The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is pleased to invite eligible organizations to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to advance innovative, multi-sectoral approaches to promote healthy living and prevent chronic disease. Multi-sectoral approaches involving all segments of society are required to address complex social issues such as childhood obesity and the prevention of chronic diseases. PHAC’s Multi-Sectoral Partnerships to Promote Healthy Living and Prevent Chronic Disease approach advances innovative solutions to public health challenges by providing the co-investment needed to test and/or scale-up the most promising primary prevention interventions.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Canadian not-for-profit voluntary organizations and corporations;
  • for-profit organizations;
  • unincorporated groups, societies and coalitions;
  • provincial, territorial, regional, and municipal governments and agencies;
  • organizations and institutions supported by provincial and territorial governments (regional health authorities, schools, post-secondary institutions, etc.);
  • Indigenous organizations; and
  • non-Canadian applicants may be considered on an exceptional basis.

Funding Available

  • The total request for federal funding for each project must be a minimum of $200,000 up to a maximum of $5,000,000.
  • The duration for each project must be a minimum of 2 years (24 months) to a maximum of 5 years (60 months).
  • Funding requests must be a minimum of $100,000 per year of the project duration.
  • All funding requests will be considered based on the project need, project readiness, projected timelines and funding availability.
  • Consistent with the multi-sectoral partnership approach of this invitation, projects must include matched funding in terms of financial (cash) and/or in-kind contributions from non-taxpayer funded sources and/or private sector partners.
  • Organizations submitting under this invitation must be prepared to seek financial support from eligible sources if and when they are invited to submit a proposal for funding. Following successful proposal review, project approval will not proceed until matched funding is secured and a letter of support from the funder is provided.
  • A matched funding ratio of 1:1 is required for funding under the ISHLCD and Canada’s Tobacco Strategy. Final determination of the matched funding ratio for any particular project rests with PHAC.

Requests that do not reflect these requirements will not be considered.

Useful Links

  • For further details about funding categories, eligibility criteria and deadlines, click here.


Internal Review Please contact your Research Facilitator
cuResearch Approval Form 1 week prior to sponsor submission
Submission to Sponsor No Deadline (The next LOI review period will begin October 1, 2019)

Submitting Your Application

  • Applications must be submitted via cuResearch, through which Departmental and Associate Dean’s approval must be provided to complete the online application process.
  • More information on cuResearch can be found here.

Internal Contacts

If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact the appropriate Research Facilitator.

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