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 $1.8 million in grants to over 500 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 2015 application period is now closed. The next call for applications will be in September 2016.

Applicant notification

All applicants will be notified January 2016; please refrain from calling to check on your application status.

  • Ability New Brunswick Inc.
    Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Aurora Family Therapy Centre Inc.
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • B.C. Association of Family Resource Programs
    Surrey, British Columbia
  • Barrhead Community Victim Services Unit Association
    Barrhead, Alberta
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton And Burlington Incorporated 
    Hamilton, Ontario
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Woodstock and District Association Incorporated
    Woodstock,Ontario
  • Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District
    Williams Lake, British Columbia
  • British Columbia Schizophrenia Society
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Calgary Public Library Foundation
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Canadian Breast Cancer Network
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Causeway Work Centre
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Centre de Services à L'Enfance et à la Famille la Maison des Petites Lucioles
    Québec, Quebec
  • Christie Refugee Welcome Centre Inc.
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Closer To Home Community Services Society
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association
    Duncan, British Columbia
  • East Toronto Family Community Centre 
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Eating Disorders Association of London Inc.
    London Ontario
  • Edmonton Do Likewise Society
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Eva R. Gsum Foundation
    Montreal, New Brunswick
  • Future Possibilities (Canada) Inc.
    Montreal, Quebec
  • Head & Hands Inc
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Hospice Calgary Society
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Hospice Georgian Triangle
    Collingwood, Ontario
  • Jack.Org
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta 
    Calgary, Alberta
  • La Baratte
    Québec, Quebec
  • L'Arche Winnipeg Incorporated 
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Leduc Community Living Association
    Leduc, Alberta
  • Literacy Unlimited
    Pointe-Claire, Quebec
  • LiveWorkPlay
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Melanoma Network of Canada 
    Oakville, Ontario
  • Mentoring Juniors Kids Organization (MJKO) 
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Momo Multi-Ability Movement Arts Society of Calgary
    Calgary, Alberta
  • North York Seniors Centre
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Oakville & Milton Humane Society
    Oakville, Ontario
  • Pilgrims Hospice Society
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Place Koala
    Cornwall, Ontario
  • Projet T.R.I.P. 
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Queen's Park Healthcare Foundation
    New Westminster, British Columbia
  • Rare Charitable Research Reserve
    Cambridge, Ontario
  • Raven (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs)
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Regent Park Film Festival Inc. 
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Rose of Durham Young Parents Support Services
    Oshawa, Ontario
  • Saskatchewan Library Association
    Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Teach For Canada
    Toronto, Ontario
  • The Arts Council of New Westminster
    New Westminster, British Columbia
  • The Association of Volunteer Centres of Alberta
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • The Canadian Art Foundation
    Toronto, Ontario
  • The Canadian Children's Book Centre 
    Toronto, Ontario
  • The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Young Canadians Challenge British Columbia and Yukon Division
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • The Hearing Foundation of Canada 
    Toronto, Ontario
  • The John Howard Society of Nova Scotia
    Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia
  • The Naomi Society
    Antigonish, Nova Scotia
  • The Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • The Stop Community Food Centre
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Toronto Artscape Foundation
    Toronto, Ontario
  • UNITY Charity
    Toronto, Ontario

Individual Grants: $2,500

  • Adult Recreation Therapy Centre
    Brantford, Ontario
  • Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Saint John Inc.
    Saint John, New Brunswick
  • Boys And Girls Club of Wetaskiwin Society
    Wetaskiwin, Alberta
  • Canadian Parks And Wilderness Society
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Centre Domrémy Des Appalaches Inc.
    Thetford Mines, Quebec
  • Clean Annapolis River Project Society
    Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
  • COCF Community Options for Children And Families Society
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Crossing All Bridges Learning Centre Inc.
    Brantford, Ontario
  • Distress Centres of Toronto
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Ecospark Environmental Organization
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Horizon Housing Society
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Onward Willow - Better Beginnings, Better Futures Community Centre Inc.
    Guelph, Ontario
  • Propeller Dance
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Rare Charitable Research Reserve
    Cambridge, Ontario
  • The Jack Project
    Toronto, Ontario
  • The Walrus Foundation
    Toronto, Ontario

Team Grants: $5,000

  • 360Kids Support Services
    Markham, Ontario
  • Adsum Association For Women & Children
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • All Nations Hope Aids Network Inc.
    Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Better Living Health And Community Services
    North York, Ontario
  • Boys & Girls Club of Whitehorse
    Whitehorse, Yukon
  • Calgary Reads (An Early Literacy Initiative) Society
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Calgary Sexual Health Centre Society
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Canada Place Child Care Society
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Career Trek Inc.
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Christie Lake Kids
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Community Justice Society - Halifax Region
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Community Living-Grimsby, Lincoln And West Lincoln
    Beamsville, Ontario
  • Debut Atlantic Society
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Drum Artz Canada
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Eva's Initiatives For Homeless Youth
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Future Possibilities (Canada) Inc.
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Home Is Where We Live-Life Cycles Project Society
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Hospice Calgary Society
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Interval House of Ottawa
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Journalists For Human Rights (JHR)
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Le Centre Viomax
    Montreal, Quebec
  • Learning Disabilities Association of Windsor-Essex County
    Windsor, Ontario
  • Legal Resource Centre of Alberta Ltd.
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southwestern Ontario
    London, Ontario
  • Multiple Births Canada
    Orleans, Ontario
  • Nelson Youth Centres
    Burlington, Ontario
  • Nightwood Theatre
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Ontario Agri-Food Education Inc.
    Milton, Ontario
  • Parents For Children's Mental Health
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Pillar Nonprofit Network
    London, Ontario
  • Sooke Fine Arts Society
    Sooke, British Columbia
  • Spectre De Rue Inc.
    Montreal, Quebec
  • St. Stephen’s Community House
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Street Health Community Nursing Foundation
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Taking Charge! Inc.
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • The Apathy Is Boring Project
    Montreal, Quebec
  • The Canadian Society for the Investigation of Child Abuse
    Calgary, Alberta
  • The Canlearn Society for Persons with Learning Disabilities
    Calgary, Alberta
  • The Further Education Society of Alberta
    Calgary, Alberta
  • The North Vancouver Community Arts Council
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • The Ontario Public Health Association
    Toronto, Ontario
  • The Orpheus Choir of Toronto, Inc.
    Toronto, Ontario
  • The York Centre for Children, Youth & Families
    Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Unity Charity
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Victoria Humane Society
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Volunteer Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario

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