Holidays, Celebrations and Commemorations
Diamond Jubilee Community Celebrations
The Diamond Jubilee Community Celebration initiative is making funding available for community celebrations in honor of the 60th anniversary of the reign of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II as Queen of Canada, Her service and dedication to this country, and to celebrate Canadian achievements during that period.
1812 Commemoration Fund
The 1812 Commemoration Fund, a three-year funding initiative ending on March 31, 2014, is administered by the Department of Canadian Heritage. The goal of the Fund is to foster greater awareness and understanding among Canadians of the importance of the War of 1812 in our history.
Canadian Heritage provides financial support for activities organized during the Celebrate Canada period, from June 21st to July 1st. These activities celebrate National Aboriginal Day on June 21st, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24th, Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27th and Canada Day on July 1st.
Building Communities through Arts and Heritage
The Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program is designed to increase opportunities, through festivals or other events and activities, for local artists and artisans to be involved in their community and for local groups to commemorate their local history and heritage.