Contributions Program for Non-Profit Consumer and Voluntary Organizations

The Contributions Program for Non-Profit Consumer and Voluntary Organizations is currently accepting applications. For more information, please consult the Applicant's Guide.

The Contributions Program for Non-Profit Consumer and Voluntary Organizations supports organizations to produce sound, independent research to help strengthen the consumer's role in the marketplace and to impartially fulfill their mandates to represent the interests of Canadian consumers. For detailed information on the Program's assessment process and assessment criteria for the 2023-25 period, please consult the Applicant's Guide.

Eligibility criteria

Organizations must be incorporated as non-profit corporations in Canada. They must also show that they:

  • have a governance structure which assures accountability to a membership representing the consumer interest;
  • have a structure, governance and funding arrangements which do not expose them to commercial influence on their research and policy positions;
  • are capable of reaching out to Canadian consumers beyond members of the organization itself;
  • are competent, credible, and accountable in carrying out the projects; and
  • are guided by objectives which are consistent with the objectives of the Program

How to apply

Download the Application Form and complete as instructed in the Applicant's Guide, attach all mandatory additional documentation and click 'Apply now' when finished to submit. Receipt of your application package will be acknowledged within two business days.

Application Form (301 KB)

Application Intake

The deadline to submit an application is January 16, 2023 at 15:00 EST.

Recent awarded amounts and funded projects

Visit the Consumer Policy Research Database to view past research projects funded by the Program.

Service standards

The Office of Consumer Affairs commits to provide quality service to all applicants and funding recipients. For more information, please consult our service standards and performance results.

These service standards were updated in October 2017.