Request for Funding Questionnaire


Contact person

Telephone No.

Mailing address


Program overview

The purpose of the grants is to contribute to the development of criminal justice policies and delivery of services. The grants provide funding for National Voluntary Organizations (NVOs) to maintain a national structure and cover core operating expenses, including salaries and benefits, rent, translation, telephone, postage, and equipment/material for staff and board members.


Funding provided to NVOs is made in the form of grants. According to the Treasury Board of Canada Policy on Transfer Payments, a grant is “a transfer payment subject to pre-established eligibility and other entitlement criteria. A grant is not subject to being accounted for by a recipient nor normally subject to audit by the department. The recipient may be required to report on results achieved.”

Describe how your organization meets each of the nine criteria in the spaces provided.

1. The organization is a national voluntary organization

1a Date of incorporation

1b Charitable registration number

2. The organization's objectives and activities are related to those of the Public Safety Canada.

2a Mission

2b Mandate

3. The organization has a board of directors. List the names and titles of board members.

4. Describe the organization's internal accountability measures.

5. The organization is well established and has a high level of credibility. Provide history and at least two recent projects/initiatives.

6. The organization is normally able to secure at least five percent (5%) of its core funding from sources other than the federal government. Provide proof of other funding sources.

7. The organization has an active membership and formal structure. Provide information on the current membership and structure.

8. The organization is actively engaged in pursuing its stated objectives through strategies and activities acceptable in a free and democratic society. Provide a summary of current strategies and activities.

9. The organization agrees to provide information requested by the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the Grant Program. Provide information about the following Performance Indicators:


Performance Indicator

Influence on policy development and legislative initiatives

Examples of engagement initiatives with the Department (e.g. instances in which applicants made their views known on Public Safety policy development and legislative initiatives activities through correspondence, meetings, presentations)

Level of participation in policy development consultation and knowledge-building initiatives (i.e. Corrections Roundtable, and in PS/JUS/National Associations Active in Criminal Justice Workshops)

Examples of requests to develop new or modify existing policies and legislation.

Examples of advice (verbal/written) and information (e.g. reports, publications) provided by applicants on:

Shared knowledge and awareness (for decision-making and enhanced delivery of services)

Examples of information that contribute to enhancing the knowledge of (e.g. examples of tools, publications and other dissemination activities developed by applicants):

Delivery of services

If applicable, extent to which the applicants' innovative approaches to the criminal justice systems enhanced the NVOs' capacity to deliver services in addition to indirect enhancement of Public Safety portfolio operations.

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