|Opportunity Name||2023-24 Support Program for the Canadian Francophonie|
|Agency||Québec Secretariat for Canadian Relations (SQRC)|
|Value||Exploration mission – Up to $7,000|
Transfer of expertise – Up to $10,000
Partnerships – Up to $20,000/year
Initiatives by pan-Canadian organization – Up to $50,000/year
|Duration||Exploration mission – 12 months|
Transfer of expertise – 12 months
Partnerships – Up to 3 years
Initiatives by pan-Canadian organization – Up to 3 years
|Application due to FSc RO at firstname.lastname@example.org for full review||10 business days prior to agency submission, by 9:00AM|
|Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at email@example.com for mandatory review||5 business days prior to agency submission, by 9:00AM|
|Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review||2 business days prior to agency submission, by 9:00AM|
|Application due at agency||Rolling (between 4 to 6 months before project start date)|
Deadlines for targeted sectorial calls can be found in the 2023-24 Call Schedule
All projects must have a Québec dimension and contribute to the achievement of one or more of the following objectives:
- Support the development of Francophone and Acadian communities in Canada;
- Promote and encourage the use of French in Canada;
- Strengthen ties between Québécoises/Québécois and Francophones in Canada;
- Strengthen adherence to an inclusive Francophonie across Canada.
The program supports different types of projects, classified into four components:
- Exploratory mission
- Establishment of potential partners for developing a joint project
- Supports travel to Quebec or other provinces and territories of Canada
- Transfer of expertise
- Participation of French-speaking experts from Quebec in the Canadian Francophonie and vice versa at symposiums, conferences, and workshops
- Establishment and strengthening of structures and networks for collaboration and exchange
- Support for the offer or services in French
- French training activities
- Mobility stays between Quebec and the Canadian Francophonie
- Other collaborations
- Initiatives by pan-Canadian organizations
- The same activities as in Component 3, but for projects that respond to needs raised by several Francophone communities or to a sectoral issue that concerns them all
- Organization is pan-Canadian (has members in at least 4 provinces and territories, legal status with community structure, board of directors and an annual meeting, members well distributed across Canada)
- Project is the result of a multiregional partnership, i.e., Quebec and at least three provinces and territories are participating
Organizations in Quebec and those elsewhere in Canada can propose their joint projects whatever their sectors of intervention, in particular seniors, culture, communications, status of women, economic development, diversity and inclusion, education, environment, immigration, youth, justice, early childhood, or health.
- Non-profit organizations in Quebec and other provinces and territories;
- Schools, health and social services institutions in Quebec and other provinces and territories;
- Businesses in Quebec and other provinces and territories;
- Municipalities in Quebec and other provinces and territories.
Full eligibility requirements here.
How to Apply
York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency. For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature. Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to firstname.lastname@example.org, five days prior to agency deadline.
ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.