Applicant guide: Funding for Social Development Partnerships Program – Children and Families – Social Inclusion of Vulnerable Children and Youth

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Application period

You can apply from May 25, 2021 at 12:00 pm (noon), to July 6, 2021 at 12:00 pm (noon) Eastern daylight time (EDT).

We expect to make funding decisions in fall 2021.

Description of the funding

Eligible organizations can apply for up to $3,000,000. We will fund projects that increase the social inclusion and wellbeing of vulnerable children and youth.

Projects cannot extend past March 31, 2026.

You may also be eligible for the Financial Empowerment of Low-Income People Call for Proposal. You can only submit an application for 1 of the 2 Calls for Proposals. If you submit more than 1 application, we will only review the first one.

Objective

This funding supports projects that focus on the following objective:

  • 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.

Find more information about the Social Development Partnerships Program

Eligibility

To apply, you must meet all the following eligibility criteria.

Eligible applicants

Your organization must:

  • be located in Canada
  • have:
    • proof of a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) business number, or
    • CRA registration number, or
    • proof of provincial incorporation or registration
  • be 1 of the following organization types:
    • not-for-profit (including charities and other qualified donees)
    • Indigenous (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities)
    • provincial/territorial entities, such as (but not limited to):
      • educational institutions: school boards, colleges and universities
      • health and social services: hospitals, community health centres, community centres
      • municipalities: towns, cities or municipal government departments and agencies

Note to organizations located and operating in Quebec

If we accept your application for funding, you may need to get approval from the Quebec government before you can accept our funding.

Consult the Act respecting the Ministère du Conseil exécutif.

Eligible projects

Your project must meet all of the following criteria:

  • must end by March 31, 2026
  • request no more than $3 million per project
  • meet the objective of this funding process
  • include at least 1 formal partnership
  • offer chances to children and youth up to 30 years of age to actively contribute to the project’s design and implementation
  • activities must take place in Canada
  • propose activities to increase the capacity of your organization in the areas of:
    • engaging and collaborating with partners
    • sustainability planning

Note: Activities can be local, regional, or national in scope.

For your application to be considered complete, you must meet all of the eligibility requirements above and provide the necessary documentation:

  • submit your application before 12:00 pm (noon) Eastern daylight time, July 6, 2021
  • a complete application package including the following 4 items:
    • completed form with all mandatory information (questions 3 to 9 and question 22 in the instructions)
    • completed attestation (part 4 of the application form)
    • completed budget detail template
    • a document that includes the address of your organization and your :
      • Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) business number, or
      • registration number, or
      • proof of provincial incorporation or registration

Note: It is important to submit a complete application. Make sure you have all the documents you need before you apply.

How we assess your application

Note: Read and follow the instructions Social Inclusion of Vulnerable Children and Youth to complete your application form. This guide includes details for each question of the form.

If your project is eligible, we will assess it as follows:

1. Project objectives – (refer to question 55 of the instructions)

Show how your project will achieve the program objectives.

2. Organization’s capacity (refer to question 49 of the instructions)

Demonstrate your recent, significant, and relevant experience in delivering programs and services, which could include (not limited to):

  • programs targeted at vulnerable children and youth who face barriers to fully participate in and contribute to their communities

Recent experience: delivering programs and services at any time within the past 5 years

Significant experience: delivering programs and services for 2 years

Relevant experience: delivering programs and services that target

  • similar target group as the proposed project, and
  • similar objectives as this Call for Proposals

3. Project activities, timelines and feasibility (refer to question 56 of the instructions)

Your application must:

  • give a clear description of your project activities:
    • activities need to align with the project objective
    • activities need to show how they support the achievement of the project outcomes
  • give clear and realistic timelines to complete the project activities
  • have at least 1 formal partnership:
    • clearly describe the roles and responsibilities of each partner for each activity
    • describe your strategy for engaging and collaborating with partners
  • propose activities to increase the capacity of your organization in the areas of:
    • engaging and collaborating with partners
    • sustainability planning
  • offer chances for community members targeted by the project to actively contribute to its design and implementation. This will ensure that the project will reflect their needs.

