Intergenerational Wellness and Sports Deadlines

Community Fund • May 10, 2024

Applications for Intake 2 of Intergenerational Wellness and Sports are closing soon.

Intergenerational Wellness

Was your family impacted by Government policies and actions in the 1940s? Do you have a family project you’d like to pursue?

The Family Sharing & Healing category of Intergenerational Wellness is offering up to $5,000 to eligible families for projects that support family healing and sharing projects such as self-published books, digital scrapbooks, reflective storytelling, oral histories, internment camp tours, and gatherings, etc.

CATEGORY 1: Family Sharing & Healing
Families: up to $5,000 for projects tied to intergenerational wellness and healing.

CATEGORY 2Seniors Intergenerational Group Wellness grants 
Organizations and groups: up to $10,000 for projects that support seniors groups.

CATEGORY 3Intergenerational Group Gatherings grants
Organizations and groups: up to $40,000 ($10,000 for Unincorporated Japanese Canadian Groups) for projects that support group gatherings that address historical trauma.

The deadline for applications is Monday, May 20

With the second intake of Intergeneration Wellness applications due to close on May 20, we have put together a Q&A to help address questions families may have about what can be funded and how to get help with your applications.

Q: What is Family Sharing & Healing, and who can apply? 
A: Family Sharing & Healing is for families who are encouraged to apply for up to $5,000 for projects tied to the core value of family healing, sharing and intergenerational trauma.

Q: What kinds of things will you fund? 
A: Eligible sharing activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • self-published books
  • self-made art projects
  • digital scrapbooks
  • reflective storytelling
  • oral histories
  • family genealogy
  • internment camp tours
  • family counselling

Q: How do I apply? 
A: Applications are made on our website The application form will guide you through a series of questions, including a budget template. We have a downloadable worksheet that you can use to work out the details of your application before filling in the online form.

Q: What if I need help filling out the application form? 
A: We are hosting a series of online Info Sessions via Zoom to assist participants with the application form. Sessions will last a minimum of one hour and will include a Q&A session. Please feel free to sign up for one of the sessions and we will walk you through the application process.

Wednesday, May 1 5:00 – 6:00pm PST

Tuesday, May 14 5:00 – 6:00pm PST

Wednesday, May 15 5:00 – 6:00pm PST

Q: My family wants to apply for a project that will take place this summer. Can we get approved in time to make our travel plans? 
A: Families seeking grant funding for projects that involve travel during summer 2024 are encouraged to submit their project applications as early as possible. This will allow the Project Office to process and bring forward applications for assessment on a rolling basis prior to any travel taking place.

We hope this answers some of your questions. If you are even thinking about applying, we encourage you to sign up for one of our Zoom sessions. We’d love to talk to you! You can also reach out by email at with any questions or concerns.


The Sports stream of the Community Fund encourages and enhances sport performance and leadership amongst Japanese Canadian Descendants by supporting High-Performance/High-Level athletes and High-Performance Coaches with funds towards their development and pursuit of sport excellence. These categories are designed for high-performance individuals pursuing sport excellence.

CATEGORY 1A: High-Performance Athletes
Up to $5,000 towards development and pursuit of sport excellence

CATEGORY 1B: High-Level Athletes
Up to $2,500 towards development and pursuit of sport excellence

CATEGORY 2High-Performance Coaches
Up to $5,000 towards development and pursuit of sport excellence

The deadline for applications is Saturday, June 15

Japanese Canadian Legacies are initiatives that honour our elders past and present. We are grateful to be doing this work on the ancestral lands of the Coast Salish peoples.