Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

December 08, 2014 13:00 ET

Time to Submit Funding Applications for the Celebrate Canada Program

Government of Canada invites organizations to submit their applications

GATINEAU, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 8, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

As we are approaching the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, the Government of Canada invites organizations to submit an application for funding to organize activities under the 2015 Celebrate Canada program.

Every year, the Government of Canada provides financial support to hundreds of organizations across Canada for activities that take place during the Celebrate Canada period from June 21 to July 1. These activities celebrate National Aboriginal Day on June 21, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24, Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27 and Canada Day on July 1. Such celebrations offer an opportunity to promote pride and attachments to our country.

Quick Facts

  • Organizations have until Thursday, January 15, 2015, to submit their funding applications.
  • Eligible recipients include Canadian not-for-profit organizations, unincorporated associations, Canadian corporations whose projects are non-commercial in nature, Canadian educational institutions and municipal governments, and other municipal, provincial and territorial institutions.
  • The funding application form and information on the funding criteria and eligible expenses are available on the Celebrate Canada website.
  • Forms can be sent by mail (date as postmarked), email, fax or courier, or dropped off at a Canadian Heritage regional office.
  • Celebrate Canada activities invite communities to get together to discover and appreciate the wealth and diversity of our society.


"The activities funded under the Celebrate Canada program give all Canadians a chance to gather in communities in order to appreciate and promote the cultural, ethnic, linguistic and geographic diversity that makes our great country so rich. On the road to the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, let's all celebrate everything that makes Canada strong, proud and free."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage