March 20


06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

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Community organizations located within southern Ontario can now apply for up to $250,000 to support community not-for-profit projects.

About the Workshop:

The Community Activator applications are now open!

Get a behind the scenes look at this new funding opportunity which will be open for non-profits and community organizations. Join us in an interactive session where you can ask questions live to our grant writer expert and start or complete you application live. Walk along our expert and create a compelling aplication for this wonderful opportunity.

Overview of the Fund

My Mainstreet: Community Activator Program will provide up to $250,000 in support for community projects in southern Ontario that are designed to draw visitors and increase local vibrancy. The program supports projects that seek to revitalize neighborhoods and reimagine public spaces including main streets, downtown strips and plazas as vibrant and inclusive places that work for everyone.

Non-repayable funds can go towards placemaking projects such as:

Events & Activations: Community events of a short, limited or repeating duration intended to draw visitors or create a new local offering.

Community Enhancement: Improvements to a specific geographic area that will enhance its physical and visual appeal.

Streetscape Improvements: Projects that facilitate a focused, deliberate path to revitalizing or strengthening a downtown or commercial district’s economy.

Applications are open until March 31st, 2024.

What You Will Learn:

  • Overview of the Grant
  • How to create a compelling application for the Grant Review Committee
  • Tips on how to create a Grant Blueprint


  • Applicants from communities located within southern Ontario. Check region surrounding municipalities here.
  • Representatives of the following groups: Municipality, local or regional government, business improvement areas (BIAs), Indigenous governing body or development corporation, federally or provincially incorporated not-for-profit, other community organizations that apply with another organization that is listed as eligible.

How we help?

  • Learn more about the funding opportunity
  • Fill out the questionnaire with us
  • Start your application process and get it done
  • Discuss your case with our grant writer expert and get your questions answered

Virtual Event Details:

Date/time: Thursday March 20th at 6:30 pm
Location: Online Via Zoom

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please keep in mind that we don’t record grant working groups sessions because they are meant to encourage live participation and help you complete your grant application; therefore, we will not offer refunds. If you have issues to attend the session after registration please contact us at or call us at 905-497-8200.


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