Codiac Youth and Family Well-Being Grant Program

This grant opportunity is now closed. Thank you to all who applied.

Grant Program

The municipalities of Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview - the Codiac Region - has received funding from Public Safety Canada under the Building Safer Communities Fund, initially aimed at youth gang prevention. However, recognizing the need for a more comprehensive approach, the Codiac Region has the flexibility to utilize this funding to address upstream risk factors, emphasizing enhancing youth and family well-being and resilience.

The core objective of this grant to identify and support initiatives that enhance the overall well-being of youth and families in the Codiac Region. These initiatives should target a wide array of risk factors, promoting resilience, safety, and positive development in the face of challenges such as housing instability, substance use, mental health issues, and complex family dynamics.

We encourage submissions from diverse organizations, emphasizing proposals that demonstrate strong collaboration among local partners. The goal is to foster a cohesive approach to supporting youth and families, building a resilient and supportive community network in the Codiac Region.

Overview of Phase 1

The Codiac Region launched the Codiac Youth and Family Wellbeing Grant Program as a part of a comprehensive initiative to address youth gang involvement and related challenges. 

This grant program, operational between Jan. 1, 2024, and March 31, 2024, provided grants for short-term initiatives targeting immediate needs and laying the groundwork for more extended interventions. The primary focus was on the prevention of youth gang participation and violence through the lens of upstream risk factors.

Transition to Phase 2

This multi-year grant marks the release of Phase 2 funding for initiatives scheduled for delivery from April 1, 2024, to March 31, 2026. It includes additional criteria for high-impact outcomes, cohesive program design, and enhanced collaboration with community partners.

Participation and success in Phase 1 of the Codiac Region Youth and Family Well-Being Grant does not automatically guarantee funding for Phase 2. Likewise, organizations that did not receive funding in Phase 1 are still eligible and encouraged to apply for Phase 2. Each phase is evaluated independently based on its specific objectives and requirements, ensuring a fair and focused assessment process.

Program Objectives and Requirements

Program Objectives

The Codiac Region Youth and Family Well-being Grant has established the following specific objectives for Phase 2:

Upstream impact: Proposals should address the broad spectrum of challenges that affect youth and families in the Codiac Region. This includes, but is not limited to, tackling issues such as housing instability, substance use, mental health concerns, and complex family dynamics. The intention is to use the allocated funding for youth gang prevention towards broader, more encompassing goals that positively influence youth and family well-being.

Promote community collaboration: The initiative seeks to foster partnerships among local organizations, enhancing the effectiveness of interventions through collaboration. Proposals should demonstrate a commitment to meaningful collaboration and shared objectives among partners, aiming for a unified approach to addressing identified risk factors in the community.

Ensure sustainable change: This initiative focuses on projects that offer immediate support and contribute to the long-term resilience and well-being of youth and families. Applicants are encouraged to outline how their proposed initiatives will have enduring impacts, contributing to developing a stronger and more supportive community infrastructure.

Align with regional priorities: It is essential for proposals to be in sync with the unique needs and priorities of the Codiac Region. This involves understanding the local context, including the specific challenges and demographics of Riverview, Dieppe, and Moncton, and tailoring interventions to effectively meet these needs.

Foster inclusivity and equity: The grant emphasizes the need for initiatives that are inclusive, accessible, and equitable. Proposals should demonstrate how they plan to engage all segments of the youth population.


This section outlines organizations' criteria for submitting a proposal in the Codiac Region Youth and Family Well-being Phase 2 Grant.

Organizational Status and Scope

  • The backbone applicant must be a registered charitable organization or non-profit entity within the Codiac Region.
  • The focus should be on expanding direct services to youth and families, leveraging existing strengths and capacities.

Experience and Expertise

  • Applicants should possess expertise in youth and family services or closely related fields.
  • Experience in dealing with the risk factors identified for this initiative is desirable.

Collaborative Approach

  • Applicants should consider submitting proposals in partnership with other agencies or community partners.
  • Partner organizations should complement each other's strengths, enhancing their existing services rather than extending their mandates beyond current capabilities.

Capacity for Impactful Service Delivery

  • Organizations must demonstrate the ability to implement and manage the proposed initiatives effectively.
  • Evidence of successful past program implementations and efficient resource management will be considered.

Commitment to Inclusive and Equitable Service

  • Organizations must ensure that their programs are accessible and equitable, catering to the diverse needs of Codiac Region youth and families.
  • The proposals should clearly articulate strategies for engaging all segments of the youth population, including those who are often less served.


This section outlines specific risk factors that proposals should address to support youth and family well-being in the Codiac Region. Proponents must demonstrate how they will address at least one risk factor in each group.

Group A - Individual Factors for Youth

  • Housing instability
  • Substance use and early onset of substance use
  • Unmet mental health needs
  • School disengagement and/or learning difficulties
  • Experiences of racism and discrimination 
  • Lack of positive adult role models
  • Antisocial behaviour
  • Violent victimization

Group B - Family and Economic Factors

  • Family conflict and/or violence 
  • Family disconnection
  • Parental substance use 
  • Lack of adult and parental role models
  • Family criminality or vulnerability to criminal exploitation 
  • Economic exclusion and deprivation

Group C - Equity and Inclusion

  • Newcomer and Immigrant Families: Initiatives explicitly addressing the unique challenges and integration needs of newcomer and immigrant families in the Codiac Region.
  • Indigenous Youth: Proposals that focus on supporting Indigenous youth, acknowledging and addressing their specific cultural, social, and community needs.
  • 2SLGBTQI+ Individuals: Initiatives that cater to the needs of 2SLGBTQI+ youth and families, ensuring inclusivity, support, and understanding of their experiences.
  • Rural Communities: Proposals that recognize and address the challenges faced by youth and families in rural areas within Moncton, Dieppe, and Riverview. 

