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Community Capacity Building — Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program:


Up to 100% of the eligible expenses of the project up to a maximum of $100,000.


The Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program supports the mandate of the Department of Canadian Heritage by building on Canada’s strength as a diverse and inclusive society.

The Program and the Community Capacity Building component objectives are to:

  • support communities in confronting racism and discrimination, promoting intercultural and interfaith understanding and fostering equitable opportunities to participate fully in Canadian society;
  • promote and engage in discussions on multiculturalism, diversity, racism and religious discrimination at the domestic and international levels;
  • strengthen research and evidence to build understanding of the disparities and challenges faced by racialized and religious minority communities, and Indigenous Peoples.

Eligible Applicants

The following groups and institutions are eligible for funding:

  • Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) governments, tribal councils, band councils, or not-for-profit Indigenous organizations;
  • Canadian not-for-profit organizations and associations.

Eligible Expenses

Only project-related expenses which can be of cash and in-kind value are eligible; these may include:

  • temporary project staff salaries and benefits directly related to project delivery;
  • consultant fees to deliver the project;
  • translation costs for the project;
  • website development or upgrades and computer equipment or software specifically related to the implementation of the project;
  • travel and accommodation within Canada, which must not exceed the rates permitted for travel on government business;
  • insurance (recipients must ensure that any public events funded by the Program are covered by appropriate insurance).

The following types of activities are eligible:

  • Organizational governance
  • Building the financial and/or organizational capacity
  • Partnership development, collaboration, networking
  • Strategic planning

Deadline Date

  The application intake is now closed.


Contact Name: Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program Department of Canadian Heritage

E-mail Address:


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