Rebuilding Lives Grants 2024-2028

The deadline to submit a letter of intent for the Rebuilding Lives Grants 2024-2028 has now passed. All applicants will be contacted in late August 2023.

Organizations can apply for grants in one of the two following areas:

Rebuilding Lives:

Programs and services that support women, Two Spirit, trans, and non-binary people, who have experienced gender-based violence, and their children.

Collaborative Projects:

Sectoral capacity-building, policy and research, advocacy, and collective action initiatives that support systemic change efforts on a regional or national scale.

To be considered for a Rebuilding Lives grant, your proposed program or project is required to demonstrate the following:

1. Applicants must be incorporated non-profit organizations and have a valid charitable number from Canada Revenue Agency or be a First Nations Band or municipality designated as a qualified donee by Canada Revenue Agency. If your organization does not have charitable status or is not a qualified donee, we can consider an application in partnership with another organization that is a registered charity or qualified donee with a mandate relevant to your proposal.

2. Gender-based violence programming, services, and/or advocacy are core or central to your organization’s mission AND you have significant experience offering programs, services, and/or advocacy initiatives with/for women, girls, Two Spirit, trans, and non-binary people who face multiple barriers and are underserved, including:

a. First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people
b. Black and racialized people
c. 2SLGBTQI+ people
d. People with disabilities
e. Newcomers and migrants
g. Youth
h. Sex workers

3. Your organization has significant experience in working with survivors of violence such as shelters, sexual assault centres, women’s centres, sex worker organizations, and other organizations providing a continuum of services and connection to the community.

This call for proposals involves a two-stage process. Interested organizations are invited to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) using the online form. A select number of organizations will be invited to submit a full proposal, including detailed workplan, budget, and partner letters. All applicants will be notified as to whether they will pass to the second stage by email in mid-August 2023.

Please note that we will only accept one application per organization in this grant stream.

The submission deadline is Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 5:00pm EST. Proposals submitted after this date will not be considered.

If you have any questions about your application, please check the grant guidelines, letter of intent instructions, and the FAQ document.

If you have any further questions, please e-mail or telephone:
Phone: 416-365-1444 Fax: 416-365-1745
Toll free: 1-866-293-4483 TTY: 416-365-1732

The Rebuilding Lives Grants are made possible by the following generous donors to the Canadian Women’s Foundation:

Logos for Women and Gender Equality Canada and Government of Canada

Royal LePage Shelter Foundation


and our many other corporate partners, individual donors, and private family foundations throughout the country.

Interested in applying?

    1. Read the Grant Guidelines to see if your proposal fits the criteria
    2. Read the Application Instructions
    3. Read the Frequently Asked Questions
    4. Watch these webinars:

Rebuilding Lives Grants: What You Need to Know

Rebâtir des vies : Séance d’information (en français)