Note CEDTAP has completed its final selection round and
all funding has been allocated. Access to this page is for information
Activities we support
Learning and dissemination
offers support to mature Community Economic Development (CED) organizations
and to Community Based Organizations (CBOs) emerging in the CED
field. Eligible organizations include co-operatives, community development
corporations, community loan funds and other non-profit organizations.
Contributions from CEDTAP can vary from $3,000 up to a maximum of
$20,000. To qualify for CEDTAP support, an organization must demonstrate
that it can commit to making a cash contribution of 20% towards
the technical assistance fees.
Target Group Initiatives
Information and Communication
assistance means the expertise, guidance and advice that can contribute
to the development of your CED organization or community initiative.
For example, a provider of technical assistance could:
- facilitate strategic planning sessions;
- develop feasibility studies, business plans or financing strategies;
- help design evaluations of CED initiatives.
offers a Canada-wide matching service between community organizations
assistance providers and funds technical assistance assignments.
CBOs emerging in the CED sector, CEDTAP also supports longer-term
mentorship and coaching arrangements..
supports exchanges that are designed to let staff and volunteers
meet peers or experts who work on similar issues, learn about new
practices, and develop joint ventures and partnerships.
Target Group Initiatives
encourages initiatives that facilitate the involvement of women,
youth, Aboriginal people, new immigrants and disability groups in
CED. CEDTAP can provide funds to organizations that create opportunities
for learning and leadership skills development within these target
and Communication Technology
will consider requests for hardware and software that will allow
organizations to operate their programs and services more efficiently.
Requests could include accounting software, project management software
or more specialized applications such as e-commerce capabilities
and community computer networks.
strengthen the sector, CEDTAP can provide funding for the development
of tools geared to the needs of either emerging or mature CED organizations.
Tools could be in the form of handbooks, guides, videos or computer
is a demonstrative program and is therefore committed to sharing
the lessons learned from the initiatives we support. For example,
CEDTAP organizes an annual forum as a vehicle for exchange among
communities and practitioners, and is an active partner in the development
of a pan-Canadian learning network for the CED sector.
focus is to support initiatives that address the needs of Canadians
who have been marginalized by factors such as low income, unemployment
or geographic isolation.
priority is to support initiatives that will generate tangible results
in areas such as resource mobilization, asset building, community
enterprise development and job creation.
CEDTAP provides on-going support to groups emerging in the CED sector,
our emphasis is to support mature CED organizations.