Opportunity Watch is slowly working its way across our great country. This week we’re sharing grants available from foundations and companies based in Canada’s north. While the population may be sparse in the Northwest Territories, the Yukon and Nunavut, some interesting funding opportunities exist for charities in this beautiful part of the country.
The Yellowknife Community Foundation aims to enhance the quality of life for citizens of Yellowknife and the surrounding area by identifying and addressing community needs. They consider grant requests which advance the welfare of the needy and alleviate human suffering and poverty; assist and promote arts and cultural activities, sports, recreation and community development; advance education; support the provision of medical services, and other community activities or facilities of a charitable nature. The Foundation offers granting programs under three different funds, each with specific eligibility criteria. Grant applications are reviewed four times a year and should be submitted electronically via a link on their website.
United Way of the Yukon focuses its funding support on those projects and programs which provide assistance to Yukon children, youth and families, respond to the needs of people living with disabilities, address alcohol and drug abuse or seek to reduce the adverse effects of poverty. Funding application intake occurs once a year, with forms and information sheets available in early January and deadlines set in mid-February. Keep an eye on their website for information on the 2014 funding cycle.
The Seltzer-Chan Pond Inlet Foundation is a registered Canadian charity that supports Inuit culture and youth in Pond Inlet, a community of 1,500 on the northern coast of Baffin island. The purpose of the Foundation is to preserve and perpetuate Inuit traditions, culture and language, as well as to relieve poverty and promote […]