Event Funding Program

Overview

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 will be modifying 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 December 4, 2020 for events taking place between January 1 – March 31, 2021 (Winter 2021 round).

  • For events taking place before January 1, 2020, please contact events@braininstitute.ca for a “rapid review” of your event application.
  • For the Winter 2021 round of Event Funding, OBI will only be considering and supporting events held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No in-person events will be supported at this time.
  • Events taking place after April 1, 2021 can apply in the new March round (for events taking place April 1 - July 31, 2021).


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.

Funding

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: December 4, 2020 for events held between January 1- March 31, 2021.

For events held before January 1 2021, please contact events@braininstitute.ca for an application for rapid review. Note that all applications will still be assessed against the same Event Funding criteria and are not guaranteed to receive funding.

Future Deadlines: March 5, 2021 (for events scheduled between April 1 - July 31, 2021)

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.

Contact

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