Organizational Capacity Building — Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Program

The objective of the Organizational Capacity Building (OCB) component is to provide funding to eligible applicants to build and strengthen their internal capacity to meet the objectives of the Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Program (MARP).

Thus, the OCB component is intended to fund projects that will contribute to the recipient’s ability to:

  • advance anti-racism and promote intercultural and interfaith understanding
  • provide equitable opportunities
  • promote dialogue on multiculturalism and anti-racism
  • build understanding of disparities

This component specifically targets projects that build or strengthen an organization’s capacity to operate, and will help achieve 1 or more of the following expected results:

  • improved financial management
  • stronger human resource capacity (both staff and volunteers)
  • enhanced governing practices
  • increased partnership and networking abilities
  • creation or improvement of strategic plans

Who can apply

The following groups and institutions are eligible for funding:

  • Canadian not-for-profit organizations and associations, and unincorporated groups
  • Indigenous not-for-profit organizations (First Nations, Inuit and Métis)
  • Indigenous governments, band councils or tribal councils

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 by the deadline date to be considered for funding. A complete application package includes:

  • the signed Application Form Capacity-MARP
  • a balanced (no surplus or deficit) Budget Form Capacity-MARP
  • most recent financial statements (audited if available)
  • documents demonstrating your organization's legal constitution, bylaws, and incorporation or articles of association for unincorporated applicants

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

The MARP is competitive. Requests for funding typically exceed our available resources. If your organization or group is eligible, submitting an application does not guarantee funding.

Contact us

Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Program
Department of Canadian Heritage
15 Eddy St
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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