National grants.

The Petro-Canada CareMakers Foundation National Grant program is intended to inspire transformational change in the lives of family caregivers across Canada.

Our focus is to fund projects and programs that:

  • Alleviate the systematic challenges faced by family caregivers across Canada
  • Support thought leadership and research programs that illuminate these challenges
  • Provide new insights
  • Suggest innovative solutions
  • Create tools or resources for family caregivers.

Available funding

The national grants are single year grants with a maximum value of $300,000, and are accessible annually.


To be considered for this grant, each applicant must:

  • Be a registered Canadian charity
  • Be working primarily to support family caregivers as central to their mission
  • Have the capacity to develop work that is applicable and relevant to a wide cross section of care partners across the country


We are unable to consider applications for the following:

  • Advertising
  • A professional sports group or team
  • Endowment funds
  • Fundraising campaigns or events
  • Religious purposes, except secular programs provided by faith-based organizations that are open to any person, regardless of their religious beliefs and without the requirement of a belief in a specific faith to receive services
  • Sponsorship of an event
  • Support for a specific individual, caregiver or family

Application period

The National Grant application portal will open for 6 weeks beginning June 2 and close on July 14 by 11:59pm Mountain Standard Time.

Application process

  • Call for application opens
  • Charities review the application guideline and eligibility
  • Eligible charities complete and submit an application
  • CareMakers reviews applications
  • Award notification
  • Payment to grant recipient

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