To help you easily find funding programs for organizations that correspond to your needs, we have put together a list of programs available in 2023.

programmes de financement

Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF)

Deadline: Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at 5 p.m.

The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400-million investment fund for charities and non-profit organizations to adapt and modernize for pandemic recovery. Among other things, this fund enables organizations to invest in their organizational capacity so that they can:

  • adapt their method of service delivery to respond to the needs of their personnel and volunteers
  • purchase equipment, such as computers and software
  • create new work methods, such as the development of new fundraising approaches
  • provide support to personnel and volunteers, such as personnel training, mental health and wellness assistance
  • develop plans for obtaining funds from various sources

Green and Inclusive Community Buildings Program


  • Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 3 p.m. for projects of more than $3M
  • Continuous for projects of less than $3M

A $1.5 billion investment over five years under the Green and Inclusive Communities Program will contribute to improving the condition and availability of community buildings. This program promotes the renovation, repair and modernization of existing public community buildings, and the construction of new community buildings. Municipalities and non-profit organizations can apply. Eligible buildings must belong to the applicant and be used by citizens. 

A second application intake for projects of more than $3M:  Interested applicants are invited to participate in Infrastructure Canada’s upcoming webinars to learn more about the GICB program. They will also have an opportunity to ask program representatives questions. For more details and to register, visit the Program’s website.

Third round of the Rapid Housing Initiative

Project submission planned for early 2023

Details on how this program will be implemented in Québec are still to be determined. However, the terms of the third round of the RHI will be similar to those for the second round and applications go through the Société d’habitation du Québec. Note that the information available on the CMHC website regarding the third round of the RHI is not relevant for groups in Québec. More details to follow soon.

Jobs and Growth Fund – Quebec

Deadline: applications can be submitted at any time

The Jobs and Growth Fund offers funding to businesses and organizations to help them create jobs and position local economies for long-term growth. The Fund, administered by Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs), will be providing $700 million across Canada over the next three years, including up to $70 million for businesses created after 2020 that meet the eligibility criteria. Businesses, including cooperatives, non-profit organizations and economic development community partners as well as Indigenous-led organizations and businesses are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information: Jobs and Growth Fund – Quebec (

Affordable Housing Innovation Fund

Deadline: applications can be submitted at any time

The Affordable Housing Innovation Fund supports new ideas that will drive change and revolutionize the affordable housing sector in Canada. You can receive funding for your innovations in order to:

  • develop and test innovations that improve resource and operations efficiencies  and are replicable and scalable, especially with respect to financing, operating models and technologies
  • get flexible financial support to test a range of innovations and leverage new partnerships
  • facilitate partnerships and encourage participation from diverse stakeholders, including private sector, non-profit organizations, community housing organizations, cooperatives, municipalities, provinces, territories, Indigenous governments and organizations and social investment organizations

Preservation Funding for community housing

Deadline: applications can be submitted at any time

Preservation Funding for community housing provides financial assistance to help community housing providers complete preservation activities related to the sustainability of existing community housing projects. The maximum Preservation Funding available to complete eligible activities is $50,000.

Shelter Enhancement Program

Deadline: applications can be submitted at any time

The Shelter Enhancement Program is a fund to build or repair shelters and housing for people who are fleeing  domestic violence. First Nations and First Nations housing organizations that operate housing for people fleeing domestic violence are eligible for this financial support.

Indigenous Shelter and Transitional Housing Initiative

Deadline: applications can be submitted at any time until March 2024

The Indigenous Shelter and Transitional Housing Initiative supports the construction of at least 38 shelters and 50 transition homes across Canada, in urban areas and the North. Indigenous organizations and governments across Canada can apply.

National Housing Co-Investment Fund: Black-led Organizations

Earlier this year, the Government of Canada announced that up to $50 million would be allocated for the construction of housing for Black communities. Through the National Housing Co-Investment Fund: Black-led Organizations, dedicated funding of up to 40% for new affordable housing for Black households is available. The program seeks to help Black-led organizations build housing and increase the number of affordable units for Black communities in Canada. The Fund prioritizes partnerships between Black-led organizations and other partners like governments, non-profits and other such organizations.

Pathways to Safe Indigenous Communities Initiative

Applications can be submitted at any time

The Pathways to Safe Indigenous Communities Initiative will provide $103.8 million in funding over five years to assist First Nations, Inuit and Métis, both on- and off-reserve, to implement Indigenous-designed projects to improve community safety and well-being. This initiative will support projects that:

  • recognize the importance of traditional knowledge and practices in contributing to greater community safety and well-being
  • recognize holistic models of community safety and well-being
  • address existing and emerging needs related to the safety and well-being of Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people

We can help you

Need help applying and/or looking for the best philanthropic partner to help you
with the projects listed above?