Contributions Program

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has issued a call for proposals for its Contributions Program, which funds innovative research and public awareness initiatives that seek to better understand and address key and emerging issues related to privacy.
This year, the OPC is calling for proposals answering to the theme “The future is now! Assessing and managing the privacy impacts of immersive and embeddable technologies.” By "immersive" we mean technologies that merge the physical and virtual worlds, and by "embeddable" we refer to technologies that are capable of reaching deep inside an individual and deducing – or interpreting – their very essence.
To be eligible for funding, proposals must address issues that fall within the scope of the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), which sets the ground rules for how organizations may collect, use or disclose information about individuals in the course of commercial activities. Applicants are encouraged to get a sense of previous or ongoing projects funded under the Program when developing their proposals.
The OPC Contributions Program is structured to fund projects that are initiated and completed within a single fiscal year (April 1, 2023, to March 31, 2024), although some exceptions may be made for multi-year projects where applicants can demonstrate that more time is required.
All proposals must be submitted by February 10, 2023. They will be evaluated on the basis of merit.


Eligibility: Only not-for-profit organizations – including consumer, voluntary and advocacy organizations, educational institutions, and industry and trade associations – are eligible for funding.

Please visit our website to learn more about the Contributions Program or go to the 2023-24 Applicant’s Guide to find out more information on project requirements and how to apply.

Upcoming Deadlines

February 10, 2024February 10, 2024 *
February 07, 2024 Feb. 07, 2024 February 07, 2024 16:00:00 February 07, 2024 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Contributions Program The goal of the program is to generate new ideas, approaches and knowledge about privacy that organizations can apply to better safeguard personal information and that individual Canadians can use to make more informed decisions about protecting their privacy. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.