Canada Post

Canada Post Community Foundation

Program Summary

Outside of its Signature Grants, the Foundation will fund projects that support three primary focus areas—community, education and health.

Funding will be allocated to projects that will generate maximum impact, creating lasting change for children and youth (up to the age of 21), in the following areas:
• education programming to help children reach their full potential
• programming supporting healthy children
• building safe, kid-friendly communities
• services for children and youth with special needs and their families
•programs that promote the interest of children and youth
•mental health programs for children and youth

Organizations applying for project funding should either be based in the community or rely significantly on community resources to undertake the activities proposed or to achieve the objectives stated. Projects should involve capacity-building (i.e., the creation or expansion of services, rather than the maintenance of existing services; expansion may include augmentation of a service, addition of a service or inclusion of a new geographic territory). Capacity-building activities could include hiring and/or training staff or covering costs directly related to the delivery of a program (such as mileage, facilities rental, communications activities) or the purchase, construction or addition of new equipment or facilities.


Eligible Recipients

These projects would be delivered by:
• charitable organizations with a valid CRA registration number
• registered non-profit organizations with a valid B/N business registration number
• elementary and high school groups
• local community or Aboriginal groups
• community libraries
• a registered Canadian amateur athletic association


Application Deadline

Important deadlines (updated March 30, 2020)

March 9, 2020: Applications are accepted

May 28, 2020 (12:00 pm ET): Submissions deadline

April to August: Review and trustee approval period

Fall 2020: Decision is communicated to applicants

Fall 2020: Public announcement of grant recipients

March 2021: New application period opens

Contact Information

PO BOX 90007