Decolonization and Diversity


Various organisations in the country have either formed task forces and/or drafted plans of action in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action included in its Final Report. The CHA also wants to respond in support of the TRC.

Hence, the CHA would like to encourage members who produce concrete history-related endeavours in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and has created a fund to help them achieve their goal.

Call for projects

Any historical project proposed in response to the TRC’s Call to Action is eligible for funding. Approved proposals will be funded in order of priority, depending on the availability of funds. 

Application Process
Applicants must include their contact information, a short curriculum vitae – 250 words or less, a detailed budget for the project, together with an implementation schedule as well as a list of contributors, if any. See attached Form.
Selection Committee
The committee consists of the CHA Treasurer, the CHA Council member responsible for outreach, as well as an appointed member by the CHA Executive. The committee will review applications and determine the projects/events that best meet the program criteria.  

Administration of the Fund
The Selection Committee will process the applications to the fund and will make the decisions on the grants to be awarded.
Project Funding
The Call for submissions will be sent out in early January with a deadline for applications set at 30 April. The number of projects selected for funding will depend on the availability of fund in any given year up to a maximum of $1,000 per project.
Eligibility Criteria
The applicant must be a CHA member, a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant residing in the country, be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate history or related program or have completed a history or related degree. Only projects such as blogs, websites, social network accounts, videos, podcasts, guides, etc. directly related to the TRC Calls to Action are eligible. Priority will be given to those projects/events that have the potential to have the greatest impact. Funds will be attributed on a one year basis; multi‐year funding is not available. The funding can be allocated to develop already existing projects although priority will be given to new ones. Funds must be used within the year in which the financial support is granted. Successful applicants must submit a written report before 31 December, 2020.

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