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Grants and Funding

Other Funding Opportunities

There are grant opportunities for seniors & youth initiatives, sports, festivals, capital funding, heritage and culture! The grants listed below are for reference only. For more info, please contact the organizations below.


Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage and its portfolio organizations play a vital role in the cultural, civic and economic life of Canadians.

Apply to one of a myriad of funding programs that support culture, history, heritage, sport and official languages in Canada.

Funding Programs include:


Employment and Social Development Canada

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students.

It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.

Canada Summer Jobs:

  • provides work experiences for students
  • supports organizations, including those that provide important community services; and
  • recognizes that local circumstances, community needs and priorities vary widely

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.


Grants Ontario

Grants Ontario is your source for grants provided by a number of Government of Ontario ministries. For a full list of ministries currently using Grants Ontario, please refer to Grants by Ministry.

Grants Ontario provides you with one-window access to information about grants that are available to you, how to apply for grants and how to check the status of your application. Grants Ontario makes applying for a grant easy. Enter your organization's information once and it will remain safe and secure, ready for you to access any time you want to apply for a grant - regardless of whether you're applying for one grant or multiple grants.

To get started, click on How to Apply.


Region of Peel - Community Investment Program (CIP)

The Region of Peel Community Investment Program (CIP) provides grants for non-profit agencies to help build the capacity of the sector and better deliver community and social services in Peel Region.

Community and social service agencies may apply to three main funds:

  • Sustainability Fund
  • Organizational Effectiveness Fund
  • Collaboration Fund

There is also funding available for agricultural grants and a revolving capital loan program. Organizations can apply to more than one fund. Learn more about available funds.


Region of Peel - Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS)

The Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) is a federally-funded, community-based program that aims to prevent and reduce homelessness by providing direct support and funding to non-profit agencies.

Recognizing that homelessness is a shared responsibility, HPS works to enhance partnerships to find longer-term solutions to homelessness, strengthen community capacity, and build sustainability.