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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.

New Application Deadline

Due to high demand, an application deadline is now in place for applications requesting more than $10,000 in Community Engagement funding. The next application deadline for funding requests over $10,000 is 1 October 2021, for initiatives taking place in 2022-2023. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Note: Applications continue to be accepted on an on-going basis for requests of $10,000 or less in Community Engagement funding. It is recommended that applications for $10,000 or less be submitted at least three months before the start date of the proposed project to allow for processing and notification of funding.

How to apply

  1. Please review the guidelines and then complete all sections of the application form.
  2. Ensure budget information is complete. Sign and date the form and the Attestation.
  3. Send the completed application and any supporting materials to:

or by mail to:

Veterans Affairs Canada
Commemorative Partnership Program
191 Great George Street, Room 304
PO Box 7700
Charlottetown PE C1A 8M9

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 of the application deadline.

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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