Québec-Ontario project funding
Learn more about the Québec-Ontario program and how to apply for funding.
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The Ontario and Québec government are each planning to invest $250,000 in 2022-2023 under the Cooperation and Exchange Agreement between the government of Québec and the government of Ontario with respect to the Francophonie to support projects developed jointly by Francophone organizations in Ontario and Québec which aim to:
- encourage the development of Francophone culture
- leverage Francophone economic opportunities
- enhance a mutual understanding between the two provinces
Under the agreement, Ontario’s Ministry of Francophone Affairs and the Secrétariat du Québec aux relations canadiennes are funding projects developed and carried out jointly by Francophone organizations in Ontario and in Québec. Each project must be submitted by an applicant from one province and a co-applicant from the other province.
Ontario and Québec are each planning to invest $250,000 in support of eligible projects. The maximum grant limit per project is $40,000.
While projects from all sectors are eligible, priority will be given to projects from the economic development, culture, education and tourism sectors.
Application period and deadlines
The application period for 2022-2023 closed on March 2, 2022.
Projects we selected received confirmation of their funding in Spring 2022.
We will post information on the 2023-2024 program in Winter 2023.
Eligible applicants or co-applicants from Ontario must be registered Francophone organizations with head offices in Ontario.
Applicants may submit a proposal if they live in Ontario and represent (including but not limited to) :
- a non-profit organization
- a business
- a school
- a municipality
For more details on eligibility, please consult the Programme d’appui à la francophonie canadienne’s framework (in French only).
Your proposal is eligible if:
- it is submitted in partnership with an organization in Québec
- it promotes the French language and the vitality of the Francophone community in Ontario and Québec
The following applicants are not eligible to receive funding under this program:
- ministries and agencies of the Government of Ontario or other governments in Canada
- companies listed in the Government of Canada’s Register of Enterprises Not Eligible for Public Contracts (RENA)
- authorized or registered political parties or bodies recognized by the electoral authorities
- political education organizations
- applicants who have not complied with Ontario’s or the Secrétariat du Québec aux relations canadiennes’ accountability requirements for any previous project
In addition, any project funded under this program cannot be funded by the Ministry of Francophone Affairs’ Francophone Community Grants Program or by other funding programs offered by the Secrétariat du Québec aux relations canadiennes.
All projects submitted must take into consideration the special circumstances created by the pandemic, including interprovincial travel guidelines and provincial health safety measures.
All necessary information is available on the Government of Québec website (in French only), including guidelines, technical FAQ and other reference materials.
Applicant organizations will need to be registered on the partner registry (in French only) to access the application forms for the program and to submit their application and required documents.
Visit the FAQ section page (in French only) on the Québec government website for more information on the application process.
Projects from organizations in Ontario and Québec will be analyzed by a bilateral Ontario-Québec selection committee made up of representatives of Ontario’s Ministry of Francophone Affairs and the Secrétariat du Québec aux relations canadiennes, who will also seek the advice of the Bureau du Québec à Toronto. Some applications may be submitted to the relevant sectoral ministries for advice.
2022-2023 selected projects
|Project name||Ontario organization||Québec co-applicant||Project description|
|Community-based experiential learning - a vehicle for student mobility in the Canadian Francophonie||Université de l'Ontario français||Université de Montréal - Vice-rectorate for Community and International Partnerships||Develop mobility and exchange projects that will let undergraduate students take courses or participate in a community project in one of the two universities. Students will have the opportunity to experience another francophone community in Canada.|
|Coup double 2022-2023: meetings between students and Francophone artists||Association canadienne d’éducation de langue française||N/A||Arrange tours of French language schools in the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba,Ontario,and Quebec to:|
|Franco-Canadian bridge (Québec-Ontario)||Cooperation Council of Ontario||LE CAMP Québec||This project is spread over 4 stages:|
|Impact and development assessment of the future vision for the College Partnership Fund||Réseau des cégeps et des collèges francophones du Canada||N/A||The evaluation of the College Partnership Fund will:|
|Inter-university research collaboration in the Canadian Francophonie||N/A||L’Association canadienne-française pour l’avancement des sciences (Acfas)||Acfas will conduct a research mobility program to promote:|
|Mapping of possible Ontario-Québec synergies. French-language university programs||University of Sudbury||Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue||Analyze the strategic plans and/or program development plans of selected Québec universities to establish an inventory of faculty resources to identify potential collaborations.|
|Podcast series on the Francophonie||Groupe Média TFO||La Puce à l'oreille||Creating one- to two-minute podcasts, "Les balados de la francophonie," for children aged 9 to 15 and the public. The theme of the podcasts will be expressions of the Francophonie. The podcasts will be accompanied by training tools and teaching materials for education staff.|
|Québec-Ontario Economic Exchange Missions||La Société économique de l'Ontario (SÉO)||Trade missions of Laval University||Organize trade missions and activities in both Québec and Ontario to promote networking and economic exchanges between:|
|Sommet de la francophonie économique canadienne 2022 - Toronto Global Forum 2022||Fédération des gens d'affaires francophones de l'Ontario||Institut international d'études administratives de Montréal Inc.||This event will encourage the exchange of information and promote open discussion on current pan-Canadian economic issues, including:|
|Strengthening the Francophone business ecosystem in Ontario and Québec||Fédération des gens d'affaires francophones de l'Ontario||Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec||Highlight Québec and Ontario small- and medium-sized enterprises (three per province), that rely on the French language, to help them develop their markets outside their provinces. Videos will be created which highlight their products, services, successes, and the challenges they face.|
|Together to improve LGBTQIA+ aging||Fédération des aînés et des retraités francophones de l'Ontario||Fondation Émergence||Create a francophone LGBTQIA+ seniors' network and offer training sessions, called "Pour que vieillir soit gai" to:|
|Update of the program “Musclez vos méninges” and creation of new content||Centre Charles-Émile-Claude||Centre de recherche et d'expertise en gérontologie sociale du CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal||Update and create new content for the intellectual vitality program "Musclez vos méninges," aimed at seniors aged 65 and over. The goal is to provide seniors with information on the effects of aging, giving them confidence in their own abilities, teaching them strategies to improve their memory and promoting good lifestyle habits.|
|Young Leader and Franco Entrepreneur Symposium||Épelle-Moi Canada||L'Envol scolaire||Provide youth aged 12 to 16 from the Windsor-Essex, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal areas with leadership and entrepreneurial skills to:|
If you have any questions about this program, please contact the Ministry of Francophone Affairs at OFA@ontario.ca.
Québec organizations may contact the Secrétariat du Québec aux relations canadiennes at email@example.com.