Events – Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program
The Events component of the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program provides funding to community-based events that promote intercultural or interfaith understanding, civic memory and pride or respect for a healthy democracy, as well as celebrations of a community’s history and culture, such as heritage months recognized by Parliament.
Who can apply
The following groups and institutions are eligible for funding:
- Canadian not-for-profit organizations, associations and unincorporated groups of individuals;
- Canadian incorporated and unincorporated municipalities and townships with a population of up to 10,000; and
- Canadian Indigenous organizations.
To be eligible for funding your event must:
- establish concrete opportunities for positive interaction among cultural, religious or ethnic communities;
- demonstrate involvement of more than one single cultural, religious or ethnic community or target a single cultural community and provide opportunities to engage with and foster pride in the community’s history, culture and/or identity, such as heritage months recognized by Parliament;
- help foster intercultural or interfaith understanding, civic memory and pride, and/or respect for healthy democratic values; and
- be open to and intended for the general public.
There is no established deadline date to submit a funding application under the Events component of the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program, as applications are accepted on a continuous basis. However, applications must be submitted at least 18 weeks prior to the proposed event start date.
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 Events-CSMARI;
- a balanced Budget Form (no surplus or deficit) Events-CSMARI; 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 support from event partners (if applicable).
Additional documents may be required, depending on the nature of your event.
Department of Canadian Heritage
Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program
15 Eddy Street
Gatineau QC K1A 0M5
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Agents are available to answer your questions Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm (ET).
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