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LGBTQ2 Community Capacity Fund: Information session presentation

We are no longer accepting applications for this call for proposals. The deadline for applications was May 14, 2020.

Below you will find the presentation delivered during the information sessions for the call for proposals on the LGBTQ2 Community Capacity Fund.

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  1. LGBTQ2 Community Capacity Fund Information Session
  2. Purpose
  3. LGBTQ2 Community Capacity Fund objectives
  4. LGBTQ2 Community Capacity Fund objectives (continued)
  5. Eligible organizations
  6. Eligible organizations (continued)
  7. Eligible organizations (continued)
  8. Ineligible organizations
  9. Eligible activities
  10. Eligible activities (continued)
  11. Ineligible activities
  12. Eligible expenditures
  13. Ineligible expenditures
  14. When and how to apply
  15. Application process
  16. Application process – Applicant guide
  17. Application for funding
  18. Section A: Organization information
  19. Section B: Detailed project information
  20. Section C: Budget template
  21. Section D: Declaration and undertaking
  22. Required document – Checklist
  23. Review process
  24. Review process (continued)
  25. Review process (continued)
  26. Review process (continued)
  27. Review process (continued)
  28. Available support
  29. For more information

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LGBTQ2 Community Capacity Fund information session

Call for Proposals 2020

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Purpose

Slide #2: Speaker’s notes

The purpose of the information session is to:

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LGBTQ2 Community Capacity Fund – objectives

Slide #3: Speaker’s notes

The objective of the LGBTQ2 Community Capacity Fund is to build stronger capacity and networks of LGBTQ2 community organizations, to advance LGBTQ2 equality across Canada.

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LGBTQ2 Community Capacity Fund – objectives (continued)

Slide #4: Speaker’s notes

This call will support projects which will strengthen capacity of LGBTQ2 community organizations in one or more of the following ways:

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Eligible organizations

Applicants can apply for one of two streams:

  1. For Canadian not-for-profit organizations that are already incorporated or registered

Slide #5: Speaker’s notes

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% should the activities be delivered in these areas (see Applicant Guide for definitions). Should you be eligible, the maximum funding amounts would be:

Definition of scopes for organizations (see question 6 of the applicant guide):

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Eligible organizations (continued)

  1. For Canadian not-for-profit organizations that are not yet incorporated or registered

Projects that support initial capacity building including becoming incorporated or registered (maximum of $25K per project.)

While these organizations can engage in other capacity building activities, they must as part of their project, undertake the necessary steps to become legally constituted, allowing them to compete for further government funding.

After becoming incorporated or registered, organizations can undertake additional capacity building activities with the balance of the $25,000.

Organizations who are not legally constituted are not eligible for the additional 25% for Northern or remote areas.

Slide #6: Speaker’s notes

Under the second stream, not-for-profit organizations who are not yet incorporated or registered must undertake the necessary steps to become legally constituted, allowing them to compete for government funding in the future. (Maximum of $25K per project.) Organizations applying under this stream are not eligible for the additional 25% for Northern or remote areas.

Note that new organizations can also be set up under this stream to work (chiefly or primarily) with LGBTQ2 communities.

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Eligible organizations (continued)

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Eligibility will be determined by the following:

If your organization does not work primarily or entirely with the LGBTQ2 community, you must explain how no such organization exists in your region or community.

Note that as part of their application, organizations could work in partnership with a non-LGBTQ2 organization in order to leverage resources, networks, etc.

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Ineligible organizations

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These are examples of organizations for whom LGBTQ2 communities are only one part of the larger population with which they work, or for whom LGBTQ2 communities are one of several subpopulations with which they work, and are therefore not considered eligible.

Examples :

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Eligible activities

Potential needs to be addressed

Examples of eligible activities

Human resources management

Establishing and implementing recruitment, training and retention strategies

Supporting the development and dissemination of tools for learning and skills development of members

Board governance

Evaluating and improving board effectiveness or creating a board or governing body

Strategic planning

Developing and implementing an organizational strategic plan, including regular results evaluation

Slide #9: Speaker’s notes

Eligible activities are those activities that build the capacity of an eligible organization whose initiatives advance a LGBTQ2 movement in Canada.

The following are potential needs to be addressed and examples of eligible activities:

Human resources management

Board governance

Strategic planning

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Eligible activities (continued)

Potential needs to be addressed

Examples of eligible activities

AdvocacyNote *

Building organizational capacity to affect change through the development of an advocacy strategy

Increase LGBTQ2 organizations’ capacity to advocate on LGBTQ2 issues

Sector coalitions and partnerships

Developing and implementing collaborative initiatives, including increased LGBTQ2 organization participation in intergovernmental collaborations

Building and improving coalitions to strengthen the not-for-profit LGBTQ2 sector

Lack of public awareness on the lived experiences and barriers faced by LGBTQ2 individuals

Conducting community-based research or other innovative projects that help identify the needs of the LGBTQ2 community

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AdvocacyNote *

Sector coalitions and partnerships

Lack of public awareness on the lived experiences and barriers faced by LGBTQ2 individuals

See Applicant Guide for a non-exhaustive list of eligible and ineligible activities.

