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  • Canadian Apprenticeship Strategy (CAS)

    Apprenticeship Completion Grant

    A grant for registered apprentices who successfully complete their apprenticeship training program, and get their journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade.

    $2,000

    • Accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Canadian Apprenticeship Strategy (CAS)

    Apprenticeship Incentive Grant

    A grant to help apprentices pay for expenses while training as an apprentice in a designated Red Seal trade.

    $1,000

    • Accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program

    Compensation for Employers of Reservists

    Financial support to offset operational costs incured when reservist employees deploy on full-time operational activity, or participate in military skills training for a minimum of 30 days.

    Funding amounts are determined based on the assessment of the application.

    • Accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Foreign Credential Recognition Program (FCRP)

    Foreign Credential Recognition Program

    Funding to governments and organizations and community groups for programs that contribute to the integration of skilled newcomers and migrant workers in their field or related field of study.

    Funding amounts are determined based on the assessment of the application.

    • Accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime

    Parents of Young Victims of Crime

    Income support for parents or legal guardians who are considering to or have taken time away from work and suffered a loss of income to cope with the death or disappearance of your child or children.

    $500 per week

    • Accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Migrant Workers Support Program (MWSP)

    Airport orientation and community-based services

    The objective of this process is to fund projects that support migrant workers through orientation and referral services upon arrival at major Canadian airports.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Social Development Partnership Program (SDPP)

    Analysis and dissemination of the 2018 General social survey – Giving, volunteering and participating

    Funds 1 project to support not-for profit Organizations and community groups in analyzing and disseminating the data. This will help citizens, businesses, not-for profit Organizations and community groups and others to have a better evidence-based understanding of the nature of giving and volunteering in Canada.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Canadian Apprenticeship Strategy (CAS)

    Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women

    A grant to help women apprentices pay for expenses while training as an apprentice in a designated Red Seal trade.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Canadian Apprenticeship Strategy (CAS)

    Apprenticeship Service Program – Intermediary

    Funding to intermediaries that have the capacity to support SMEs to hire new, first-year apprentices.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Skills Partnership Fund (SPF)

    Become a social finance wholesaler

    Funding to accelerate the growth of Canada’s social finance market over 16 fiscal years (2021 to 2036).

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Canada Learning Bond (CLB)

    Canada Learning Bond - Grants and Contributions Pilot Project - Phase II

    Funding for organizations and community groups to test supported enrolment models for CLB eligible children from populations with lower CLB take-up rates.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS)

    Canada Summer Jobs

    Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) provides wage subsidies to employers to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF)

    Community Services Recovery Fund - National Funders

    A one-time fund is to help charities and not-for-profits adapt and modernize.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP)

    Community-based projects (up to $25,000)

    Funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contribute to improving their health and well-being.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP)

    Community-based projects (up to $5,000)

    A federal grant that supports community-based projects that are designed by seniors for seniors and are volunteer based. This program funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contribute to improving their health and well-being.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Social Development Partnership Program (SDPP)

    Disability - Youth leadership

    Funds projects aimed at developing the next generation of youth disability leaders while also facilitating succession planning and sustainability in the disability sector. Funding is for Organizations and community groups to form a partnership between a national disability organization and an organization within or outside of the disability sector, that is actively engaging youth.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Social Development Partnership Program (SDPP)

    Disability Component - Disability Inclusion Action Plan

    Funding to improve the participation and integration of persons with disabilities in all aspects of Canadian society with respect to social inclusion. It will support disability stakeholder-led engagement activities on the Disability Inclusion Action Plan. In result of this process, one partnership-based agreement will be funded.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Social Development Partnership Program (SDPP)

    Early learning and child care

    ELCC funding supports early learning and child care through transfers to provinces and territories, projects that explore, test, and develop innovative approaches to support early learning and child care and through data and research.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC)

    Early Learning and Child Care Innovation

    Funding to support Organizations and community groups exploring new ideas to maximize innovative practices in ELCC services across Canada.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF)

