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2017 CFP - Language Training Projects


The Language Training Projects funding stream is designed to support and promote innovative practices in adult non-credit language training, increase access to language training across the province, and develop targeted approaches to meet specific needs.

The following Language Training Projects priority categories have been identified:

1. Innovative Language Programming for Increased Access

2. E-learning Program Development

3. Program Delivery Enhancements


The application period for submissions to the 2017 CFP for Language Training Projects is now closed.

Eligibility Requirements

Organisation Eligibility Criteria
Organizations eligible to apply to this CFP include broader public sector organizations based in Ontario such as publicly-funded postsecondary institutions, school boards, and not-for-profit organizations that meet the following criteria:

  • Have been incorporated for at least two (2) years;
  • Have an elected governing Board of Directors;
  • Have bylaws that outline procedures for reporting and accounting to their membership or the public for the organization’s operations and performance;
  • Satisfy the Ministry that it has adequate governance structures and accountability processes to properly administer and manage public funds and to carry out the project consistent with the terms of the Transfer Payment Grant Agreement;
  • Satisfy the Ministry that it has relevant, accurate, and timely financial reporting capacity and audited financial statements; and
  • Able to provide commercial general liability insurance of not less than two million dollars ($2,000,000) for property damage, bodily and personal injury.

In addition, applicants must:

  • Demonstrate experience in the development and delivery of adult education programs and resources, including online programming where applicable;
  • Demonstrate capacity to develop learner materials or language training supports and enhancements, which are aligned to the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB/NCLC) framework and/or the new ESL/FSL Literacy framework;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the new Ontario Curriculum Guidelines outlined in the Keystone Concepts document (see www.quartzon.ca).

Eligible Clients
Learners eligible to participate in the Language Training Projects include adult immigrants whose first language is not English, are 18 years of age and over or have received a high school diploma, and are either refugee claimants, convention refugees, permanent residents, naturalized Canadians, approved Ontario Provincial Nominees, live-in caregivers (now called caregivers), temporary foreign workers, and international students.

Program Guidelines

Application Guide:

2017 CFP – Language Training Projects - Application Guide

The attachments below are common to all application categories covered by this Call for Proposals, and must be included in all submissions for funding.

There are also two attachments that applicants create themselves and upload along with those above. Applicants should remember to upload the following attachments with the application package:

  • Attachment - Partner Letters (if applicable)
  • Attachment - Risk Assessment – Supporting Documentation (where applicable)


Additional questions will be compiled and answers posted on Grants Ontario. Responses will be posted:

  • Thursday, July 6, 2017
  • Thursday, July 13, 2017
  • Thursday, July 20, 2017
  • Thursday, July 27, 2017



Last updated: August 3, 2017