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The Canada Service Corps (CSC) call for proposals (CFP) is now open! Seize the opportunity to bring your projects to life and help youth reach their full potential.

The Government of Canada is inviting all youth-serving organizations to apply for funding. Through this initiative, CSC provides volunteer service opportunities for youth ages 12 to 30, fostering impactful community change, skill development, and lifelong civic engagement. Exciting updates to CSC this year will make it easier for organizations to participate and will expand youth eligibility, including youth as young as 12 in certain program streams. This CFP also aims to expand and diversify CSC programming, and ensure youth, particularly Indigenous and under-served youth, have access to meaningful volunteer opportunities that will help them shape their development and growth.

The CFP will be open for a 10-week period, between October 12 and December 19, 2023.

Eligible recipients for this CFP include:

  • not-for-profit organizations;
  • for-profit organizations (provided that the nature and intent of the activity is non-commercial and not intended to generate profit);
  • research organizations and institutes;
  • indigenous organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities); and
  • municipal, provincial and territorial* entities, including institutions, agencies and Crown corporations, public health and educational institutions.

This CFP prioritizes projects that have a focus on one or more of the themes below:

  • reconciliation;
  • building an inclusive Canada;
  • preserving the environment;
  • promoting civic and democratic engagement;
  • strengthening youth resilience; and/or
  • potential new themes identified by youth.

How to apply

Organizations interested in applying for funding are encouraged to create an account through the Grants and Contributions Online Services (GCOS) portal. Creating a GCOS account is a one-time process that allows you to apply for CSC and other funding opportunities with Employment and Social Development Canada in a secure web environment.

When registering your GCOS account, you will need to provide your Canada Revenue Agency business number. If your organization does not have a business number, you will be able to apply for funding by email or postal mail.

For more information or assistance with your GCOS account:

For enquiries, contact:

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