For your information, Canada Post Community Foundation is presently accepting applications for its annual grant process. Successful applicants (registered charities, school programs or community organizations) will be chosen from amongst those that submit applications that meet the Foundation’s objectives and provide support to benefit children. Organizations that are interested in applying should consult the following web-site to learn more about the grants and the application process: www.canadapost.ca/community.
In 1981, retired Université de Montréal Professor Gérard Gardner, Ph.D. (1897 – 1988) of Acton Vale, established the Bélanger-Gardner Fund to support research pertaining to the Eastern Townships. Dr. Gardner also donated a large number of books, photos, etc. to Bishop’s University. The books in question, the Bélanger-Gardner Collection, were placed in what was then the Laurie Allison Room in the John Bassett Memorial Library and continue to figure in Bishop’s Special Collections.
The Bélanger-Gardner Foundation has funds available to individuals, groups or associations for research on topics related to the Eastern Townships. These projects must comply with the following Protocol:
Protocol governing the establishment of the Bélanger-Gardner Fund
«... 2. The income from the Fund shall be used to gather, to catalogue and to make available documents and other material relating to the discovery, the colonization, the industrial and commercial development and the evolution of the population of the Eastern Townships of Quebec.
3. The expenditure of the income from the Bélanger-Gardner Fund shall be supervised by a committee of four Trustees »…« The committee shall meet at least once in each calendar year to authorize expenditures and to receive reports on the use to which the funds of the Foundation have been put … »
As there is a limited amount available for grants we would ask that the requests for funding be in the areas of $1,000 or less.
Research plans and budgets should be described in detail and applicants should provide any information deemed relevant to the application. The application must indicate whether sources of funding have been sought for the same project and whether any other sources of funding are anticipated. As the successful applicants may receive less that the full amount requested, each applicant must indicate whether the project can proceed with only partial funding.
Important: If you are submitting a project in French, please join an English summary with your request.
Please contact the foundation for application deadlines.
Please forward your requests to :
Bishop’s University Library
2600 College St.
Sherbrooke, Québec J1M 1Z7
For more information: Contact Linda Lemay at email@example.com
Funding: Loi sur le patrimoine culturel
Québec, le 22 novembre 2012 – Pour appuyer la mise en œuvre de la Loi sur le patrimoine culturel, notamment dans les nouvelles dimensions qu’elle couvre, le gouvernement du Québec a ajouté un cinquième volet au Fonds du patrimoine culturel québécois. Le ministère de la Culture et des Communications lance un appel de projets afin de soutenir la réalisation d’études, d’activités de diffusion, de sensibilisation, d’inventaires et de mise en valeur du patrimoine culturel.
Cet appel de projets concerne les champs d’intervention suivants : inventaire du patrimoine culturel, patrimoine archéologique, patrimoine immatériel, paysage culturel patrimonial ou encore, personnages, événements et lieux historiques. Il s'adresse aux personnes morales sans but lucratif qui ont leur siège social et leur principal établissement au Québec et qui ont respecté, le cas échéant, leurs engagements envers le Ministère lors de l'attribution d'une précédente subvention.
Les projet soumis doivent participer à l’enrichissement des connaissances sur le patrimoine culturel, à leur gestion ou leur diffusion, favoriser la participation citoyenne, inclure au moins une activité de visibilité du projet, destinée au grand public. Qu’ils soient de portée locale, régionale ou nationale, les projets doivent se réaliser au Québec.
Les projets seront évalués en fonction des critères généraux du Ministère et de certains critères spécifiques comme la contribution du projet à la connaissance, à la protection, à la mise en valeur et à la transmission du patrimoine culturel du Québec, le caractère d’originalité ou d’innovation du projet et l’appui du milieu.
Par ailleurs, le Ministère a identifié un certain nombre de cibles prioritaires dans chacun des secteurs d’intervention ; ces priorités sont clairement identifiées dans le site Web du Ministère. Dans tous les cas cependant, les projets qui participent à l’enrichissement des connaissances sur le patrimoine culturel font partie de ceux qui seront privilégiés.
Pour en savoir davantage, on peut consulter le site Web du Ministère -- http://www.mcc.gouv.qc.ca/index.php?id=5238, ou encore communiquer avec l’une ou l’autre des directions régionales du Ministère.
