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--March 1, 2018.

Strategic Initiatives – Canada Cultural Investment Fund

The Strategic Initiatives component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund (CCIF) provides financial assistance for projects involving multiple partners that help arts and heritage organizations improve their business practices and diversify their revenues.

By supporting collaborative projects, the Strategic Initiatives component encourages knowledge and resource sharing and the strategic use of technologies. This strengthens the business operations of arts and heritage organizations, helping them make stronger contributions to the Canadian society and economy.

Application deadline:
March 28, 2018 - for projects starting on or after October 1, 2018.
September 15, 2018 - for projects starting on or after April 1, 2019.

For more on this program, click here!


Community Cultural Action Fund (CCAF)

--February 13, 2018.

Funding Application

The application form for funding and all required documents have to be sent by email to: Only the signature page must be scanned. If you are unable to email your application, please contact your program officer. Any applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Please submit your applications by the following deadline.

· Project applications – April 9, 2018

Note that the program service standards are 20 weeks.


Any project expenses incurred after the application is received by the Department are eligible. However, the Department of Canadian Heritage takes no responsibility for contractual commitments entered into or incurred expenses before confirmation of support from the Department. If you enter into such commitments, you do so at your own risk.

Multi-Year Funding

A multi-year funding application may be submitted over two fiscal years ending March 31, 2020. The Department maintains sole discretion of multi-year funding decisions.

Single Form

The same form is used for all program subcomponents. When completing your application, please select the appropriate subcomponent. You must download and save the PDF form to a computer before filling it out. You will find the download information in Annex C. If you have any problems with the form, please contact your program officer as soon as possible.

Incomplete Application

A complete application must include a completed application form signed by an authorized signatory and all required documents.

Your application will be reviewed; if your application is incomplete, you will be notified by email and granted 10 business days to provide the Department with any missing information or documents. If you fail to comply, your application will be rejected.

Acknowledgement of Funding

Acknowledgement of public funding from the Government of Canada is a condition of payment for a grant or contribution. Please consult the Government of Canada’s Guide on the public acknowledgement of financial support to understand your obligations.

Expected Results

The Government of Canada, in its results-based approach, is particularly focused on results for Canadians. In this call for proposals, special attention will be given to the expected results for the Canadian population.

Please ensure that your objectives, results and activities are clear and indicate how they will be measured by identifying the following:

1. What changes or results are you trying to achieve?

2. What activities will be undertaken to achieve anticipated changes or results?

3. To measure if the objectives have been achieved or if you have made progress towards achieving them, please indicate:

a. What methods will be used; and

b. What targets must be met in order to provide a tangible indication of the success of the project?

Results and its indicators must be:

· Specific: explains the change, the target group, the region;

· Measurable: quantifiable using indicators and targets;

· Achievable: realistically achievable within the proposed timeframe;

· Relevant: meets the needs of the specific situation and is linked to the activities.

Departmental priority – 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act

Special attention will be given to project applications that are related to or mark the 50th Anniversary of the Official Languages Act in 2019-2020.

Direct Deposit

All organizations receiving funding must adhere to the direct deposit process. If your organization has not yet registered for direct deposits, please complete the registration form at Annex D.

Please contact your program officer if you have any questions or comments, or click here!


Jacqueline Ritchi
Gestionnaire régionale | Regional Manager
Programmes d’appui aux langues officielles et Programme de multiculturalisme| Official Languages Support Programs and Multiculturalism Program
Patrimoine canadien | Canadian Heritage
Gouvernement du Canada | Government of Canada, Tél./Tel.: 514-283-5895


Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP)

--January 23, 2018.

Program objectives

The Documentary Heritage Community Program (DHCP) ensures that Canada’s continuing memory is documented and accessible to current and future generations by adopting a more collaborative approach with local documentary heritage communities. The Program will be delivered in the form of contributions that will support the development of Canada’s local archival and library communities by increasing their capacity to preserve, provide access to and promote local documentary heritage. Additionally, the Program will provide opportunities for local documentary heritage communities to evolve and remain sustainable and strategic.

The DHCP provides financial assistance to the Canadian documentary heritage community for activities that:

increase access to, and awareness of, Canada’s local documentary heritage institutions and their holdings; and
increase the capacity of local documentary heritage institutions to better sustain and preserve Canada’s documentary heritage.

Application deadline

The deadline for submitting completed application packages is February 7, 2018, before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5). Proposals received after the deadline will not be accepted.

For any questions about this call for proposals, please contact a DHCP advisor by telephone or by email at by January 31, 2018, before 5:00 pm. Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5).

