Petro-Canada CareMakers Foundation

The Petro‑Canada CareMakers Foundation supports registered charities in Canada that support family caregivers. 

Support is currently provided through the following programs:

National Grants
These grants are intended to inspire transformational change in the lives of family caregivers across Canada. Support is provided for projects or programs that work to address or alleviate the systemic challenges that family caregivers currently face, as well as for thought leadership or research that seeks to illuminate those systemic challenges, provide new insight, suggest innovative solutions, or develop new ways of thinking, tools, or resources for family caregivers.

Registered charities who primarily work to support family caregivers as central to their mission, and have the capacity to develop work that is applicable and relevant to a wide cross section of care partners across the country are eligible to apply.

Local Grants
These grants provide financial support for organizations who provide direct support to family caregivers in communities across Canada. These resources could range from educational programs, transportation, meal assistance, respite care, emotional support, financial and community support, and healthcare navigation to other types of vital assistance. Support is provided to registered charities, often smaller in scale, whose work involves support of family caregivers at the community level.

Information on the Foundation's third grant stream, the Social Innovation Award, will be available later in 2021.

Application Procedures

Application guidelines are available on the Foundation's website.