Commemorate Canada

Funding status: Closed

Please note: The application intake is now closed. The deadline to submit an application was October 1, 2023. You may contact the Commemorate Canada program in the Spring of 2024 for more information about future intake processes.

The Commemorate Canada program provides funding to initiatives that commemorate and celebrate historical figures, places, events and accomplishments of national significance.

Who can apply

Eligible funding recipients under Commemorate Canada include the following:

  • Canadian not-for-profit organizations such as corporations, trusts, cooperatives or unincorporated associations
  • Canadian for-profit organizations (partnerships, trusts, joint ventures, etc.) whose proposed projects are non-commercial in nature
  • Canadian public education establishments
  • Canadian provincial/territorial, municipal governments and their institutions

Federal departments, their institutions and portfolio agencies as well as private individuals and political parties cannot apply for funding.

Eligibility requirements

Eligible projects must meet all of the following criteria:

  • be conceived and take place in Canada
  • relate to an anniversary of national significance
  • highlight a 25th, 50th, 75th, 100th or subsequent anniversary in 25-year increments
  • include an educational component
  • be national in scope
  • be free and accessible to the public

The following projects are not eligible for funding under Commemorate Canada:

  • projects taking place abroad or that are local in scope
  • commemorations of living individuals
  • fairs and festivals
  • major infrastructure projects
  • lobbying activities
  • activities designed for fundraising purposes or that generate commercial advantage or profit or that are part of the ongoing operations of the applicant

Application deadline

The application intake is now closed.

How to apply

  • Read the Application Guidelines in their entirety before completing your application
  • Contact Commemorate Canada to request an application package

Contact us

Commemorate Canada
Department of Canadian Heritage
25 Eddy St
Suite 100
Gatineau QC  J8X 2B5

1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)
1-888-997-3123 (toll-free)

Agents are available to answer your questions, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (ET).

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