FEDERAL UPDATE: The Government of Canada Launches Call for Proposals for the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program

Published November 23, 2020


Building a stronger and consciously more inclusive society where all Canadians are able to participate and thrive is a top priority for the Government of Canada.

Today, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth, announced the launch of the new call for proposals for the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives (CSMARI) Program.

This program builds on Canada’s strength as a diverse and inclusive society and provides funding for projects that:

  • support communities in confronting racism and discrimination, promoting intercultural and interfaith understanding, and fostering equitable opportunities to participate fully in Canadian society;
  • promote and engage in discussions on multiculturalism, diversity, racism, and religious discrimination at the domestic and international levels; and
  • strengthen research and evidence to build understanding of the disparities and challenges faced by racialized and religious minority communities, and Indigenous Peoples.

The call for proposals for the Projects and the Community Capacity Building components is open until January 12, 2021. Events component proposals are accepted on a continuous basis. For details on how to apply, visit https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/community-multiculturalism-anti-racism.html.

Through Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy, the Government of Canada continues to support racialized and religious minority communities, and Indigenous Peoples through improved policies, initiatives, and practices in organizations and institutions and in society in general. As part of this strategy, additional funding was announced to supplement the existing CSMARI Program.

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