4. Project results and impact (refer to questions 57 and 58 of the instructions)

Your application must describe your project’s expected results, outputs and outcomes:

  • describe what your project will achieve and how it aligns with the objective of this funding process
  • describe how your project will impact the social inclusion and wellbeing vulnerable children and youth
  • describe how your project will impact the capacity of your organization in the areas of:
    • engaging and collaborating with partners
    • sustainability planning
  • outcomes and outputs must be:
    • specific
    • concrete
    • measurable
  • outline how your organization plans to collect, measure, and report on your project’s results

It is important to set measurable results, qualitative (descriptive) or quantitative (numeric), so that you can track the success of your project.

5. Project budget (refer to Part 3, Section B – questions 70 to 76 of the instructions and the budget detail template)

  • Give a short and clear explanation of how you intend to use the money
  • Show that your project costs are reasonable, detailed and support the project activities

6. Considerations (refer to question 55 of the instructions)

  • Include rural or remote coverage
  • Focus exclusively on Official Language Minority Communities
  • Target diverse groups of vulnerable children and youth

Steps to apply

Gather your supporting documents and information

Before submitting your application for funding, make sure that you have included all of the required documents in your application package. A complete application package includes the following 4 items:

  1. completed application form
  2. completed attestation (part 4 of the application form)
  3. completed budget detail template
  4. document that confirms your Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) business or registration number or proof of provincial incorporation or registration (document must include the address of your organization)

Note: We will only consider complete application packages.

Decide how to apply

Apply online using GCOS 

  1. Create your GCOS account. It may take up to 10 business days to create your account
  2. Read the instructions to complete your application form. These instructions include details for each question of the form
  3. Complete the budget detail template (EMP5570)
  4. Apply online using GCOS

Apply by email 

  1. Read the instructions to complete your application form. These instructions include details for each question of the form
  2. Complete the application for funding (EMP5523) and budget detail template (EMP5570) on your computer or by hand
  3. Print, sign and scan the only the appropriate sections of the application for funding
  4. Send your complete and signed application package by email to NC-DGOP-POB-PPDSEF-S@servicecanada.gc.ca

Note: If you are unable to scan them, mail them to us.

Apply by mail

  1. Read the instructions to complete your application form. These instructions include details for each question of the form
  2. Complete the application for funding (EMP5523) and budget detail template (EMP5570)
  3. Print and sign the appropriate sections of the application for funding
  4. Send your complete application package by mail to:

Mailing address

Social Development Partnerships Program – Children and Families –Social Inclusion of Vulnerable Children and Youth

Coordination Unit Mailstop 402

National Grants & Contributions Delivery Centre (ESDC)

140 Promenade du Portage Phase IV 4th Floor

Gatineau QC  K1A 0J9

Note: We will only consider complete application packages.

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Read the instructions to fill out your application

These instructions include details for each question of the application for funding (EMP5523) and budget detail template (EMP5570).

Part 1 - Organization

A. Organization identification
Question 1: Legal name (mandatory)

What is your organization’s legal name? The legal name is usually:

  • the name on your registration with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) or provincial/territorial equivalent
  • the name used on funding cheques or bank accounts
Question 2: Common name (if different from legal name) (mandatory)

What is common name of your organization (if it is different from the legal name)?

Question 3: Business or registration number (mandatory)

What is your 15-digit Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) business number? (For example, 123456789 RR 0001).

For registered charities and not-for-profit organizations, what is your registration number?

You can find your CRA business number on tax-related documents or written communications from the CRA.

Find more information about the Canada Revenue Agency

If you do not have a CRA business number or a charity or not-for-profit registration number, provide 1 of the following documents:

  • if incorporated:
    • a copy of letters of patents
    • articles of incorporation
    • certificate of incorporation
    • memorandum of association
    • your rules, by-laws, or constitution
  • if not incorporated, provide:
    • a copy of your rules
    • bylaws
    • council resolutions, or
    • constitution

Important: To be eligible for funding, your organization must provide, either:

  • proof of a CRA business or registration number, or
  • proof of provincial incorporation or registration, such as:
    • certificate of incorporation
    • memorandum of association
    • CRA document with your organization listed

This document must include the address of your organization.

