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


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


The Events component of the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program provides funding to community-based events that promote intercultural or interfaith understanding, promote discussions on multiculturalism, diversity, racism and religious discrimination, or celebrate a community’s history and culture such as heritage months recognized by Parliament.

Eligible Applicants

The Department of Canadian Heritage is implementing enhanced protocols and processes for funding programs that support Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy to help ensure that organizations and individuals that espouse racist, antisemitic and other forms of hateful content will not be eligible to receive government funding.

The following groups and institutions are eligible for funding:

  • Canadian not-for-profit organizations, associations and unincorporated groups of individuals
  • Canadian incorporated and unincorporated municipalities and townships with a population of up to 10,000
  • Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) not-for-profit organizations

Eligible Expenses

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

  • salaries and professional fees and expenses, including costs of honoraria (but not for directors);
  • recruiting, training or supporting local volunteers (e.g., child care, uniforms or transportation);
  • performers’ and artists’ fees and expenses;
  • domestic travel for event participants;
  • liability insurance (public events funded under the Events component must be covered by liability insurance);
  • translation from one official language to another;
  • communications, publicity, promotional material;
  • facility rental, production and set-up costs.

To be eligible for funding your event must meet all of the following requirements:

  • establish concrete opportunities for positive interaction among cultural, religious or ethnocultural communities
  • demonstrate involvement of more than one single cultural, religious or ethnocultural community or target a single cultural community and provide opportunities to engage with and foster pride in the community’s history, culture and/or identity, such as heritage months recognized by Parliament
  • help foster intercultural or interfaith understanding
  • be open to and intended for the general public

Deadline Date

  Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. applications are accepted on a continuous basis.


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

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