Celebrate Canada

Celebrate Canada provides funding for activities organized on:

Events funded are expected to be held on the date of the designated day.

Who can apply

To be eligible for funding, your organization must be a:

  • Canadian not-for-profit organization, such as a corporation, trust, cooperative, unincorporated association, etc.;
  • Canadian business corporation where projects are non-commercial in nature; or
  • Canadian educational institution, Canadian municipal government or other municipal, provincial/territorial institution.

Federal, provincial and territorial governments are ineligible to apply for funding support (with the exception of the Canada Place Corporation for Canada Day celebrations, as per the amendment to the Canada Marine Act).

Application deadline

November 21, 2020

How to apply

Read these Application Guidelines in their entirety before completing your application.

You must meet all eligibility requirements and submit a complete application package to be considered for funding.

A complete application package includes:

  • the Application Form, completed and signed (end of Part F – Attestation); for paper copies, all miscalculations, deletions or corrections (in Part C – Planned Expenses and Revenues) must be initialed by the applicant;
  • the sub-components of the Application Form:
    • the Direct Deposit Form (if you have not yet completed one, or if your information has changed);
    • the Unincorporated Applicant Acceptance of Responsibility Form (only in the case of an unincorporated group);
  • proof of legal status, which can include letters patent, incorporation documents; and
  • the most recent financial statements for clients requesting over $100,000 (Provinces, Municipalities, Public Schools, Universities, Hospitals, Band Councils and Endowment Funds are exempt).

Contact us

Department of Canadian Heritage
Celebration and Commemoration Program
15 Eddy Street
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0M5
1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)
1-888-997-3123 (for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired, toll-free)

Agents are available to answer your questions Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST).

Celebrate Canada Program Regional offices

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