Event Funding Program


The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) is committed to working together with brain health-related organizations in order to increase the capacity of their work in Ontario. OBI’s Event Funding Program provides financial assistance of up to $5,000 for events that are aligned with our goal of improving brain health and wellness for Ontarians. The program especially looks to support events that embody OBI’s principles of integration and collaboration. Applications are reviewed three times a year in January, May, and September.

Applicant Eligibility

We welcome applications from registered not-for-profit organizations:

  • University or College
  • Research Institute
  • Hospital
  • Foundation
  • Patient advocacy group
  • Charity

Individuals, independent programs, and university departments must apply through one of the eligible organizations listed above.


Successful applicants will be notified of the awarded amount and funding restrictions through a signed Letter of Award. Funding for successful applicants will be provided after the event follow-up report is signed and submitted to OBI.

NOTE: OBI is willing to consider providing advances for successful applicant organizations under exceptional circumstances, at OBI’s discretion.

Application and Deadline

We are currently accepting applications for our January round of funding for events taking place between January 15, 2019 and May 15, 2019. Applications for our next round are due Friday, December 14th, 2018.

Future Deadlines: April 12, 2019; August 16, 2019

Please send the completed Event Funding application form to: events@braininstitute.ca


For questions or more information, please email events@braininstitute.ca