Application Guidelines — 2022 Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – Community Projects

Celebration and Commemoration Program – Commemorate Canada Component

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Objectives and expected results for Celebration and Commemoration Program

The Celebration and Commemoration Program is comprised of two components: Celebrate Canada and Commemorate Canada. The Program aims to:

Objectives and expected results for the component 2022 Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - Community Projects

The 2022 Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – Community Projects provides funding for community-based projects and celebrations in honour of the 70-year reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Through these initiatives Canadians will learn about the role of the Crown in Canada, celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of steadfast service to Canada, and highlight Canadian achievements over the last seven decades.

The 2022 Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – Community Projects will support community-based projects that:

Application deadline

December 20, 2021 by 11:59 pm (local time).

Who can apply

To be eligible for funding, your organization must be a:

The following are not eligible:


We are responsible for determining the eligibility of each applicant, its project and project-related expenses.

Meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee funding.

Eligible projects

To be eligible for funding from the Celebrate and Commemorate Canada Program – 2022 Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – Community Projects component, your project must:

Eligible expenses

Only project-related expenses, are eligible; these may include:

Costs related to monuments, major infrastructures, lobbying activities, advocacy, activities or services that take place outside Canada, prizes, fairs and festivals, liquor permits, Celebrate Canada funded activities are not eligible for funding.

Expenses incurred before December 20, 2021 are not eligible for funding. If you incur expenses for your project before receiving written confirmation of your funding approval, you will be doing so at your own risk.

Limits of government assistance

To ensure the success of your project, we encourage you to have other funding sources. This may include contributions from your organization, the private sector or other levels of government.

The total financial assistance received from the Celebrate and Commemorate Canada Program - 2022 Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – Community Projects component and other levels of government (federal, provincial, territorial and municipal) cannot exceed 100 % of your total eligible project-related costs.

This program can fund up to $5,000 of eligible expenses.

Applying for more than 12 months

Project duration cannot exceed 12 months and must be completed by December 31, 2022.

How to apply

Please read these Application Guidelines in their entirety before completing your application.

You must meet all eligibility requirements and submit a complete application package to be considered for funding. A complete application package includes the application form and the following supporting documents:

Application process

Please contact us if you wish to submit your application by other means.

Email submissions

We encourage you to submit your application package electronically to the following email address:

The email must be sent no later than 11:59 p.m. local time on December 20, 2021 - the date of the application deadline for your application to be considered.

How applications are evaluated

We fund projects that have clear objectives and measurable results. Your application will be evaluated based on the evaluation criteria below.

In the event we have received a greater number of request than available budget, applications may be evaluated by a review committee who will compare it with other applications and prioritize it in relation to the funds available. If your application is successful, the funding you receive may be less than the amount requested.

When prioritizing eligible applications, we will take into consideration:

Failure to comply with any conditions of a previously funded project will be considered in the evaluation of your new application and could result in a rejection of your new application.

Evaluation criteria

Application processing time

Please refer to the Service standards for Canadian Heritage funding programs or contact the Program.

We will acknowledge receipt of your application within two weeks of receiving your application in our office.

Funding decisions

Please note that decisions regarding eligibility and funding amounts are final.

How funding is provided

We provide funding in the form of a grant.

A grant is a payment issued to a recipient for a project. The conditions you agreed to at the time of application will apply. At the end of your project, you will be required to submit a report and/or participate in the evaluation of results.

Funding conditions

Your application, the funding approval letter, and any additional conditions agreed upon in a separate agreement acts as the agreement between both parties. At the end of the project, you will be required to submit a report. You may also have to participate in the evaluation of results.

Workplace well-being

The Government of Canada is strongly committed to promoting healthy workplaces where harassment, abuse and discrimination are not tolerated. Organizations that receive funding from Canadian Heritage must take measures to create a workplace free from harassment, abuse and discrimination.

Official languages requirements

We are committed to taking positive measures to enhance the vitality of official-language minority communities and to promote the use of English and French in Canadian society. If you receive funding, you agree to comply with the official languages requirements set out in your application.

Acknowledgement of financial assistance

If you receive funding, you must publicly acknowledge – in English and in French – the financial support received from the Government of Canada in all communications materials and promotional activities. Additional requirements may be included in your funding agreement.

For additional information, please refer to our Guide on the public acknowledgement of financial support.

Impact Assessment Act

If you receive funding, your project may be subject to the provisions of the Impact Assessment Act. If your activities are to be carried out on federal lands, we will contact you for additional information prior to the start of your project.

Access to information requests

We are subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. The information you submit in your application may be disclosed in accordance with these acts.

Disclosure of information

By submitting your funding application, you authorize us to disclose any information submitted with this application within the Government of Canada or to outside entities for the following purposes:

Audits of recipients and evaluation of the Program

We reserve the right to audit your accounts and records to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of your funding agreement. We also conduct periodic Program evaluations, during which you may be required to present documentation.

You must keep any records, documents, or other information that may be required to perform the audit or the evaluation for five years. Demonstrated failure to maintain such records may result in the repayment of amounts previously received.

Contact us

For further information, please contact us:

Department of Canadian Heritage 
Commemorate Canada
25 Eddy Street, Suite 100 
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. (local time).

Regional offices of the Department of Canadian Heritage


Audited financial report
An audited financial report includes a statement of operations for the given period with regard to the Project and is prepared by a certified accountant who is not part of your organization.
Eastern Time
Final report
A final report is submitted at the end of your project based on the requirements in the funding agreement. Your final report needs to provide the results of the activities you have undertaken for the duration of your project.
Indigenous communities
Indigenous communities are First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.
Official-Language Minority Communities
The official-language minority communities are the Anglophone communities residing in Quebec and the Francophone communities residing outside of Quebec.
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