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Canada 150 Grants – Round 1 Recipients

Community groups are gearing up to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. It’s a year-long celebration across the country.  And here in Cambridge and North Dumfries, exciting fresh ideas to commemorate this special event are popping up.

Through the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th (CFC150), the Community Foundation is proud to announce its first round of support for nine (9) proposals that have met the Fund’s criteria — ENCOURAGE. INSPIRE. BUILD.


A total of $26, 750 worth of grants have been approved for our first round of funding to the projects/events listed below. This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

Ayr Canada 150 Music Festival Ayr-Paris Band
Summer Discovery Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region
2017 Youth Symposium Child Witness Centre of Waterloo Region
Fiddlesticks Neighbourhood Day – “Show Your Spirit” Fiddlesticks Community Centre
Greenway Chaplin Neighbourhood Day – Building a Stronger Community One Neighbour at a Time Greenway Chaplin Community Centre
HVNA’s Neighbourhood Day – “Show Your Spirit” Hespeler Village Neighbourhood Association
Silverheights Neighbourhood Day – Building a Stronger Community One Neighbour at a Time Silverheights Neighbourhood Association
A Celebration of Biodiversity: Engaging Citizens and Scientists in a Bio Blitz rare Charitable Research Reserve
Keeping History Alive in Cambridge Veterans Voices of Canada

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we want to thank our generous donors who contributed to the Community Fund for Canada’s 150 matching program. Interested in supporting the Canada 150 Fund? Learn more here.

Thank you to all those who applied for the first round of our grants program, and congratulations to the above grant recipients!

FINAL Round Applications

Proposals received after May 9th will be considered for review in the FINAL round.

Applications for the final round of grants from the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th are now being accepted until May 31, 2017.

Can’t find answers to your questions about the Canada 150 grants? Send us a quick e-mail and we’ll be happy to chat with you about your idea.

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Adriana Van Oostveen

Adriana Van Oostveen

Adriana Van Oostveen is the Grants & Operations Coordinator at Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation.

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