Funding: Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities – Apply

5. Apply

It is recommended that you submit your application well ahead of the projected start date in order to allow sufficient time for the application process. If you require information or clarification that is not provided in the Applicant Guide, please contact 1-800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232) (TTY: 1-800-926-9105).

For every section in the Application for Funding, the Applicant Guide shows the type of details Opportunities Fund requires for your organization to complete an application.

The Government of Canada is under no obligation to approve any application for funding. In the event that your application is approved, your project may be randomly selected for review and/or audit.

Apply online

ESDC encourages applicants to submit their application on its new online system, Grants and Contributions Online Services (GCOS). The online application process is quick and easy and, if approved for funding, provides for a convenient method of managing project documents. A confirmation number that confirms successful receipt will be generated once the online application is submitted.

Registration for GCOS can take up to two (2) weeks, therefore we invite you to register as soon as possible using this link, if you are not already registered: Register for GCOS.

Grants and Contributions Online Services: User Guides

The following documents will guide applicants/recipients through the creation, modification and submission of Applications for Funding, claims, Forecast of Project Expenditures (FPE) and activity reports. Questions regarding these user guides should be submitted via the GCOS Contact Us.

Mailing applications

Employers and organizations may also submit their completed Funding applications (available on our eforms site) in-person or by mail. Please consult the listing below to find out where to submit an application in your area.

Province or Territory Area served Address
Alberta Edmonton and north of Red Deer 1440 - 9700 Jasper Avenue

Edmonton, AB T5J 4C1
Alberta Edmonton and south of Red Deer 1816 Crowchild Trail North-West

Calgary, AB T2M 3Y7
British Columbia Kelowna, Vancouver Island, Northern BE, and Southern Interior 471 Queensway, Room 306

Kelowna, BC V1Y 6S5
British Columbia Vancouver and the Lower Mainland 125 10th Ave E

Vancouver, BC V5T 1Z3
Manitoba Brandon and rural Manitoba 1039 Princess Avenue

Brandon, MB R7A 6E2
Manitoba Winnipeg, Elmwood, Point Douglas, Winnipeg North, Winnipeg Centre, and St. Boniface areas 280 Broadway Avenue, Suite 115

Winnipeg, MB R3C 4M5
New Brunswick Fredericton 633 Queen Street

PO Box 12000

Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5G4
Newfoundland and Labrador Eastern Newfoundland St. John's Service Canada Centre

P.O. Box 8548

223 Churchill Ave, Pleasantville

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 3P3
Newfoundland and Labrador Western Newfoundland and Labrador Stephenville Service Canada Centre

133 Carolina Avenue

Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador A2N 3B5
Northwest Territories Entire territory 300 Main Street

Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2B5
Nova Scotia Entire province Halifax Service Canada Centre

Program Delivery Unit

PO Box 1800

7001 Mumford Road

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3V1
Nunavut Entire territory 300 Main Street

Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2B5
Ontario Entire province Service Canada

Kitchener office

4295 King Street East,

Kitchener ON N2P 0C6
Prince Edward Island Entire province Service Canada

85 Fitzroy Street

PO Box 8000

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 8K1
Quebec Entire province Service Canada

1001 Maisonneuve Boulevard East, 4th Floor

Montréal, Québec H2L 5A1
Saskatchewan Saskatoon and Northern Saskatchewan) 101 - 22nd Street East

Saskatoon, SK S7K 0E2
Saskatchewan Regina and Southern Saskatchewan) 200 - 1783 Hamilton Street

Regina, SK S4P 2B6

Notice to applicants:

The information collected in your application will be used, and may be disclosed, for the purposes of assessing the merits of your application. As part of the assessment process, the information may be shared with external consultants, review committee members, officials in other departments, federal, provincial and/or territorial governments or Members of Parliament.

It may also be used and/or disclosed for policy analysis, research, and/or evaluation purposes. In order to conduct these activities, various sources of information under the custody and control of Employment and Social Development Canada ESDC may be linked. However, these additional uses and/or disclosures of information will not impact on your project.

In the event that the application contains personal information, the personal information will be administered in accordance with the Privacy Act.

The application is also subject to the Access to Information Act ("ATIA"). The ATIA provides every person with a right of access to information under the control of the department, subject to a limited set of exemptions. Instructions for obtaining access to this information are outlined in the government publication entitled InfoSource. Info Source may also be accessed on-line at any Service Canada Centre

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