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Ineligible activities

Examples of ineligible projects

Ongoing or new services or expansion of existing service and/or programming

Expanding existing services and/or programming (for example, health and wellness programs, career training services)

The development of a new service delivery initiative

Service delivery

Direct community services

Technical assistance through direct service delivery

Core/operational activities

Funding for existing or ongoing programs/projects

Ongoing direct engagement and/or advocacy

Ongoing general operational/management costs (for example, utility bills, management salary)

Procurement, lease or rental of real property

Training or development of individual(s)

Training or development linked to needs of an individual or individuals working within an LGBTQ2 organization that do not relate to organizational needs, or that do not include a plan to institutionalize the new knowledge/expertise for ongoing use by organization.

Slide #11: Speaker’s notes

This is a non-exhaustive list of ineligible activities.

This call for proposals is not intended to provide core funding for organizations, or to fund service delivery projects to LGBTQ2 community members

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Eligible expenditures

Slide #12: Speaker’s notes

See the Applicant Guide for a non-exhaustive list of eligible and ineligible expenditures.

The total amount of administrative expenditures does not exceed 20% of the total funding requested from WAGE (budget template).

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Ineligible expenditures

Slide #13: Speaker’s notes

This is a non-exhaustive list.

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When and how to apply

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Application process

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Application process – Applicant guide

Slide #16: Speaker’s notes

Please read the Applicant Guide in its entirety before completing an Application for Funding as it indicates how best to respond to questions.

The Applicant Guide will provide guidance on:

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Application for funding

The main sections of the application for funding are:

Section A: Organization information

Section B: Detailed project information

Section C: Budget and sources of revenue template

Section D: Declaration and undertaking

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Section A: Organization information

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WAGE uses the information you provide in this section to establish your organization’s identity

Question 17: Organization Mandate

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Section B: Detailed project information

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Section C: Budget and sources of revenue template

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Section D: Declaration and undertaking

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Required document – Checklist

A complete application includes:

  1. The application for funding form filled out in its entirety;
  2. Attached proof of incorporation or registration, if applicable
  3. Attached work plan in the Word template provided; and
  4. Attached budget and sources of revenue forms in the Excel templates provided.

For organizations established in Quebec, applicants must also:

Slide #22: Speaker’s notes

Proof of registration is not expected from organizations that are not yet legally constituted; however these organizations can apply for a maximum of $25,000. 

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Review process

Step 1: Initial screening for eligibility

Step 2: In-depth assessment

Step 3: Recommendation

Step 4: Approval

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Review process (continued)

Step 1: Initial screening for eligibility

Slide #24: Speaker’s notes

These criteria will be used to conduct a first screening of the applications submitted under this call for proposals. (Proof of registration is not expected from organizations that are not yet legally constituted; however, these organizations can apply for a maximum of $25,000.) 

Applications that do not meet these criteria will not be assessed.

Details on these criteria can also be found in the Applicant Guide.

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Review process (continued)

Step 2: In-depth assessment

Applications that pass screening will be assessed on:

Slide #25: Speaker’s notes

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Review process (continued)

Step 3: Recommendation

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Review process (continued)

Step 4: Approval

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Available support

Applicant guide

Support services

Information sessions

Women and Gender Equality Canada Offices

Toll-free Telephone Number

Local Telephone Number

Email

National

1-866-902-2719

819-420-6883

infonational@swc-cfc.gc.ca

Atlantic

1-877-851-3644

506-851-3644

infoatlantic@swc-cfc.gc.ca

Quebec and Nunavut

1-888-645-4141

514-283-3150

infoquebec@swc-cfc.gc.ca

Ontario

1-866-599-7259

819-420-6853

infoontario@swc-cfc.gc.ca

West, Northwest Territories and Yukon

1-866-966-3640

780-495-3839

infowest@swc-cfc.gc.ca

Slide #28: Speaker’s notes

Efforts are made at WAGE to provide upfront support to organizations during an open call for proposals:

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For more information

Visit the Department’s website

Be sure to click on link for the “LGBTQ2 Community Capacity Fund”

Important: read the Applicant Guide!

or

If you cannot find the specific information you need on the website, call us at the phone numbers indicated.

Please take a moment to complete our feedback form.

Slide #29: Speaker’s notes

For more information, please visit the Department’s website and be sure to click on link for the “LGBTQ2 Community Capacity Fund”

We cannot say this enough, it is very important to read the Applicant Guide.

If you cannot find the specific information you need on the website, call us at the respective phone number available on the previous slide of this presentation.

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