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Inter-Action Events Funding

Inter-Action (Events): Funding Guidelines

Introduction

Inter-Action, Canada’s new Multiculturalism Grants and Contributions Program, is administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). The Program supports CIC’smandate, as well as the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, by assisting in the socio-economic integration of individuals and communities and helping them to contribute to building an integrated and socially cohesive society.

The Inter-Action Events stream provides funding, normally in the form of grants, to community-based events that foster intercultural or interfaith understanding, civic memory and pride or respect for core democratic values. The primary intention is to create concrete opportunities for interaction among cultural and faith communities. Applications will be considered year-round.

These guidelines will help you complete the General Application Form (GAF). Please refer to the website (www.cic.gc.ca/Multi_Funding) for instructions on how and where to submit the GAF.

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Event Stream Objective

Funding is provided under the Inter-Action Events stream for events that support the following:

  • Building an integrated, socially cohesive society by building bridges to promote intercultural understanding, or by fostering citizenship, civic memory, civic pride, and respect for core democratic values grounded in our history.

Eligible Recipients

The following groups and institutions are eligible for funding:

  • Canadian not-for-profit organizations, associations and unincorporated groups of individuals
  • Canadian incorporated and unincorporated municipalities and townships with a population of up to 10,000
  • Canadian Aboriginal organizations

Eligible events

Eligible events must:

  • demonstrate involvement of more than one single cultural, religious or ethnic community and establish concrete opportunities for positive interaction among them
  • help foster intercultural or interfaith understanding, civic memory and pride, and/or respect for core democratic values
  • be open to and intended for the general public
  • have a total cash cost of up to $50,000

Some examples of eligible types of events:

  • community-based celebrations of the historic contributions to Canada of particular ethnic, cultural or religious groups, including in support of initiatives such as Asian Heritage Month and Black History Month
  • a “citizenship day” event for young people, organized by a coalition of faith, ethnic or cultural groups
  • musical events that bridge ethnic, cultural or religious communities
  • a sporting activity involving members of various ethnic, cultural or religious communities
  • interfaith dialogues that bring together representatives of Canada’s faith groups
  • intercultural dialogues to share cultural heritage, traditions and viewpoints
  • public education events that foster intercultural or interfaith understanding, civic memory and pride, and/or respect for core democratic values.

Ineligible events

Events not eligible for funding are primarily those of a religious, political, commercial or private nature.

Inter-Action Events Funding aims to build an integrated, socially cohesive society by building bridges to promote intercultural understanding, or by fostering citizenship, civic memory, civic pride, and respect for core democratic values grounded in our history. Applications accepted year round. Funding provided by the Citizen and Immigration Canada Maximum amount of funding per event is $15,000.00.

Details: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/multiculturalism/funding/events.asp. Contact: Deepa Murthy, Manager, Multiculturalism and Community Outreach, at deepa.murthy@cic.gc.ca.

 

 

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