Racial Justice Project Grants

Now Accepting Applications for 2022-23

The Racial Justice Project Grant fund was established in 2022, as a part of the Racial Justice Action Plan drafted by CWCF’s Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Committee. This Action Plan has the long-term objective of a worker co-operative movement in Canada which is racially diverse, inclusive, and just.

Examples of eligible projects:

Webinar series for/about worker co-ops in BIPOC communities.

Honorariums supporting mentorship experiences by/for racialized individuals in the worker co-op sector.

Expenses for BIPOC-led enterprises to convert to a worker co-op business model (also see: the CWCF Technical Assistance grant program).


2022 Applications Open: 

2022 Application Deadline: 

Year One Projects to be completed by: 

September 23, 2022

October 21, 2022

August 31, 2023

Grant Amounts

Up to $2,000 annually per project.

Projects may apply for TWO (2) consecutive years of funding in one application.*

*note that CWCF’s financial year is from Sept. 1st – Aug. 31st.

Application Requirements

This granting pool is allocated to projects led by individuals who are Black, Indigenous or other People of Colour (BIPOC), or by groups which are majority BIPOC.

Projects must support racial justice in the worker co-op sector in Canada via promotion, development and/or education initiatives.

Successful applicants must commit to completing a short funding impact assessment survey & project report upon project completion.