    Early Learning and Child Care small projects

    Funding to improve accessibility and safety in regulated and/or licensed ELCC centres. This will help support children with disabilities, parents/guardians with disabilities and/or employees with disabilities. The goal is to ensure that all Canadian families have access to high-quality, affordable and inclusive early learning and child care.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Investment Readiness Program (IRP)

    Ecosystem builder (Round 2)

    Funds projects that help grow and strengthen the Social Innovation or Social Finance ecosystem. This will provide another layer of support to social purpose Organizations and community groups.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF)

    Enabling Fund for Official Language Minority Communities

    Funding to help official language minority communities grow and thrive. It supports them by helping national and regional Organizations and community groups develop the economy and human resources within these communities. It also encourages collaboration between community leaders and fosters partnerships to further these goals.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF)

    Engaging youth leaders to encourage organizations to apply for funding under the Youth Innovation Component

    Provides an opportunity for dynamic youth who want to demonstrate leadership and a commitment to their communities to have a direct impact in the lives of persons with disabilities.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

    Enhancing Access to Professional Sign Language Interpretation

    Funding projects that will increase access to American Sign Language (ASL) and to langue des signes québécoise (LSQ) interpretation over time.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

    Enhancing Access to Professional Sign Language Interpretation - Step 2

    This funding opportunity aims to fund projects which over time will increase access to American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and increase access to langue des signes québécoise (LSQ) interpretation. This will be through skill development for existing interpreters and training of more interpreters.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Social Development Partnership Program (SDPP)

    Financial Empowerment of Low-Income People

    Funds projects that develop and carry out financial empowerment services and supports to help increase the financial wellbeing of low-income adults.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Social Development Partnership Program (SDPP)

    Financial security

    Projects intended to improve the participation and integration of persons with disabilities in all aspects of their life. Funding will be provided to Organizations and community groups to test new approaches, to assess what works and what does not and to share those findings with others who may be able to learn.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC)

    Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care - Quality Improvement Projects

    Funding to help develop and promote best practices or innovative models in Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care programs.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Reaching Home

    Indigenous Homelessness funding stream

    This program offers financial aid to Canadian communities, specifically in the Quebec region, to help them prevent and decrease homelessness, as well as support their local initiatives and address the specific challenges faced by Indigenous individuals experiencing homelessness.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Foreign Credential Recognition Program (FCRP)

    Innovation and skilled newcomer employment

    Funding to support the development and implementation of innovative and collaborative approaches that improve the integration of highly skilled Newcomers and migrant workers into the Canadian labour market.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Canadian Apprenticeship Strategy (CAS)

    Innovation in Apprenticeship

    Funding for projects that address challenges limiting apprenticeship outcomes in the Red Seal trades. They will involve broad-based partnerships and use innovative approaches or expand best practices.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Labour

    International Trade and Labour

    Funding for activities such as publishing reports on labour issues, promoting social dialogue, coordinating cooperative efforts, conducting independent evaluations, and resolving disputes related to the enforcement of labour laws.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Social Development Partnership Program (SDPP)

    Intersectional Capacity Development Stream

    This funding opportunity will fund projects that support the increase of capacity of national disability organizations and their partners to address intersectional barriers that impact inclusion of persons with disabilities.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Canadian Apprenticeship Strategy (CAS)

    Investments in Training Equipment

    Funding for projects that demonstrate a need for trades training equipment and materials that meet industry standards or investments in new technology to train apprentices in Red Seal trades.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Foreign Credential Recognition Program (FCRP)

    Loans and support services to skilled Newcomers and migrant workers

    Funding to manage a Loan Guarantee Fund or Loan Capital Fund and the delivery of loans and support services to skilled newcomers.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISE)

    Longitudinal Research Projects (Phase II)

    Funding for organizations to carry out a longitudinal study that answers specific policy research questions about social enterprises and the extent to which they contribute to the social and labour market integration of Black and racialized Canadians.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Canada Service Corps (CSC)

    Micro-grants Stream

    This stream provides funding to youth-serving organizations to deliver supports by redistributing one-time cash payments to youth participants across Canada.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF)

    Mid-sized projects

    This funding opportunity aims to make communities and workplaces across Canada more accessible for persons with disabilities. It will fund projects that create more opportunities for persons with disabilities to take part in community activities, programs and services, and access employment.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building, Workplace conditions and workplace relations
  • Accessible Canada

