Women and Gender Equality Canada is accepting proposals to address gender-based violence through 2 different funding streams until February 3, 2023.

Promising Practices funding stream

The goal of the Promising Practices funding stream is to develop, put in place, and evaluate programs, services, strategies, or policies that show potential to address gender-based violence.

Community Based Research funding stream 

The goal of the Community Based Research funding stream is to fund research projects that build knowledge to help address the needs of the underserved population in the GBV sector. This includes Indigenous women, black or racialized women, non-binary, gender diverse and 2SLGBTQI+ and Two-Spirit people, those living in Northern, rural, and remote communities, women living with disabilities, non-status and temporary status migrant, immigrant, and refugee women, and children and youth.


Organizations must:

  • Be a Canadian organization
  • Have proof of incorporation or registration or be created under an Act
  • Have experience working on GBV issues

There are further eligibility that must be met for each funding stream. Please visit:


For both funding streams, projects should begin no earlier than summer 2023, and finish no later than March 31, 2026.

Promising Practices projects can receive up to $650,000 projects within a local, provincial, or territorial context, or up to $2,000,000 projects in multiple provinces or territories.

Community Based Research projects can receive up to $400,000 for community-based research and data collection.


Organizations can only apply to one funding stream, and will need to have or sign up for  a Online Application and Intake System (ONAIS) account to apply.

The deadline to apply is 2:00 pm on February 3, 2023.