Anti-Racism Action Program
The Anti-Racism Action Program is one important means by which the Government of Canada implements Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy.
The Anti-Racism Action Program is intended to help address barriers to employment, justice and social participation among Indigenous Peoples, racialized communities and religious minorities.
Who can apply
The Department of Canadian Heritage is implementing enhanced protocols and processes for funding programs that support Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy to help ensure that organizations and individuals that espouse racist, antisemitic and other forms of hateful content will not be eligible to receive government funding.
The following groups and institutions are eligible for funding:
- Canadian Indigenous organizations;
- Canadian not-for-profit organizations and associations;
- Non-federal Canadian public institutions such as boards of education, schools, colleges and universities, chambers of commerce, law enforcement and police agencies, hospitals and other health care institutions; and
- Provincial, territorial, municipal and regional governments and their agencies.
To be eligible, your project must align with 1 or more of the following 3 key themes:
- Employment: reducing barriers to hiring, leadership training and workplace skills training;
- Justice: promoting interventions for youth and encouraging positive relationships between communities and the criminal justice system; and
- Social participation: promoting participation and reducing barriers in community sport, arts and culture.
The Anti-Racism Action Program will also prioritize projects that target online hate and promote digital literacy.
The application intake is now closed.
How to apply
Please contact us to discuss your eligibility and receive an application package.
Read the Application Guidelines in their entirety before completing your application.
You must meet all the eligibility requirements and submit a complete application package to be considered for funding. A complete application package includes:
- the Anti-Racism Action Program Application Form;
- a balanced (no surplus or deficit) Anti-Racism Action Program Budget Form; and
- the following supporting documents:
- most recent financial statements (annual audited statements if available);
- documents demonstrating your organization's legal constitution, bylaws and incorporation; and
- letters of support from project partners (if applicable).
Additional documents may be required, depending on the nature of your project.
Department of Canadian Heritage
Anti-Racism Action Program
15 Eddy Street
Gatineau QC K1A 0M5
Agents are available to answer your questions Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm (ET).
Guides and help
- Application guidelines
- Guide on the public acknowledgement of financial support — Canadian Heritage
- Service standards for Canadian Heritage funding programs
Information and additional services
- Building a Foundation for Change: Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy 2019–2022
- Events — Community Support, Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program
- Projects – Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program
- Community Capacity Building – Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program
- Community Support for Black Canadian Youth
- Paul Yuzyk Youth Initiative for Multiculturalism
- Evaluation of the Multiculturalism Program 2011-2012 to 2016-2017
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