OCASI INFORMATION SESSION  MULTICULTURALISM PROGRAM GRANTS  AND CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM  November 2009
Presentation Outline <ul><li>Transfer of the Multiculturalism Program at CIC </li></ul><ul><li>Canada: A Diverse, Multicul...
Multicultural Context of the Integration/Citizenship Continuum <ul><li>Multiculturalism (Pluralism) longer-term integratio...
Ontario, the most diverse province <ul><li>Most populated </li></ul><ul><li>12.1 million people (almost 40% of Canada’s po...
Mandate of Multiculturalism Program  <ul><li>Program draws mandate from  Canadian Multiculturalism Act  (1988) and the Can...
Program Priorities <ul><li>Support economic, social, and cultural integration of new Canadians and cultural communities; <...
Priority #1:  Integration <ul><li>Support economic, social, and cultural integration of new Canadians and cultural communi...
Priority # 2:  Youth at Risk <ul><li>Facilitate programs such as mentorship, volunteerism, leadership, and civic education...
Priority #3:  Intercultural Understanding <ul><li>Promote intercultural understanding and Canadian values (democracy, free...
Priority # 3:  Intercultural Understanding  (Continued) <ul><ul><li>Encourage activities aimed at reaching society at larg...
What is funded <ul><li>Projects that: </li></ul><ul><li>Address issue related to one or more program priorities; </li></ul...
What is not funded <ul><li>The Program does  not  fund: </li></ul><ul><li>activities that have already been undertaken or ...
What is not funded (continued) <ul><li>development of a website;  </li></ul><ul><li>production of films and videos that ar...
Who can apply <ul><li>Canadian not-for-profit organizations or associations;  </li></ul><ul><li>Non-federal Canadian publi...
When to apply  <ul><li>Applications can be submitted throughout the year. There are no preset deadlines for applications. ...
How to Apply <ul><li>Talk with local Program Officer  about your project idea </li></ul><ul><li>Preliminary Assessment Que...
How to Apply (cont’d) <ul><li>Complete application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><...
Assessment process <ul><li>Multiculturalism Project Officers will: </li></ul><ul><li>Confirm that applicant and project ar...
Assessment Criteria <ul><li>Proposals must include: </li></ul><ul><li>Clear description of issue that project addresses, n...
Assessment Criteria  (continued) <ul><li>Evidence of capacity, expertise, and skills to undertake proposed project; </li><...
For More Information (Ontario) <ul><li>Application guidelines at  http://www.cic.gc.ca/multi/pgm/guide/index-eng.asp </li>...
 
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  • DRAFT The Multiculturalism Grants and Contributions Program also plays an integral role in addressing emerging challenges. The Multiculturalism Program supports all Canadians, not just newcomers and visible minorities. However, the primary stakeholders are ethno-cultural, ethno-racial and religious communities. The Program interacts with approximately 450 community organizations across Canada. The objectives of the Multiculturalism Program, established in 2002, are to: support the involvement of ethno-cultural, ethno-racial and religious communities in decisions of public institutions that affect them in areas such as policing, social services, security, community development, education, the justice system, and health care. invite Canadians to join the fight against racism, and create opportunities for youth and the broad public to talk openly about it and take action. engage and support public institutions in making changes within their organizations to eliminate barriers to access, involvement and representation of ethno-cultural, ethno-racial and religious communities. Since its inception the Multiculturalism Program has evolved to meet emerging chellenges. In this vein, and to address the Government’s focus on integration, new program priorities were introduced in March 2008 which are designed to directly address current challenges. We will discuss these new priorities in more detail in the coming slides.