La période d’appel de projets s’étendra du 3 décembre 2012 au 18 janvier 2013. Les projets doivent être déposés en ligne dans le système Di@pason, un service transactionnel sécurisé.
The Canada Cultural Investment Fund (CCIF)
Call for proposals for the Strategic Initiatives component
The Canada Cultural Investment Fund (CCIF) has launched a new call for proposals for its Strategic Initiatives component. Arts and heritage organizations now have until October 9, 2012 to submit proposals for projects with activities starting after October 1, 2013.
Since 2010-2011, Strategic Initiatives, one of the four components of the CCIF, has provided not-for-profit cultural organizations with financial support to help them become better rooted in their communities. These projects are intended to help them to be better equipped with tools to strengthen their management abilities, make strategic use of new technologies and diversify their revenues.
For more information on the component's objectives, eligibility criteria and forms, please visit www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/fcic-ccif/is-si-eng.cfm or contact a CCIF program officer at 1-866-811-0055 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard Hemphill 819-994-0783
Nadine Plouffe 819-994-5275
Sylvie Drouin 819-994-9610
Joanne Cassidy 819-934-4695
Julie Morand 819-997-8845
Canada Cultural Investment Fund
Projects supported through the Canada Cultural Investment Fund are intended to contribute to the organizational, administrative and financial health of arts and heritage organizations. The program has multiple components that work together in achieving these objectives, including Endowment Incentives, Cultural Capitals of Canada, and Strategic Initiatives.
Examples of projects funded through Strategic Initiatives
The following are examples of projects that have been funded in 2010-2011 and 2011-2012.
Banff Centre – Culture Days is a pan-Canadian event designed to mobilize, with one common project, the arts and cultural sector. Through an annual campaign, the public participates in experiences that allow them to develop a greater sense of engagement in what artists, creators and organizations do.
Funding received through Strategic Initiatives has allowed participating arts and heritage organizations to access tools in order to improve their business practices in the areas of marketing and media relations, and develop new partnerships.
Business for the Arts – Business for the Arts is a national association dedicated to building partnerships between the business and arts sectors. The ArtsVest project is a fund matching incentive designed to stimulate local private sector investment in arts and cultural organizations. It includes in-depth training which helps cultural organizations build strategies to approach and cultivate long-term relationships with the business sector.
La Vitrine culturelle – With its partners, the organization developed a smart phone application with mobile augmented reality and QR code scanner that provide information on cultural organizations and events in Montréal. The project has successfully increased attendance at cultural events and enhanced youth participation.
The Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa – The Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa has partnered with the Ottawa Museum Network, the Renfrew County Museum Network and the Lanark County Museum Network to develop training materials and resources, and deliver training that will increase the level of professional management, strengthen business practices, and enhance administrative capacities of their member organizations. The project is taking place over two years and will involve a minimum of 30 heritage groups and organizations in Ottawa and the surrounding region.
If any of your clients or colleagues has a project that would be eligible for funding from Strategic
Initiatives, please send them our contact information:
CHIN Young Canada Works Internship Program Announcement
As part of the Department's comprehensive review of its programs and operations, focussed on increasing efficiency and effectiveness, CHIN will no longer act as a delivery organization for the Young Canada Works Internship Program.
For more information, please visit:
The Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN)
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The year 2012 will mark the Bicentennial of the War of 1812
As you may be aware, the year 2012 will mark the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. The purpose of this message is to inform you that funding opportunities are available from the Department of Canadian Heritage for projects that commemorate this event of great national significance.
The Government of Canada recognizes the War of 1812 as a defining moment in the history of our nation; Canada would not exist had the American invasions of 1812-1814 not been defeated. The combined heroic efforts of the British army and navy, English- and French-speaking militia volunteers, and First Nations allies to repel the invasions tell the story of the Canada we know today: an independent and free country in a constitutional monarchy with its own parliamentary system. The end of the War laid the foundation for Confederation and the cornerstones of many of our political institutions, in addition to the start of two centuries of peaceful relations and cooperation between Canada and the United States. The War was also instrumental in creating Canada’s military; the origins of some modern reserve regiments date back to this time.
