Individual Funding Stream

As part of the Stand Up project, Oxfam Canada is pleased to announce support for several initiatives that will raise awareness in Canada about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), such as:

  • Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)
  • Contraceptive care
  • Access to youth-friendly Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) services
  • Access to safe abortion and other reproductive healthcare
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • 2SLGBTQ+ rights
  • Destigmatizing sex positivity and the right to pleasure
  • Ending Gender-Based Violence (GBV)
  • Sex worker rights
  • Other SRHR issues

Oxfam Canada will be supporting public engagement initiatives based in Canada under 2 different streams: one for individual youth (age 18-29); and one for self-identified women’s rights organizations (WROs) or youth-led organizations (YLOs).

Selected activities must respect differences of gender, sexual orientation, identity, ability, race, language, religion, country of origin and political perspective.

Are you between the age of 18-29 years old and have a public engagement initiative you want to organize in your community to draw attention to SRHR issues that are important to you? Maybe it’s a film screening, a workshop, a radio debate, a discussion panel, an art installation – there are so many creative ways to raise awareness! We want to hear what initiatives you’re inspired to bring to life in order to make positive change.

We will provide between $1,000-$5,000 to support eligible costs to youth in Canada so they can implement their creative public engagement SRHR initiatives in their Canadian-based community, excluding Québec. We expect selected initiatives to be completed within 6 months of signing the support agreement.

If selected, you and your initiative will be part of a growing international network of incredible sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) advocates and initiatives like: Gilda Jacinta, an 18-year-old activista in Mozambique who promotes SRHR with in-school youth and through radio programs; Generation Alive in Zambia, who created youth-friendly spaces in SRH clinics; and The Network for Youth Development in Malawi, who have provided social media training for over 2000 youth to engage on SRHR issues and advocate for access to SRH services for youth.

Eligibility and requirements:

  • Applicants must be between 18-29 years of age at the time this application is submitted to be eligible for selection.
  • Individuals are only allowed one submission.
  • These creative public engagement SRHR initiatives must take place in their Canadian-based community. Applicants living in Québec and Québec-based initiatives are not eligible.
  • Their initiative’s eligible activities combined must be between $1,000-$5,000 CAD.
  • All selected participants will be required to participate in a review and submit a brief final report on their initiative once it’s done. This will include all financial documentation as outlined in the support agreement. Selected participants may also be asked to participate in future selection committees.
  • Selected initiatives must be completed within 6 months of signing the support agreement.

We welcome applications on a range of SRHR issues. Special consideration will be given to applications focused on:

  • Abortion or abortion access
  • SRHR initiatives led by and for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) communities
  • SRHR initiatives led by and for trans and non-binary communities
  • Sex worker rights led by sex workers

How to Apply:

You can start and save your application as you go, so that you only submit when ready.

All submissions must be received by September 5th, 2023 at midnight ET. 

Click here to apply!


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