Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Program (MARP) Events Component

Aboriginal Peoples
Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage
Social Justice


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In an effort to simplify the funding application process for organizations, the program has consolidated its two programs, the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program and the Anti-Racism Action Program, under a single program.

The renewed program, entitled Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Program (MARP) is updating its Events component, which has also been revised. This component is intended to fund initiatives that nurture and promote intercultural or interfaith understanding, promote discussions on multiculturalism, diversity, racism and religious discrimination, or celebrate a community’s history and culture, such as heritage months recognized by Parliament.

Please note the following change regarding the Funding Portal for the Events component:

The Canadian Heritage Funding Portal for the Events component is temporarily unavailable for submitting online funding applications. Please contact the Department of Canadian Heritage or your Canadian Heritage Regional Office for a copy of the Application package and to submit your application.

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The Events guidelines have been updated to include some of the following updates:

The Events component is actively seeking proposals that will include one or more of the following areas of funding based on emerging governmental priorities while also aligning with Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy. Funding priority may be given to:

  • – events in recognition of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent
    that recognize the history, culture, accomplishments, contributions and future of Black Canadians and their communities;
  • – initiatives that are led by or serving the communities of focus in Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy (Indigenous, Black, racialized, and religious minority communities), as communities with lived experiences of racism;
  • – initiatives that reach into rural and remote locations across Canada; and
  • – events that address the Building Community Resilience call to action. This priority aims to empower communities by facilitating events that strengthen connections, foster unity, build resilience, and establish a national network of best practices. The ultimate objective is to inspire and catalyze local grassroots events that build bridges and unite Canadians.
  • Multi-year funding for the Events component is now available. You can now request funding for the 2024 edition of the event and for the 2025 edition in the same funding application form.  Multi-year funding is intended to support recurrent events that are held every year. The application form and budget have been updated with new sections related to multi-year funding.  The multi-year funding conditions are:
    • – maximum of funding per fiscal year cannot exceed $100,000
      – have successfully organized a prior edition of the proposed event, within the past two years that met all eligibility requirements of the Events component
      – the funding request is for a recurring event to take place over two fiscal years (once per year)

    For more details regarding multi-year event funding, please contact a program advisor in your region.

    We encourage you to read the application guidelines before you begin completing your application package, and to contact a program advisor in your area if you have any questions about the eligibility of your event and its activities.

    A video has been created to help you apply for funding, with useful tips and tricks! The application form and budget are also attached to this e-mail.

    There is no fixed deadline to submit a funding application under the Events component of the MARP, as applications are accepted on a continuous basis. However, to ensure timely assessment, it is advised that your application be submitted 18 weeks prior to the proposed event start date. Applications submitted less than 18 weeks prior to the proposed event date may not be accepted. Should you intend to apply in less than 18 weeks, you must contact the program through the appropriate generic email account for your region.

    maximum of funding per fiscal year cannot exceed $100,000


MARP Budget_EN_Events

MARP-Events-Application Form_FINAL

Funding Sources

Government of Canada

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: March 14, 2024