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Aboriginal Funding Tool
This tool provides links to information on funding sources (federal, provincial, and other) for Aboriginal peoples.
http://www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca/acp/apps/fundingtool.nsf/
Subjects: Library finance Fund raising

BC Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development . Workplace Training for Innovation Pilot Program
"This program ""is designed to provide eligible employers with funding for employee training in order to improve productivity, support the introduction of new technology, machinery/equipment or work processes, enhance international competitiveness, introduce innovative training and workplace strategies to increase the long term competiveness of the organization and its workforce."""
http://www.aved.gov.bc.ca/workplace_training_program/welcome.htm
Subjects: Library finance Fund raising

BC Ministry of Housing and Social Development. Gaming Information and Services
Friends of the Library groups and other associations may be interested in these provincial government grants.
http://www.hsd.gov.bc.ca/gaming/grants/index.htm
Subjects: Library finance Fund raising

BIG Online
A commercial site providing sources of funding information for non-profit and charitable organizations. A subscription-based service with a fee.
http://www.bigdatabase.ca/
Subjects: Library finance Fund raising

Basic Guide to Non-Profit Financial Management
Written by Carter McNamara.
http://www.mapnp.org/library/finance/np_fnce/np_fnce.htm
Subjects: Library finance

Bertelsmann Foundation : The Public Libraries Division
http://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/cps/rde/xchg/SID-7B6C605C-8FC095A0/bst_engl/hs.xsl/338.htm
Subjects: Library finance Fund raising Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/
Subjects: Library finance Fund raising Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations

Bottom Line : Managing Library Finances
This journal is for subscribers; guest access is allowed for a free trial period.
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/bl.htm
Subjects: Library finance Periodicals

CLA Position Statement on Corporate Sponsorship Agreement in Libraries
The Canadian Library Association outlines principles libraries should follow when developing sponsorship agreements.
http://www.cla.ca/Content/NavigationMenu/Resources/PositionStatements/Corporate_Sponsorshi.htm
Subjects: Library finance Fund raising Policy statements

The Canada Council for the Arts : Grant Programs
Libraries may apply under the 'writing & publishing' category for grants to fund author tours.
http://www.canadacouncil.ca/grants/
Subjects: Library finance Federal aid to libraries

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund
"A grant program from Canadian Heritage, Cultural Spaces Canada ""supports the improvement, renovation and construction of arts and heritage facilities…"""
http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/ecc-csp/index-eng.cfm
Subjects: Library finance Federal aid to libraries

Canada Revenue Agency
The Canada Revenue Agency site includes information of interest to libraries, including registering a charity for income tax purposes, issuing gift and official donation receipts, and GST rebate claim information
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/menu-e.html
Subjects: Library finance

Canada's Rural Partnership
This federal government site provides information on programs to assist in rural community development.
http://www.rural.gc.ca
Subjects: Library finance Federal aid to libraries

Canadian Federation of University Women
"""The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) has supported graduate study, literacy and the creative arts through awards and other funding since its founding in 1919."""
http://www.cfuw.org/
Subjects: Library finance Fund raising Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations

Charity Village
Over 3,000 pages of news, jobs, information and resources for staffers, donors and volunteers in Canada's non-profit sector.
http://www.charityvillage.com/cv/main.asp
Subjects: Library finance Fund raising

Community Access Program
This program offers matching funds to help Canada's communities create public access sites for reliable connections to, and local community presence on, the Internet.
http://cap.ic.gc.ca/
Subjects: Library finance Federal aid to libraries

Enabling Accessibility Fund
The Small Projects Enabling Accessibility Fund, from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, has provided funding to public libraries as well as to other organizations to improve accessibility of library facilities and equipment (see list of approved projects).
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/disability_issues/eaf/call2009/index.shtml
Subjects: Library finance Federal aid to libraries

