Funding Information

This page lists information on federal funding related to gender-based violence (GBV). It includes callouts from departments and agencies that are accepting proposals, as well as those that are currently closed.

Open calls

Status of Women Canada

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Commemoration Fund

The Department for Women and Gender Equality launched a Call for Proposals to support Indigenous governments and organizations to work with families, survivors and/or communities to develop and implement commemoration initiatives.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

National Housing Strategy (NHS)

Announced in November 2017, Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy (NHS) is a 10-year, $40-billion plan that will give more Canadians a place to call home. Under the NHS, a target of 33% of all investments will support the unique needs of women and their children, and senior women, achieved through new and repaired shelter spaces, targeted research on women’s housing needs, new affordable housing, and rental support. Specifically, the National Housing Co-Investment Fund will provide financial contributions and low-interest loans to help achieve this. Partnerships from private or non-profit partners, as well as other levels of government, are encouraged to help meet this goal. Many of the NHS initiatives are currently accepting applications – learn more by visiting the website.

Department of Justice

Public Health Agency of Canada

Multi-sectoral Partnerships to Promote Healthy Living and Prevent Chronic Disease

This funding opportunity provides financial assistance to advance innovative, multi-sectoral approaches to promote healthy living and prevent chronic disease. This current funding opportunity falls under the policy and funding authorities of the Integrated Strategy on Healthy Living and Chronic Disease (ISHLCD), and Canada’s Tobacco Strategy.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

Family and Relationship Violence: Family Violence Initiative Fund (FVIF)

The RCMP Family Violence Initiative Fund (FVIF) distributes annual funding to support communities in responding to Relationship and Family Violence, Victim Issues, and Sexual Assault Investigators training. The objectives of the funding are to foster prevention in Indigenous communities; promote public awareness of relationship and family violence through conferences; seminars, presentations or workshops; assist victims of crime; and endorse Sexual Assault Investigators training. The RCMP FVIF supports front-line officers and community partners whose mandate is to respond to and reduce incidents of family violence. It allows for the development of resources, tools and information to educate on the prevalence and dynamics of family violence and to encourage victims and witnesses to seek assistance.

Past calls

Status of Women Canada

Department of Justice

Initiatives to address workplace sexual harassment anticipatory call for proposals

This funding opportunity is an anticipatory call for proposals that seeks to fill gaps in information and resources, to support complainants of workplace sexual harassment.

Public Health Agency of Canada

Preventing Gender-Based Violence: the Health Perspective - Teen/Youth Dating Violence Prevention (Public Health Agency of Canada)

This closed call was seeking to address dating violence among teens and youth by providing funding to deliver promising programs to prevent dating violence among teens/youth; incorporate intervention research to determine if the program or initiative is effective, in which settings and for which populations; and share knowledge about "what works" in this field. This funding was made available through the It’s Time: Canada’s Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-based Violence.

Public Safety Canada

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