  • Ed The Multiculturalism Program En B1

    1. 1. OCASI INFORMATION SESSION MULTICULTURALISM PROGRAM GRANTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM November 2009
    2. 2. Presentation Outline <ul><li>Transfer of the Multiculturalism Program at CIC </li></ul><ul><li>Canada: A Diverse, Multicultural Society </li></ul><ul><li>Mandate of Multiculturalism Program </li></ul><ul><li>Program Priorities </li></ul><ul><li>What is Funded </li></ul><ul><li>What is Not Funded </li></ul><ul><li>Who Can Apply </li></ul><ul><li>When to Apply </li></ul><ul><li>How to Apply </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment Process </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment Criteria </li></ul><ul><li>For More Information </li></ul>
    3. 3. Multicultural Context of the Integration/Citizenship Continuum <ul><li>Multiculturalism (Pluralism) longer-term integration focus – Inclusion, cohesion, shared citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting Integration – Removing barriers to full participation, achieving balance between integration and accommodation, focus on Youth-at-Risk </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Building bridges’ – Fostering inter-faith and inter-cultural dialogue and understanding </li></ul>Canadian History, Identity and Values Broader society of 32 million people Short-term integration within longer-term integration context
    4. 4. Ontario, the most diverse province <ul><li>Most populated </li></ul><ul><li>12.1 million people (almost 40% of Canada’s population) </li></ul><ul><li>580,740 immigrants settled in Ontario between 2001-2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Ontario’s youth population (13-24) grew by 9.3%: Young people are now 16.2% of Ontario’s total population </li></ul><ul><li>Three pillars of diversity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aboriginal population : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>22% of Canada’s Aboriginal population lives in Ontario - a larger percentage than any other province (242,490) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aboriginal populations grew between 2001-2006 28.8% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>7 in 10 Aboriginal people lived off-reserve in Ontario in 2006 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linguistic duality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4.6% of Ontario’s population is Francophone– the largest official language minority outside of Québec </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>increasing numbers of Francophones coming from the Caribbean and Africa </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing ethno-cultural diversity – ethnic, racial, cultural and religious </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>28.3% of all Ontario residents were born outside Canada (2006) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>17% of the total population born outside Canada came to Ontario recently, between 2001-2006 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>23% of Ontario residents identified themselves as a visible minority </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing religious diversity </li></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Mandate of Multiculturalism Program <ul><li>Program draws mandate from Canadian Multiculturalism Act (1988) and the Canadian Multiculturalism Policy (1971) embedded in Act; </li></ul><ul><li>Policy encourages vision of Canada based on equality and mutual respect without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, colour or religion; and </li></ul><ul><li>Program encourages and supports participation by all citizens in building and shaping cohesive and inclusive Canadian society </li></ul>
    6. 6. Program Priorities <ul><li>Support economic, social, and cultural integration of new Canadians and cultural communities; </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate programs such as mentorship, volunteerism, leadership, and civic education among at-risk cultural youth; and </li></ul><ul><li>Promote intercultural understanding and Canadian values (democracy, freedom, human rights and rule of law) through community initiatives with the objective of addressing issues of cultural social exclusion (parallel communities) and radicalization. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Priority #1: Integration <ul><li>Support economic, social, and cultural integration of new Canadians and cultural communities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assist new Canadians and cultural communities to gain knowledge and skills for economic, social, and cultural integration and civic engagement; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide opportunities and support for the involvement of new Canadians and cultural communities to work in partnerships with various stakeholders towards identifying and resolving issues affecting them (schools, social services, employment, recognition of foreign credentials, justice systems, policing, media, etc); and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve the ability of public institutions to respond to, and integrate, ethnic, racial, cultural, and religious diversity by assisting in the identification and removal of barriers to equitable access, </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Priority # 2: Youth at Risk <ul><li>Facilitate programs such as mentorship, volunteerism, leadership, and civic education among at-risk cultural youth. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assist cultural youth at-risk to gain self confidence, knowledge, and skills for participation and civic engagement (volunteerism); </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide opportunities for youth through partnerships with their peers, adults, and community leaders as well as through mentorship initiatives, to gain practical learning experience and develop the skills necessary to contribute to the economic, social, and cultural life of their communities; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assist in addressing the root causes of cultural youth marginalization, detachment, and radicalization; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assist youth in responding to racism and hate-motivated activities </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Priority #3: Intercultural Understanding <ul><li>Promote intercultural understanding and Canadian values (democracy, freedom, human rights and rule of law) through community initiatives with the objective of addressing issues of cultural social exclusion (parallel communities) and radicalization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foster interaction between different communities and support cross-sector collaboration in community-based projects to build and shape an inclusive and respectful society; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate collective community initiatives and responses to combat ethnic, racial, cultural and religious conflicts and hate-motivated activities; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support community-based initiatives designed to facilitate inter-faith dialogue and increase understanding of the place of religion in Canada in order to combat ignorance and faulty assumptions and foster constructive and informed dialogue about multiculturalism, religions, racism, cultural diversity, and Canadian values; </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Priority # 3: Intercultural Understanding (Continued) <ul><ul><li>Encourage activities aimed at reaching society at large to facilitate inter-cultural understanding and address the cultural social exclusion of some communities; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase awareness and understanding of racism and discrimination and take action to foster equal opportunities for all people; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce or eliminate factors contributing to exclusion, disenchantment, and radicalization. </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. What is funded <ul><li>Projects that: </li></ul><ul><li>Address issue related to one or more program priorities; </li></ul><ul><li>Use social development approaches to achieve measurable results; (if program is for youth, then youth should be involved in planning and execution); </li></ul><ul><li>Involve broad community (community-based, neighbourhood- based and/or coalitions that are inclusive) and are high impact; </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on action and measurable results leading to sustainable and lasting changes to address community issues; </li></ul><ul><li>Involve partnerships, such as private or voluntary sector, public institutions or provincial, territorial and municipal levels of governments; and </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-year projects encouraged </li></ul><ul><li>Must lead to concrete results </li></ul>
