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 2022 National Grant application portal is now closed.  Thank you to everyone who applied. Please check back in Summer 2023 to view the next application period.

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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