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 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.
Applicants may apply independently, or as a partnership with other organizations. Eligible applicants must be incorporated (federally or provincially) as a not-for-profit organization or association in Canada and/or may be:
- Not-for-profit social enterprises or co-operatives
- A consortia of non-profit organizations
- Post-secondary academic institutions or research institutes
- Indigenous organizations
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.
The deadline to submit an application is March 28, 2024 at 15:00 EST.
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.
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.