Deadline Extended for MAP Reopening Fund

Oct 19, 2021
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
In this eNews you will find:
Deadline Extended
Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations
New Deadline: November 29, 2021
The deadline for the Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations under the Museums Assistance Program (MAP) has now been extended until November 29!

This funding will help heritage organizations that have felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as they reopen and safely welcome back visitors.

Not-for-profit organizations with a heritage collection, such as museums, archives, galleries and historic sites, may be eligible to receive funding. Indigenous organizations with a heritage collection are also encouraged to apply. Organizations can receive between $1,000 and $100,000 in reopening support.

For full details on program eligibility and information on how to apply, please visit Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted through the new Canadian Heritage Funding Portal (CHFP). In order to apply through the portal, you will need to complete a three-step online application process.
  1. Create a User Profile
    • The individual that sets up the Applicant Profile and registers the organization should be the Authorized Representative, someone with signing authority for your organization. The Authorized Representative will be considered the signatory on the application form.
  2. Register your Organization
    • To register your Organization, you will need the following documents:
      • Proof of your organization’s legal status (letters patent/incorporation documents, partnership agreements, constitution, bylaws or other recognized documentation); if your organization is an unincorporated association without any by-laws or a constitution, you can attach a copy of meeting minutes or a list of your controlling members
      • Direct Deposit Enrollment Form, stamped by a financial institution or accompanied by one supporting document (a void cheque, banking letter, or management letter).  Direct Deposit Enrollment Forms can be downloaded from the portal.
  3. Submit an Online Application Form
    • To complete your MAP Reopening Funding Application, you will need the following documents:
      • Proof of signing authority (bylaws, constitution, Board resolution or other document)
      • Financial Statements from 2019 or last completed pre-pandemic fiscal year (audited if available)

Read more information about the Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations HERE.
View the Canadian Heritage Funding Portal  (CHFP) HERE
Read Tips and Tricks for your application HERE

For any questions or comments, please contact Heritage Programs. Their team is available to assist you with the new process from Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm (Eastern Standard Time). 

Telephone: 1-866-811-0055
TTY (Teletype for the hearing impaired): 1-888-997-3123
ONCA Proclaimed and Ontario Business Registry
From the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services:

The Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 came into force today. This legislative framework modernizes governance for Ontario’s not-for-profit corporations and significantly reduces the bureaucratic burden on them, moving from paper-based filings to digital services and providing enhanced flexibility. Not previously available in our province, Ontario not-for-profit corporations will be able to access an online government system, eliminating the duplication of paperwork and other redundancies. It will also empower not-for-profit corporations with features like pre-defined text that will support their operations, helping users submit information error-free and reduce legal costs.

Ross Romano, Minister of Government and Consumer Services, joined by Nina Tangri, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, launched the new Ontario Business Registry.

Registrations or filings that were previously submitted by mail or fax, taking four to six weeks to complete, can now be done instantly through the online registry. Annual returns can also be completed in the registry, which means corporations can keep all their important filings in one place. Additionally, the new Ontario Business Registry is integrated with the Canada Revenue Agency, enabling the identification of a business or not-for-profit corporation by a single business number, further streamlining administrative processes.

Read the full News Release HERE
Access the Ontario Business Registry HERE
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