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CANConnect Diversity Micro-grants for Canadian Youth

Funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), GLOCAL Foundation of Canada (www.glocalfoundation.ca) is thrilled to announce:

CANConnect Diversity Micro-grants for Canadian Youth:

Specifically designed for Canadian Youth (especially for underserved youth), the grants provide opportunities to design and produce research, short videos, or digital projects that promote civic engagement in Canada. For the year 2023-2024, we will be administering 100 grants to support 100 individual or group projects. (three $5k grants, thirty $3k grants, thirty $1.5k grants, thirty seven $500 grants) Check out for more details and the application:


Deadline: January 26, 2024


National Association of Japanese Canadians – Canada Summer Jobs 2024
Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) provides wage subsidies to employers to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years.  The application period is now open, and the program is accepting applications until January 10, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (note earlier deadline than previous years)

The NAJC has experience with this program and the payroll related processes that need to be set up to support this.  Information can be found on the presentation below:

For further information or support, please contact Kevin Okabe at ed@najc.ca


Government of Canada
The Canadian Heritage’s Community Capacity Building component supports projects that enhance organizational capacity in communities. Applicants must submit a complete application including a balanced budget, various organizational documents, and a clear project description with objectives, beneficiaries, and expected results. The program focuses on initiatives led by or serving communities identified in Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy, with priority given to projects in rural and remote locations. Applications are evaluated based on design, results, budget integrity, and applicant capacity. Funding is provided as either a grant or a contribution, with specific reporting requirements. For more information and application guidelines, please visit Application Guidelines — Organizational Capacity Building component – Canada.ca


The Vimy Foundation
The 2024 Vimy Pilgrimage Award, offered by The Vimy Foundation, is a unique educational opportunity for Canadian youth aged 14-17 who have shown exceptional commitment to community service. This fully-funded, week-long program, scheduled for April 2-10, 2024, takes place in Belgium and France, allowing participants to deeply explore Canada’s significant contributions during the First World War. The program includes daily visits to notable WWI sites and emphasizes the notable contributions of Japanese Canadians and the No 2 Construction Battalion. It’s an enriching experience that offers participants valuable skills, historical insights, and the chance to connect with peers nationwide. Applications are open until December 18, 2023, and further details can be found on the Vimy Foundation’s website: https://vimyfoundation.ca/programs/vimy-pilgrimage-award


The Vimy Foundation
Vimy Inspires Tomorrow is a transformative history-based leadership program designed for Canadian youth aged 13-17, aiming to foster leadership skills through an understanding of First World War history. Participants engage in six free, bilingual modules, which offer a comprehensive look at the leadership roles Canadians assumed during and after the war, and their lasting impacts. These modules are available in both virtual and in-person formats, providing essential tools and information to facilitate learning. Upon completing the program, youth have the opportunity to receive a $2,500 grant to implement a community project. The program, including a downloadable Facilitator’s Guide, encourages youth and community groups to submit initial project ideas by December 11, 2023, to qualify for the grant. More information and application details can be found on the Vimy Foundation’s website: https://vimyfoundation.ca/programs/vimy-inspires-tomorrow