Question 4: Organization type (mandatory)

Choose 1 of the following:

  • not-for-profit (including charities and other qualified recipients)
  • Indigenous (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities)
  • provincial/territorial entities, such as:
    • educational institutions: school boards, colleges and universities
    • health and social services: hospitals, community health centres, community centres
    • municipalities: towns, cities or municipal government departments and agencies
Question 5: Organization category (mandatory)

Tell us which category applies to you based on your answer to question 4:

  • not-for-profit sector:
    • Indigenous not-for-profit groups
    • local community, charitable, voluntary organizations
    • national non-governmental organizations
    • provincial non-governmental organizations
    • not-for-profit Band Councils
  • Indigenous:
    • Band council
    • Tribal council
    • Self-government entity
  • provincial/territorial entities:
    • educational institutions: school boards, colleges and universities
    • health and social services: hospitals, community health centres, community centres
    • municipalities: towns, cities or municipal government departments and agencies
    • other
Question 6: Year established (mandatory)

What year was your organization established?

Questions 7 to 11: Organization address (mandatory)

What is the address of your organization? Give a complete address in a format recognized by Canada Post.

Consult the Canada Post for information.

Questions 12 to 14: Telephone, fax and email (mandatory)

What is your organization’s telephone number, fax number (if it has one) and email address?

Questions 15 to 19: Mailing address (if different from organization address) (mandatory)

What is the mailing address of your organization (if it is different from your organization’s physical address)?

Questions 20 and 21: Telephone and fax (if different from organization address) (mandatory)

What are your organization’s telephone and fax numbers (if the mailing address is different from your organization’s address)?

Question 22: Organization’s mandate (mandatory)

What are your organization’s main activities, including your mission and objectives?

B. Organization contact
Question 23: First name and last name (mandatory)

Who is the main contact person for the proposed project?

Question 24: Position title

What is the title of the contact person named in question 23?

For example:

  • business owner
  • president
  • executive director
Question 25: Preferred language (mandatory)

What language would your contact person prefer to use in writing and speaking (English or French)?

Question 26: Contact address (mandatory)

Is the address of your contact different from the organization's address?

Questions 27 to 31: Contact address (mandatory)

If you answered yes in question 26, what is the address of your contact person?

Questions 32 and 33: Telephone and fax (mandatory)

What are the telephone and fax numbers of your contact person?

Question 34: Email address (mandatory)

What is the email address of your contact person? We will send all communications to this address.

Secondary contact

Questions 35 to 46: Secondary contact (mandatory)

If we cannot reach the main contact, who else can we contact? Provide the secondary contact person’s full name, telephone number where we can reach during business hours and email address.

C. Organizational capacity
Question 47: Number of employees

Indicate the total number of employees in your organization.

Question 48: Important transformations in the past 2 years (mandatory)

Let us know if there has been a:

  • change in leadership in the board of directors
  • change in leadership at the executive level
  • large reduction, increase or turnover in staff
  • merger or split, or
  • change in mandate or main activities

Please tell us about any changes that may apply.

Question 49: Describe how your organization has the experience and expertise to carry out the proposed project activities (mandatory)

You must demonstrate your recent, significant and relevant experience in delivering programs and services, which could include (not limited to):

  • programs targeted at vulnerable children and youth who face barriers to fully participate in and contribute to their communities

To demonstrate your recent, significant and relevant experience in delivering programs and services, if applicable, you may include:

  • examples of past projects you have managed and their achievements
  • your existing community network and partnerships that would help demonstrate your ability to carry out this project

Notes: Applicants must partner with other organizations to maximize results and impacts.

Recent experience: delivering programs and services at any time within the past 5 years.

Significant experience: delivering programs and services for 2 years.

Relevant experience: delivering programs and services that target:

  • similar target group as the proposed project, and
  • similar objectives as this Call for Proposals
Questions 50 and 51: Does your organization owe any amount to the Government of Canada? (mandatory)

If ‘yes’, how much? Use the spaces provided. Here is an example:

Amount owing Nature of amount owing Department or agency to which money is owed
$10,000 Overpayment Employment and Social Development Canada

Part 2: Project

A. Project identification
Question 52: Project title (mandatory)

Give a short title that describes your project.

Questions 53 and 54: Planned project start and end dates? (mandatory)

We expect that the projects will start in winter 2021. The project must end by March 31, 2026.

