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Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative │ Employment and Social Development Canada


Request cannot exceed $1.4 million for a period of 3 years


Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative will provide funding to a high capacity organization that will support grassroots organizations to address the needs and improve the lives of Black Canadians by:

  • engaging black communities across Canada in both official languages
  • distributing funding using transparent processes to grassroots organizations
  • monitoring and reporting on the use of that funding
  • evaluating and reporting on results

Eligible Applicants

Your organization must:

  • be a not for-profit organization
  • be located in Western Canada or the Territories
  • indicate that your organization is Black-led:
    • minimum two-thirds of the leadership positions, at all levels of your organization’s management and governance, are held by people who self-identify as Black
    • have a mandate to serve Black Canadian communities
  • be in operation for at least 6 years
  • have audited financial statements for the last 2 years (2018 and 2019)

Eligible Expenses

Your project must meet all of the following criteria:

  • run no longer than 36 months
  • must end by March 31, 2024
  • request cannot exceed $1.4 million for a period of 3 years

Deadline Date

  You can apply between March 8, 2021 to April 7, 2021.
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