Closed funding opportunities A – E


Aboriginal Participation Fund – Mining Conferences Funding Sub-Stream

The mining conferences funding sub-stream provides financial assistance for communities and member communities to attend mining conferences in Ontario. Aboriginal communities and organizations attend these conferences to improve their relationships between Aboriginal communities/organizations, with government and industry proponents, and to increase their knowledge and understanding of the regulatory and economic activities associated with Ontario’s mineral sector.

Ministry of Energy

Status: Closed


Anti-Human Trafficking Community Supports Fund (CSF)

The Anti-Human Trafficking Community Supports Fund is available to community-focused anti-human trafficking organizations to address the short and long-term needs of survivors of human trafficking. This fund will help service providers deliver dedicated and specialized supports, prioritizing survivor-led programming and services for children and youth who have been sexually exploited.

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Status: Closed


Anti-Human Trafficking Indigenous-led Initiatives Fund (ILIF)

The Anti-Human Trafficking Indigenous-led Initiatives Fund supports community-focused organizations to deliver Indigenous-designed, culturally-specific anti-human trafficking services. It prioritizes Indigenous survivor-led programming and supports for vulnerable groups including Indigenous children and youth who have been sexually exploited, LGBTQ2S victims and survivors and Inuit communities.

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Status: Closed


Career Ready Fund's Auto Stream 2019-20

In support of Ontario’s Driving Prosperity auto sector strategy, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is launching this call for proposals to increase both the quantity and quality of experiential learning opportunities available to postsecondary students, recent graduates and apprentices in Ontario’s automotive manufacturing and advanced manufacturing sectors.

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Status: Closed


Celebrate Ontario

The Celebrate Ontario 2020 program grants will support festival and event organizers with rescheduled, postponed or reprogrammed events to help maintain the capacity and future success of the province’s festivals and events sector.

Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

Status: Closed


Civil Remedies Grant Program 2021-2022

The Civil Remedies Grant Program is a key component of the Civil Remedies Act, 2001. It provides funding to projects that help victims of unlawful activities and prevent unlawful activities that result in victimization. Projects must address one or more of the following crime types or victim population groups:

  • Indigenous communities
  • children and youth
  • intimate partner and family violence
  • gun and gang violence
  • rural/remote communities

Ministry of the Attorney General

Status: Closed


Community Museum Operating and Pay Equity Grants Program

The Community Museum Operating and Pay Equity Grants Program provides annual operating grants to eligible community museums across Ontario.

Funding will help community museums:

  • contribute to economic well-being as employers and tourist attractions
  • strengthen their role as custodians and interpreters of the province's irreplaceable heritage collections

Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

Status: Closed


Drinking Water Source Protection Program

The Drinking Water Source Protection Program (DWSP Program) provides funding to conservation authorities to continue to fulfill their legislated obligations to support municipalities in protecting their drinking water sources through proactive source protection planning efforts.

As source protection authorities under the Clean Water Act, 2006, the objective is to reduce or eliminate risks to sources of drinking water that draw from Ontario's lakes, rivers and underground aquifers.

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Status: Closed


Economic Diversification Grant

The Economic Diversification Grant helps Indigenous communities and organizations:

  • identify economic development opportunities and related planning activities
  • support initiatives that provide employment strategies and facilitate local business growth

Maximum funding of $75,000 per project is available for individual applicants.

Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

Status: Closed


Economic Diversification Grant (EDG) and Regional Partnership Grant (RPG)

Through the Indigenous Economic Development Fund (IEDF), the following two grants are available for eligible communities and organizations.

The grant helps Indigenous communities and organizations:

  • identify economic development opportunities and related planning activities
  • support initiatives that develop employment strategies and facilitate local business growth

The grant helps Indigenous communities and organizations:

  • support initiatives that deliver accredited skills training to Indigenous people, businesses and communities

Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

Status: Closed


EnAbling Change Program

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.

The program benefits from collaboration with leaders across many sectors who produce customized resources and directly communicate about accessibility and inclusion with their networks. The program also promotes opportunities to increase Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) compliance and accessibility in daily living.

Typical projects include public outreach programs and initiatives and the development of customized educational tools and resources that meet the criteria for set priorities each year. All projects funded through the program include people with disabilities in the planning and execution of the project.

Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility

Status: Closed

Closed funding opportunities F – J


Francophone Community Grants Program

The Francophone Community Grants Program supports the cultural and commercial vitality of the French-speaking population, with a focus on improving front-line services and promoting the French language and culture.

Ministry of Francophone Affairs

Status: Closed


Great Lakes Local Action Fund

We are investing $1.67 million in the first round of the Great Lakes Local Action Fund to help Ontario protect, restore and conserve the Great Lakes. The program provides funding up to $50,000 for local small-scale community projects that have a positive environmental impact on the Great Lakes, as well as social or economic benefits for their communities.

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Status: Closed


Great Lakes Program

The Great Lakes Program is a grant initiative offered by the province to legal entities who are able to deliver projects that support the Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health, Ontario Great Lakes Strategy, and/or the Great Lakes Protection Act.

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Status: Closed


Heritage Organization Development Grant

The Heritage Organization Development Grant (HODG) is an annual, statutory-based operating grant designed to promote public awareness of Ontario's rich and diverse heritage.

The program provides a portion of annual operating support to Ontario’s:

  • historical societies
  • museums
  • other heritage associations

Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

Status: Closed


Inclusive Community Grants (ICG) Program

The Inclusive Community Grants (ICG) Program helps ensure local governments and community organizations consider Ontarians of all ages and abilities at every stage of community planning and development. Inclusive communities respond to both the opportunities and challenges of an aging population by:

  • creating physical and social environments that support independent and active living
  • enabling older adults and people with disabilities to continue contributing to all aspects of community life

Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility

Status: Closed


Indigenous Transportation Initiatives Fund for Indigenous communities and organizations

The Indigenous Transportation Initiatives Fund (ITIF) is an application-based funding program open to Indigenous communities and organizations interested in pursuing transportation-related projects.

The proposed projects must be connected to the transportation sector and demonstrate an alignment with priority themes selected by the ministry. The priority themes will be listed in the 2022-2023 application guide and application form.

The following Indigenous communities and organizations in Ontario are eligible to apply for (ITIF) funding:

  • First Nation communities
  • Métis communities
  • Indigenous organizations

Ministry of Transportation

Status: Closed


Improving Connectivity for Ontario

The Improving Connectivity for Ontario program (ICON) will help improve and expand broadband and cellular infrastructure in areas of need by investing $300 million over four years.

We’re inviting telecommunication service providers, municipal governments, Indigenous communities and non-profits to submit innovative proposals to lend their investment, expertise and experience to improve connectivity in communities across Ontario.

The ICON program is meant to promote industry partnerships that leverage investments across sectors and encourage innovative solutions to meet the connectivity needs of communities.

Projects supported by the ICON program will achieve the following objectives:

  • increase the number of households and/or businesses connected to broadband and cellular services in areas of need
  • if a broadband project, provide broadband connectivity speeds of at least 50 megabits per second (Mbps) download and 10 Mbps upload or greater for end users
  • if a cellular project, provide cellular access at the latest generally deployed mobile wireless technology (currently long-term evolution or LTE)
  • build scalable infrastructure for future needs of users.

The Ontario Broadband Map shows the current state of broadband and cellular connectivity across the province.

Key dates

Intake 1:
  • August 21, 2020 – deadline for Stage 1 applications
  • September 25, 2020 – all Stage 1 assessments complete and applicants notified
  • December 11, 2020 – deadline to submit Stage 2 application for initial completeness review
  • January 27, 2021 – deadline to complete Stage 2 application clarifications and updates
  • Early Spring 2021 – all Stage 2 assessments complete, applicants notified and funding offers issued to successful applicants
Intake 2:
  • January 8, 2021 – deadline for Stage 1 applications
  • Late winter 2020-2021 – all Stage 1 assessments complete and applicants notified
  • Late summer 2021 – deadline to submit Stage 2 application for initial completeness review
  • Mid-fall 2021 – deadline to complete Stage 2 application clarifications and updates
  • Early spring 2022 – all Stage 2 assessments complete, applicants notified and funding offers issued to successful applicants

For questions about the ICON program, please email ICONprogram@ontario.ca.

