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This section links to websites that provide information about sources of revenue for employment services, including government, foundation and other funding options. If you know of an interesting website that does not figure in the listings below, you are welcome to add it by clicking on the “Add a listing” button.

Aboriginal Business Development Fund

The ABDF (Aboriginal Business Development Fund) is a program that provides tools for Aboriginal entrepreneurs who choose to start their own businesses. The funds are available through a community-based organization.

Ashoka Canada

Ashoka’s Venture & Fellowship program identifies and elects leading social entrepreneurs into our global Ashoka Fellowship network and provides strategic support, opportunities for collaboration, a community of like-mined individuals, recognition and possible financial support.

Building for the Future: Endowment Fund

The Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF) and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) sponsor an endowment program which promotes innovation in the field of career development.

Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC)

CERIC’s Practical & Academic Research Committee as well as its Professional Development & Ongoing Learning Committee are currently accepting proposals to develop innovative resources in career counselling and career development. We invite individuals and organizations (e.g. education, community-based, non-profit, private, etc.) alike to submit project proposals for career counselling-related research or learning and professional development.

Employment Assistance Services

Employment Assistance Services enable Career Centres to enhance career delivery and development options at the Community level. (NWT)

First Nations and Métis Community Initiative

Through the First Nations and Métis Community Initiative, the Ministry of First Nations and Métis Relations provides small grants to organizations for a variety of First Nations and Métis events, projects and other initiatives. (Saskatchewan)

HRSDC – Sector Council Program

Funding under the Sector Council Program is contingent upon strong performance and the continued achievement of results. All sector councils are results-based and are subject to rigorous assessment processes.

Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative (MAEI)

The Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative (MAEI) was established in 2008 in order to initiate a variety of educational projects designed to provide Aboriginal Canadians with the opportunities they need to succeed. MAEI brings together Aboriginal organizations, the business community, post-secondary institutions, First Nation schools and provincially and territorially-funded school boards to implement programs to support Aboriginal students. Our goal is to implement initiatives that improve education at the elementary and secondary school levels for Aboriginal Canadians.

Ontario Bridge Training Projects

The Ontario Government supports projects that improve access to licensure and/or employment for internationally trained individuals in regulated and non-regulated professions. Organizations can apply for grants that support these projects through a competitive invitation for Proposal process.

Ontario Trillium Foundation

One of the largest grantmakers in Canada, Ontario Trillium Foundation is unique for its deployment of 330 volunteers to review and analyze more than 3,000 grant applications each year. To make great grants that help create vibrant and healthy communities, program staff rely on our volunteers to bring their knowledge of local community needs and sectoral expertise to the grant review process.

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