On July 1, 2017, Canada celebrated a major milestone in our country’s history, the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada.

The province launched three new one-time, project-based programs to engage Ontarians and commemorate the 150th anniversary of Ontario throughout 2017:

The Ontario 150 Community Capital Program — a $25 million fund to renovate, repair and retrofit existing community and cultural infrastructure to increase access, improve safety and maximize community use (application period opens July 18 and closes September 14, 2016);

The Ontario 150 Partnership Program — a $5 million program to support new partnerships and collaborations that engage, enable and empower youth as the next generation of Ontario leaders (application period opened July 6 and closes September 30, 2016);

And the Ontario 150 Community Celebration Program —a $7 million fund to help communities celebrate this historic year (application period opened July 6 and closes September 2, 2016).


Here are the links to the Grants Ontario pages for our programs. You can access the guidelines and external FAQ’s there.

Ontario 150 Community Celebration Program:

English: Ontario150 Community Celebration Program

French: Programme de Célébrations communautaires Ontario150

Ontario 150 Partnership Program:

English: Ontario150 Partnership Program

French: Programme de Partenariat Ontario150

**Ontario 150 Community Capital Program:

English: http://www.otf.ca/ontario150

French: http://www.otf.ca/fr/ontario150

**Please note that the Ontario 150 Community Capital Program is being run by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), not the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. To speak with an OTF Program Manager in your area regarding this grant please follow this link: http://www.otf.ca/who-we-are/program-managers


– SCARBOROUGH (Scarborough Civic Centre): Thursday, August 11th 12:30PM – 3:30PM. Register here: https://ontario-150-scarborough.eventbrite.ca

– WEBINAR: Wednesday, July 20th 10:00AM – 11:30AM. Register here: https://ontario-150-webinar.eventbrite.ca

For more information you may contact your local Regional Advisor. Please follow the following link to find the contact information for your local Regional Advisor: http://www.grants.gov.on.ca/prodconsum/groups/grants_web_contents/documents/grants_web_contents/prdr012656.pdf