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The first round of applications is now closed.
We look forward to announcing the succesful projects in early March. 


SHIFT supports existing and emerging initiatives focused on social and institutional transformation at Concordia and beyond.

$100,000 to support socially transformative projects

During its pilot year, the SHIFT Funding and Support Program is offering $100,000 of funding to multi-stakeholder teams working on socially transformative projects.


We’re looking for projects that:

Tackle a significant community-identified issue

Make a tangible impact on the system they are seeking to transform

Connect to Concordia through teaching, learning, research or student life

Working together

The SHIFT Funding and Support Program is designed to support multi-stakeholder teams. Individuals are not eligible. 


  • Teams may be pre-existing groups of people or may be formed specifically to work on a SHIFT-funded project. 


  • A team must consist of individuals representing two or more stakeholder groups.


  • At least one team member must be based at Concordia. 

Eligibility requirements

Two opportunities to apply

Round 1

$40,000 available

Applications open: December 9, 2019
Applications close: January 26, 2020

Round 2

$60,000 available

Applications open: March 2020 (anticipated)
Deadline to apply: April 2020 (anticipated)

Meeting projects where they’re at

Support is available for projects at all stages of development, from getting an idea off the ground to taking a project that is already underway to the next level. You can apply for different amounts of funding depending on the objectives you are trying to meet.

Funding Details

Contributing to community learning

Recipients of SHIFT funding play a key role in nourishing our collective learning about social transformation. Through workshops, skill shares and collaborative evaluation processes, recipients of SHIFT funding are asked to share their expertise and experience with the SHIFT community.

Giving Back

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