    National AccessAbility Week

    Funding to help increase the participation of a diverse range of disability organizations.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Social Development Partnership Program (SDPP)

    National operating funding stream - Disability

    Funding to support the capacity of national disability organizations to meaningfully and measurably increase the social inclusion of persons with disabilities in Canadian society.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISE)

    National report (Phase II)

    Funding for 1 organization to produce a national report on the state of social enterprises across Canada, including both Francophone and Anglophone regions.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Occupational Health and Saftey (OHS)

    Occupational Health and Safety

    Funding for projects that support federal workplace health and safety.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Working conditions and workplace relations
  • Social Partnerships Initiative (SPI)

    Official Languages Minority Communities

    This funding opportunity aims to use an intermediary approach to increase capacity of community organizations for improved social inclusion of diverse official language minority communities, and support them to work in partnership to address common social challenges.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Opportunities Fund (OF)

    Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

    Funding for projects that support individuals, employers and others that work to support disability inclusion and accessibility in employment.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Social Development Partnership Program (SDPP)

    Organizational Capacity Development Stream

    This funding opportunity aims to build and support strategic capacity development of disability organizations. It will fund projects that are disability community-led, composed of project-based activities that enhance organizational capacity and impact the extent to which organizations can participate in advancing the disability policy agenda across jurisdictions.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP)

    Pan-Canadian projects

    The fund provides financial support for projects that promote collaborative approaches to enhance the social inclusion of seniors, ensuring they can fully participate, contribute, and enjoy a high quality of life within their communities.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Accessible Canada

    Partnerships projects

    The funding supports projects that strengthen the capabilities and leadership of the disability community to address accessibility and inclusion barriers, both present and future, while fostering partnerships within the community and with other sectors, with a specific focus on facilitating the involvement of individuals with disabilities in the implementation of the Accessible Canada Act (ACA) and its regulations.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Social Development Partnership Program (SDPP)

    Projects to improve Black-led Organizations and community groups’ workplaces and community spaces

    The funding offers financial support to Black-led organizations in Canada, allowing them to enhance their capacity to fulfill their missions, serve Black communities effectively, and make improvements to work or community spaces through equipment purchases, renovations, or retrofits.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Investment Readiness Program (IRP)

    Readiness support partners (Round 2)

    Funding for Social Purpose Organizations to build skills and capacity to access social finance investment. Funds should be used to get help do market analyses, develop new products and services, build business plans and acquire technical expertise.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Sectoral Initiatives Program (SIP)

    Sectoral Initiatives Program

    Funding to develop and implement sector-based solutions to address the workforce challenges and needs of Canadian workers and employers and address specific workforce needs in support of economic recovery for a specific sector or across sectors.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Canada Service Corps (CSC)

    Service Placements National Stream

    This stream aims to fund youth-serving organizations with a national reach to develop and deliver full-time and flexible volunteer service placements across Canada for youth participants including youth from Indigenous populations, under-served populations or both.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Canada Service Corps (CSC)

    Service Placements Regional Stream

    This stream aims to fund youth-serving organizations with a local or regional reach to develop and deliver flexible volunteer service placements for youth participants, including youth from Indigenous populations, under-served populations, or both.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Foreign Credential Recognition Program (FCRP)

    Skilled Newcomer Training Incentive Bond Pilot

    Employers can access funding to hire and train skilled newcomers, offering them valuable work experience in their chosen field and helping them secure employment opportunities.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Canadian Apprenticeship Strategy (CAS)

    Skilled Trades Awareness and Readiness program

    Funding for projects that build awareness of the trades as viable, good quality career, help equip individuals with the skills and supports they need to pursue a career in the skilled trades, or provide opportunities to explore the trades.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Skills Partnership Fund (SPF)

    Skills development and training-to-employment for Indigenous people

    Funding for project-based fund that supports partnerships between Indigenous organizations and industry employers to provide skills training for Indigenous peoples linked to economic opportunities at the local, regional, and national level.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Skills for Success (SFS)

