Celebrate Canada Funding

How to Obtain Funding

The Department of Canadian Heritage provides financial support for activities organized on specific days during the Celebrate Canada period, from June 21 to July 1. The Celebrate Canada period includes National Aboriginal Day on June 21, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24, Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27 and Canada Day on July 1.

Events funded are expected to be held on the date of the designated day. Priority will be given to events held on the actual date. For Canada Day, events must be held on July 1.

2014 will see the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown and Québec Conferences, important anniversaries in Canadian history. Additional consideration will be given to projects that incorporate themes based on these anniversaries, however, funding is not conditional on the inclusion of these elements in the celebrations during the Celebrate Canada period.

Application Deadline 

The deadline to submit your funding application for the 2014 edition of Celebrate Canada is January 15, 2014.

Please make sure that your application is completed and signed. Incomplete applications will result in delayed processing and could be rejected.

Our goal is to acknowledge receipt of your signed application form within 15 calendar days. If you do not receive an acknowledgment during that period, please contact your Regional Office.

Who Can Apply?

  • Canadian not-for-profit organizations: corporations, cooperatives, and unincorporated associations, etc.;
  • Canadian business corporations where projects are non-commercial in nature;
  • Canadian educational institutions, Canadian municipal governments and other municipal, provincial or territorial institutions.

Guide and Application Form

Please consult the information and documentation on the funding application process.

The Celebrate Canada Funding Application Guide provides information on who can apply for funding, what expenses are eligible, and how to complete and submit the Funding Application Form. In order to ensure that your funding request is processed in a timely manner, you must follow the steps indicated in the Application Guide.

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Additional Information

Only one application per applicant for all events (National Aboriginal Day, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, Canadian Multiculturalism Day and Canada Day) will be accepted for the funding cycle.

Please note that even if your organization and application are eligible, you are not guaranteed funding from the Department. Additionally, if your application is successful, the funding you receive may be less than the amount requested.

Final Activity Report

The Final Activity Report will be available in Spring 2014.

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