Seed Grants

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Submission Deadline: 
February 6, 2019

$71,200 over 12 months

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $71,200 grant over 12 months to develop and pilot a Fish Habitat Enhancement Program toolkit. Encouraging people to support a healthy and sustainable environment, this initiative is helping conservation and restoration efforts be better planned and more sustainable, and has an impact on the lives of 1,000 people in the community.

Submission Deadline: 
February 6, 2019

$74,600 over 12 months

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $74,600 grant over 12 months to hire a budget advisor to research, develop, and test budget tools for economically vulnerable people in Ottawa. Enhancing people’s economic wellbeing, this initiative is helping people have the skills and knowledge to achieve greater financial independence, and has an impact on the lives of 25 people in the community.

Submission Deadline: 
February 6, 2019

$23,400 over 5 months

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $23,400 grant over 5 months to develop the Train-the-Trainer running workshops, instructing and certifying 80 local teachers. Fostering more active lifestyles, this initiative is helping trained and certify coaches, officials and volunteers, and has an impact on the lives of 1,600 people in the community.

Submission Deadline: 
February 6, 2019

$71,700 over 12 months

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $71,700 grant over 12 months to hire staff to incorporate Indigenous Advisory Council and community input to pilot restoration projects that engage youth in experiential and project-based learning. Encouraging people to support a healthy and sustainable environment, this initiative is helping conservation and restoration efforts be better planned and more sustainable, and has an impact on the lives of 225 people in the community.

Submission Deadline: 
February 6, 2019

$74,200 over 12 months

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $74,200 grant over 12 months to test a cross-sectoral approach to empowering vulnerable individuals to access training and increase their employability. Enhancing people’s economic wellbeing, this initiative is helping people become and stay employed, and has an impact on the lives of 30 people in the community.

Submission Deadline: 
February 6, 2019

$74,900 over 12 months

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $74,900 grant over 12 months to pilot various approaches to engaging youth and create effective programming and activities to increase their social and emotional resilience. Supporting the positive development of children and youth, this initiative is helping children and youth who are facing barriers develop strong emotional and social skills, and has an impact on the lives of 120 people in the community.

Submission Deadline: 
February 6, 2019

$72,900 over 12 months

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $72,900 grant over 12 months to pilot a program focusing on education and mentorship, helping marginalized youth develop entrepreneurial skills. Enhancing people’s economic wellbeing, this initiative is helping people become entrepreneurs, and has an impact on the lives of 40 people in the community.

Submission Deadline: 
February 6, 2019

$74,400 over 10 months

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $74,400 grant over 10 months to continue Collingwood Youth Centre’s transition from drop-in centre to skills-based learning centre by creating an Indigenous Makerspace. Enhancing people’s economic wellbeing, this initiative is helping people become and stay employed, and has an impact on the lives of 100 people in the community.

Submission Deadline: 
February 6, 2019

$42,000 over 12 months

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $42,000 grant over 12 months to facilitate a series of 12 how-to workshops throughout London to reduce waste, increase relocalization and live more sustainably. Encouraging people to support a healthy and sustainable environment, this initiative is helping people and resource users take deliberate actions to benefit the environment, and has an impact on the lives of 2,500 people in the community.

Submission Deadline: 
February 6, 2019

$41,900 over 12 months

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $41,900 grant over 12 months to host an educational summit focusing on the integration of creative experiences with healthcare practices. Enriching people’s lives through arts, culture and heritage, this initiative is helping access to arts-based learning opportunities and compelling artistic, cultural and heritage experiences, and has an impact on the lives of 3,100 people in the community.

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