Canadian Heritage

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage - Community Anniversaries

Program Summary

Funding is available for non-recurring events that mark the 100th anniversary or greater, in increments of 25 years (e.g., 125th, 150th); of a significant local historical event or personality. Projects designed to commemorate the 75th anniversary of locally significant events related to the Canadian participation in World War II are also eligible.

Funding includes capital projects up to a maximum amount of $25,000 (such as community art projects, restoration of objects, community history books, statues and murals). Successful projects may receive up to 100 per cent of eligible expenses to a maximum of $200,000 for events that:
• present the work of local artists, artisans and heritage performers or specialists;
• actively involve members of the local community; and
• are intended for and accessible to the general public.


Eligible Recipients

To be eligible for funding under the Community Anniversaries component, organizations must be:
• a local, non-profit organization or group;
• a local band council, local tribal council or other local Aboriginal government or equivalent organizations (First Nations, Inuit or Métis); or
• a municipal administration, a municipal agency or a public authority of the municipality.

Application Deadline

April 30 for events that will occur during the next calendar year.

NOTE: For events in 2021 to commemorate the anniversaries of the Numbered Treaties, the deadline to apply for funding under the Community Anniversaries component is September 30, 2020. Please contact us for additional details.

Contact Information

15 Eddy Street, 8th Floor
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0M5
1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)