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Michaëlle Jean Foundation

Name of recipient
Michaëlle Jean Foundation
Core Responsibility
Core Responsibility 4: Diversity and Inclusion
Link to department’s Program Inventory
Youth Engagement
Start date
October 1, 2010
End date
March 31, 2020
Description

The Michaëlle Jean Foundation is a Canadian non-profit organization that encourages communities to use art and creativity to stimulate and enhance citizen participation and dialogue with a particular emphasis on youth.

The objectives of the Foundation are, among others, to: raise awareness, and leverage the creative power, of the arts to generate a more socially harmonious, civically engaged and innovative Canada; enhance collaborative linkages and networks connecting the arts and creative communities with other sectors of society; promote local and national initiatives to create a new discourse and branding around Canadian culture that better communicate the value of the arts and creativity to the broader public; and contribute to empowering youth and emerging artists in their efforts to use art as a tool to address challenges facing their neighborhoods and communities.

To achieve these ends, the Foundation will provide programming in the areas of creative communities, youth action and democracy. The programming will, thus, bring together support for community initiatives, discussion forums and the promotion of citizen participation through social media.

Total funding approved
$10,000,000
Total funding received
$5,734,807*
Planned funding in 2019-20
n/a
Planned funding in 2020-21
n/a
Planned funding in 2021-22
n/a
Summary of annual plans of recipient

The following five actions are the basis upon which the Foundation is building its organization:

  • Youth Community Action Program: With support from communities across Canada, the Foundation encourages underserved young people to use the arts to become actively engaged in their communities.
  • Creative Spaces: Collaborating with the private and public sectors, the Foundation is working to increase the number of virtual and physical spaces for young creative people to share their ideas and talents and take action for change.
  • Power of the Arts Forum: The Foundation facilitates and participates in dialogues, workshops and forums across the country to share learning and encourage a national dialogue on the creative power of the arts to enable action and affect change in communities.
  • Bursaries: To foster intergenerational exchanges of ideas, perspectives and experiences, the Foundation connects youth with mentors to address issues of concern in disadvantaged communities in Canada. Bursaries are also available in association with the mentorship program.
  • Young Arts Entrepreneur: The Foundation offers start-up funds and mentorships to promising artists from disadvantaged backgrounds to establish arts-based businesses in their communities.

* The grant payment will not exceed $10 million for the period 2010-11 to 2019-20.

Rideau Hall Foundation

Name of recipient
Rideau Hall Foundation
Core Responsibility
Core Responsibility 4: Diversity and Inclusion
Link to department’s Program Inventory
Youth Engagement
Start date
September 28, 2017
End date
March 31, 2028
Description

The Rideau Hall Foundation is a Canadian non-profit organization, established in 2012, which vision is to foster a caring nation, where “all Canadians can grow their talents to the maximum, a nation where all Canadians can succeed and contribute.”

The objectives of the Foundation are to foster a smart and caring nation; encourage innovative ideas and foresight; inspire people to find solutions to the challenges facing our nation; connect, collaborate and turn ideas into action; and build our future together.

The Foundation is committed to initiatives that support diversity and inclusion and equality of opportunity. Supported initiatives will enable marginalized groups to participate fully in Canada’s society and economy. The Foundation’s signature programming falls within four areas: creating learning initiatives that strive for excellence and promote equality of educational opportunity; investing in Canadian leaders with transformative potential; widening the circle of giving and volunteering; and strengthening Canada’s culture of innovation.

Total funding approved
$10,000,000
Total funding received
$3,000,000**
Planned funding in 2019-20
n/a
Planned funding in 2020-21
n/a
Planned funding in 2021-22
n/a
Summary of annual plans of recipient
The Foundation works strategically with organizations and funders to build capacity, to help bring projects to scale and to realize aspirations for Canada. This approach allows the Foundation to welcome multiple perspectives to the table and to work collaboratively towards creative new solutions. The Foundation will help organizations to define a challenge, mobilize assets, and test and validate potential solutions.

** The grant payment will not exceed $10 million for the period 2017-18 to 2027-28.

Endowment Fund - Canadian Institute for Research on Linguistic Minorities

Name of recipient
Endowment Fund - Canadian Institute for Research on Linguistic Minorities
Core Responsibility
Core Responsibility 5: Official Languages
Link to department’s Program Inventory
Official Languages
Start date
March 20, 2002
End date
Perpetual
Description

Thanks to an endowment of $10 million funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canadian Institute for Research on Linguistic Minorities (CIRLM) was created in March 2002 for the purpose of becoming a national centre of expertise to better understand the challenges that official language minority communities face and the trends in their environment. Although it is housed at the Université de Moncton, the Institute has a national mission. It carries out activities related to official language minority communities through revenues generated by the Endowment Fund and other revenues.

The goal of the Institute is to increase research on issues related to official-language minority communities. More and improved research will ensure that leaders of minority-language communities and officials responsible for developing public policy will have a better understanding of the issues that affect the development of Canada’s French- and English-speaking minority communities.

Total funding approved
$10,000,000
Total funding received
$10,000,000
Planned funding in 2019-20
n/a
Planned funding in 2020-21
n/a
Planned funding in 2021-22
n/a
Summary of annual plans of recipient
CIRLM publishes an annual report of its activities and performance and submits it to the Department of Canadian Heritage no later than six months after the end of the current fiscal year.

Global Centre for Pluralism

Name of recipient
Global Centre for Pluralism (GCP)
Core Responsibility
Core Responsibility 4: Diversity and Inclusion
Link to department’s Program Inventory
Multiculturalism
Start date
2006-07: One-time conditional grant
End date
Perpetual
Description

The Global Centre for Pluralism is a not-for-profit organization founded by His Highness the Aga Khan in partnership with the Government of Canada to address a global gap in institutions that advocate pluralism as a foundation for effective governance, peace and human development at the international level. The GCP pursues its mandate through four core functions:

  • supporting international policy dialogue about pluralism, a core human value and practice;
  • supporting academic and professional development;
  • deepening global understanding of pluralism through research and learning; and
  • building the capacity of governments, civil society organizations, donors and other potential champions to promote pluralism in their own societies, in part by providing global access to the Canadian experience.

These activities will target the developed and the developing world, offering a platform from which existing organizations and experts on pluralism in Canada and other parts of the world can reach and influence an international audience.

Total funding approved
A one-time conditional grant of $30 million from the Multiculturalism Program in 2016.
Total funding received
n/a
Planned funding in 2019-20
n/a
Planned funding in 2020-21
n/a
Planned funding in 2021-22
n/a
Summary of annual plans of recipient
The Global Centre for Pluralism plans for 2019 includes expanding its partnerships to increase the reach and impact of its work, encouraging and supporting those outstanding individuals and organizations around the world that are fighting for pluralism and communicating to global audiences the importance of respect for diversity. Highlights will be the 2019 Global Pluralism Award, the Annual Pluralism Lecture in Lisbon, substantial progress in creating a Global Pluralism Index to help the international community to anticipate pluralism breakdown and development of tools to educate students worldwide on what pluralism means.

Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko

Name of recipient
Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko
Core Responsibility
Core Responsibility 4: Diversity and Inclusion
Link to department’s Program Inventory
Multiculturalism
Start date
2008-09: one-time conditional grant
End date
Funding agreement governing endowment ends in May 2023
Description
Recognizing the historical significance of First World War internment of “enemy aliens,” the Government of Canada provided a conditional grant of $10 million under the Community Historical Recognition Program to the Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko for the establishment and management of an endowment fund known as the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund. (This funding was provided on a one-time basis when the Community Historical Recognition Program was managed by the Department of Canadian Heritage.) The affected communities include Ukrainians, Alevi Kurds, Armenians, Bulgarians, Croatians, Czechs, Germans, Hungarians, Italians, Jews, Ottoman Turks, Polish, Romanians, Russians, Serbians, Slovaks, Slovenes, among others of which most were Ukrainians and most were civilians. Through calls for proposals managed by the Foundation, applicants apply for financial support for activities that commemorate, acknowledge and educate Canadians about the experiences of communities affected by internment and the subsequent contributions of these communities to shaping Canada. The funding agreement will remain in effect for 15 years.
Total funding approved
n/a
Total funding received
n/a
Planned funding in 2019-20
n/a
Planned funding in 2020-21
n/a
Planned funding in 2021-22
n/a
Summary of annual plans of recipient
The Shevchenko Foundation is dedicated to the preservation, development and advancement of a flourishing Ukrainian community for the enrichment of Canada by providing leadership and funding support in four main pillars, including Arts, Education, Community and Heritage.
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