The FCC AgriSpirit Fund
Farm Credit Canada has an AgriSpirit Fund which provides donations to capital projects which help improve life in rural communities.
http://www.fcc-fac.ca/en/AboutUs/Responsibility/agrispiritfund_e.asp
Subjects: Library finance Fund raising

From Awareness to Funding : A Study of Library Support in America
Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and published by OCLC, this is a research report on library funding in the United States and the links between public perceptions and library support..
http://www.oclc.org/reports/funding/
Subjects: Library finance

Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal
Written by S. Joseph Levine, this site offers hints on writing a successful funding proposal.
http://learnerassociates.net/proposal/
Subjects: Library finance Fund raising

Heritage Links
A collection of links to sources of grants and other funding, provided by the Heritage Canada Foundation.
http://www.heritagecanada.org/eng/links/fund.html
Subjects: Library finance Fund raising

Infrastructure Canada Program Funding Toolkit
This document from CLA provides advice for public libraries on federal infrastructure funding and stresses the need to work with municipal government in establishing the library as a priority in the municipality's master plan.
http://www.cla.ca/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Resources&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=3684
Subjects: Library finance Federal aid to libraries

Infrastructure grants
Joint federal/provincial infrastructure grants are listed on this page from the Ministry of Community and Rural Development website, some of which may be applicable to library building projects.
http://www.cd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/infra/infrastructure_grants/index.htm
Subjects: Library finance Fund raising

The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation
http://www.koernerfoundation.ca/
Subjects: Library finance Fund raising Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations

Network BC
"The Connecting Citizens Grant Program, offered through Network BC, will extend Internet connectivity in outlying areas in rural BC by helping to fund ""last mile"" infrastructure."
http://www.network.gov.bc.ca/
Subjects: Library finance Fund raising

New Horizons for Seniors
"""Through funding to non-profit organizations, New Horizons for Seniors helps to ensure that seniors can benefit from, and contribute to, the quality of life in their communities. There are three kinds of funding: Community Participation and Leadership, Capital Assistance, and Elder Abuse Awareness."""
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/community_partnerships/seniors/index.shtml
Subjects: Library finance Federal aid to libraries

Non-Profit Guides : Grant Writing Tools for Non-Profit Organizations
"Designed for American non-profit organizations, the guides ""…are designed to assist established non-profits through the grant writing process."""
http://www.npguides.org/index.html
Subjects: Library finance Fund raising

Online Fundraising Resources Center
Created by Adam Corson-Finnerty and Laura Blanchard. Includes links to fund raising resources. Updating ceased in the spring, 2003.
http://www.fund-online.com/
Subjects: Library finance Fund raising

Rural BC Secretariat
"""The RuralBC website provides easy reference to resources and program funding information designed to assist communities and regions."""
http://www.ruralbc.gov.bc.ca/index.htm
Subjects: Library finance Fund raising

School Community Connections
This grant program is designed to foster collaboration between local governments, school boards, and community partners by providing funding for projects which support shared school/community priorities.
http://www.schoolconnections.ca
Subjects: Library finance Fund raising

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
SSHRC provides research grants, including research on education, literacy, and life-long learning.
http://www.sshrc.ca/
Subjects: Library finance Federal aid to libraries

Vancouver Foundation
"""Vancouver Foundation is a philanthropic non-governmental community foundation which operates primarily as a permanent collection of endowed funds."""
http://www.vancouverfoundation.bc.ca
Subjects: Library finance Fund raising Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations

Young Canada Works
Offered by Canadian Heritage, these federal programs provide wage subsidies to libraries and other organizations to allow them to hire students and recent graduates for summer jobs and internships.
http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/special/jct-ycw/index-eng.cfm
Subjects: Library finance Federal aid to libraries

Youth Employment Strategy
This federal government site provides information for young people (and employers) on federal government programs that help youth gain job skills and experience.
http://www.youth.gc.ca/eng/common/yes.shtml
Subjects: Library finance Federal aid to libraries

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