Inter-Action, Canada's new Multiculturalism Grants and Contributions Program, is administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). The Program supports CIC's mandate, as well as the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, by assisting in the socio-economic integration of individuals and communities and helping them to contribute to building an integrated and socially cohesive society.
The Inter-Action Events stream [note 1] provides funding, normally in the form of grants, to community-based events that foster intercultural or interfaith understanding, civic memory and pride or respect for core democratic values. The primary intention is to create concrete opportunities for interaction among cultural and faith communities. Applications will be considered year-round.
These guidelines will help you complete the General Application Form (GAF). Please refer to the website (www.cic.gc.ca/Multi_Funding) for instructions on how and where to submit the GAF.
Event Stream Objective
Funding is provided under the Inter-Action Events stream for events that support the following:
- Building an integrated, socially cohesive society by building bridges to promote intercultural understanding, or by fostering citizenship, civic memory, civic pride, and respect for core democratic values grounded in our history.
The following groups and institutions are eligible for funding:
- Canadian not-for-profit organizations, associations and unincorporated groups of individuals
- Canadian incorporated and unincorporated municipalities and townships with a population of up to 10,000
- Canadian Aboriginal organizations