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


Up to $200,000 per project in the case of grants, and $1,000,000 per project in the case of contributions.


The Projects component of the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program provides funding for community development, anti-racism initiatives and engagement projects that promote diversity and inclusion by encouraging interaction among community groups.

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;
  • Non-federal Canadian public institutions such as boards of education, schools, colleges and universities, chambers of commerce, law enforcement and police agencies, hospitals and other health care institutions;
  • Crown Corporations as defined in theFinancial Administration Act;
  • Provincial, territorial, municipal and regional governments and their agencies (must apply in partnership with a non-governmental organization).

Eligible Expenses

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

  • rental of office space and equipment not normally used in your organization’s daily operations;
  • promotion and communications costs:
  • salaries, benefits and consultant fees directly related to the project;
  • travel and accommodation within Canada, which must not exceed the rates permitted fortravel on government business;
  • hospitality (only for meals and refreshments for participants of workshops/activities);
  • insurance (recipients must ensure that any public events funded by the Program are covered by appropriate insurance);
  • project evaluation;
  • translation fees;
  • audit when project funding is $250,000 and above;
  • meetings, events and workshops (organization, logistics, venue).

The following types of activities are eligible, these may include:

  • mentorships and internships;
  • skills development initiatives;
  • development of new learning materials, tools and training sessions;
  • network and partnership development;
  • leadership and volunteerism initiatives;
  • knowledge sharing initiatives;
  • meetings, events and workshops;
  • development of new programs, policies and services responsive to diversity, or combatting racism and discrimination.

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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