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, particularly across brain health or brain disorder topics, organizations, and stakeholder groups.

Applications for the Event Funding Program are assessed three times a year -

  • March, for events between April 1 - July 31;
  • July, for events between August 1 - November 30; and
  • October, for events between December 1 - March 31.

OBI encourages all events to incorporate options for virtual participation to increase event accessibility.

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

OBI encourages all events to incorporate options for virtual participation to increase event accessibility.

Upcoming deadline for applications:

  • July 8, 2022 (for events scheduled between August 1 - November 31, 2022)

Future Deadlines:

  • October 28, 2022 (for events scheduled between December 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023)

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