Leadership Grants Program

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The PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation Leadership Grants Program provides funding for professional development opportunities for staff and volunteers who work at small- to medium-registered charitable organizations in Canada. Since the program's launch in 2006, the PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation has awarded over $1,000,000 in grants to over 400 recipients.

Grants are available in two categories through a request for proposal period in the fall of each year:

  • Individual Leadership Grants: $2,500 for individual staff members or volunteers for professional development opportunities of their own design
  • Team Leadership Grants: $5,000 for teams of two or more staff members and/or volunteers (including the applicant) for professional development opportunities of their own design

Eligibility

All individual leadership grant applicants or beneficiaries proposed as part of the team grant application must be a current employee or volunteer at a registered Canadian charitable organization and have an official endorsement to apply from the charity's executive director.

Priority will be given to applicants from charitable organizations or charities with an annual budget under $1 million or who work with a charity with a limited ability to support the development of their staff and volunteers.

Team leadership grant applicants must direct funding at an activity where all proposed beneficiaries work together to help enhance the overall effectiveness of the team. The grant cannot be used to fund portions of personal development opportunities, only portions of costs associated with an event involving the entire team.

A charity may apply for one grant each year.

Deadline

The 2014 application period is now closed. The next call for applications will be in September 2015.

Applicant notification

All applicants will be notified January 2015; please refrain from calling to check on your application status.

Our 2013 Leadership Grant recipients

Individual Grants: $2,500

  • B.C Federation of Foster Parent Associations
    Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • Causeway Work Centre
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough
    Peterborough, Ontario
  • Kids.Now (Kids Interested in Developing Successfully)
    Toronto, Ontario
  • L'Arche Association of Calgary
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Light up the World
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Loving Spoonful Kingston
    Kingston, Ontario
  • Meal Exchange
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario
    London, Ontario
  • Urban Non-violent Initiatives Through Youth (UNITY)
    Toronto, Ontario

Team Grants: $5,000

  • Furniture Bank
    Toronto, Ontario
  • North York Community House
    Toronto, Ontario
  • LiveWorkPlay (LWP) Incorporated
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Ashoka Canada
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Pour 3 Points
    Montreal, Quebec
  • Alberta Caregivers Association
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Alberta Museums Association
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Toronto
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County
    New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
  • Calgary Educational Partnerships Foundation
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Canadian Mental Health Association Victoria Branch
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Closer to Home Community Services Society
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Common Ground Co-Operative Inc.
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Connect Legal: Advice for Immigrant Entrepreneurs
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Hospice Calgary Society
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Hutton House Association for Adults with Disabilities
    London, Ontario
  • Lakeshore Community Service
    Essex, Ontario
  • L'Arche Foundation of Greater Vancouver
    Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Le Centre Viomax
    Montreal, Quebec
  • Les Amis des Jardins de Métis Inc.
    Mont-Joli, Quebec
  • Lloydminster Regional Health Foundation Inc.
    Lloydminster, Saskatchewan
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southwestern Ontario
    London, Ontario
  • Matthews House Hospice
    Alliston, Ontario
  • North York Women's Shelter
    North York, Ontario
  • Ontario Agri-Food Education Inc.
    Milton, Ontario
  • Potluck Café (2003) Society
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Proaction, Cops & Kids
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Santropol on Wheels Inc
    Montreal, Quebec
  • Scientists in School
    Ajax, Ontario
  • Sexual Assault Centre Kingston Inc.
    Kingston, Ontario
  • The Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children
    Oakville, Ontario
  • The Natural Step (Canada) Inc
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • The Redwood… for Women and Children Fleeing Abuse
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Toronto Artscape Foundation
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Victim Services of York Region Incorporated
    Newmarket, Ontario
  • Young Adult Cancer Canada Inc.
    St. John's, Newfoundland-Labrador
  • YouthCo Aids Society
    Vancouver, British Columbia

Our 2012 Leadership Grant recipients

Individual Grants: $2,500

  • Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society (Cows and Fish)
    Lethridge, Alberta
  • Centre Domrémy des Appalaches inc.
    Thetford Mines, Quebec
  • Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough
    Peterborough, Ontario
  • The Garth Homer Society
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Missing Children Society of Canada
    Calgary, Alberta
  • New Westminster Family Place Society
    New Westminster, British Columbia
  • Pillar Nonprofit Network
    London, Ontario
  • Rose of Durham Young Parents Support Services
    Oshawa, Ontario
  • Sheena's Place
    Toronto, Ontario
  • The Children's Link Society
    Calgary, Alberta
  • The Hearing Foundation of Canada
    Toronto, Ontario
  • The Salvation Army Harbour Light Corps and Treatment Centre
    Vancouver, British Columbia

Team Grants: $5,000

  • Causeway Work Centre
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Community Living Kawartha Lakes
    Lindsay, Ontario
  • Equitas - International Centre for Human Rights Education
    Montreal, Quebec
  • Farmstart
    Guelph, Ontario
  • Girls Action Foundation
    Montreal, Quebec
  • Heartwood Centre for Community Youth Development
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • MC Motivate Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Santropol Roulant Inc.
    Montreal, Quebec
  • The John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area
    Hamilton, Ontario
  • Women's Centre of York Region
    Newmarket, Ontario
  • Ashoka Canada
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Big Sisters of the B.C. Lower Mainland
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre Society
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Cowichan Valley Independent Living Resource Centre Society
    Duncan, British Columbia
  • Drum Artz Canada
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Ecology Action Centre
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Future Possibilities (Canada) Inc.
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Girls Incorporated of Durham
    Ajax, Ontario
  • Hospice of Waterloo Region
    Kitchener, Ontario
  • Hull Services
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line
    Toronto, Ontario
  • National Service Dogs
    Cambridge, Ontario
  • North End Women's Centre
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • North York Women's Resource Centre
    Toronto, Ontario
  • PAVED Art + New Media Inc.
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Project Work
    Toronto, Ontario
  • The Community Opportunity & Innovation Network (Peterborough) Inc.
    Peterborough, Ontario
  • The Learning Centre Literacy Association
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Urban Non-violent Initiatives Through Youth (UNITY)
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Le Centre Viomax
    Montreal, Quebec
  • West Island Palliative Care Residence Foundation Inc.
    Kirkland, Quebec
  • Woman Abuse Council of Toronto
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Renfrew County Sexual Assault / Rape Crisis Support Centre
    Pembroke, Ontario