Community Support for Black Canadian Youth

The Community Support for Black Canadian Youth Initiative provides funding for projects that address the unique challenges faced by Black Canadian youth by:

  • combating discrimination through awareness raising and/or digital literacy;
  • providing opportunities for Black Canadian youth, and empowering them through the promotion of Black history, culture and identity; and
  • developing leadership skills and civic engagement.

Who can apply

The following groups and institutions are eligible to receive funding:

  • Canadian not-for-profit organizations and associations with priority given to those serving the Black community in Canada, especially those with a mandate to serve Black Canadian youth;
  • 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;
  • Crown corporations as defined in the Financial Administration Act;
  • provincial, territorial, municipal and regional governments and their agencies (must apply in partnership with a non-governmental organization); and
  • private sector (applications from the private sector must include at least one not-for-profit partner organization in the form of either financial or in-kind support).

Specific consideration will be given to organizations led by the Black community.

Application deadline

The application intake is now closed.

How to apply

  • Read the Application Guidelines in their entirety before completing your application.
  • Contact us to request an application package and to submit the required documentation.

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

  • the Application Form Youth-CSBCY;
  • balanced Budget Form (no surplus or deficit) Youth-CSBCY; and
  • the following supporting documents:
    • two most recent financial statements (annual audited statements if available);
    • documents demonstrating your organization's legal constitution, bylaws and incorporation, or articles of association for unincorporated applicants; and
    • letters of supports from project partners (if applicable).

Additional documents may be required, depending on the nature of your project.

If the project proposed in this application is relevant to the mental health of Black Canadians, applicants may also be interested in the Public Health Agency of Canada's Promoting Health Equity: Mental Health of Black Canadians Fund.

Contact us

Department of Canadian Heritage
Community Support for Black Canadian Youth Initiative
15 Eddy Street
Gatineau QC J8X 4B3


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 pm (ET).

Regional offices of the Department of Canadian Heritage

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