Events — Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program

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COVID-19: Support for the culture, heritage and sport sectors

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, promote discussions on multiculturalism, diversity, racism and religious discrimination, or celebrate a community’s history and culture such as heritage months recognized by Parliament.

Expected results are that participants and communities will gain knowledge, develop strategies and take action to:

  • increase awareness of Canada’s cultural diversity
  • increase awareness of issues affecting full participation in society and the economy, related to culture, ethnicity and/or religion
  • increase capacity within communities to address racism and discrimination

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
  • Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) not-for-profit organizations

Eligible events

To be eligible for funding your event must meet all of the following requirements:

  • 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
  • be open to and intended for the general public

Application deadline

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 signed Application Form Events-CSMARI
  • a balanced (no surplus or deficit) Budget Form Events-CSMARI
  • two most recent financial statements (audited if available)
  • documents demonstrating your organization’s legal constitution, bylaws, and incorporation, or articles of association for unincorporated applicants
  • letters of support from event partners (if applicable)

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

Contact us

Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program
Department of Canadian Heritage
15 Eddy St
15-8-113
Gatineau QC  K1A 0M5

Email
Ontario: pch.csmariontario-scmlcrontario.pch@canada.ca
Quebec: pch.scmlcrregionduquebec-csmariquebecregion.pch@canada.ca
Atlantic: pch.multiatl-atlmulti.pch@canada.ca
Prairies and Northern Region: pch.programmesrpn-pnrprograms.pch@canada.ca
West: pch.multiwest-multiouest.pch@canada.ca
Telephone
819-997-0055
1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)
TTY
1-888-997-3123

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

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