You can only start your project activities after we approved your project and signed a funding agreement. We can only pay for activities that have started after we sign the agreement.

B. Project description
Question 55: Project Objectives (must clearly link to the program objectives) (mandatory)

You must:

  • show how your project will 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
  • identify and describe the target group of vulnerable children and youth for the project
  • identify if your project specifically targets 1 or more of the following communities:
    • Indigenous
    • individuals experiencing homelessness
    • LGBTQ2+
    • living in remote and rural communities
    • low income
    • members of Black and racialized communities
    • newcomers
    • official language minority communities
    • persons with disabilities
    • women and girls
  • describe how your project will offer chances for community members, targeted by the project, to actively contribute to its design and implementation. This will ensure that the project will reflect their needs
  • show how the project meets a real need and how it will benefit the identified target group

We may give further considerations to projects that:

  • include rural or remote coverage
  • focus exclusively on official language minority communities
  • target diverse groups of vulnerable children and youth
Question 56: Project activities (give clear steps for each one) (mandatory)

Project activities are the steps that will be taken to meet the project objectives that you identified in your answer to question 55.

Provide a clear and realistic plan to achieve the project objectives, including timelines, within the prescribed timeframe outlined in question 53 and 54.

You must:

  • describe how your project’s activities will align with the project objectives
  • describe the steps that your organization will take to meet the objectives of the project, by providing:
    • clear and relevant description of the project activities
    • clear and realistic project timelines
  • describe the activities to increase the capacity of your organizations in the areas of:
    • partnerships and collaboration, such as staff training to learn about collaborative approaches such as Collective Impact
    • sustainability, such as:
      • staff training
      • volunteer engagement activities, and
      • activities to improve grant writing skills and diversify funding sources

Note: All recipients will be expected to undertake these activities to build capacity, taking into consideration their own existing level of capacity. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) plans to provide additional training and knowledge-sharing opportunities related to capacity building in these 2 key areas for funding.

Eligible activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • exploring and testing innovative solutions and models to support children and youth who are experiencing negative impacts of social isolation
  • adapting, replicating or scaling up proven or promising practices related to programs and services for children and youth to reduce their levels of social isolation
  • designing, developing and delivering new programs and services for children and youth to provide opportunities to reduce social isolation and address its impacts
  • designing and developing tools and resources to support children and youth facing isolation and increase their sense of connection and belonging, such as:
    • toolkits
    • workshop content
    • training materials for staff and volunteers
    • newsletters
    • public education materials
    • lessons learned
    • promising practices
  • fostering community participation and engagement in empowerment programming and services, such as:
    • creating spaces for children and youth to gather
    • give input
    • connect
    • collaborate in person or virtually
  • organizing online or in-person consultations with:
    • children and youth
    • youth experts
    • other stakeholders, such as:
      • consultation sessions
      • youth advisory tables
  • develop and deliver formal and informal services and gatherings for young project participants, such as:
    • workshops
    • peer support circles
    • drop-in programs
  • delivering and sharing information and knowledge related to social inclusion and inclusion aimed at children and youth and the organizations that support them, such as:
    • sharing best practices
    • tools
    • resources
  • organizing and delivering online or in-person gatherings for children and youth at risk of the negative impacts of social inclusion, such as:
    • meetings
    • conferences
    • workshops
    • websites
  • establishing, strengthening and maintaining partnerships and networks, such as:
    • workshops
    • joint initiatives
    • communities of practice
  • supporting the development, use and delivery of tools for learning and skills development of employees or volunteers of the applicant organization, to increase success of the project

Ineligible activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • core operations and existing programming of an organization
  • lobbying or politically partisan activities
  • capital projects, such as:
    • projects to renovate
    • maintain
    • purchase
    • build real property
  • projects with a sole focus on research, awareness-building or communications activities (such as a conference) are not eligible

However, these activities may be included as part of a larger project.

Question 57: What do you expect the project to deliver and produce (project outcomes and outputs)? (mandatory)

Describe the expected results of your project. The expected results of the project must clearly link to your project objectives. The expected results must also be specific, concrete and measurable (qualitative and/or quantitative), and must be defined as outputs and outcomes.

