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Promoting Health Equity: Mental Health of Black Canadians Fund – Implementation Stream – Black LGBTQI+ Canadians


The maximum funding available is $200,000 per year, to a maximum of $400,000. Projects that address syndemics between mental health and sexually transmitted and blood borne infections are eligible for up to $240,000 per year, to a maximum of $480,000.


The Promoting Health Equity: Mental Health of Black Canadians Fund (“Fund”) supports Black Canadians to develop more culturally responsive knowledge, capacity and programs to address mental health and its determinants in their communities.

Eligible Applicants

The following types of applicants are eligible for funding:

  • Not-for-profit voluntary organizations and corporations
  • For-profit organizations (must apply in partnership with a not-for-profit organization)
  • Unincorporated groups, societies and coalitions
  • Provincial, territorial, local governments and their agencies
  • Organizations and institutions supported by provincial and territorial governments (e.g., regional health authorities, post-secondary institutions)

Priority will be given to projects and organizations led by and serving Black LGBTQI+ communities in Canada. In all cases, projects must demonstrate Black leadership and collaboration with community groups, not-for-profit organizations, and/or researchers who serve the needs of Black LGBTQI+ Canadians.

Only Canadian organizations may apply for funding under this solicitation.

Eligible Expenses

Funding is limited to cash expenses that are pertinent, reasonable and essential to accomplish the objectives of an eligible project. Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to:

  • salaries, benefits and consultant fees directly related to the project;
  • Rental of office space, and equipment not normally used in your organization’s daily operations;
  • travel expenses and accommodation for project activities, including participation in project activities, within Canada, which must not exceed the rates permitted for travel on government business (National Joint Council: Travel Directive);
  • meetings, events and workshops – expenses associated with meeting space rental, transportation, accommodation, and meals must not exceed the rates permitted for government business (National Joint Council: Travel Directive);
  • dissemination, promotion and communications;
  • insurance (recipients must ensure that any public events funded by the Program are covered by appropriate insurance);
  • third-party project evaluation and audit services; and
  • other costs related to the approved project.

Deadline Date

October 22, 2020
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