Feminist Response and Recovery Fund

Organization name: 
Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Canada
Deadline date: 
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 3:00pm
RFP status: 


Women and Gender Equality Canada is inviting:

• Legally constituted not-for-profit Canadian women’s organizations.

• Legally constituted not-for-profit Indigenous organizations and, where there are no Indigenous organizations, Indigenous governments (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities) and their agencies.

• Legally constituted Canadian Research organizations, institutes and centres of expertise.

• Legally constituted Canadian Educational institutions.

To submit proposals for projects under theWomen’s Program call for proposals entitled Feminist Response and Recovery Fund.


The objective of this Call for Proposals is to fund systemic change projects to support women’s recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for underrepresented women. Funding will be awarded to projects that either undertake new projects for systemic change, or scale up past projects that have led to demonstrable systemic change. Systemic change addresses or removes the root barriers preventing gender equality, it does not seek to change women to adapt to discriminatory systems. Priority will be given to proposals for systemic change projects that will address barriers for underrepresented women including those who are: Indigenous, racialized, newcomers, members of official language minority communities (OLMCs), seniors, young women and girls, LGBTQ2 women, low income, live with a disability and in a rural, remote and/or northern community.

The deadline for applications under this call for proposals is noon (12:00 p.m.) (Pacific Time), on March 25, 2021.

Before you get started, carefully read the information about the Call for Proposals on the WAGE website.

Organizations that are considering applying to the Feminist Response and Recovery Fund call for proposals should participate in an information session provided by Women and Gender Equality Canada.

For more information, please visit our website. If you have questions after reading the information contained in the links above, please send an email to Call for Proposals Enquiries


Information sessions are happening twice a week, in French and English: https://cfc-swc.gc.ca/fun-fin/frrf/info-en.html