July 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
St. Catharines Public Library, Central Branch, Mills Room
54 Church St
St. Catharines, ON L2R 7K2
Ontario Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration

On June 27th, the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration released a Call for Proposals to invite eligible incorporated and unincorporated not for profit organizations to submit applications under the new Multicultural Community Capacity Grants Program.

The province will allocate $3.0 million in 2017-18 to build diverse and inclusive communities by enhancing the ability of newcomers and ethno-cultural communities to participate fully in the civic, cultural, social and economic life of Ontario.

Information about the Multicultural Community Capacity Grants Program and the Call for Proposals can be found on the Ministry’s website at ontario.ca/multiculturalgrants

The deadline to submit applications is 4:00 p.m. on August 1, 2017.

This grant program will make funding available for projects across Ontario that address one or more of the following priorities:

  • Civic engagement – Facilitate community engagement, social integration and voluntarism to promote inclusion for immigrant and ethno-cultural communities.
  • Social connections – Promote social connections and employment networking, including programs that reduce barriers and increase support for vulnerable groups.
  • Education and empowerment – Promote intercultural understanding and break down barriers to participation in community life and decision-making.
  • Women’s empowerment – Support empowerment by helping women of diverse cultural backgrounds to achieve their full social and economic potential.
  • Capacity building and partnerships – Build the capacity of immigrant and multicultural organizations, and promote collaboration between service providers, to better serve newcomer and ethno-cultural communities.

Grants between $1,000 and $8,000 will be available for projects that address these priorities. Projects must start on or after November 1, 2017, and end by March 31, 2018.

RSVP with the name(s) and number of people from your organization who will attend to the email address listed above.

This information session is hosted by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration.