Organizational and Programmatic Information
Catapult Canada is a national platform and community that aims to increase equity of access to learning opportunities for youth. Catapult comprises three core components:
- Digital Hub – a robust online platform providing resources to a network of organizations serving youth across the country,
- Access Innovation Fund–a multi-million-dollar fund that will support diverse projects at different levels, and
- Mentor-Coaches – a team of experienced professionals who can help design and guide successful projects in diverse communities.
Catapult Canada is powered by the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF). The RHF is an independent and non-political charitable organization established to mobilize ideas, people, and resources across the country to tap into our national spirit and help realize our shared aspirations. Working towards a better Canada, the RHF celebrates what is best about Canada while working with partners to meaningfully improve lives and foster the conditions for more Canadians to succeed and thrive.
For more information on the Access Innovation Fund and our current streams of funding please visit the grants page. For questions specifically related to the Survey Monkey Apply grant management platform please visit the FAQ on the Survey Monkey Apply page.
We currently have two granting streams available:
- Funding Stream One: Scaling up promising practices during COVID-19 for youth serving organizations.
- Funding Stream Two: Initiatives for supporting NEET youth: Innovation Grant.
Potential applicants will be required to complete an eligibility assessment to determine whether they’re eligible to apply for the available funding streams: https://catapult.smapply.ca/.
No, we encourage Grassroots group, A First Nations community, organization incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation (this includes First Nations Communities, Inuit or other Indigenous communities and Métis Charter, that are registered as not-for-profit corporations without share capital in Canada), Unincorporated community groups and other relevant parties to apply to the open funding streams for which they meet eligibility criteria.
Applicants have until April 30, 2021 at 5:00pm EST to submit their Expression of Interest for either funding streams; Funding Stream One (Covid-19 promising practices) or Funding Stream Two (Supporting NEET youth).
Applicants will be notified of their Expression of Interest application status by May 12, 2021. Shortlisted applicants will be further notified in late June 2021 upon additional review.
Applications will undergo an internal review conducted by RHF staff and then an external review process will take place.
The next Access Innovation Fund granting stream will be available October 2021.
About Resource Submissions
You can submit a resource at this link. Please be sure to read our community guidelines before submitting your resource.
It will take up to 3 business days for the Catapult team to review your resource.
About the Digital Hub
The Digital Hub has been designed to support community engagement, share best practices, and broaden the reach of existing, successful programs, as well as channeling new resources. By registering for the Hub Users can comment on resources, curate their list of favourite resources, access contact information to connect directly with Mentors/Coaches.