Events – Inter-Action: Multiculturalism Funding Program

From Canadian Heritage

The Events component of the Inter-Action: Multiculturalism Funding Program provides funding to community-based events that promote intercultural understanding, or foster civic memory and pride or respect for core democratic values grounded in our history.

The primary intention is to create concrete opportunities for interaction among cultural, faith or ethnic communities.

Eligible events may receive up to $25,000.

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 Aboriginal organizations.

Eligible events

To be eligible for funding, an event must:

  • demonstrate involvement of more than one single cultural, religious or ethnic community and establish concrete opportunities for positive interaction among them;
  • help foster intercultural understanding, civic memory and pride, and/or respect for core democratic values;
  • be open to and intended for the general public; and
  • have a total cash cost of up to $100,000.

Approved applicants may receive up to 50 per cent of the total cash expenses of the event (to a maximum of $25,000).

Application deadline

The Events component of the Inter-Action: Multiculturalism Funding Program receives applications on an ongoing basis.

How to apply

Applicants are required to:

Contact us

Department of Canadian Heritage
Inter-Action: Multiculturalism Funding 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)

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

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