Government of New Brunswick

We have been compiling a list of opportunities that exist for non-profit organizations in these areas and are constantly discovering new ones.  Therefore this list may change on occasion.  If you or your organization knows of something that we have not included but think others may be interested please feel free to share it with us and we will look at having it added to our website.


Funding / Grants

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Business Development Program aims at supporting Atlantic Canadian small and medium businesses (SMEs) and those who wish to establish in Atlantic Canada. Non-commercial/non-profit organizations - including Aboriginal organizations - such as business and economic development associations, provincial crown corporations, universities, educational institutions, municipalities and their agencies, business or technology institutes are eligible.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Shelter Enhancement Program (SEP) offers financial assistance to assist in the repair, rehabilitation and improvement of existing shelters, and to assist in the acquisition or construction of new shelters and second-stage housing for victims of family violence.

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

The Charities Directorate, Charities Partnership and Outreach Program. This program is designed to provide funding to registered charities and non-profit organizations to develop and deliver education and training on compliance to registered charities.

Canadian Heritage

The Department of Canadian Heritage plays a vital role in the cultural and civic life of Canadians.  This guide provides a brief description of our programs, as well as information on how, when, and where to apply for funding. Since our programs change from time to time, we encourage you to visit the Department’s website for the most up-to-date information.

Community Foundations of Canada 

The national membership organization for Canada’s Community Foundations.

Environment Canada

Funding is available through the EcoAction Community Funding Program for projects that address Environment Canada’s priority issues of Clean Air and Climate Change, Clean Water, and Nature.

Environment Canada has prepared resource guide that will help you locate numerous sources of funding for environmental projects. It includes information on public and private sector programs and organizations that provide financial assistance, labour costs or in-kind donations to community groups.

Human Resources and Social Development Canada

New Horizons for Seniors  helps to ensure that seniors can benefit from, and contribute to, the quality of life in their communities. There are three kinds of funding: Community Participation and Leadership, Capital Assistance, and Elder Abuse Awareness. 

New Brunswick – Community Foundations

Fondation communautaire de la Péninsule acadienne Inc. (french only)
Fredericton Community Foundation Inc.
Fundy Community Foundation
The Greater Saint John Community Foundation
The Community Foundation of Southeast New Brunswick Inc.
Sussex Area Community Foundation Incorporated

Public Safety Canada

The Security Infrastructure Program (SIP) has been established to help enhance the security infrastructure of communities targeted by hate-motivated crime. Funding is available to not-for-profit organizations linked to a community with a demonstrated history of hate-motivated crime.

Service Canada

Canada Summer Jobs is focused on encouraging not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create jobs that not only meet their needs, but benefit students looking to gain work experience.



Human Resources Social Development Canada

In 2001, the International Year of Volunteers, the Government of Canada launched the Thérèse Casgrain Volunteer Award. This award commemorates the work of Thérèse Casgrain and honours those who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to volunteering.


Governor General of Canada

In April 1996, the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award was created to recognize the fine example set by these special volunteers whose compassion and charitableness are such a part of the Canadian character.

This Volunteer Award honours Canadians for unpaid voluntary activities, most often behind the scenes at the community level. They have given extraordinary help or care to individuals, families or groups, or supported community service or humanitarian causes. Recipients usually have been involved in these activities for several years and normally have not been recognized with a national or provincial honour.



Government of Canada

This is a guide of Government of Canada programs and services, put together especially for Canadians in rural and remote communities.

This Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal was created to help empower people to be successful in gaining funds for projects that provide worthwhile social service. A major theme that runs throughout the Guide is a concern for the development of meaningful cooperative relationships - with funding agencies, with community organizations, and with the people you are serving - as a basis for the development of strong fundable initiatives. The Guide is built on the assumption that it is through collaboration and participation at all levels that long term change can be effected.