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National Grants Eligibility
and Applications

In 2023, we awarded another $2.4 million through our national grants to organizations working to create transformational change in the lives of family caregivers across Canada.
17 organizations in 7 provinces were awarded grants of up to $300,000.

The Petro‑Canada CareMakers Foundation National Grant program is intended to inspire transformational change in the lives of family caregivers across Canada. We fund projects and programs that primarily:

  • 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.
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
The national grants are single year grants with a maximum value of $300,000, and are accessible annually. Please note we are unable to extend a grant award or consider it beyond the year of award. We encourage applicants to factor sustainability into their project.


National Grant Application period:
May 31 – July 5, 2024

Notification of Award:
End of September 2024

The National Grant application portal will open for 6 weeks beginning May 31 and close on July 5 by 11:59pm Mountain Standard Time.

Application and review process:

  • Application portal opens
  • Charities review the application guideline and eligibility
  • Eligible charities complete and submit an application through the portal (no email applications permitted)
  • CareMakers reviews applications
  • Award notification
  • Payment to grant recipient
Application portal now closed
Still have questions? Please review our FAQs for grants

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