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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.

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.

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.

Additional Funding Opportunities

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


The Aviva Community Fund

The Aviva Community Fund has launched a new category for Canada’s 150th anniversary – the Community Legacy program. This bold new challenge is for young social entrepreneurs who have unique solutions to tackling climate change, or ideas that will benefit Canada’s environmental legacy.

Aviva has added an additional $150,000 in funding for this project, above their usual $1 million in prize funding. Applications for this opportunity will open September 13.

*This particular opportunity is for youth ages 18 to 25. The Aviva Community Fund has other project categories that will also open for applications on September 13*

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)