Outcomes

Outcomes are the short-term changes that you expect the project to deliver. You can link more than one outcome to an objective. Outcomes answer the questions “How will we know the project is a success?” and “How will the project benefit participants?”

Examples of outcomes include:

  • beneficiaries report an increased sense of belonging and inclusion in their communities, as a result of participating in the project
  • beneficiaries have increased supports and connections in their communities, a result of participating in the project
  • community members have increased opportunities to share their experiences and input to support the development of tools, resources and services

Examples of outcomes related to capacity building include:

  • community organizations have more resources to deliver more services to vulnerable children and youth
  • community organizations form larger and stronger networks of partners
  • staff and personnel of community organizations have increased access to training and development to improve results and impact
Outputs

Outputs are direct products or services that you will expect to produce to get the outcomes you want. See examples below.

Examples of outputs include:

  • number of beneficiaries expected to achieve an outcome as a proportion of those enrolled in an initiative
  • number of individuals who will be reached by, and benefit from, the project
  • number of materials produced
  • an evaluation plan
  • a sustainability plan
Question 58: Does the project include indicators to measure results? (mandatory)

Your answer to this question must be “yes.”

Describe how you will meet and track the expected results of your project. Proposals must include a list of indicators, including at least 1 indicator for each of your projects’ expected results (outcomes) identified in question 57.

Provide a description of how you plan to gather, measure, monitor and report on results achieved by your project. Common data collection approaches include surveys, key informant interviews, focus groups, attendance tracking and verbal feedback.

In developing performance indicators, you must ensure that:

  • indicators chosen will allow you to show impact on the target population(s)
  • indicators are measurable, and
  • data will be available and collectible for each indicator

Examples of key performance indicators include, but are not limited to:

  • number of children and youth participating in the funded project
  • number and type(s) of partners (for example non-profits, private sector, etc.)
  • percentage of beneficiaries (children and youth) reporting that their physical or mental wellbeing has improved as a result of participating in the project
  • percentage of beneficiaries (children and youth) reporting that their level of social isolation has decreased as a result of participating in the project, as measured by, for example:
    • the number of beneficiaries who have support and help when they need it, as measured by how often they have:
      • someone they can count on to listen to them when they need to talk
      • someone to give them advice about a crisis, and
      • someone to help them when needed
    • the number of beneficiaries who feel connected to family, friends and acquaintances, and
    • the number of beneficiaries who feel valued by the family, friends and acquaintances with whom they are connected
Question 59: Does this proposed project fit with your organization’s other activities? (mandatory)

If “yes”, describe how your project relates to the work your organization is doing now.

Question 60: Will any of the project activities take place somewhere other than where your organization is located? (mandatory)

Include the list of provinces in which you plan to hold activities.

Question 61: Will your project benefit or involve people in English or French language minority communities? (mandatory)

If your project involves official language minority communities, you should answer "yes" to this question. Next, follow the instructions in the application form.

Answering "no" to this question will not reject your application.

Question 62: Will any other organizations, networks or partners be involved in carrying out the project? (mandatory)

Your answer to this question must be “yes”.

Your project needs to involve at least 1 formal partnership. You do not need to confirm specific partners at the time you apply.

Describe your strategy for engaging and collaborating with partners.

Provide the following information:

  • information about the partner(s):
    • name (if known)
    • type of organization, such as:
      • union
      • not for profit
      • public
  • describe the roles and responsibilities of each partner in the project
  • describe how the partner or partners will participate in the project (time, resources)
  • describe how the partner will contribute to the success of the project
  • how the partner or partners will benefit from the project results

Eligible partners include:

  • organizations in the private
  • public and not-for-profit sectors, including grassroots community groups

Partnerships formed with a number of sectors are encouraged.

Question 63: Does the project address the program’s national, regional or local priorities? 

Not applicable for this process.

Question 64: Does your project include activities that are listed in Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) Regulations Designating Physical Activities established under the Canadian Impact Assessment Act 2019

Not applicable for this process. Answer “no” to this question.

Part 3: Funding

A. Anticipated sources of funding

We encourage other sources of funding. However, this is not mandatory.

If we select your project, you must submit a letter confirming any cash contribution from sources other than us. The letter must confirm that the cash contribution will be available when you will begin the project.

