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New Community Fund for Canada’s 150th
available through Carleton North Community Foundation

A collaboration for Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation is bringing people and places together to build community and activate a groundswell of local initiatives, activities and events.

The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th is an effort led by Community Foundations of Canada and the national network of community foundations with the support from the Government of Canada and leaders from coast to coast to coast.

The Fund will engage Canadians from all walks of life in a wide range of local projects that build community, inspire a deeper understanding of Canada, and encourage participation in a wide range of initiatives that mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. The Fund will be responsive to local priorities and will be accessible to all Canadians, including Indigenous peoples, youth, groups that reflect our cultural diversity, and official language minority groups.

The Carleton North Community Foundation is partnering with the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th to access funding that will result in more grants to organizations within the Carleton North catchment area. These grants will be responsive to local priorities, connected to Canada’s sesquicentennial and will foster a greater sense of belonging, inclusion and reconciliation in our community. More details can be found on the Carleton North Community Foundation website at All applications must be submitted by April 30, 2017.

The Carleton North Community Foundation is pleased to have the opportunity to partner in recognizing Canada’s 150th anniversary.  This represents a fantastic opportunity to leverage our foundation’s ability to support projects that have a real and substantial impact on our community. We encourage anyone with a project idea to visit our website, put together a proposal and submit it” said Tyler Langdon, President and Chairman of the Carleton North Community Foundation.

“Canada’s 150th is an historic moment with the power to strengthen our communities and our connection to one another. Through the leadership of participating community foundations, the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th will spark thousands of initiatives and activities that bring out the best that Canada has to offer,” said Ian Bird, President of Community Foundations of Canada. “The Fund will encourage all Canadians to contribute to their communities in a way that fosters a greater sense of belonging, inclusion, and Reconciliation as we look to 2017 as a catalyst for community development in the years ahead.”

“The 150th anniversary of Confederation is an opportunity for a whole generation of Canadians to come together and celebrate our accomplishments. This important step will allow us to strengthen the bonds between Canadians from all regions of the country and to build, together, a vision for our future,” said the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. “The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th will let us create community projects that will leave a lasting legacy for generations to come.”

For more information visit our Canada 150 page.

About Community Fund for Canada’s 150th

The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th is a collaborative effort, seeded by the Government of Canada and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast. The Fund is matched and delivered locally by Canada’s 191 community foundations.


We’d like to share messages from recent grant recipients.

On behalf of the Mayor, Councillors, and the residents of the Village of Centreville and the Splash Park Project Committee, we would like to say Thank You for your very generous donation to our project.  We are very excited to start the project and see it progress and be completed.  We appreciate your acknowledgement of the importance of fun and recreation in our village.  We strive to make our village a wonderful and beautiful place for our children, our residents, and visitors.  Again thank you for your contribution, it has definitely made a difference in our community.
- Mayor Gary Thomas, Village of Centreville

Thank you very much for your contribution to the URVH – Waterville Cardiac Rehab designated fund.  We are very fortunate that you are helping to provide a healthier tomorrow for the patients in our region.  Since 1983 our community has helped fund the purchase of medical equipment, provide professional development to doctors, nurses and other health care professionals and to support special treatment programs that enhance patient services.  Thank you for making this possible.
 -Tammy Wood, Executive Director Chalmers Regional Hospital Foundation

We would like to express our sincere thanks for your donation to our ongoing revitalization of the Florenceville Curling Club.  We have completed the installation of new overhead lights for the ice surface.  Thank you from all members and the board for your generosity.  This project would not have been completed without your donation.
-Daniel Guest, Chairman Florenceville Curling Club

We were pleased to receive the grant money and with other money raised and donated, we have put together a COWS system of 25 laptops with a mobile cart.  It has been a huge project for our district tech team, but we are there and starting to utilize the system.  The staff at FES is very excited, on board for lots of Professional Development and grateful for the opportunities to meet children with their needs and interests at the forefront.
-Catherine Stephenson, Principal Florenceville Elementary School


The Florenceville Branch of The Royal Canadian Legion was honoured to have received a very generous donation recently, from the Carleton North Community Foundation, which will be used for several building upgrades including installation of a mini-split heating/air conditioning system, completion of several interior projects & new lighting.


The Carleton North Community Foundation was launched in 2008 with a $2 million donation from the McCain Foundation as part of the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of McCain Foods.  The Foundation supports a variety of eligible organizations under categories such as Arts & Culture, Education, Beautification, Economic Development, Recreation, Health and Wellness, and Environment.