With 2017—the 150th anniversary of Confederation—right around the corner, the Government of Canada has set up the Canada 150 Fund to support the celebration. The goal of the Canada 150 Fund is to create opportunities for Canadians to participate in local, regional, and national celebrations that contribute to building a sense of pride and attachment to Canada. Eligible funding recipients under the Canada 150 Fund include: Canadian not-for-profit organizations, including corporations, trusts, cooperatives and unincorporated associations; Canadian business corporations, including partnerships, trusts and joint ventures where projects are non-commercial in nature; Canadian schools; and, Canadian municipal governments and their institutions.
Canada 150 Fund is focused on funding projects that support four priority areas:
- Diversity, inclusion and the building of common interests and relationships
- Supporting the effort towards reconciliation of indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians
- Engaging and inspiring youth to carry forward the legacy of Canada’s 150th anniversary
- Connecting Canadians with nature and raising environmental stewardship to the level of a national consciousness
Contact a Canadian Heritage program officer to get an application kit:
Or you can contact our constituency office: