New call for proposals

February 22, 2024

Help in Montreal and elsewhere in Quebec

Transitioning to adulthood is a critical point in the lives of youths in care. It is a challenging time where youths in care often lack proper family support or a social safety net to help them navigate their new situation. At the Fondation, we are committed to meeting the most pressing needs of those youths in both Montreal and other regions of Quebec.

Once again this year, the Fondation is inviting proposals and funding applications from organizations and other foundations that support youths who are or have been subject to the Youth Protection Act, including children in the care of the DYP and children subject to the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The goal of the funding program is to support actions that will accelerate and amplify the impact of each organization’s mission.

The funds provided under this program are intended for youths aged 16 to 25 who are or were in youth protection and have received support in becoming independent and transitioning to adulthood. By funding various initiatives, we are giving youths the opportunity to access additional support while enhancing the services available in their regions to meet their specific needs.

Projects will be assessed based on their quality and alignment with defined priorities. Generally, funding amounts will range between $20,000 and $75,000

To submit your proposal

The application period runs from February 19 to April 19, 2024.

Fill in the form

Remember to send us a letter of intent as soon as possible and no later than March 15, 2024, to confirm that you would like to submit a project. If you hear about this call for proposals after that date, please reach out to the Programs Department.

You can apply for funding to cover the cost of your project in whole or in part. The funds will be released on condition that they be used only for the purposes specified in the proposal that you have submitted and that has been approved by the Allocations Committee.

Eligibility criteria

Demonstrate that the project will directly support youths who are or have been subject to the Youth Protection Act or the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Be located in Quebec and have proof of incorporation or provincial registration.
Be one of the following:
– A foundation
– A non-profit organization or a social economy business.
-An exception is made for government agencies that work together with community organizations.

Selection process

The Allocations Committee will review all proposals submitted to the Fondation during the month of May. Successful applicants will be contacted by mid-June. The first payments will be issued in the summer.

Key dates

Application deadline: April 19, 2024
Before submitting the form, please contact the Programs Department to provide a brief letter of intent indicating your interest in proposing a project.
Successful projects confirmed: Mid-June
First payments issued: Summer 2024


To learn more, please email Geneviève Gagnon, Director of Programs, Impact and Community Relations:

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