Overdose Emergency Response Centre – Community Action Initiative Grants Stream 2

The Community Overdose Crisis Innovation Grant application process opens on Monday, June 4th!


The Community Action Initiative (CAI), in partnership with the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions (MMHA) and the Overdose Emergency Response Centre (OERC), has funding available for Community Overdose Crisis Innovation Grants. These grants will augment the impact of the previously announced Community Action Team (CAT) Grants.

Similar to CAT grants, Community Overdose Crisis Innovation Grants are available for initiatives aligned with the OERC’s Comprehensive Package of Interventions (see OERC Terms of Reference). These interventions will capitalize on proven and effective strategies to form a comprehensive response to the overdose crisis. For example, new initiatives to strengthen pathways to treatment and care, innovative strategies to reach people who use alone, expansion of Indigenous approaches to healing and wellness, and initiatives to enhance engagement of people with lived experience.

The maximum allocation available for the Community Overdose Crisis Innovation Grants program is $75,000 per applicant. Agencies and coalitions within communities that have an Overdose Emergency Community Action Team (CAT) are eligible to apply for these grants, but funding decisions will take into account equitable distribution of resources across regions affected by the overdose crisis.


Key dates:

Applications open: June 4, 2018
Applications close: July 13, 2018
Grants awarded: September 2018


Full project details will be available on the CAI website Monday, June 4th. Please visit  the CAI website for more information.