The deadline to apply for the 2019-2020 funding cycle will be announced in the fall of 2018.

For applicant and project eligibility, please refer to the DHCP Guidelines.
Contact us

Documentary Heritage Communities Program
Telephone: 819-997-0893 or 1-844-757-8035 (toll-free in Canada and the United States)
TTY: 613-992-6969 or 1-866-299-1699 (toll-free in Canada)




--December 1, 2017.

Young Canada Works – Now accepting applications for 2018 programs!

Thanks to the Government of Canada’s support, more than 700 museums across Canada benefitted from the YCW program in 2017, accessing more than $8.8 million in funding for summer jobs for students and internships for recent graduates. We are especially pleased that the federal government will be renewing its commitment in support of this program for 2018. This is a wonderful success story for young Canadians and the entire Canadian museum community – don’t miss out on this opportunity to tap into the talent!

*Please note the different deadlines for each program stream.

Call for Applications for YCW in Heritage Organizations (summer jobs for students) Eligible organizations must apply by Monday, January 15, 2018 (

• CMA is expecting to fund a minimum of 1,450 summer jobs in 2018. Please note that a substantial portion of CMA’s funding is reserved for small and medium-sized museums with annual operating budgets of less than $1 million;

• Summer jobs are intended for students returning to full-time studies in fall 2018 who meet the YCWHO youth participant eligibility criteria (;

• Summer jobs must be short-term (6 to 16 weeks), typically running from May to September;

• Students must work between 30 and 40 hours per week.

*Part-time employment is permitted for candidates with a disability; and

• Employer applicants can request up to $8,000 in financial support from YCW per position.

Call for Applications for YCW at Building Careers in Heritage (internships for recent graduates) Eligible organizations must apply by Thursday, February 1, 2018 (

• CMA is expecting to fund a minimum of 165 internships in 2018-2019;

• Internships are intended for post-secondary graduates who have graduated within the past 24 months and who meet the YCWBCH youth participant eligibility criteria (;

• Employer applicants can request up to:

• $10,000 per internship in Canada – minimum of 4 months in duration

• $12,000 for a Conservation Science internship in Canada - minimum of 4 months in duration

• $15,000 for an international internship - minimum of 6 months in duration

• Interns must work between 30 and 40 hours per week. *Part-time employment is permitted for candidates with a disability; and

• Internships must end no later than March 31, 2019.

For more detail on each program stream and eligibility requirements, please consult the 2018 Employer Guide (

Read the full Call for Applications for Summer Jobs:

Read the full Call for Applications for Graduate Internships:

YCW transitioned to a new website for the 2017 program cycle – please ensure that you are submitting your applications at the correct site. Submit your application online at

(613) 567-0099


The Memory Project

--January 23, 2018.

An initiative of Historica Canada, The Memory Project is a volunteer speakers bureau that arranges for veterans and Canadian Forces members to share their stories of military service at school and community events across the country. Our speakers have reached 1.6 million Canadians since 2001.

The Memory Project Speakers Bureau is available year round for both school and community groups, and for audiences of all ages. We recommend that you submit your form at least two weeks in advance to ensure that we have time to find a suitable speaker. To book a speaker, click here.

Special Note for Remembrance Day: During the fall, we receive hundreds of requests. It is never too early to submit your Remembrance Day request; book before October 1st to welcome a Memory Project speaker for the Remembrance Day season. Visit requests submitted after October 1st will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. If your dates are flexible, we will be more likely to arrange for a speaker to visit your group.

1 (866) 701-1867


Canada Cultural Spaces Fund

As part of the 2016 budget, the federal government announced that over the next two years, it will be investing an additional $168.2 million in cultural infrastructure through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. As of May 1, 2016, Public Art and Feasibility Studies are now eligible for support under the Fund.

The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) supports the improvement of physical conditions for artistic creativity and innovation. The fund supports the improvement, renovation and construction of arts and heritage facilities, as well as the acquisition of specialized equipment.

By supporting improvements to our country’s cultural spaces, the CCSF increases access for Canadians to performing arts, visual arts, media arts, museum collections and heritage displays.
Who can apply

Eligible applicants include:

not-for-profit arts and heritage organizations, incorporated under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, Part II of the Canada Corporations Act or under corresponding provincial or territorial legislation;
provincial/territorial governments, municipal or regional governments and their agencies; and
Aboriginal people’s institutions or organizations.

Federal organizations and federal Crown corporations are not eligible for funding.
Application deadline

The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund receives applications on an ongoing basis.

Click here for more information.