Community Engagement

Veterans Affairs Canada is committed to honouring those who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace, and to keeping the memory of their achievements and sacrifices alive for all Canadians. Community Engagement funding supports commemorative activities (e.g. events) or the development of commemorative resources (e.g. learning 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.

Throughout 2019-20 significant milestones will be marked, notably the 75th anniversary of the Italian Campaign and the Liberation of the Netherlands. We strongly encourage organizations seeking funding to commemorate these significant milestone anniversaries to submit applications as soon as possible.

NOTE: Applications will be assessed based on geographical reach.

Up to a maximum of $5,000 for local project

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

Exceptions may apply for projects with a larger scope and those with noticeable reach. Please contact the CPP staff before submitting an application.

Please review the Program Guidelines for more information.

Application Form

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

If you have questions about your application, please contact us

It is strongly recommended that applications be submitted at least three (3) months before your project’s start date.

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, provided that an application is deemed complete.

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