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Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition, 2018-2019: Immigrant and Refugee Settlement Programs in Alberta: Trends in Federal and Provincial Funding

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Partner Engage Grant, 2017-2018: Exploring New Technologies for Research: The State and Social Movements in Canada

Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition, 2017-2018: Provincial and Federal Refugee Settlement Funding Programs

Kule Institute for Advanced Studies CRAfT Grant, 2017-2018: Digital Research Archive

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Insight Grant, 2014-20: State Funding for Social Movements in Canada

Killam Cornerstone Grant, 2012-13: A History of Human Rights in Canada

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Standard Research Grant, 2010-13: The Rise and Fall of British Columbia’s Human Rights State, 1953 to 1984

Canadian Human Rights Commission, 2011-12: The Evolution of Canadians’ Conceptions of Human Rights in the Twentieth Century

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences in Canada, 2008: The Sixties in Canada


Co-Investigator, SSHRC Partnerships Grant, 2016-2021 ($2,500,000):Using research to inform best practices for language, literacy, learning, social integration, and child and family wellbeing

Collaborator, SSHRC Partnerships Grant, 2015-2022 ($2,500,000): Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society


Public Funding for Canada’s Nonprofit Sector: 2014-2020

Our project explores the changing relationship between the state and civil society in Canada. In particular, how state funding for social movements differs across movements, regions, and time periods. Public funding in Canada has enabled a thriving social movement sector to emerge, but recent government policy changes have brought the sustainability of social movements to the forefront of public debate. Some organizations have struggled under these conditions while others have thrived because of innovations in leadership, governance, fundraising and community outreach. This is an ideal moment to consider the evolving relationship between social movements and the state. If social movements are essential to democracy and facilitating citizen engagement, then changes in state funding raises profound questions about how movements advocate for the interests of their constituents. This study considers a broad range of themes including governance, federalism, social change, state policy, citizenship, gender, Aboriginal and environmental issues, and leadership and innovation in civic engagement.

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A history of state funding for nonprofits in Canada including a searchable database of grants from Canadian governments to organizations. Click here.