The Catapult Access Innovation Fund supports youth-serving organizations in Canada to design, build, scale up and evaluate the impact of initiatives to better support Canadian youth in their learning goals, especially those underserved by the education system and disengaged from education and/or career pathways.

The objectives of the fund are to:

The Rideau Hall Foundation’s Catapult Canada Access Innovation Fund invites applicants to submit proposals in its second open call process. Proposals are designated for registered non-profits or charities (qualified donnes) as well as grassroot groups or unincorporated organizations working with a shared platform (non-qualified donees). Applications should focus on project description, including alignment with the Catapult Canada mandate; what the project will do and the impact it will have. We recognize the importance of national learning and local context, as well as promoting strong coordination and partnership across government, funders, delivery organizations and educational systems.

The Access Innovation Fund will prioritize initiatives that:

For the second open call, in addition to alignment with the objectives of the Access Innovation Fund, we will also be prioritizing initiatives that:

The first round of funding through the Access Innovation Fund was awarded to 12 community-based organizations from across Canada. Learn more here.

About the Rideau Hall Foundation

The Rideau Hall Foundation is a national registered charity established in 2012 to focus on amplifying the values and initiatives which serve to further unite us as a country. We collaborate on projects that span four key areas: (1) learning initiatives that strive for excellence and equity; (2) strengthening Canada’s culture of innovation, (3) widening the circle of giving and volunteering; and (4) investing in Canadian leaders with transformative potential. You can learn more about the nation-building work of the RHF by visiting our website at

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Joining the Catapult Community

Catapult is committed to building a sustainable and dynamic eco-system of youth-serving organizations in Canada that facilitates peer-to-peer learning and problem solving; the sharing of resources, promising practices and innovative ideas; and providing community support and partnership. To that end, all grantees will be part of a community of practice, facilitated by Catapult and co-developed by grantees to meet their evolving needs.