Projects — Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Program

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The Projects component of the Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Program (MARP) provides funding for community development, anti-racism initiatives and engagement projects that promote diversity and inclusion by encouraging interaction among community groups.

Expected results are that participants and communities 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

This component is for projects that address 1 or more of the following priority themes:

  • work toward the elimination of discrimination, racism and prejudice
  • provide opportunities for youth community engagement and involvement
  • work together to build awareness and change attitudes

Who can apply

The following groups and institutions are eligible for funding:

  • Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) governments, tribal councils, band councils or Indigenous not-for-profit organizations
  • Canadian not-for-profit organizations and associations
  • 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 or regional governments and their agencies (must apply in partnership with a non-governmental organization)

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 Projects — CSMARI
  • a balanced (no surplus or deficit) Budget Form Projects — CSMARI
  • 2 most recent financial statements (audited if available)
  • documents demonstrating your organization's legal constitution, bylaws, and incorporation, or articles of association for unincorporated applicants
  • a minimum of 2 letters of support from key project partners: the letters must contain information to substantiate how the partners will contribute, whether financially, in time or expert knowledge

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

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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