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Community Engagement

Community Engagement funding supports organizations undertaking remembrance initiatives including commemorative activities or the development of commemorative materials.

Who can apply?

To be eligible, the project must commemorate the achievements and sacrifices of those who served Canada since Confederation (1867). Eligible recipients can be non-profit or for-profit organizations, in Canada or abroad, as well as Canadian provinces, territories and municipalities. Projects must also be of a finite duration, with clear start and end dates.

How to apply

Our application process has changed! We’ve launched a new online portal that will make it easier for you to submit your application.

Please review the guidelines and apply through the virtual portal. You can submit your funding application and supporting documents through the portal.

Please note that we no longer accept applications by mail or email.

Application deadlines

Applications continue to be accepted on an on-going basis for requests of $10,000 or less and should be submitted at least three months before the project start date.

  • Up to a maximum of $5,000 for local projects
  • Up to a maximum of $10,000 for regional projects

To be considered, applications must be duly completed. Veterans Affairs Canada will acknowledge receipt of applications and may solicit additional information. Only applications deemed complete will be assessed. Veterans Affairs Canada aims to notify applicants in writing of its funding decision within 12 weeks, provided that an application is deemed complete.

If you have questions about your application, please contact us by email.

No. 2 Construction Battalion commemorative projects

The 2024 application deadline for dedicated funding for projects honouring No. 2 Construction Battalion has passed.

More information on when applications for 2025 will open, and the application deadline, will be shared in the coming months.

Dedicated funding is being provided by the Department of National Defence and is being made available based on a recommendation from the National Apology Advisory Committee.

More information

Community war memorial

Community War Memorial funding supports the construction, restoration or expansion of a community war memorial.

Partners’ educational resources

Explore our partners’ creative and innovative education resources. Developed with support through the Commemorative Partnership Program.

Articles for Veterans and families

The Captain Nichola Goddard Day of Peace for Students

“Every year, kids who didn’t know each other in the morning are hugging goodbye at the end of the day. It gives me goosebumps,” says Susan Casey, Principal of East St. Margaret's Elementary School in Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia.

Project '44 recreates the Battle of Normandy online

Project '44: The Road to Liberation is an interactive online map of Normandy that begins with the big picture of the battle and dives right down to the experiences of individual units, and even soldiers.

Giant floor maps recreate the First World War in the classroom

With support from Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)'s Commemorative Partnership Program, an Ottawa based production company has teamed up with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) to distribute giant floor maps of the First World War as an educational tool—and a way to connect to the experiences of Canadian soldiers.

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