Inter-Action: Multiculturalism Funding Program

Funds to strengthen communities and support anti-racism

Published 3/07/2018

On June 27, 2018 The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism announced three new funding streams that will strengthen diverse communities and support anti-racism initiatives in Toronto. The government is investing a total of $51.9 million over three years, which includes new funding of $21 million for projects, events, and community capacity building.

Consisting of three components, this new funding will support:

1. Projects that address racism and discrimination with a focus on Indigenous Peoples and racializes women and girls;
2. Events that promote intercultural and interfaith understanding, and celebrate a community’s history and culture, such as heritage months recognized by Parliament; and
3. Community capacity building projects that will help recipients support the inclusion of newcomers and diverse communities.

How to apply for the funding

The project is called Inter-Action: Multiculturalism Funding Program and is normally in the form of grants to community-based events that foster intercultural and interfaith understanding, civic memory and pride or respect for core democratic values.

Organizations are invited to apply for funding, and will be considered on an on-going basis. Applications must be submitted at least 18 weeks prior to the proposed event start date.

Eligible organizations can receive up to $25,000 in project funding.

To find out more information on this funding program click here.

To learn about how to complete an application that meets the program’s goals and priorities click here.

Leila Monteiro Lins

Leila has more than 30 years of experience in journalism and marketing, including media relations, event planning and the development of communication strategies. In April 2010, LML launched Discover magazine in Canada.

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