Funding programs for jobs, training, and social development projects
From Employment and Social Development Canada portfolio
Funding programs from Employment and Social Development Canada are government grants and contributions that help support jobs, training, and social development.
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Service Canada have measures in place to ensure that Grants and Contributions (Gs and Cs) applicants and recipients continue to receive services during periods of Canada Post service disruption.
The following procedures have been put in place to allow for receipt of information normally handled through the mail.
- Gs&Cs applications can be received by:
- Grants and Contributions Online Services (GCOS) for applicants who have an active account;
- Email directly to the specific programs as indicated in the Funding page or in the program’s Applicant Guide;
- Paper using courier services as per the program’s Applicant Guide; and
- In person by physically giving them to a Service Canada Center representative.
- Applicants should always keep a copy of their application.
- Gs and Cs agreements, claims, or any other type of documentation that do not contain protected B information, should be sent to the program officer by email or by courier services. Recipients who have access to GCOS must continue with the current online process.
- Recipients may provide protected B documents (documents with personal information) such as Participant Information Forms (PIF), Employer/Employee Declaration Form (EEDF) or other information, in person by physically giving them to a Service Canada Center representative or by courier services directly to the program officer.
- Recipients who have registered for Direct Deposit will continue to receive payments as usual.
- Funding recipients should contact their Service Canada program officer for any other questions.
Government grants and contributions
Grants are unconditional transfer payments that the Government provides to individuals or organizations for activities that meet eligibility criteria set by the funding program.
Contributions are similar to grants, except that, in order to receive funding and be reimbursed for specific costs, recipients need to meet certain performance conditions. The government can also audit the recipients' use of funding.
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