Celebrate Canada Funding
How to Obtain Funding
Canadian Heritage provides financial support for activities organized during the Celebrate Canada period, from June 21 to July 1. These activities celebrate 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.
In 2013, Canada continues to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812, an important milestone in our history. As such, we encourage applicants to integrate a War of 1812 theme into their activities this year.
Please note that the deadline to submit your funding application for the 2013 edition of Celebrate Canada is January 15, 2013.
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.
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
A Final Activity Report must be completed at the end of your event and sent to your Regional Office no later than August 31, 2013. If a completed report is not received, you will no longer be eligible for future funding. Please note that the new Final Activity Report template will be available as of June 2013.
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