Welcome to ONPHA’s one-stop hub of potential funding opportunities for members. This page will be updated as we learn about new programs and opportunities, so check back often.
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Pan Canadian New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP)
Does your organization have a collaborative, multi partner approach to increase the social inclusion of seniors? Eligible organizations can apply for $500,000 to $5 million for a 3 to 5 year collective impact initiative through the pan-Canadian stream of the NHSP . Submit your organization’s concept by January 21, 2019.
The NHS Demonstrations Initiative
The NHS Demonstrations Initiative showcasing innovative practices, technologies, programs, policies and strategies. These will help improve the performance, viability and effectiveness of affordable housing projects.
National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCIF): Housing Repair and Renewal Stream
The NHCIF is an initiative of Canada’s National Housing Strategy, with the aim to build new housing and renew existing supply. Funding through this stream can be a low-interest loan, a capital contribution or a combination of both. Available funding includes $3.46 billion available through low-cost repayable loans over 10 years, and $2.26 billion available through capital contributions over 10 years.
National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCIF): Housing Construction Stream
The NHCIF is an initiative of Canada’s National Housing Strategy, with the aim to build new housing and renew existing supply. Funding through this stream can be a low-interest loan, a capital contribution or a combination of both. Available funding includes $5.19 billion through low-cost repayable loans over 10 years, and $2.26 billion through capital contributions over 10 years.
Multicultural Community Capacity Grant Program
Non-profit housing providers offering programs or services that focus on newcomers and ethno-cultural groups could be eligible for up to $8,000 from the Province of Ontario. Organizations can apply for funding for one project, which must address at least one of the following priorities:
- Civic engagement
- Social connections
- Education and empowerment
- Women’s empowerment
- Capacity building and partnerships
View examples of eligible projects or learn more
Save On Energy Retrofit programs
Save on Energy Retrofit incentives reduce project and operational costs for equipment upgrades – and open the door to new possibilities for your business. Whether it’s a lighting upgrade, motor and heating installations or new control systems, incorporating energy efficiency into your operations delivers benefits that reach far beyond your energy bill.
Social housing providers are eligible for special incentives including
Advance 50% of eligible financial incentive funding before project starts and after project approval by your local hydro company.
- Gap grant funding: Double the participant incentive capped at 50% of the project cost.
Get the most out of equipment upgrades by contacting your local hydro company and learn more about retrofit incentives and how they can help your organization gain a competitive edge.
Learn more about the Save on Energy Retrofit program
Affordable Housing Conservation Program
Union Gas's Affordable Housing Conservation Program helps housing providers fund improvements to increase energy efficiency and resident comfort on their properties, helping to repay capital outlay with rebates and ongoing savings. As part of the program, Union Gas will cover up to 50% of the total cost of the improvements.
Eligibility criteria: Must be a Union Gas customer and a low-income or affordable housing provider (municipal, non-profit or co-op). Program applies to multi-family buildings greater than 3 stories, with natural gas heating and/or natural gas make up air. Further eligibility information is available at the link below.
Home Depot Canada Foundation | Orange Door Project Grants
Provides funding to Canadian registered charities making repairs, refurbishments and/or modifications to a housing accommodation or other support facility that benefits homeless youth. Maximum grant: $50,000.
Email email@example.com to request to receive notifications about the granting cycle.
Grants Ontario is your source for grants provided by a number of Government of Ontario ministries.
The Grants Ontario website provides you with one-window access to information about grants that are available to you, how to apply for grants and how to check the status of your application.
Learn more and apply on the Grants Ontario website
Employment and Social Development Canada | Funding programs for jobs, training, and social development projects
Funding programs from Employment and Social Development Canada are government grants and contributions that help support jobs, training, and social development.
Learn more on the Employment and Social Development Canada website
Ontario Health and Long Term Care - Assistive Devices Program
The objective of the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is to provide consumer centered support and funding to Ontario residents who have long-term physical disabilities and to provide access to personalized assistive devices appropriate for the individual’s basic needs.
Learn more on Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care website
March of Dimes Canada - The Home and Vehicle Modification Program
March of Dimes Canada's Home & Vehicle Modification Program provides funding for basic home and/or vehicle modifications. The program is intended to assist permanent Ontario residents with a substantial impairment expected to last one year or more, with their disability management.
Learn more | Program guidelines (PDF)