    12. 12. What is not funded <ul><li>The Program does not fund: </li></ul><ul><li>activities that have already been undertaken or completed before an application is made; </li></ul><ul><li>costs associated with annual or regular executive board meetings of an organization or association; </li></ul><ul><li>festivals, camps, religious activities or celebrations of foreign national days and other cultural events; </li></ul><ul><li>heritage language initiatives; </li></ul><ul><li>commemorative walks or parades; </li></ul><ul><li>ongoing production of newsletters, newspapers, magazines, journals, or radio and television broadcasts; </li></ul><ul><li>activities that take place outside Canada; </li></ul><ul><li>profit-making activities; </li></ul><ul><li>provision of direct one-to-one services, e.g. individual counseling; </li></ul>
    13. 13. What is not funded (continued) <ul><li>development of a website; </li></ul><ul><li>production of films and videos that are not for educational purposes; </li></ul><ul><li>certain budget items such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>any type of Director’s fees for volunteer members of Boards or other governing bodies; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>capital costs or expenditures; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>any international travel or expenses incurred abroad or related to activities outside Canada; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>core program expenses; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eligible travel and accommodation costs that exceed the Government of Canada’s Travel Directive (Please see: www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pubs_pol/hrpubs/TBM_113/c-eng.asp); and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eligible costs for hospitality (meals and refreshments for workshop participants only) that exceed the meal rate per person under the Treasury Board Travel Directive noted above; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in-kind expenses. </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Who can apply <ul><li>Canadian not-for-profit organizations or associations; </li></ul><ul><li>Non-federal Canadian public or public-interest institutions such as the media, boards of education, schools, colleges and universities, chambers of commerce, law enforcement and police agencies, hospitals, and other health care institutions; </li></ul><ul><li>Regional and municipal governments and their agencies; </li></ul><ul><li>First Nations and Inuit governments, band councils and organizations; and </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian citizens and permanent residents. </li></ul>
    15. 15. When to apply <ul><li>Applications can be submitted throughout the year. There are no preset deadlines for applications. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Call for Proposals </li></ul><ul><li>Allow sufficient time in advance of proposed start date to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>discuss your project idea with a Program Officer; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>develop your proposal; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>complete application form; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>allow for assessment of proposal. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Proposals cannot be assessed until all information required under Application Guidelines for Funding is complete. </li></ul>
    16. 16. How to Apply <ul><li>Talk with local Program Officer about your project idea </li></ul><ul><li>Preliminary Assessment Questionnaire (PAQ) – Ontario Region </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out a Preliminary Assessment Questionnaire </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PAQ allows for brief outline of project concept and purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saves time and effort prior to full Application/Proposal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Send completed PAQ to Program Officer to be assessed by team </li></ul><ul><li>PAQs well aligned with Program guidelines are encouraged to be developed into full Proposal/Applications </li></ul>
    17. 17. How to Apply (cont’d) <ul><li>Complete application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Applicant Information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Individual </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project Summary Information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project Proposal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project Outline </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Action Plan </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project Budget </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Applicant Profile </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting Material </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Performance Measurement Framework </li></ul></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Assessment process <ul><li>Multiculturalism Project Officers will: </li></ul><ul><li>Confirm that applicant and project are eligible for funding consideration; </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that required information is complete and reflected in application and project proposal; </li></ul><ul><li>Assess application and seek, if required, assistance and advice from experts and analysts; and </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare an assessment to recommend project, if appropriate, to Minister responsible for Multiculturalism Program, who approves all grants and contributions. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Assessment Criteria <ul><li>Proposals must include: </li></ul><ul><li>Clear description of issue that project addresses, need for project, and how issue and need are related to one or more Multiculturalism Program priorities; </li></ul><ul><li>Clear objectives and expected outcomes demonstrating how project will produce measurable results contributing to achieving Multiculturalism priorities; </li></ul><ul><li>Rationale as to why funding from Multiculturalism Program is needed; </li></ul><ul><li>Budget showing all revenues and expenses for project related to an action plan that outlines activities and milestones; and </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution plan to share as widely as possible, information, knowledge and/or experience gained . </li></ul>
    20. 20. Assessment Criteria (continued) <ul><li>Evidence of capacity, expertise, and skills to undertake proposed project; </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration of participation and assistance of key stakeholders/partners involved in issue and who can have an impact on results; </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration that communities most affected by issue are involved throughout key phases project; and </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation plan outlining indicators, evaluation strategies and tools used to measure and assess project results and impacts. </li></ul>
    21. 21. For More Information (Ontario) <ul><li>Application guidelines at http://www.cic.gc.ca/multi/pgm/guide/index-eng.asp </li></ul><ul><li>For Regional funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>25 St Clair Avenue East, Suite 200 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toronto, ON M5V 3T6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tel. (416) 954-2738 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fax. (416) 954-8018 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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