Community Innovation Fund

About the Fund

The Community Innovation Fund (CIF) is a new resource for Quebec’s English-speaking communities to put social innovation in action. Between April 2017 and March 2019, CIF will invest more than $1 million in social initiatives while building partnerships to increase funds that will be injected into the community.

Through CIF, community organizations providing direct support to English-speaking Quebecers can benefit from funds to finance innovative projects that address the needs and priorities of vulnerable English-speaking youth, seniors and newcomers.

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Letter of Intent

We will be informing those invited to submit a full application in the coming weeks

Funded Project Examples

Glossary of Terms

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Governance Committee

The Community Innovation Fund (CIF) Governance Committee provides strategic guidance, oversight and input for the development, implementation and evaluation of all aspects of CIF.

Governance committee members are not responsible for the selection of projects for the CIF. This task will be carried out by an independent selection committee of individuals who are not affiliated with any eligible community organizations.

Members of the CIF Governance Committee:

  • John Buck

    Co-Chair of the Committee
    Executive Director, CEDEC

  • Cathy Brown

    Executive Director, CASA

  • Rachel Hunting

    Executive Director, Townshippers’ Association

  • Ian Kott

    Co-Chair of the Committee
    President, NDG Seniors Citizens’ Council
    Board Member, Tyndale St.Georges Community Centre

  • Michael Doig

    Partner, MNP
    Treasurer, West Island Blues Festival

  • James Hughes

    QCGN Board Member

Knowledge Mobilization

Resources coming soon…