Funding Opportunities

Government of Ontario
Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Programs: Community Enhancement Program
The Community Enhancement Program is designed to help build strong and resilient Northern communities through infrastructure investments, to upgrade / repair existing assets to improve community quality of life, economic development infrastructure and strategic economic development initiatives.

EnAbling Change
The EnAbling Change Program is a shared-cost transfer payment program providing funding to not-for-profit organizations, industry organizations, and professional associations to educate their stakeholders about accessibility, drive cultural awareness about the value and benefits of accessibility, and support regulatory compliance.

Skills Development Fund
The Skills Development Fund offers funding to organizations for innovative projects that address challenges to hiring, training or retaining workers, including apprentices, during a pandemic.

Main Street Relief Grant
Small businesses with 2 to 19 employees in eligible sectors, including those in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sectors, can now apply for up to $1000 in financial support for personal protection equipment. 

Property Tax and Energy Rebates
Businesses that are, or were, required to shut down or significantly restrict services due to provincial public health measures can apply for rebates, provided in the form of grants, to help with their fixed costs.

Youth Opportunities Fund
This fund provides grants and capacity building supports to grassroots groups, community-based organizations and collaboratives that are youth-led, support youth and their familes or strengthen system for youth facing barriers.  

Government of Canada
Healthy Communities Initiative
The Canada Healthy Communities Initiative (CHCI) is providing up to $31 million in existing federal funding to support communities as they deploy new ways to adapt spaces and services to respond to immediate and ongoing needs arising from COVID-19 over the next two years.

Sector Initiative Program
Eligible organizations can apply for up to $2,500,000 (per project, per year)for projects that identify, forecast and address sectoral or cross-sectoral human resources and skills development needs.

Non-Governmental Organizations
Jump Start Sport Relief Fund

To help mitigate the pandemic’s ongoing impact on recreational sport and ensure kids have access to play, Canadian Tire Corporation is providing an incremental $12 million to Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund in 2021.