It’s Canada Day! And We Have 10 Grants to Celebrate the Great White North

Everyone who calls Canada their home comes together on July 1st each year to celebrate the country. The day, known as Canada Day used to be known as Dominion Day until 1982. It recognizes the anniversary of Confederation in 1867 when the British North America Act was passed. This year, Canada will be turning 155 years old.

GrantWatch’s site has grants for all 50 states in the United States. However, it also has grants for Canada’s three territories and 10 provinces. And to celebrate Canada Day, GrantWatch is sharing the top 10 Grants available for nonprofits, small businesses, and individuals in Canada.

Grants for Nonprofits in Canada

  • There are grants to Ontario nonprofit community organizations, associations, clubs, and sports organizations to improve parks and recreational facilities.
  • Grants of up to $75,000 to Canadian nonprofit arts organizations to host touring artists and exhibitions from around the world. The purpose of this program is to provide the general public with new experiences in the arts.
  • Additionally, there are grants to Canadian nonprofit and charitable organizations, schools, IHEs, and other institutions to respond to community needs. Funding is to improve the lives and social well-being of residents. Focus areas include engineering, education, environment, and family.
  • Grants to Canada-registered charities for programs that benefit residents throughout the country. Focus areas include health, education, religion, culture, assistance to disadvantaged seniors and individuals with special needs, and volunteer engagement.

Funding for Canadian Individuals

  • Grants are available to Canadian individual artists, curators, artistic groups, and arts organizations for the presentation of works and performances by Canadian artists. Funding is to facilitate performances and performance exhibits that will build national exposure and reach Canadian audiences.
  • There are also grants of up to $5,000 to British Columbia individuals and organizations for art projects that unite the community in eligible locations.
  • Additionally, awards are available to Canada publishers, authors, and translators for outstanding works of literature in a variety of genres. The purpose of this program is to recognize outstanding artistic and literary publications.

Grants for Canadian Businesses

  • There are grants of up to $25,000 to Alberta nonprofit organizations, businesses, and business associations in eligible locations for economic development. Funding is to attract investment, diversify the economy, create new jobs, and increase revenue for both new and existing businesses.
  • Grants are also open to Ontario licensed child care centers in eligible locations to improve the quality of child care. Funding is to enhance the salaries of staff who are licensed to provide care for children ages 0 to 12 years old in Toronto.
  • In addition, there are grants to Ontario businesses in eligible locations for recovery support in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis.

GrantNews Notes

Looking for similar grants? Check out to see the full list of grants available for Canada. This category includes grants for Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon.

Also, make sure to sign up for a paid subscription to GrantWatch. By doing so, you and your organization can receive access to more than 8,000 grants for nonprofits, small businesses, and individuals. This includes full eligibility criteria, contact information for grant funders, and application links.

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