Celebrate Canada Funding

How to Obtain Funding

The Department of Canadian Heritage provides financial support for activities organized on specific days during the Celebrate Canada period, from June 21 to July 1. The Celebrate Canada period includes National Aboriginal Day on June 21, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24, Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27 and Canada Day on July 1.

Events funded are expected to be held on the date of the designated day. Priority will be given to events held on the actual date.

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada, an important anniversary in Canadian history. Additional consideration will be given to projects that incorporate themes based on this anniversary, however, funding is not conditional on the inclusion of these elements in the celebrations during the Celebrate Canada period.

Application Deadline

The Celebrate Canada 2015 funding cycle is now closed. Information on the 2016 funding cycle will be posted in November 2015.

Who Can Apply?

  • Canadian not-for-profit organizations: corporations, cooperatives, and unincorporated associations, etc.;
  • Canadian business corporations where projects are non-commercial in nature;
  • Canadian educational institutions, Canadian municipal governments and other municipal, provincial or territorial institutions.

Additional Information

Only one application per applicant for all events (National Aboriginal Day, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, Canadian Multiculturalism Day and Canada Day) will be accepted for the funding cycle.

Please note that even if your organization and application are eligible, you are not guaranteed funding from the Department. Additionally, if your application is successful, the funding you receive may be less than the amount requested.

Final Activity Report

If you receive funding, a Final Activity Report must be completed at the end of your event and sent to your Regional office. Failure to submit a report will render your organization ineligible for further funding from Celebrate Canada.

The Final Activity Report will be available in Spring 2015.