Funding opportunities

The Department for Women and Gender Equality works to advance gender equality. Two of the ways it does this is through the Women’s Program, and the Gender-Based Violence Program. Presently, there are no open funding opportunities offered through these programs. The Department has recently closed two funding opportunities for which results will be announced in the next few months.

MMIWG Commemoration Fund

Through the Department for Women and Gender Equality, the government will establish a commemoration fund by providing $10 million over two years to honour the lives and legacies of Indigenous women, girls and LGBTQ2 individuals. The commemoration fund will support Indigenous communities in developing and implementing commemorative events. As the inquiry noted in the interim report, “public commemoration is a powerful way to honour truths, support healing, create awareness, and to advance reconciliation”.

Thank you to all the organizations who applied. We will review applications and announce selected projects in summer 2019.

Gender Equality and Gender Based-Violence Research

Minister Monsef launched a call for proposals on December 10 for knowledge synthesis and/or research related to gender equality (GE) or gender-based violence (GBV) in Canada.

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), on behalf of the Department for Women and Gender Equality, has a requirement to procure research and development, as well as studies that address GE and, GBV. It also aims to fund Indigenous-led and/or co-created research related to GE and GBV that meet needs identified by Indigenous communities.

The maximum project funding is up to $1 million, applicable taxes included, per contract until March 31, 2020. The total approximate funding available for all contracts (2018-20) is $5 million.

Focus on key populations

Proposals had to focus on filling knowledge gaps in support of key populations, which could include: Indigenous Peoples; women and girls; men and boys; LGBTQ2 individuals; visible minorities; those living in northern, rural, and remote communities; people with disabilities; newcomers; children and youth; and seniors. The call for proposals ended February 20, 2019.

Funding Opportunities

Other federal departments and agencies also offer funding opportunities for women to achieve their full participation in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada.

Please note that some of the opportunities below have closed but future opportunities may be offered. Visit their websites for more information.

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