Fund provided by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) under the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative to provide capital assistance to Black—led organizations in Canada to build capacity, better fulfill their mission and better serve Black communities in Canada.
Fund provided by ESDC through selected intermediaries, under the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative, to build the capacity of Black-led organizations to better fulfill their missions and better serve Black communities in Canada.
A lawful or legally standing association, corporation, partnership, proprietorship, trust or individual that has legal capacity to:
Organizations, associations, societies that are not charities are organized and operated exclusively for social welfare, civic improvement, pleasure, recreation, or any other purpose except profit.
Are organizations that can issue official donation receipts for gifts they receive from individuals and corporations. Qualified donees include all Canadian registered charities. Qualified donees are as follows:
Charitable organizations, public foundations, or private foundations registered with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as a registered charity on their Charities Listing. They must use their resources for charitable activities and have charitable purposes that fall into one or more of the following categories:
If your organization appears on the CRA Charities Listing, it is a registered charity. However, it is recognized that some organizations hold both charitable status with CRA as well as non-profit organization status in their province.
A person or firm that holds and administers property or assets for the benefit of a third party.
Consistent with Employment and Social Development Canada for the purposes of the Program, “vulnerable populations” means communities in Canada that experience physical, economic, and social barriers that would typically include those living in poverty (i.e., low income cut-off (LICOs) and diverse marginalized groups who are at risk of being socially excluded to inclusion, such as seniors, youth, Indigenous, veterans, visible minorities, women, LGTBQ2+, low income, unemployed, single-parent families, newcomers to Canada, individuals living with a disability, experiencing homelessness, living in remote and/or rural areas, or from an official language minority community (OLMC).