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Feminist Response and Recovery Fund call for proposals: Eligibility

We are no longer accepting applications for this call for proposals. The deadline for applications was March 25, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Pacific time.

2. Eligibility

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All applicants under this call for proposals must be Canadian, legally constituted organizations and be one of the following:

For the purpose of this call for proposals:

Funding amounts

Organizations can apply for funding for the following maximum amounts (per project):

The Government of Canada recognizes the additional costs of living and travelling in northern or remote areas. Consequently, you may be eligible to apply for an additional 25% whenever activities are delivered in these areas (see question 30 for definitions). Should you be eligible, the maximum funding amounts would be up to $875,000 per project for projects with a pan-Canadian reach, up to $625,000 per project for projects with a regional or provincial/territorial reach, and up to $375,000 per project for projects with a local reach.

Eligible organizations may submit only one application for funding in this call for proposals.


Projects should aim to start no earlier than early Summer 2021 and must be completed by March 31, 2024.


The proposed activities must be clearly linked to the call for proposals’ objective. Projects must focus on accelerating progress on women’s equality and tackle persistent or emerging barriers for women amplified by COVID-19 by:

Eligible activities must seek to alter, reorient or connect the elements of a system in order to accelerate systemic change. The following are examples of eligible project activities:

The following are project examples to address different elements of a system. These are only provided to help illustrate the type of project the Department could support:

The following types of activities are ineligible:

Priority will be given to proposals which:


As per Treasury Board’s Transfer Payment Policy, total government funding for the project shall not exceed 100% of eligible expenditures. This includes federal, provincial, territorial and municipal assistance for the same purpose. In the event that it exceeds 100%, Women and Gender Equality Canada will adjust its level of assistance and seek reimbursement if necessary.

Eligible expenditures are those considered necessary to support the purpose of the project and are costs incurred after the signature of the agreement. Please consult the Guidelines on Eligible Expenditures for Funding Programs for more detailed information.

There are two categories of eligible expenditures:

The Department reserves the right to make the final determination on the value of funding and to exclude expenditures that are ineligible, unnecessary or outside the range of the project.

Eligible expenditures

Please note that due to the current travel and public health advisories related to COVID-19, you are encouraged to carefully consider whether costs related to in-person interactions such as travel, meeting room rental, refreshment or meals will realistically be incurred in the foreseeable future.

Eligible expenditures are costs considered necessary to deliver the project. For this call for proposals, eligible expenditures include, but are not limited to:

Direct delivery expenditures (considered necessary to deliver the project):

Administrative expenditures (related to central administrative functions of the organization receiving funding that support project activities):

Administrative expenditures will not be approved where they are higher than 20% of the total funding requested from the Department.

Ineligible expenditures

Ineligible expenditures include, but are not limited to:

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