Ministry of Infrastructure

Status: Closed


Indigenous Community Capital Grants Program

The Indigenous Community Capital Grants Program (ICCGP) funds the development of community capital projects that contribute to a sustainable social base and support economic participation in Indigenous communities, both on and off reserve.

Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

Status: Closed


Inclusive Community Grants Program

The Inclusive Community Grants Program (ICGP) helps ensure local governments and community organizations consider Ontarians of all ages and abilities at every stage of community planning and development. Inclusive communities respond to both the opportunities and challenges of an aging population by:

  • creating physical and social environments that support independent and active living
  • enabling older adults and people with disabilities to continue contributing to all aspects of community life

The $2 million grant program offers funding over two years for short and long-term projects that take place between February 2020 and March 2022.

The application intake opened on June 17, 2019 and closed on July 9, 2019.

Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility

Status: Closed


Indigenous Community Capital Grants Program

The Indigenous Community Capital Grants Program (ICCGP) funds the construction, renovation and retrofit of Indigenous community infrastructure on-and off-reserve. The ICCGP supports infrastructure projects that contribute to economic development, create jobs and provide social benefit to the community or organization.

ICCGP funding supports First Nations, Métis communities and Indigenous organizations.

Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

Status: Closed


Indigenous Youth Work Exchange Program

The Indigenous Youth Work Exchange Program provides Indigenous youth with advanced training, job skills, experience and networks to support future career opportunities.

Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry

Status: Closed


Investing in Canada Infrastructure program

The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) is a cost-shared infrastructure funding program between:

  • the federal government
  • provinces and territories
  • municipalities
  • First Nations and Indigenous Communities
  • other eligible recipients depending on program stream

This program will see up to $30 billion in combined federal, provincial and other partner funding.

Ministry of Infrastructure

The program has different streams.

Community, culture and recreation stream

The community, culture and recreation stream will support community infrastructure priorities across the province, improving access to and quality of community, cultural and recreation priority infrastructure projects.

The application intake for projects under this stream opened on September 3, 2019 and closed on November 19, 2019.

Status: Closed

Rural and northern communities funding stream

The rural and northern communities funding stream supports projects that improve the quality of life in rural and northern communities by responding to rural and northern infrastructure priorities.

Projects receiving funding through the rural and northern funding stream must meet at least one of the following the federal outcomes:

  • Improved or more reliable road, air or marine infrastructure
  • Improved broadband connectivity

The application intake for projects under this stream opened on March 18th, 2019 and closed on May 14th, 2019.

Status: Closed


Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program: COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream – Local Government Intake

The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP): COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream - Local Government Intake addresses challenges communities face as a result of COVID-19.

The Local Government Intake helps municipalities fund eligible local projects and deliver more infrastructure by increasing the types of eligible projects and accelerating project approvals.

A total of $250 million in federal-provincial funding will be dedicated to municipal projects. Each municipality will receive a minimum allocation of $100,000. Some municipalities will receive additional funding determined through indicators such as core infrastructure value, total weighted assessment and median household income.

Ministry of Infrastructure

Status: Closed


Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP): Green Infrastructure Stream

The green infrastructure stream includes up to $7.1 billion in combined federal, provincial and other partner funding over 10 years as part of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).

The stream broadly supports projects across three federal sub-streams that advance outcomes associated with:

  • climate change mitigation
  • environmental quality
  • disaster mitigation

This intake will:

  • provide up to $240 million in combined federal and provincial funding
    • $24M of the funding is designated for First Nation applicants
    • the remaining funding is for municipalities and Local Services Boards
  • prioritize drinking water projects in smaller communities that support rehabilitation of assets with critical health and safety issues

Eligible projects under this intake must align with the federally determined project outcome of increasing access to potable water, as part of the federal environmental quality sub-stream.

Ministry of Infrastructure

Status: Closed


Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program for Long-Term Care Homes

The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream supports quick-start, short-term infrastructure projects across various sectors. Under this stream, long-term care homes will be provided up to $100 million in combined one-time funding, which includes $80 million in federal funding and up to $20 million in provincial funding.

The funding will support the development and implementation of new COVID-19 measures to reinforce safe physical distancing and retrofitting projects, such as improvements to heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems in long-term care homes across Ontario.

