Unifor Social Justice Fund Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The following resource is intended for groups and organizations interested in applying for funds through the Unifor Social Justice Fund. If your question is not listed, please send a message to: @email. Please note that some responses may be subject to change. As such, please continue checking in for any updates or revisions.

Q: Do you have a submission template or application form?

A: Currently, we do not have any submission templates or application forms. We ask that organizations submit a proposal in the format most suitable for them. Please refer to our website under the section “How to Apply” to see all the necessary information required in order for a proposal to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

We strongly encourage, however, the use of a cover page that clearly identifies: 1) The name of your group and organization 2) contact information including a contact person, an email address and mailing address 3) Title of project

Q: How many funding rounds do you have a year?

A: We currently have two rounds a year – one in the spring and one in the fall. Deadlines for the spring round are usually at the end of February/beginning of March. The fall deadline is usually right after Labour Day. Please refer to the website for specific deadline dates.

Q: Will you sponsor our charitable event or fundraiser?

A: Unfortunately, the SJF cannot sponsor events or fundraisers.

Q: In which languages can we submit project proposals or reports?

A: We ask that submissions or project reports be in either French or English.

Q: Can our organization submit a request for a small donation instead of a project grant?

A: You may email your donation requests to @email. Depending on when they are received, and the urgency (i.e. emergency humanitarian aid), they may be processed earlier or during the project submission review process.  

Q: When will we receive a decision regarding our project submission? 

A: On average, decisions can take anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks from the time of the submission deadline. Both successful applicants and those not selected will be informed by email.

Q: What type of project reporting is required if I’m successful in receiving an SJF grant?

A: The typical reporting requirements include mid-year project reports along with financial reports on how the grant funds were used.

Q: Do you have any standardized reporting templates?

A: We currently do not have any standard reporting templates. Groups are encouraged to use formatting that best suits them.

Q: Can I acknowledge the Unifor Social Justice Fund in our website, annual reports and social media?

A: Yes! We always encourage groups and organizations to acknowledge the SJF wherever they can. You can download a hi-resolution graphic of our logo here.

Q: If my project submission is not selected, can I receive feedback on my proposal?

A: Unfortunately, due to the high volume of proposals and submissions received, we are unable to provide individualized feedback. 

Q: Who can I contact if I have questions or inquiries?

A: Please send a message to @email for any further questions or inquiries.