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.

OBI has modified this year's review periods in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and to accommodate a new round schedule beginning April 1, 2021.

Please note the deadline for applications for the next round of funding is October 29, 2021 for events scheduled between December 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022 (October round).

For the October 2021 round of Event Funding, OBI will continue to provide support for events held virtually. OBI will also be monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and public health restrictions to determine feasibility for in-person events.

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, student groups 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

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, all events that will be considered and supported are to be held virtually.

Current deadline for applications: October 29, 2021 (for events scheduled between December 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022)

Future Deadline: March 4, 2022 (for events scheduled between April 1 - July 31, 2022)

Follow-Up Report

Payments for approved events will be made in a single tranche once the Follow-Up Report is submitted. Please submit this form no later than 30 days after the completion of the event.


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