Under this Feminist Response and Recovery Fund, systemic change for women refers to modifying one or more elements within a system in a way that allow women and girls to fully participate in the economic, social, democratic and political life of Canada. Elements within a system include policies and practices; resource distribution; networks and collaborations; authority, voices and decision-making; and gender norms and attitudes.
Organizations can apply for funding for the following maximum amounts (per project):
- Up to $300,000 in total for projects with a local reach, where project activities cover at least one community, such as a town, city or regional municipality
- Up to $500,000 in total for projects with a regional reach, provincial/territorial reach or interprovincial/interterritorial reach, where project activities cover multiple cities; a region of a province or territory; an entire province or territory; or a few adjacent provinces and territories. In the context of this call, projects that cover one of Canada’s three largest municipalities would qualify as regional: Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
- Up to $700,000 in total for projects with a pan-Canadian reach, where project activities must have impact in at least four WAGE regions and be carried-out in both official languages (both official languages not required for Indigenous organizations). Pan-Canadian projects are encouraged to include engagement or partnerships with Indigenous organizations and communities.
- Not-for-profit women’s organizations and other not-for-profit organizations with experience in advancing equality for women
- Not-for-profit Indigenous organizations (that represent First Nations, Inuit or Métis interests and is controlled by members of the population it serves)
- Where there are no Indigenous not-for-profit organizations, Indigenous governments (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities) and their agencies
- Research organizations, institutes and centres of expertise
- Educational institutions
Eligible expenditures are costs considered necessary to deliver the project. For this call for proposals, eligible expenditures include, but are not limited to:
Direct delivery expenditures (considered necessary to deliver the project):
- Travel expenses within Canada: Travel expenses shall not exceed the rates for civil servants set out in the National Joint Council Travel Directive including Travel Directive for Kilometric Rates and Meals Allowances
- Salaries and benefits for staff for the duration of the project and that are directly related to project delivery
- Honoraria and professional fees
- Materials and supplies
- Facilities that are project specific such as room rental for activities
- Professional development
- Engagement of Indigenous Elders
- Publicity and promotion
- Other expenses not included in other budget items, such as costs for refreshments/meals served during key project activities
Administrative expenditures (related to central administrative functions of the organization receiving funding that support project activities):
- Project oversight
- Project staff office space
- Computer equipment
- IT maintenance
Administrative expenditures will not be approved where they are higher than 20% of the total funding requested from the Department.