Celina Caesar-Chavannes

Your member of parliament for


Celina Caesar-Chavannes

Your member of parliament for



Call for Proposals

Employment and Social
Development Canada

Canada Learning Bond

Deadline: January 16, 2018 at 11:59PM (Pacific)
Call Description: The objective of this CFC is to invite eligible organizations to submit a concept for new and/or innovative approaches designed to increase awareness and take-up of the Canada Learning Bond, which will ease access to post-secondary education; thereby, helping improve life outcomes for children.Proposed projects must demonstrate how their outcomes relate to the following outcome of this CFC:
       • increased awareness and take-up of the CLB, particularly among underrepresented, hard-to-reach
         and vulnerable segments of the population who may face challenges in accessing the CLB.
If your concept is retained, a more detailed description of expected results and, if relevant, a sustainability plan will be required for the submission of your full project proposal. Measuring results is a way to ensure that projects are progressing towards meeting the above expected results. For this CFC, applicants are not expected to provide result measurement indicators at this stage. However, if a concept is retained, result measurement indicators will be required, where appropriate, for the submission of the full project proposal.
Link: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/learning-bond-concept.html

Finance Canada

Pre-Budget Consultations

Call Description: When you have an economy that works for the middle class, you have a country that works for everyone. The investments the Government of Canada has made in people, communities and the economy are working. Over 500,000 new jobs have been created since 2015 and the unemployment rate is at its lowest level since 2008. Canada now has the fastest-growing economy in the G7, giving the Government the ability to reinvest the benefits of that growth back into the people who contributed most to that success.

On Thursday, November 9, 2017 at a youth event in Toronto hosted by the WE organization, Finance Minister Bill Morneau launched the Government of Canada’s consultations for Budget 2018. Minister Morneau invited Canadians to provide their ideas and suggestions on how the Government can make sure they are ready for the changes and opportunities that lie ahead, and what their family, community and country need to face the future with confidence.

As Canada’s economy continues to grow, it is important to ensure that the benefits of that growth are shared by the middle class and those working hard to join it. That means continuing to make smart investments in people and communities to ensure continued progress for the middle class, and investing in lifelong learning to give Canadians the tools they need to find good, well-paying jobs in the economy of tomorrow. It also means ensuring that government policy and budget decisions consider impacts on all genders and advance gender equality.

Over the coming weeks, Canadians will have a variety of ways to submit their ideas to the Government as part of pre-budget consultations. That includes in-person and digital events with the Minister and Parliamentary Secretary Joël Lightbound, events with other Parliamentarians, and online through the website launched today, www.budget.gc.ca/pbc18.
Link: https://www.budget.gc.ca/2018/prebudget-prebudgetaire/index-en.html

Indigenous and Northern
Affairs Canada

Education Partnerships Program 2018-2020

Deadline: December 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).
Call Description: The Education Partnerships Program (EPP) promotes collaboration between First Nations, provinces, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and other stakeholders. It has two distinct components:
       1. Partnership: This component supports the establishment and advancement of formal partnership arrangements that aim to develop practical working relationships between officials and educators in provincial systems and in regional First Nations organizations and schools.
       2. Structural Readiness: This component supports activities that strengthen the organizational capacity
         of First Nation organizations including:
         • formalizing governance structures and developing organizational capacity to deliver educational
          services to First Nation schools
         • start-up costs for creating First Nation school boards
         • developing agreements with provincial school boards, such as establishing new approaches to
          tuition/service agreements, fully delegating responsibility to administer on-reserve schools to a
          provincial school board, or fully delegating responsibility for operating a provincial school
          to a First Nation or First Nation organization.
Funding is provided in the form of a one-year set contribution. A set contribution is a transfer payment that is dependent on performance as outlined in a funding agreement. Proposals for both components can now cover either one or two years but funding will be approved on an annual basis. Structural readiness projects can only be submitted through this program, and not through the First Nation Student Success Program (FNSSP). The eligibility criteria remain as broad as under FNSSP.
Link: https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100033760/1100100033761

First Nation Student Success Program 2018-2020

Deadline: December 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).
Call Description: The First Nation Student Success Program supports activities that increase students’ achievement levels in reading and writing (literacy), mathematics (numeracy) and encourage students to remain in school (student retention).
Activities funded through this program are required to include three interrelated components:
       • school success plans that set out goals, activities and targets for improving student achievement levels
         in the three priority levels (literacy, numeracy and student retention)
       • student learning assessments that support the school success planning process. Schools participate in
         their respective provincial standard testing process. Assessment results should be
         used to identify areas for improvement
       • performance measurement systems for schools to assess, report and take steps to accelerate progress
         made by students and schools. It allows schools to set targets, monitor results and
         report to parents and communities on how students are doing
In the 2018-2020 call, funding is available to eligible recipients who commit to undertaking all three components of the FNSSP within a two-year period. Funding is provided in the form of a two-year set contribution. A set contribution is a transfer payment that is dependent on performance as outlined in a funding agreement. The program supports costs associated with the development of the plan and costs associated with the implementation of eligible activities identified within the plan.
Link: https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100033703/1100100033704

Status of Women Canada

Support for Women’s Economic Security: Increasing Private Sector Leadership and Investments in Women

Deadline: January 11, 2018 at 12:00PM (Pacific)
Call Description: With this call for proposals, organizations across the country will implement projects designed to address some of the root causes of economic insecurity for women in Canada (e.g. accessibility of childcare, wage gap, pay inequity). Achieving gender equality requires the participation of a wide range of actors. This call for proposals is a call to action to equality-seeking organizations to mobilize and work together to find sustainable solutions that meet the lifelong economic security needs of women in Canada. Projects under this call will engage key stakeholders (civil society, private sector/sector leaders, professional or industry associations, economic development organizations, training institutions, leading experts, governments, and other relevant partners) across various sectors to implement systemic solutions to improve the economic security of women. Recognizing that systemic issues often intersect, projects that address women’s economic security as it relates to other issues will also be considered (e.g. women’s economic insecurity is both a cause and an outcome of violence against women).
Link: http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/fun-fin/cfp-adp/2017-1/t2-en.html

Addressing Indigenous Women’s Economic Security and Prosperity

Deadline: January 11, 2018 at 12:00PM (Pacific)
Call Description:With this call for proposals, Indigenous organizations and governments will implement projects designed to advance economic security and prosperity for Indigenous women by engaging them, their communities [on or off reserve and can be defined by a geographic location (local, regional, national), a treaty, a band, a tribal council, and/or a regional government] and the private sector to build on their strengths, identify opportunities and address issues affecting their economic security or limiting their economic success. Proposed projects will engage women and a range of community partners in working together to create lasting change to improve economic conditions for Indigenous women.
Link: http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/fun-fin/cfp-adp/2017-2/t1-en.html