If we select your project, we may ask you to submit progress reports that list all cash or in-kind contributions.This includes all contributions.

Question 65: Source name (mandatory)

List Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) as the first source name and include amount requested.

Tell us if you are receiving contributions from other sources. Include the names of all organizations that will contribute funds and, or in-kind contributions.

Question 66: Source type (mandatory)

Tell us what type of organization is providing the cash contribution from the following options:

  • not-for-profit organizations
  • municipal government
  • provincial and territorial governments, institutions and Crown Corporations
  • Indigenous organizations:
    • band councils
    • tribal councils
    • self-government
  • international organizations
  • coalitions, networks or committees
  • research organizations or institutes
  • educational institutions
  • public health and social services institutions
  • for-profit organizations
Question 67: Cash contributions (mandatory)

Tell us how much in cash contributions you will receive.

Question 68: In-kind contributions (mandatory)

If you are getting an in-kind contribution, tell us how much it is worth.

In-kind contributions are goods or services that people or organizations donate. This includes equipment, services or labour that you receive free, but would have otherwise purchased. Your own organization, other organizations or partners can contribute. You will not request for reimbursement.

To be eligible as an in-kind contribution:

  • you must need it for the project to succeed
  • the organization who gives it to you also gives you a document showing its commitment

In-kind contributions must reflect fair value and a reasonable estimate.

Question 69: Confirmed cash and in-kind (mandatory)

Tell us if you have any confirmed contributions.

B. Budget

List each activity and its associated cost in your application for funding (EMP5523) and budget detail template (EMP5570). The amounts must be the same in both documents. Your costs must be reasonable and support your project activities.

Question 70: Cost category (mandatory)

Use the budget detail template (EMP5570).

We can only pay you back for eligible costs. Eligible costs must be reasonable and directly relate to your project activities.

Here are some examples of eligible expenditures:

  • wages and mandatory employment costs
  • overhead costs include expenditures related to the recipient’s central administrative functions used to support project activities, for example:
    • rent
    • postage
    • telephones
    • information technology(IT)
  • fees for professional services including:
    • consultants
    • research
    • translation
  • materials and supplies
  • staff training and professional development
  • printing and communications
  • computer and library services
  • research, evaluation, data collection and analysis
  • travel in accordance with the National Joint Council’s Travel Directive
  • other costs necessary to support the purpose of funding as approved by ESDC

Examples of ineligible costs:

  • the purchase of real property
  • consultant fees for individuals who are also receiving a salary from your organization or its partner
  • costs incurred to prepare the proposal
  • entertainment costs
  • expenditures outside the start and end dates of the contribution agreement
  • fines or penalties
Questions 71 to 73: Planned spending (in Canadian dollars) (ESDC, other, cash, in-kind) (mandatory)

If applicable, give the total planned spending from all sources, including us. The amounts should align with those that you put in section A. Anticipated sources of funding of your Application for funding.

Other means a cash or in-kind contribution from other sources other than us.

C. Budget details
Question 74: Associated businesses or individuals

Check all statements that apply to your planned spending of the funding from ESDC.

Question 75: Capital assets: Will capital assets be among your planned expenditures with ESDC funding? (mandatory)

Indicate yes or no.

If “yes”, explain how your project will benefit from the purchase of capital assets.

A capital asset is any single or composite asset that costs more than $1,000 (before taxes). A capital asset is not part of another product and you can still use it at the end of the project.

A composite asset is a group of assets that form 1 unit, where you need everything for the asset to work. A group of assets is a single capital asset if the total cost is more than $1,000 (before taxes).

For example, a composite capital asset is:

  • a personal computer with a hard drive
  • a monitor
  • a keyboard
  • a mouse
  • cables

Four chairs that each cost $300 are not capital assets because each chair works on its own. The chairs cost less than $1,000 (before taxes).

Question 76: Further budget details

Not applicable for this process.

Part 4: Attestation (mandatory)

To be considered eligible, an official representative who has the authority to submit proposals on behalf of your organization must attest that they:

  • have the authority to submit the application for funding on behalf of the applicant organization
  • certify that the information provided in the application for funding and supporting documentation is true, accurate and complete, and
  • have read the instructions and understood the program’s requirements

To do this, the official representative must:

  • check the 3 boxes of the attestation, and
  • provide their names, titles and the date

As this is an attestation, no signature is required.

Appendix A

Use this section to add information to previous sections of the application, and specify the question number.

After you’ve applied

We will review your application and decide if you will receive funding.

We expect to make funding decisions in the fall 2021.

Online

You will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt.

By email

You will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt by email.

By mail 

You will receive a confirmation of receipt by email within 14 calendar days. We will use the email address you provided in your application.

Contact us

If you have questions, email us at NC-DGOP-POB-PPDSEF-S@servicecanada.gc.ca.

We will answer questions sent before July 5, 2021, at 4:00 pm Eastern daylight time.

If you need any accessibility-related accommodation, please email us with the details. We strive to accommodate all of your needs in line with accessibility standards. We will accept accessibility requests until July 6, 2021, at 12:00 pm (noon) Eastern daylight time.

Information sessions

We will hold information sessions in June. You can participate online or by teleconference.

If you are interested, send an email to us at NC-DGOP-POB-PPDSEF-S@servicecanada.gc.ca.

In your email, specify your preferred language (English or French) and if you require accommodations. We will provide you with instructions on how and when to attend.

Glossary

Children

Persons ages 0 to 14.

Collective impact

A form of teamwork to solve a large, specific social problem.

Formal partnership

Formal partnership is a detailed, formal written agreement, such as a Memorandum of Understanding. The agreement should outline the roles, responsibilities and contributions to the project. For example:

  • funding
  • skills
  • knowledge
  • governance
  • service delivery

Indigenous Peoples

  • First Nations
  • Inuit
  • Métis
  • Urban/Non-Affiliated people

Individuals experiencing homelessness

Individuals experiencing homelessness are those:

  • who do not have a permanent address or residence
  • whose living situation is not stable or permanent, or
  • who do not have appropriate housing, or have the means of acquiring it

LGBTQ2+

Acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, 2-Spirit, plus additional identities.

Low income

For the purpose of this Call for proposals, low income means not enough money to buy specific goods and services, including:

  • food
  • housing
  • clothing
  • transportation

Multi-sectoral partnerships

Refers to partnerships formed between those from private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Newcomers

People who have been living in Canada for less than 5 years.

Official language minority communities

  • A French-speaking population living outside of Quebec, where English is predominant, or
  • An English-speaking population living in Quebec, where French is predominant

Organizational capacity

The qualities, which help an organization, meet its goals and carry out its mission.

Partnerships

Groups or people that you collaborate with and that contribute to the project.

Persons with disabilities

A person with a disability is one who self-identifies as having a:

  • permanent physical, or
  • mental disability that restricts their ability to perform daily activities

Racialized communities

Racialization is the process of socially constructing groups as races, based on characteristics such as:

  • ethnicity
  • language
  • economics
  • religion
  • culture
  • politics

Race is a social construct, which means that society forms ideas of race based on:

  • geographic
  • historical
  • political
  • economic
  • social and cultural factors, and
  • physical traits

None of these legitimately classifies groups of people.

Remote

For this Call for proposals, we define a remote community as:

  • groups of people who live far from, or have very little access to the main centres of population

Rural

For this Call for proposal, we define a rural community as:

  • a population of less than 1,000
  • no, or very little, access to the services of the closest municipality with a population of 1,000 or more exists

Social inclusion

The ability to take part in, and benefit from, the activities of society.

Social isolation

A situation where a person has a low quantity and quality of contact with other people. This may include few contacts, roles and the absence of rewarding relationships. This may cause adverse impacts on physical and mental wellbeing.

Sustainability

When the creation and delivery of activities continue after the funding ends with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

Value for money

The means to attain high quality results with efficient use of funds.

Vulnerable populations

Individuals or groups who face the greatest social or economic barriers. These would include those living in poverty and diverse marginalized groups who are at risk of social exclusion. Examples for this Call for proposals may include those who are:

  • Indigenous
  • individuals experiencing homelessness
  • LGBTQ2+
  • living in remote and rural communities
  • low income
  • members of Black and racialized communities
  • newcomers
  • official language minority communities
  • persons with disabilities
  • women

Youth

Persons between 15 and 30 years of age.

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