Government Funding Sources

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Participant Funding Program

Provides funding to individuals and non-profit organizations interested in participating in environmental assessments.

Canadian Institute of Health Research

Federal agency providing funding to health research in Canada. Their site outlines funding requirements, past and present projects, and how to apply for funding, as well as sources of funding from external organizations and access to funding related databases.

Charities Partnership and Outreach Program

A federal agency offering funding to registered charities and non-profit organizations serving the charitable sector in Canada. Projects should be designed to improve the capacity of the sector, to develop and deliver sustainable compliance based education programs, increase the capacity of the charitable sector in meeting regulatory compliance requirements in a sustainable fashion, and raise awareness among the charitable sector of regulatory obligations under the Income Tax Act.

Department of Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage has a variety of funding programs which help promote culture, the arts, heritage, official languages, citizenship and participation, multiculturalism, youth, sport, and Aboriginal initiatives.

Environment Canada's Funding Program

Information on project-based funding for environmental organizations, as well as internship opportunities and links to other environmental funding sources.


FedNor is a federal regional development organization that is committed to helping traditionally under-represented populations participate more fully in the economic development of Northern Ontario. Resources and funding are available to help create an environment in which communities can thrive and people can prosper.

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

Provides grants to Canadian groups and individuals for the promotion of Canadian culture abroad. Applications are accepted in the areas of performing arts and sound recording, visual, media, and fine arts, literature and publishing, and film and television. Grants are awarded based on the relevance to Canadian foreign policy.

New Horizons For Seniors

Through Social Development Canada, this program provides funding for community-based projects across the country that encourages seniors to continue to play an important role in their community. Calls for applications are issued once or twice a year.

Status of Women Canada

Status of Women Canada (SWC) is a federal government organization that promotes the full participation of women in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada. They provide funding for women's programs, with an emphasis on economic security and prosperity, leadership, as well as community programs that encourage women to participate in their communities.

Youth Justice Renewal Initiative

Administered by the Department of Justice, funding through this program is directed to organizations and programs addressing youth justice. There are three areas of funding available - the main fund, the anti-drug component, and the guns, drugs, and gangs priority.