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
- Objectives and expected results for the component 2022 Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - Community Projects
- Application deadline
- Who can apply
- Eligible projects
- Eligible expenses
- Limits of government assistance
- Applying for more than 12 months
- How to apply
- Application process
- Email submissions
- How applications are evaluated
- Evaluation criteria
- Application processing time
- Funding decisions
- How funding is provided
- Funding conditions
- Workplace well-being
- Official languages requirements
- Acknowledgement of financial assistance
- Impact Assessment Act
- Access to information requests
- Disclosure of information
- Audits of recipients and evaluation of the Program
- Contact us
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:
- provide access to celebrations across Canada to enable all Canadians to appreciate Canada’s cultural, ethnic, linguistic and geographic diversity;
- provide access to commemorations and celebrations of national significance to all Canadians to recognize Canada’s notable people, places, symbols, anniversaries and accomplishments; and
- create opportunities for all Canadians to participate in national celebrations and commemorations that contribute to building a sense of pride and belonging to Canada.
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:
- mark the 70th anniversary of the reign of Her Majesty The Queen as Queen of Canada;
- offer Canadians an opportunity to learn about our history and symbols, particularly in relation to the role of the Crown in Canada;
- highlight how Canada has evolved over the past 70 years under Her Majesty’s reign and look to the future of our nation; and
- recognize the long-standing relationship between the Crown and Indigenous Peoples.
December 20, 2021 by 11:59 pm (local time).
Who can apply
To be eligible for funding, your organization must be a:
- Canadian not-for-profit organization, such as a corporation, trust, cooperative, unincorporated association, etc.;
- Canadian business corporation where projects are non-commercial in nature;
- Canadian educational institution; or
- Canadian provincial or territorial governments, municipal governments, a local band council, local tribal council or other local Indigenous government or organization (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) and other municipal, provincial or territorial institutions of Canada.
The following are not eligible:
- private individuals, and political parties; and
- federal departments, their institutions and portfolio agencies
We are responsible for determining the eligibility of each applicant, its project and project-related expenses.
Meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee funding.
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:
- contribute to increase awareness of Canadian history in relationship with the Crown;
- be held between January 1 and December 31, 2022;
- be held in Canada;
- be free of charge (no admission fees or donation required for entry); and
- be open to the general public.
Only project-related expenses, are eligible; these may include:
- professional fees associated with the delivery of the project;
- promotional expenses, communication and translation costs;
- travel directly related to the Platinum Jubilee within Canada, which must not exceed the rates permitted in the Government of Canada’s Travel Directive;
- supplies and equipment (including plaques);
- ceremonial and traditional foods;
- administrative costs such as salaries and benefits, bank charges (not exceeding 15% of the total contribution).
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:
- the Application Form, completed and signed (Part I – Attestation);
- the Sub-components of the Application Form:
- the Direct Deposit Form (if you have not yet completed one, or if your information has changed);
- proof of legal status, which can include letters patent and incorporation documents; and
- proof of authorized representative (by-laws, board resolution or other).
- Complete, sign and date the Application Form (electronic signatures are accepted).
- Attach all the required supporting documents; and
- Submit your application by email.
Please contact us if you wish to submit your application by other means.
We encourage you to submit your application package electronically to the following email address: email@example.com
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:
- number of participants;
- projects that obtained financial support from other sources;
- community projects that involve youth and Indigenous communities;
- other projects within the same proximity; and
- diversity of projects.
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.
- realistic and balanced budget;
- link to the Program objectives; and
- number of participants.
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
- to reach a decision;
- to evaluate the results of the project; and
- to support transparency, accountability and citizen engagement.
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.
For further information, please contact us:
- Department of Canadian Heritage
25 Eddy Street, Suite 100
- 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).
- 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.
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- 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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