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.

In the lead-up to the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, the Program will continue, in 2016, to highlight national historic events and figures in Canadian history. A list of these events is available in the application form. Additional consideration will be given to projects incorporating themes based on these anniversaries, however, funding is not conditional on the inclusion of these elements in the celebrations during the Celebrate Canada period.

Application Deadline

Please note that the deadline to submit your funding application for the 2016 edition of Celebrate Canada
is November 16, 2015. Please make sure that your application is completed and signed. Incomplete applications will result in delayed processing and could be rejected.

Our goal is to acknowledge receipt of your application form within 15 calendar days. If you do not receive an acknowledgment after that period, please contact your Regional Office.

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.

Application Form and Guide

Celebrate Canada - Celebration and Commemoration Program Funding Application Form (756 KB)

Print version of the Celebrate Canada - Celebration and Commemoration Program Funding Application Form (138 KB)

Celebrate Canada - Funding Application Guide (353 KB)

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 2016.

Funded Projects

List of projects funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage 2015-16


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