Ministry of Long-Term Care

Status: Closed

Closed funding opportunities K – O


Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services - Budget Form 2020-2021

Beginning September 30, 2020, the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) budget submissions for 2020-2021 will be managed within Transfer Payment Ontario through the MCCSS Budget Form 2020-2021 category. This also includes all subsequent activities related to the transfer payment contracting cycle along with all reporting.

The MCCSS Budget Form 2020-2021 category is open to all eligible transfer payment recipients.

In June and July 2020, we communicated transfer payment recipient allocation information related to specific program(s).

For information on the following MCCSS programs or divisions that are already on Transfer Payment Ontario, please contact your ministry contact:

  • Dedicated Supportive Housing (DSH)
  • Partner Facility Renewal (PFR)
  • Office of Women’s Issues

Resources

Program information
Quick reference guides and training videos

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Status: Closed


Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services – Child Protection Services 2020-2021

Child protection services are mandated by the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA). Under the CYFSA, children’s aid societies (referred to as societies) have the exclusive mandate to deliver child protection services.

This includes:

  • determining the need for protection services
  • investigation of allegations of child abuse and neglect
  • protection, care or supervision for children and youth receiving residential or non-residential services from a society
  • placement of children and youth for adoption or other permanent living arrangements for children who are children and youth in extended society care

Societies also provide guidance, counseling, and other services to families where children and youth have suffered from abuse or neglect or who are at risk.

In accordance with Regulation 156, funding for societies is determined by a funding model and this funding can only be used by societies to deliver child protection services.

Resources

Quick reference guides and training videos

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Status: Closed


Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services - Indigenous Healing and Wellness Strategy 2020-2021

The Indigenous Healing and Wellness Strategy (IHWS) was established in 1994 between Ontario and Indigenous partners. It supports a continuum of Indigenous designed and delivered programs to reduce family violence and violence against Indigenous women and children, and improve Indigenous healing, health and wellness.

Resources

Program information
Quick reference guides and training videos

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Status: Closed


Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services – Ontario Works Programs 2020-2021

Beginning September 30, 2020, Transfer Payment Ontario will be used to manage the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) Ontario Works budget submissions for 2020-2021.

This is only for:

  • Consolidated Municipal Service Managers (CMSMs)/District Social Services Administration Boards (DSSABs)
  • First Nations full delivery
  • First Nations financial assistance

Recipients must use the applicable Ontario Works Budget Form 2020-2021 to complete their submission. Transfer Payment Ontario will also be used to support all subsequent activities related to the contracting cycle along with all reporting.

In July 2020, we communicated transfer payment recipient allocation information related to specific program(s).

Resources

Program information
Quick reference guides and training videos

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Status: Closed


Natural Resources Policy and Resource Stewardship Transfer Payment Funding 2021-22

Strategic transfer payments to partners that support delivery of NDMNRF’s policy priority mandate and resource stewardship management.

Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry

Status: Closed


New Relationship Fund

The New Relationship Fund (NRF) supports First Nations and Métis communities efforts to:

  • build consultation and engagement capacity and expertise
  • create jobs
  • develop business partnerships
  • improve economic opportunities

Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

Status: Closed


Newcomer settlement and language training

Newcomer settlement and language training services help newcomers succeed in their new home. Applicants can apply for funding to deliver services under the following program streams:

  • Settlement and orientation: assessment, information, orientation and referral services and newcomer-specific labour market orientation, career planning and employer connections
  • Language training: language assessment, language training, and integrated language and skills training in or for the workplace

Employment-related services focus on the unique challenges faced by newcomers seeking employment, with an emphasis on:

  • language skills
  • employment readiness
  • career decision making

Applications are expected to include relevant community and employer partnerships.

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Status: Closed


Northern Ontario Resource Development Support Fund

The Northern Ontario Resource Development Support (NORDS) Fund will make new funding available to municipalities in Northern Ontario to:

  • share in the benefits from resource development
  • help offset some of the impacts of resource development on municipal infrastructure

Starting in 2021-22, $15 million per year over five years will be allocated amongst the 144 municipalities in Northern Ontario. Each municipality will have an identified allocation funding amount they would be eligible for, which would take into consideration factors such as municipal size and capacity. 

Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry

Status: Closed


Ontario Amateur Sport Fund 2017-2020

The Ontario Amateur Sport Fund (OASF) is a multi-year funding program that helps eligible organizations to:

  • strengthen athlete programming
  • identify clear athlete performance targets
  • develop a stronger talent identification system
  • operationalize strategic plans for their organizations

The Ontario Amateur Sport Fund helps provide Ontarians with access to a best-in-class amateur sport system from the playground to the podium.

Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

Status: Closed


Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP)

The Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP) is a partnership with small- and medium-sized automotive parts suppliers in Ontario.

The goal is to help modernize Ontario’s automotive supply chain to make it more competitive and responsive to the changing needs of its customers.

Your business could get up to $150,000 to help cover up to 50% of eligible project costs.

As a successful applicant, you are required to contribute at least 50% of remaining project costs through:

  • your own business resources
  • private or bank financing

Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

Status: Closed


Ontario Bridge Training Program 2021

The Ontario Bridge Training Program (OBTP) helps highly skilled newcomers access licensing and employment in their field without duplicating previous training and education. By getting their license or certification, or connecting to their occupational sector, skilled immigrants can increase their opportunity to resume their careers in Ontario.

We are requesting applications for two categories of OBTP projects:​

  • Category A – Service delivery projects​
  • Category B – Changing the system projects

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Status: Closed


Ontario Community Environment Fund

The Ontario Community Environment Fund (OCEF) uses money collected from environmental penalties to support projects that improve the environment in the region(s) where the violation or environmental impact happened. For more information about the fund, see below and read the application guide.

Your organization could receive a grant for projects in the following regions:

Region2021 grant amount

Southwest

$306,151.65

West-Central

$43,298.00

Eastern

$62,864.40

Northern

$475,009.52

Central

$0 - funding is not available in 2021

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Status: Closed


Ontario FireSmart Communities Grant

The Ontario FireSmart Communities Grant helps municipalities:

  • complete hazard forest mapping for wildland fire hazards
  • develop a Community Wildland Fire Protection Plan with mitigation strategies

Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry

Status: Closed


Ontario Junior Exploration Program

The Ontario Junior Exploration Program is providing $5 million over two years to eligible junior mining companies conducting grassroots early exploration in Ontario.

Companies can apply for funding to cover eligible costs of up to $200,000 per mineral exploration project.

For Year 1, projects can start no earlier than July 26, 2021 and are expected to end by February 15, 2022.
For Year 2, projects can start on April 1, 2022 and are expected to end by February 15, 2023.

Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry

Status: Closed


Ontario Tourism Recovery Program

The Ontario Tourism Recovery Program (OTRP) will supports eligible Ontario-based, tourism businesses in the for-profit attractions and accommodations sectors that have been hardest hit by COVID-19. OTRP is a competitive, application-based grant program supporting private sector tourism businesses that are significant drivers to their regional tourism economies.

Program funding will help successful applicants:

  • prepare to re-open safely
  • develop adaptative and innovative tourism products
  • retain and create tourism jobs
  • support tourism recovery in their region and throughout Ontario

Successful applicants can use funding for expenditures, such as:

  • reopening and operating expenses, including staff salaries and maintenance
  • health and safety measures to support the safety of visitors and workers
  • attracting visitors through tourism product and experience improvements and marketing

Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

Status: Closed


Ontario Sport Hosting Program 2022-2023

The Sport Hosting Program provides project-based funding to help applicants deliver major national and international amateur sport events in Ontario.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • create legacies that support sport at the provincial, regional and local level
  • provide economic benefits through increased levels of tourism, expenditures and improved public infrastructure
  • foster a culture of sport and physical activity in communities by creating role models and enhancing community spirit and involvement in sports
  • increase opportunities for Ontario athletes to compete and participate in events in Ontario
  • seek new avenues to further build and develop the sport capacity of the province by providing additional ways to develop and train coaches, officials and volunteers
  • create a culture of sport that engages all Ontarians

Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

Status: Closed

Closed funding opportunities P – T


Provincial Heritage Organization Operating Grant

The Provincial Heritage Organization Operating Grant provides annual operating support to 12 Ontario Provincial Heritage Organizations. These are umbrella organizations for the major types of heritage activities across the province, representing archaeology, genealogy, architecture, history, archives and museums.

Provincial Heritage Organizations (PHOs):

  • offer heritage programs and services to members and to the general public
  • are registered non-profit organizations or charities
  • operate on a year-round basis
  • operate provincially in scope, with members, chapters or branches in multiple locations and regions of Ontario

Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

Status: Closed


Public Library Operating, Pay Equity, and First Nation Salary Supplement Grants 2021-2022 (PLOG/PE/FNSS)

There are three grants under this program. You can apply to the Public Library Operating (PLOG), Public Library Pay Equity (PE), or First Nation Salary Supplement (FNSS) Grants through one single application form.

Public Library Operating Grants (PLOG)

Library operating grants are statutory under the Public Libraries Act. Library operating funding goes to:

  • public library boards and First Nations public libraries
  • municipalities, local service boards or First Nations that establish a contract for library service with a neighbouring public library board

Public Library Pay Equity (PE) and First Nation Salary Supplement (FNSS) grants

Applicants who are currently receiving a Public Library Operating Grant and have met all program terms and conditions may be eligible for Public Library Pay Equity and First Nation Salary Supplement grants.

Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

Status: Closed


RapidSkills 2019-20

In support of Ontario’s driving prosperity auto sector strategy, this pilot supports the development of short-duration programming that focuses on targeted sets of industry-sensitive, in-demand skills that help target clients get back to work quickly.

It provides the opportunity for organizations and the province to test the role that micro-credentials can play as a workforce development solution for supporting workers in a changing economy and helps employers build the workforce they need to grow their businesses.

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Status: Closed


2021 Reconnect Festival and Event Program

The 2021 Reconnect Festival and Event Program supports innovative programming and marketing for festivals and events. It helps to improve experiences for visitors and stimulate local community economic development and recovery.

The program supports innovative events in Ontario that will:

  • provide safe experiences that encourage people to rediscover the beauty and diversity of Ontario’s communities
  • draw attendees, whether in-person or virtually
  • provide a positive economic impact
  • provide job opportunities for Ontarians in the tourism, culture and entertainment sectors
  • increase Ontario’s profile through media and/or broadcast exposure to instill interest in future travel to the province once it is safe to do so

Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

Status: Closed


Reconnect Ontario 2022

Reconnect Ontario supports festivals and events that have a tourism economic impact and motivate visitors to rediscover Ontario, reconnect people with local experiences and increase tourism spending. 

Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

Status: Closed


Road Safety Community Partnership Program

The Road Safety Community Partnership Program provides funding to a network of provincial non-profit organizations with road safety mandates. The program supports public awareness initiatives, campaigns or events that address priority issues including:

  • aggressive driving
  • pedestrian safety
  • distracted driving
  • impaired driving
  • cycling safety

Ministry of Transportation

Status: Closed


Safer and Vital Communities (SVC) Grant

The Safer and Vital Communities Grant provides time-limited funding to community-based, not-for-profit organizations, and First Nations communities and organizations to address local risks to safety and well-being in the community. The theme of the 2022–2024 grant is “Preventing Cybercrime through Community Collaboration.” The program aims to create safer communities in Ontario that will support community and public safety organizations to work collaboratively to create awareness about and reduce the risk of crimes that are committed online, with a focus on:

  • hate crimes
  • human trafficking
  • fraud

Ministry of the Solicitor General

Status: Closed


2021-22 Seniors Active Living Centre Program

The Seniors Active Living Centre (SALC) Program is an annual program that provides funding to nearly 300 SALC programs across Ontario to deliver programs and services to Ontario’s older adults and seniors.

These programs and services promote the engagement, health, and well-being of older adults and seniors to help them:

In response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, operators applying for SALC Program funding are encouraged to offer remote or virtual programs to enable older adults and seniors to connect from the safety of their homes.

Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility

Status: Closed


Seniors Community Grant Program

The Seniors Community Grant Program encourages seniors to get involved in their community by supporting hundreds of projects with funding ranging from $1,000 up to $25,000.

Projects can be focused on:

  • volunteerism
  • learning
  • financial awareness
  • social inclusion
  • elder abuse prevention
  • mental well-being
  • physical activity

Programming can be delivered remotely or virtually.

