Funding Streams

The Community Fund provides grants across six program streams, each with its own set of categories. Please visit the individual stream pages for guidelines, including applicant eligibility, project criteria, grant amounts, and grant schedules.

  • Providing scholarships to Japanese Canadian Descendants or Survivors pursuing post-secondary education in Canada. Funding for Undergraduate Studies, Vocational and Career Studies, or Graduate Studies at Canadian post-secondary institutions. Scholarships will have two intake rounds. First round is now open.

  • Supporting community-led projects that promote Japanese or Japanese Canadian culture or opportunities for Japanese Canadians to connect with each other and/or their culture or identity.

  • Funding building improvements or capital purchases for Japanese Canadian organizations and groups to improve facilities by assisting with renovations, repairs, accessibility upgrades, and/or capital purchases OR assets vital to the organization’s operations.

  • Funding for established or emerging Japanese Canadian artists to create and produce finished artistic projects. The primary applicant must be a Japanese Canadian Survivor or Descendant. Collaborations with non-Descendants are accepted.

  • Funding Japanese Canadian Descendants who are high-performance athletes and high-performance coaches by supporting their development and pursuit of sport excellence.

  • Funding projects that reflect the intergenerational impact that past government actions had on the community. This stream supports family healing and sharing; intergenerational gatherings, and survivors group wellness projects.

Grant Schedule

Funding Stream
Grant
Opens
Closes
Undergrad or Vocational and Career (First Intake)
Opens May 1, 2023
Closes July 14, 2023
Undergrad or Vocational and Career (Second Intake)
Opens September 1, 2023
Closes November 1, 2023
Graduate (First Intake)
Opens May 1, 2023
Closes July 14, 2023
Graduate (Second Intake)
Opens September 1, 2023
Closes November 1, 2023
JC Legacy Scholarship (First Intake)
Opens May 1, 2023
Closes July 14, 2023
JC Legacy Scholarship (Second Intake)
Opens September 1, 2023
Closes November 1, 2023
Japanese Canadian Organizations
Opens July 1, 2023
Closes October 31, 2023
Non-Japanese Canadian Organizations
Opens July 1, 2023
Closes October 31, 2023
Unincorporated Japanese Canadian Groups
Opens July 1, 2023
Closes October 31, 2023
Building Improvements
Opens June 1, 2023
Closes November 1, 2023
Capital Purchases
Opens June 1, 2023
Closes November 1, 2023
Arts
Opens November 1, 2023
Closes January 31, 2024
High Performance Athletes
Opens September 1, 2023
Closes November 30, 2023
High Performance Coaches
Opens September 1, 2023
Closes November 30, 2023
Family Sharing & Healing
Opens September 1, 2023
Closes December 15, 2023
Seniors Intergenerational Group Wellness
Opens September 1, 2023
Closes December 15, 2023
Intergenerational Group Gatherings
Opens September 1, 2023
Closes December 15, 2023