each fund, and visit the links to learn more about how to apply.

Step 1 – Register Your Organization

Please use the button to create a profile for your organization. You will be asked to complete a short survey about your organization and plans for 2017. Once you’ve created a profile, you will have the ability to go in and edit or include more details any time.

Step 2 – Add Your Project

Add your Canada 150 project to our directory to start connecting with others and spreading the word. To add your project, visit your organization’s profile and select the Add your Project(s) button.

Step 3 – Apply for Funding

Community Fund for Canada’s 150th

The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th is a small grants program that will support local projects that build vibrant, healthy, and engaged communities; inspire a deeper understanding about our communities and our country; and encourage participation in community initiatives connected to the sesquicentennial. The Fund will be led by local community foundations, and in the spirit of grassroots leadership, will take on a local flavour in each community.

The Fund is a collaborative effort by Community Foundations of Canada and the network of community foundations, with support from the Government of Canada and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

Interested applicants would apply to the Fund via their local community foundation.

Grant size: Small grants (under $15,000), contact your local community foundation to learn more.
Project scope: community
Applications: Contact your local community foundation to learn more.

Additional Funding Opportunities

Please contact us if you have a funding opportunity you’d like to add to this page.

150 Wishes

Shaw’s 150 Wishes program is providing funding for non-profit organizations, charities and individuals who are doing something great for Canadian kids.

Grant size: Varies
Project scope: National

Community Infrastructure Program

In its budget tabled last March, the Government of Canada announced that an additional $150 million will be available over two years to Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) in the second phase of the 150CIP. The purpose of the funding will be to support, as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the renovation, expansion or improvement of community and recreational infrastructure, and will contribute to the achievement of two new priorities: a clean growth economy and a better future for Indigenous peoples.

Funding details vary by region. Visit the regional development agency’s website for details.

Project scope: Regional (Southern Ontario, Northern Ontario, Atlantic, Quebec, Northern, Western)