    Skills for Success

    Funding for projects that help Canadians at all skills levels to improve their foundational and transferable skills to better prepare for, get and keep a job, and adapt and succeed at work.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Skills for Success (SFS)

    Skills for Success – Research and Innovation Stream

    Funding for research and innovative projects to identify better ways of helping persons prepare for, return to or keep employment and be productive participants in the labour force.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Skills for Success (SFS)

    Skills for Success – Training and Tools Stream

    Funding for projects that design and implement training, and develop assessment tools and training resources.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF)

    Small projects

    The funding supports projects that aim to enhance accessibility and safety for individuals with disabilities in various settings, including shelters, workplaces, Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) centers, as well as initiatives focused on improving accessibility within Indigenous organizations.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Social Development Partnership Program (SDPP)

    Social Inclusion of Vulnerable Children and Youth

    Funding for projects that develop and carry out services and supports to help increase the social inclusion and wellbeing of vulnerable children and youth. Projects should target children and youth who are at highest risk of, or are experiencing negative impacts to their physical and mental wellbeing due to social isolation.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • National Institute for People of African Descent

    Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative

    Funding to to establish a National Institute for People of African Descent.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Social Development Partnership Program (SDPP)

    Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative - Become a Western intermediary

    Funding for a high capacity organization located in Western Canada or the Territories funding that will support grassroots organizations to address the needs and improve the lives of Black Canadians.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Social Development Partnership Program (SDPP)

    Supports for Student Learning Program

    Funding for organizations to help students stay in school, graduate on time, and go on to post-secondary education. Projects should support the needs of Indigenous or underserved students facing barriers to educational attainment. Projects will offer supports to students outside of their school-based studies.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Sustainable Development Goals Program (SDGP)

    Sustainable Development Goals - Contributions

    Funding for projects that aim to localize SDGs in communities. Funded projects will adapt, employ, and monitor progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the local level and will measure and report on the SDGs.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Sustainable Development Goals Program (SDGP)

    Sustainable Development Goals - Grants

    Funding for projects that increase public awareness, share best practices or lessons learned that support and enhance Canada’s progress on the 2030 Agenda particularly within equity-deserving groups and groups or individuals in vulnerable situations.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Social Development and Community Building
  • Canadian Apprenticeship Strategy (CAS)

    Women in the Skilled Trades Initiative

    Funding for projects that aim to recruit, retain and help exclusively women apprentices succeed in at least 1 of the 39 eligible Red Seal trades.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Womens Employment Readiness Program (WERP)

    Women’s Employment Readiness pilot

    Funding to provide and test pre-employment and skills development supports for women. Projects will also include working with employers to reduce barriers to employing women.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program (SWSP)

    Workers and employers towards economic recovery

    Provide support to Organizations and community groups to implement industry solutions that support skills and employment needs.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program (SWSP)

    Workers and employers towards economic recovery

    Funding to provide support to organizations to implement industry solutions that support skills and employment needs.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education
  • Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Fund (WHVPF)

    Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Fund

    Funding to develop sector-specific tools and resources related to harassment and violence prevention that will support behavioural changes in the workplace and provide guidance to workers regarding new harassment and violence regulations.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Working conditions and workplace relations
  • Workplace Opportunities: Removing Barriers to Equity (WORBE)

    Workplace Opportunities: Removing Barriers to Equity

    The funding aims to create customized solutions and strategies to support women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities, with a focus on improving representation, addressing industry-specific barriers to diversity and inclusion, and the development of targeted tools and guides.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Working conditions and workplace relations
  • Workplace Opportunities: Removing Barriers to Equity (WORBE)

    Workplace opportunities: Removing barriers to equity (Step 2)

    Support Organizations and community groups whose concepts were selected during Step 1 of this Call for Concepts in their efforts to improve designated group representation in areas of low representation through partnerships and industry-tailored strategies.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Working conditions and workplace relations
  • Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS)

    Youth Focused Projects

    Funding for organizations to deliver a range of activities to support young Canadians (aged 15 to 30) to develop the skills and gain the experience they need to find and keep quality jobs.

    • Not accepting applications
    • Jobs, training and education

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