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Economic Development Grants 2017-2022
Multi-Year Economic Development Program Grants
Accepting proposals until March 20, 2017
Interested in applying?
The Canadian Women’s Foundation is accepting proposals as of January 30, 2017, for multi-year Economic Development grants (2017-2022).
Organizations can apply for one of the following types of grants:
Self-Employment Training and Business Accelerator Programs: Support for organizations that help women create a business plan and launch their business by the end of the program.
Women’s Social Enterprises: Support for women-specific social enterprises focused on improving the economic opportunities of women by providing on-the-job training, developing transferable skills, offering fair-wage employment opportunities, job placements, or opportunities that foster self-employment.
- Women in Trades & Technology Programs: Support for organizations that develop meaningful opportunities for women to enter work in the area of skilled trades and technology.
We will select up to 10 grant recipients at a maximum of $65,000 annually for 5 years. The Foundation’s selection committee will attempt to ensure that the range of funded programs is geographically representative of the total group of applicants and serves diverse populations of women. Please note that we will only accept one application from an organization for a multi-year economic development grant.
The submission deadline is Monday, March 20, 2017 at 11:59pm PST.
Proposals submitted after this date will not be considered.
Contact us with your questions:
If you have any questions, please e-mail or telephone:
Phone: 416-365-1444 Fax: 416-365-1745
Toll free: 1-866-293-4483 TTY: 416-365-1732
Need more information?
To learn more about our economic development work:
- Learn more about the projects that have received Economic Development funding in the past
- Read our Economic Development resources.