Sexual Assault Centre Contribution Program


The Sexual Assault Centre Contribution Program will become a grant program to increase access to funding to more community-based service providers.

Changes will include:

  • the creation of two types of grants: project-based (maximum of $50,000) and recurrent funding (maximum of $75,000 annually);
  • increased eligibility to all community-based service providers; and
  • expanded eligibility to all regions in Canada.

We will update this webpage with information on the grant program eligibility and the application process.

The Sexual Assault Centre Contribution Program funds projects from civilian sexual assault centres located near 9 of the largest Canadian Forces bases.

This Program was announced in 2018 as part of It’s Time: Canada’s Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-based Violence. This Strategy is part of the Government of Canada’s response to gender-based violence.

The Program seeks to address gaps in support for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) community by enhancing access to survivor support services.

The "CAF community" refers to anyone associated with the CAF, including:

The Program also provides opportunities for increased collaboration between community-based civilian service providers and CAF service providers.

By facilitating access to critical support services, the expected outcome of this Program is that survivors in the CAF community are better able to cope with the effects of sexual assault.

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

General targeted recipient group: Canadian, not-for-profit and incorporated sexual assault service providers who operate in close proximity to the following Canadian Forces Bases (CFB):

Contact information: For more information, email the Program at

Application information: We are currently not accepting applications for this contribution program. A new application process will be launched for the grant program later this year.

More information: Consult the Government of Canada’s Grants and Contributions Dataset for a list of funded projects.

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