PHAC Funding Opportunity for the Healthy Canadians and Communities Fund


from the Public Health Agency of Canada

We are pleased to inform you about the launch of the Healthy Canadians and Communities Fund (HCCF). The HCCF will support interventions that focus on behavioural risk factors (physical inactivity, unhealthy eating, and tobacco use) with the aim of preventing the main chronic diseases of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Priorities for the HCCF program include an expanded focus on addressing health inequalities; encouraging multi-sectoral participation in chronic disease prevention; and exploring new ways to address the risk factors for chronic disease. The HCCF builds on the former Multi-sectoral Partnerships to Promote Healthy Living and Prevent Chronic Disease (MSP) program by integrating successes and lessons learned.

The first solicitation under the HCCF is open. Under this solicitation, eligible organizations can submit an application for the initial design of an intervention with a priority population and multi-sectoral partnerships development. Details about the Design Phase solicitation and eligibility requirements can be found on the new HCCF Website. Please note that the deadline for this solicitation is Wednesday April 14 at noon, Pacific time. 

A Webinar will also be offered for potential applicants who wish to learn more and ask questions about the HCCF. It is important to note that the Webinar will be recorded and those who join the session are agreeing to participate in the recording and having their image and voice recorded. Applicants can register for the following Webinar sessions by March 21, 2021:

English: March 23 at 10 AM Pacific time

French: March 24 at 10 AM Pacific time

We are excited to be offering a new online portal to support online submissions of applications. Please visit the How to Apply, FAQs and Contact Us section of our website to learn more or to reach us.

For answers to commonly asked questions, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the HCCF.