With the health and safety of Ontario’s older adults being more important than ever, the goal of the program is to address social isolation and help older adults stay healthy, safe and engaged in their communities.

Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility

Status: Closed


Skills Catalyst Fund 2019-20

The Skills Catalyst Fund is a demonstration fund that supports the development and implementation of innovative workforce development projects that test new and emerging ideas and approaches to labour market challenges. It encourages collaboration across the workforce development system to develop and deliver demand-focused solutions that support better employment and employability outcomes for all individuals.

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Status: Closed


Skills Development Fund Round 2

The Skills Development Fund Round 2 will enable market-driven solutions and unlock the economic potential of skilled trades and broader workforce development initiatives to facilitate economic recovery.

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Status: Closed


Species at Risk Stewardship Program

The Species at Risk Stewardship Program (SARSP) was established as part of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act to support and encourage activities that can assist in the protection and recovery of species at risk and their habitats.

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Status: Closed


Stewardship Youth Ranger Program

The Stewardship Youth Ranger Program provides community-based work experience, personal development, skills and training for youth who want to expand their commitment to natural resource stewardship as a team lead or ranger.

Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry

Status: Closed


Support for Community Negotiations Fund

The Support for Community Negotiations Fund (SCNF) is an Ontario government program that provides annual funding to support Indigenous communities participating in land claim and land-related negotiations with Ontario.

Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

Status: Closed


Summer Experience Program

The Summer Experience Program (SEP) provides funding to eligible organizations, municipalities and communities to create meaningful summer employment opportunities for students.

Employment positions must:

  • focus on activities supporting key sectors within either the:
    • Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries
    • Citizenship and Immigration Division of the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
  • offer training, work experience and skills transferable to the general workforce and to future careers

Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

Status: Closed


Transportation Initiatives Fund for Indigenous communities and organizations

The Transportation Initiatives Fund (TIF) is an application-based funding program open to Indigenous communities and organizations interested in pursuing transportation-related projects.

The proposed projects must be connected to the transportation sector and demonstrate an alignment with priority themes selected by the ministry. The priority themes will be listed in the 2021-2022 application guide and application form.

Ministry of Transportation

Status: Closed

Closed funding opportunities U – Z


Winter Roads Program

The Winter Roads Program supports the construction, operation and maintenance of over 3,170 km of temporary roads each winter. These roads link 31 remote First Nations communities and the Town of Moosonee to the provincial highway network.

The program serves approximately 24,000 residents by helping remote communities bring in essential goods and services such as:

  • food
  • fuel
  • medical and construction supplies

The Winter Roads Program is administered in partnership with the federal government (Indigenous Services Canada).

Ministry of Energy

Status: Closed


Women’s Economic Security Program (WESP) 2018-2021

The Women’s Economic Security Program (WESP) was established for the purpose of increasing incomes and labour force attachment of low-income women in Ontario. WESP is seeking to achieve this by providing grants to eligible organizations that will provide employment, pre-employment apprenticeship and entrepreneurship training specifically for low-income women so that they are equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience to secure employment and increase their income and economic security.

The WESP aims to strengthen organisations’ capacity to deliver on their mandates in innovative ways that encourage partnerships between women-centered community based organisations, educational institutions and businesses.

Your organization may apply to one or more of the following funding Streams:

  1. Women in Skilled Trades
  2. Women in Information Technology
  3. General Employment Training for Women
  4. Entrepreneurship for Women’s Self Employment

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services - Office of Women Issues

Status: Closed


Youth Violence and Human Trafficking Prevention Program

The Youth Violence and Human Trafficking Prevention Program (YVHTPP) supports community-based prevention initiatives that address the key factors putting youth (ages 12-29) and their communities at increased risk of violence and victimization, including human trafficking.

The program will prioritize funding that supports Black and Indigenous youth, and other youth populations that are disproportionately impacted by violence, victimization and human trafficking. The program will provide a total of $5.2 million over three years from 2020-2023.

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Status: Closed

Contact us

For questions about applying to specific funding opportunities, please contact the program directly.

For all other questions, please contact Transfer Payment Ontario Client Care from Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 pm, except for government and statutory holidays, at:

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