The Department of Canadian Heritage has the responsibility to lead and coordinate initiatives to commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 on behalf of the Government of Canada. To support the Department in this important role, the Federal Secretariat, Bicentennial of the War of 1812 has been established.
The Secretariat will act as the main point of contact for organizations interested in applying for funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage for projects related to the War of 1812. Working in collaboration with programs within the Department that offer such funding opportunities, the Secretariat will assist potential applicants by directing them to the most appropriate program for their project.
The Secretariat is also responsible for administering the 1812 Commemoration Fund, a new three-year initiative that will fund community-based projects related to the War of 1812. The goal of the 1812 Commemoration Fund is to foster greater awareness and understanding among Canadians of the importance of the War of 1812 in our history.
The Department of Canadian Heritage can support a variety of projects related to the War of 1812, including commemorative events and ceremonies, learning materials, exhibits, historical re-enactments, interpretive programming and tours, festivals, plaques and monuments, documentary films, educational websites, interactive new media content, theatrical and musical performances, artwork and research projects.
The Department of Canadian Heritage can also consider a wide-range of Canadian funding applicants, including non-profit organizations, educational institutions, Aboriginal organizations, municipal, provincial and territorial governments and private sector companies (for projects with non-profit goals).
If you are interested in applying for funding for a project related to the War of 1812, you are invited to contact a program officer at the Secretariat to discuss your project idea. The program officer will be able to provide you with more information on the funding opportunities that are available, as well as the steps to follow to submit an application.
To contact a program officer:
Telephone: 819-997-0055 or toll-free* 1-866-811-0055
TTY** (toll-free): 1-888-997-3123
*The toll-free lines have agents available to answer your questions, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
**The TTY is a telecommunication device for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired.
If you know of other organizations that may have an interest in commemorating the War of 1812, we invite you to pass along this message to others in your network.
Federal Secretariat, Bicentennial of the War of 1812
VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA
Community Engagement Partnership Fund
The Community Engagement Partnership Fund provides funding to non-profit organizations to deliver remembrance activities and events at both the national and regional levels.
Through the Community Engagement Partnership Fund, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) partners with non-profit groups and organizations across Canada to provide Canadians with more opportunities to engage in remembrance activities in their communities.
The Community Engagement Partnership Fund provides financial assistance to deliver remembrance activities and events that have a real and lasting impact on Canadians. One of our key objectives is engaging Canadians in remembrance to keep the memory of our Veterans' achievements and sacrifices alive for all Canadians.
Veterans Affairs Canada is committed to serving and honouring our Veterans who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace. We recognize that the Department does not and cannot stand alone in honouring our Veterans' achievements and sacrifices.
We have a duty to never forget the debt we owe our men and women in uniform, and to never take for granted those who have sacrificed and continue to sacrifice for us.
Who can Apply?
Non-profit organizations such as:
•registered charitable organizations;
•associations (including the voluntary sector);
•museums and historical organizations;
•provinces, territories and municipalities;
•education and health institutions.
What organizations are not eligible?
Individuals and for-profit businesses are not eligible for this funding.
What activities are eligible?
Activities and events that would be considered for Community Engagement Partnership funding include, but are not limited to:
•remembrance initiatives that engage youth and/or communities;
•remembrance initiatives that honour Veterans, including Canadian Forces Veterans;
•education and information of a commemorative nature;
•development and organization of commemorative activities, events and learning initiatives.
What activities are not eligible?
Activities which are not eligible for Community Engagement Partnership funding include:
•the acquisition or construction of memorials/monuments and museums;
•projects that represent or establish a requirement for ongoing funding or create a dependency;
•projects that duplicate the efforts of the Canada Remembers Program;
•projects whose primary objectives are advertising, fund raising or public opinion research;
•projects that have already occurred or have been completed prior to submission of an application.
What expenses are eligible?
Expenditures that are subject to payment by VAC must be eligible project related expenditures, incurred only during the agreement period. Eligible costs are activity based and would not involve capital cost funding.
Examples of eligible expenditures include the following, but are not limited to:
•salaries and wages (staffing levels and rates must be reasonable for work undertaken);
•administrative costs related to the project (e.g., printing, photocopying, telephones, fax);
•facility rental (e.g., meeting rooms, hospitality);
•equipment rentals (e.g., audio/visual, computers);
•material development and distribution (print, translation, mail).
