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Canadian Heritage: Digital Citizenship Contribution Program – Covid-19 Call

Research Admin Offices:


Funding Type:



up to $40,000 per project


  • Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities



Internal Deadline:

July 17, 2020

Sponsor Deadline:

July 31, 2020


The Digital Citizen Contribution Program supports the priorities of the Digital Citizen Initiative by providing time-limited financial assistance for research and citizen focused activities in order to support democracy and social cohesion in Canada in a digital world by enhancing and/or supporting efforts to counter online disinformation and other online harms and threats to Canada’s democracy and social cohesion.


To be eligible for funding, your organization must be:

  • a national, provincial, territorial, municipal, Indigenous, community or professional organization, society or association which has voluntarily associated itself for a not-for-profit purpose, and which has the mandate to represent its membership or community;
  • a not-for-profit organization, including non-governmental or umbrella organizations, non-profit corporations, community groups, regulatory bodies or apprenticeship authorities, or associations serving the private sector;
  • a university or educational institution;
  • an individual researcher, acting in his or her personal capacity;
  • a research institution with an established record in relevant field(s), intending to undertake work in a Canadian context; or
  • a for-profit Canadian and Canadian-owned institution with a record of developing and delivering programming, and performing research or related activities relevant to the goals of Canadian Heritage’s Digital Citizen Initiative, provided that the nature and the intent of the activity is non-commercial.

Federal institutions, including any department, branch, office, board, agency, commission, corporation or other entity that receives an annual appropriation from Parliament, are not eligible for funding under the Program.

Application/Nomination Process:

  • Contact the Digital Citizen Contribution Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage to request an application package, including the application guidelines and the general application form.
  • Read the application guidelines in their entirety before completing your application.
  • If you meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the application guidelines, complete the general application form, attach all required supporting documents and submit your application through only one means (that is by email, by mail, in-person, etc.).


Program website


For support, please contact Christina Pellegrini, Senior Advisor, ROADS.