Multi-year grants are made available to support the evolution of an initiative over a period of two or three years. They are not intended to fund the same program year over year. Examples of the kinds of initiatives which could be a good fit for a MY grant include, but are not limited to: the planning,  implementation and evaluation of a new initiative; development, implementation and evaluation of critical capacity-building activities at multi-organizational or sectoral levels; in-depth assessment of the effectiveness of current approaches to addressing complex problems; the development of new models and new partnerships for innovative cross-sectoral partnerships to address complex problems.

Organizations are required to submit a Letter of Intent, with attachments, by December 1. Following this, successful organizations will be invited to submit a multi-year grant application by February 1, for consideration by the OCF Grants Committee.

If you are considering applying for a multi-year grant, as a first step, please carefully review our Granting Guidelines and Eligibility.

If you are not certain that your initiative is a good fit, feel free to contact us to discuss your multi-year project prior to submitting a Letter of Intent. Please email us, or call Tais McNeill (CGP coordinator) at 613-236-1616 ext. 223 or Rebecca Aird (Director) at ext. 222.

Download the Letter of Intent submission form and the Multi-Year Project Budget Form.