Canadian Heritage Program funding decision standards

Canadian Heritage’s programs provide grants and contributions funding to various types of organizations in various sectors. As such, each program’s service standards reflect the type of program and the scope of its funding activities while taking into account the volume of applications for each program component.

Program (Component)Footnote 1

Decision Standard (Weeks)

Aboriginal Peoples' Program (Aboriginal Languages Initiative) 30
Aboriginal Peoples' Program (Northern Aboriginal Broadcasting) 26
Aboriginal Peoples' Program (Scholarship and Youth Initiatives and the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards) 26
Athlete Assistance Program 14
Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage 24
Canada Arts Presentation Fund (Development Component) 20
Canada Arts Presentation Fund (Fathers of Confederation Building Trust) 22
Canada Arts Presentation Fund (Programming Component) 22
Canada Arts Training Fund 28
Canada Book Fund (Support for Organizations) 26
Canada Book Fund (Support for Publishers - Business Development) 14
Canada Book Fund (Support for Publishers - Publishing Support) 28
Canada Cultural Investment Fund (Endowment Incentives) 16
Canada Cultural Investment Fund (Limited Support to Endangered Arts Organizations) 26
Canada Cultural Investment Fund (Strategic Initiatives) 24
Canada Cultural Spaces Fund 30
Canada History FundFootnote 2 22
Canada Media FundFootnote 2 22
Canada Music Fund (Collective Initiatives Component)Footnote 2 26
Canada Music Fund (Music Entrepreneur Component - Aid to Canadian Music Industry National Service Organizations) 14
Canada Music Fund (Music Entrepreneur Component - Aid to Canadian Music Public Publishing Firms) 14
Canada Music Fund (Music Entrepreneur Component - Aid to Canadian Sound Recording Firms) 21
Canada Music Fund (New Musical Works ComponentFootnote 2 26
Canada Periodical Fund (Aid to Publishers) 30
Canada Periodical Fund (Business Innovation) 20
Canada Periodical Fund (Collective Initiatives) 20
Celebration and Commemoration Program (Celebrate Canada) 20
Celebration and Commemoration Program (Commemorate Canada) 26
Creative Export Canada 26
Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program 26
Court Challenges ProgramFootnote 2 26
Development of Official Language Communities Program (Community Life - Community Cultural Action Fund) 20
Development of Official Language Communities Program (Community Life - Cooperation with the Community Sector) 24
Development of Official Language Communities Program (Community Life - Strategic Funds) 16
Development of Official Language Communities Program (Minority Language Education - Complementary Support for Language Learning) 26
Development of Official Language Communities Program (Minority Language Education - Cooperation with the Non-Governmental Sector) 16
Enhancement of Official Languages Program (Second Language Learning - Complementary Support for Second Language Learning) 26
Enhancement of Official Languages Program (Second Language Learning - Cooperation with the Non-Governmental Sector) 20
Enhancement of Official Languages Program (Promotion of Linguistic Duality - Appreciation and Rapprochement) 18
Enhancement of Official Languages Program (Promotion of Linguistic Duality - Promotion of Bilingual Services) 14
Enhancement of Official Languages Program (Promotion of Linguistic Duality - Support for Interpretation and Translation - Event and Translation) 10
Exchanges Canada Program (Youth Exchanges Canada)Footnote 2 26
Exchanges Canada Program (Youth Forums Canada) 22
Harbourfront Centre Funding Program 22
Movable Cultural Property Grants 13
Museums Assistance Program (Aboriginal Heritage) 26
Museums Assistance Program (Access to Heritage) 26
Museums Assistance Program (Canada-France Agreement) 16
Museums Assistance Program (Collections Management) 26
Museums Assistance Program (Exhibition Circulation Fund) 16
Sport Canada Hosting Program (Canada Games) 26
Sport Canada Hosting Program (International Major Multisport Games) 26
Sport Canada Hosting Program (International Multisport Games for Aboriginal Peoples and Persons with a Disability) 26
Sport Canada Hosting Program (International Single Sport Events - Requests of up to $50,000) 20
Sport Canada Hosting Program (International Single Sport Events - Requests between $50,001 to $250,000) 28
Sport Canada Hosting Program (International Single Sport Events - Requests above $250,000) 28
Sport Support Program 20
TV5 26
Young Canada WorksFootnote 2 26
Youth Take Charge Program 22
Report a problem or mistake on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, contact us.

Date modified: