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Partnering for change
We know it’s only when someone's basic human needs are met, that they can become financially well. Our giving is focused on enhancing the quality of life and economic well-being by supporting impactful programs and capital projects.
To successfully receive funding, your application should support one of our three focus areas:
Financial literacy education programs
It's A Money Thing
Conexus approved programs
Community owned facilities and equipment
Basic human needs
Education – work and life skills programs, adult education, literacy
Food security – food banks, community gardens
Shelter – affordable housing, support shelters
Health services – health & wellness programs
We’d love to support all requests but have limitations. If you’re asking for funding for the following, your request will not be considered for the Community Investment Program.
Sport & recreational events, competitions or tournaments
Team funding with the exception of elite level teams
School funding for teams, programs or fundraisers
Religious group, events or projects
Individuals or individual pursuits benefiting one or few people
Award or appreciation events
Conferences, symposiums or trade shows
Operational, deficit or retroactive funding
Creation and/or publication of books, videos, brochures or websites
Lobby and advocacy groups
Political parties or affiliated events
If your request is not a fit for funding through the Community Investment Program, it may qualify under our Event & Organizational Sponsorship Program.
Application deadlines and process
All funding requests must be submitted through our online application form. No email, phone or paper submissions will be accepted.
Applications must be submitted a minimum of 90 days before the start of the event or initiative
Applications will be accepted within the intake periods, which will open in late spring
Applications will be decided at the end of each intake period. You will be contacted directly with the result and next steps. Rest assured; we will respond to all applications either way.