Community Grants

Individual grants support projects like the film about Canada's prison farms Til The Cows Come Home

An CFSC grant supported the film about Canada’s prison farms Til The Cows Come Home

Community grants support projects that are consistent with our justice program’s mandate and Quaker principles in both goals and processes. Most projects funded are under $500, with the maximum $1,000. We are open to two or three year proposals.

Apply for a grant – application deadlines are: April 1 and October 1. Applicants will be notified in May and November.

Reporting on your grant – report deadlines are September 15 and March 15.

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Since 2012 we’ve funded:

  • The Canadian Families and Corrections Network to reprint Parent-Child Activity Sheets
  • Understory Magazine, an online magazine of literary writing and visual art by and about Canadian women, received a grant to assist with publishing a special issue (issue 8) on the theme of women and justice.
  • Dorothy and Gerald Vandering for an art show and workshops titled Ripped Apart or Stitched Together at the 2014 National Restorative Justice Conference in Banff.
  • Concilio Prison Ministry (Nova Scotia) towards the costs of Spring House which addresses address the needs of families visiting the federal prison located in Springhill.
  • Women’s Shelter (Toronto) to assist with transportation for women and their children to a counseling program for children exposed to violence.
  • Canadian Families and Corrections Network (Kingston) for the republishing of Time’s Up: A reintegration toolkit for families and other resources for families of offenders.
  • Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton (Ontario) to assist with the establishment of an Elizabeth Fry office in Newmarket, Ontario and for an Criminal Lawyer Duty Counsel Emergency Fund to help those released by the court to return to prison to retrieve personal belongings, ID, etc.
  • Telltales Media towards the production of a documentary ‘Till the Cows Come Home about the closure of Kingston’s prison farm.
  • Initiatives for Just Communities (Winnipeg, Manitoba) for development of a database for the Open Circle Program.
  • Mennonite Central Committee Canada for a Maritime tour of the play Forgiven/Forgotten by the theatre troupe Theatre of the Beat that addresses issues of crime and our responses to those affected by crime.
  • Moncton Community Chaplaincy (New Brunswick) towards A Circle of Support and Accountability (COSA) Fredericton start-up.
  • Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Victoria (British Columbia) Area Council of AVP-Canada for workshop focusing on trauma.
  • Instruments of Change Society (British Columbia) for workshops and activities related to the Ladies Rock Camp in women’s prisons.
  • A column on peace and nonviolence in the Out of Bounds prison magazine.