Canada Service Corps -Youth Service Opportunities Stream

The Government of Canada is currently accepting proposals from organizations interested in receiving financial assistance from the Canada Service Corps for projects under the Youth Service Opportunities Stream - Local and Regional Scale Projects.

Deadline: March 13, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST)

 

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/projects-youth-serving-organizations.html

Objective of the CFP

The objective of this CFP is to fund organizations to promote the civic engagement of youth. Projects will create opportunities for organizations to engage youth in committed service opportunities that address community needs across a wide spectrum of issues and themes important to young Canadians. Themes could include, but are not limited to: building an inclusive Canada, preserving the environment, promoting civic and democratic engagement and strengthening youth mental health. Funding under this CFP will ensure representation and availability of committed service opportunities to all youth across Canada, including those in rural and remote areas.

This CFP also includes a sub-stream focused on the reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and/or Métis peoples. Projects under this sub-stream will bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth to learn about reconciliation and decolonization. These projects will also identify and address a social issue in the community, allow youth to develop mutual understanding, and establish and maintain mutually-respectful relationships

Eligible Projects

Each of the following requirements must be met for projects to be considered eligible for funding:

  • All required documents must be submitted with the Application for Funding. For a list of required documentation, please see Apply/Checklist.
  • Projects must end no later than March 31, 2020.
  • A minimum of ten service opportunities per year must be created for young Canadians.
  • Each service opportunity must last a minimum of three months and involve at least 120 hours of service.
  • Funding requested to ESDC cannot exceed $500,000 annually up to a maximum of $1,000,000 over the funding period (funding is limited and subject to ESDC's yearly budget considerations and allocation of funds by Parliament).
  • In most cases, administrative costs should not exceed 10% of ESDC's total contribution.
  • Projects must clearly demonstrate how they will:
    • develop innovative and effective strategies to reach out and engage youth, including underrepresented youth groups;
    • involve youth in the co-creation and validation of meaningful service opportunities that could extend beyond end of the project; and,
    • respond to priorities and issues identified within the community.
  • Additionally, projects under the reconciliation-focused sub-stream must:
    • support service opportunities which involve bringing together First Nations, Inuit and/or Métis and non-Indigenous youth to learn about reconciliation and decolonization, identify and address a social challenge in the community, develop mutual understanding, and establish and maintain mutually-respectful relationships

Information sessions

Information sessions will be offered to present details about this CFP.

Date: February 7, 2018

  • French session: from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
  • English session: from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. EST
  • Session with focus on the Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples sub-stream (Bilingual): from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST

Date: February 21, 2018

  • French session: from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST
  • English session: from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. EST
  • Session with focus on the Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples sub-stream (Bilingual): from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST