The Contributions Program for Non-Profit Consumer and Voluntary Organizations was established by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada's Office of Consumer Affairs to support Canadian non-profit consumer organizations in the production of high quality, independent and timely research on consumer issues. It also aims to strengthen capacity building for consumer organizations to help fulfil their mandates, increase their visibility, membership and self-sufficiency in the interest of Canadian consumers. This program funds projects of up to 2 years through non-repayable contributions under two funding streams (a research stream and a development stream). The complete list of awarded amounts under the Program for 2023-25 is now available.
New open call for proposals coming in winter 2024.
Services and information
Find information on the research priorities for the Contributions Program for Non-Profit Consumer and Voluntary Organizations' current funding cycle and the targeted calls for proposal currently underway.
A collection of Canadian research references on consumer-related topics and details on awarded projects under the Contributions Program for Non-Profit Consumer and Voluntary Organizations.
These service standards were updated in October 2017.