All costs must be detailed in the contribution application.
What expenses are not eligible?
Examples of ineligible expenditures include:
•ongoing operational expenses of the organization, that are not project related;
•capital costs (e.g., costs associated with purchasing, constructing, developing and acquiring tangible assets such as land, monuments, buildings, or equipment).
No financial support shall be directed toward costs incurred when the proposed activity is not undertaken.
How are applications evaluated?
Applications are assessed, recommended and approved based on a variety of criteria, including:
•adherence to the Terms and Conditions of the Partnerships Contribution Program;
•eligibility of the participant;
•eligibility of the project;
•experience in this type of activity;
•results achieved in delivering any previous commemorative activities, events and learning initiatives;
•overall quality of the project;
•clarity of objectives, outcomes and scheduled time frames;
•extent that the project meets priorities of the Canada Remembers Program; and
•extent that the project engages Canadians in remembrance at the national and regional level.
Following the assessment of the application, applicants will be notified in writing of the Minister of Veterans Affairs' decision.
Please note that project recommendation and approval are subject to the availability of funds. In addition, funding of proposals may be approved in part or their entirety.
Applications will be processed on a first-come first-serve basis. A Review Committee will assess your completed application. The Review Committee meets frequently to assess project submissions.
When to Apply
Applications must be submitted at least three (3) months prior to the proposed project start date to allow for processing and notification of funding.
All questions on the Application Form (PDF) and any additional materials must be completed and sent to the Veterans Affairs Canada regional office in your area.
Submitting a complete and accurate application, including a budget, will facilitate processing and enable the Department to fully review the submission and make its decision. Submissions which are not complete cannot be evaluated until VAC receives all required materials.
The information you provide is collected under the authority of the Department of Veterans Affairs Act, Section 4, for the purpose of confirming eligibility for funding under the Community Engagement Partnership Fund. It is protected from unauthorised disclosure by the Privacy Act and subject to Proactive Disclosure on the awarding of grants and contributions over $25,000. You may request a copy of the Access to Information Request (TB 350-57) form by writing to the Access to
Information and Privacy Coordinator's Office, Veterans Affairs Canada, PO Box 7700, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 8M9, and quoting Program Record Number VAC MVA 010.
If you receive funding?
Each application approved for funding will be the subject of a formal agreement specifying the responsibilities of each party, the items for which expenditures are anticipated, the conditions under which payments will be made and mutually agreed-upon measures designed to assess the progress and success of the activity in attaining its objectives.
•Financial assistance is provided to non-profit organizations in the form of a Contribution Agreement.
•All requests are subject to the availability of funds in any given fiscal year.
•Eligible projects must have a finite duration.
•Agreements cannot exceed three years.
•Recipient organizations must successfully complete the activity for which they received funding. If there are any substantial changes to be made to the activity, the organization must advise Veterans Affairs Canada.
•Funding approved for community-based events or activities that occur at a local or regional level does not usually exceed $5,000 per project.
•Events or activities that are national in scope may be eligible for financial assistance greater than $5,000.
Recipients must adhere to applicable Official Languages Act requirements.
•Expenditures that are subject to payment by VAC must be eligible project related expenditures, incurred only during the agreement period;
•Payment is provided on the basis of reimbursement of eligible expenditures and/or costs incurred by the organization;
•Payment is provided when receipts are received and expenditures are verified against the Contribution Agreement.
All organizations that are approved for funding under the Community Engagement Partnership Fund must complete and submit a Recipient Final Report at the end of their project prior to final payment.
Acknowledgment of Funding from Veterans Affairs Canada
If you receive funding from Veterans Affairs Canada, you are required to acknowledge the support of the Department in all promotional documents related to the activities supported. Acknowledgments must adhere to the Government of Canada
Veterans Affairs Canada Contact Information
For more information about the Community Engagement Partnership Fund program, to discuss your application with one of our program officers, or to submit your application, please contact us.
All questions or comments on your VAC services and benefits may be directed to the following toll-free number:
Veterans Affairs Canada Web site
If you have a question - be sure to check out our FAQ page. The answer you are looking for may be there.
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