Additional Criteria

Geographic Focus

  • Proposals must address the needs within the Codiac Region, encompassing Moncton, Dieppe, and Riverview.
  • While initiatives may prioritize certain areas based on need, they should demonstrate a strategy to impact the broader region.

Target Age Demographics

  • Initiatives should primarily focus on youth within the age ranges of 10-13 and 14-19.
  • Proposals should specify their chosen age range and justify the focus, ensuring that strategies are age-appropriate and relevant.

Building Natural Supports and Sustainability

  • A critical aspect of the proposal is the emphasis on building natural supports for youth. This means fostering community connections, family ties, mentorship, peer networks, and other organic support systems.
  • From the outset, programs must be designed to ensure sustainable progression for youth. The aim is to create lasting positive impacts that continue beyond the life of the funding.
  • Proposals should detail how their initiatives will cultivate these natural supports, contributing to program participants' long-term resilience and well-being.

Direct Service Provision

  • Funds should primarily be used for direct service provision to youth and families. This includes interventions, support services, educational programs, and other direct forms of assistance, rather than navigation supports. 

Evidence-Based Approaches Grounded in Youth Development Best Practices

  • Initiatives should be based on evidence-based practices that have proven effective in youth development.
  • Proposals should demonstrate how their approaches are rooted in established best practices and methodologies that foster positive youth development and family support.

Low Barrier Access for High Acuity Youth and Families

  • Programs must be designed to provide low-barrier access, ensuring that the most vulnerable and high-need youth and families can participate and benefit.
  • Strategies to support high acuity cases should be evident, focusing on accommodating and effectively addressing the complex challenges these youth and families face.

Partnership and Collaboration Requirements

While effective collaboration among organizations is highly preferred and valued, it is not a requirement for this initiative. Proposals can be submitted individually or as a consortium.

Consortium of Partners [Preferred, Not Required]

  • If submitting as a consortium, proposals should indicate a cooperative and integrated approach with at least three organizations.
  • Each partner in the consortium should have a clearly defined role and contribute distinctively to the overall objectives of the initiative.

Backbone Organization [If Applicable]

  • For consortium submissions, one of the partner organizations should be designated as the 'backbone' entity, coordinating the consortium's efforts.
  • The backbone organization is expected to demonstrate leadership, coordination capabilities, and experience in managing collaborative initiatives.

Shared Goals and Responsibilities

  • Consortium submissions should have a unified vision and shared goals for the initiative, including joint planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Proposals should detail how responsibilities and resources will be shared among partners to ensure effective delivery of services.

Community Engagement and Input

  • Whether individual or consortium-based, proposals should be grounded in community engagement, with the voices and needs of youth and families central to the initiative.
  • Proposals must describe how community input and feedback will be integrated into the program design and execution.

Sustainability and Continuity

  • Proposals should consider the initiative's sustainability beyond the funding period, including plans to continue services and efforts.
  • Strategies for sustaining impact and maintaining collaboration or program effectiveness in the long term should be outlined.

Financial and Budgetary Requirements

The Grant operates under a detailed budgetary framework with maximum allowable amounts for each expenditure category. These amounts are set for each fiscal year to guide applicants' budget proposals.

Fiscal Year April 1, 2024-March 31, 2025

  • Salaries and Wages and Benefits: $310,000
  • Professional and Consultant Costs: $100,000
  • Recruitment and Training Costs: $10,000
  • Travel: $30,000
  • Rent and Utilities: $10,000
  • Office Equipment, Supplies, and Materials: $90,124.41
  • Minor Renovations to Program Facility: $10,000
  • Translation and Simultaneous Interpretation Costs: $10,000
  • Meals and/or Refreshments for Participants: $50,000
  • Honoraria: $5,000
  • Culturally Appropriate Expenditures: $500

Fiscal Year April 1, 2025-March 31, 2026

  • Salaries and Wages and Benefits: $235,000
  • Professional and Consultant Costs: $24,142.52
  • Recruitment and Training Costs: $500
  • Travel: $5,000
  • Rent and Utilities: $5,000
  • Office Equipment, Supplies, and Materials: $35,000
  • Meals and/or Refreshments for Participants: $10,000

Detailed Accounting of Funds

  • Detailed and accurate accounting is required for all expenditures. To comply with Public Safety Canada requirements, successful applications must provide financial records showing how funds are spent within each category during financial reporting. 

No Rollover of Funds

  • Funds are allocated annually and must be fully utilized within the specified fiscal year. There is no option to transfer unused funds to subsequent years.
  • Proposals should include a clear plan demonstrating how the organization will effectively utilize the funds within the given timeframe.

Administration Fees and Capital Expenditures

  • Administration fees are permitted but should be included in the budget as partial Full-Time Equivalents (FTEs) rather than as a percentage overhead.


  • The grant must not replace existing federal or provincial funding.
  • Grants cannot be used to fund gift cards.
  • Capital expenditures (greater than $4,999) including the purchase of motor vehicles, are not eligible.
  • Funding cannot be used for police service or enforcement activities. 
  • It cannot be used for ongoing core activities but should support new or expanded initiatives.

Submission Guidelines

These guidelines outline the format and content requirements for proposals.

Format of Submission

  • In addition to completing the requested fields in the online application form below, a written proposal must be attached with the information outlined below.
  • Proposals should be concise and clear, and presented in an easy-to-review format.
  • A maximum length of eight pages is recommended, ensuring that submissions are focused and to the point.

Proposal Content Requirements

  1. Introduction of the Organization(s)
    1. For individual submissions, briefly introduce your organization and its qualifications.
    2. Consortium submissions (optional) should include a brief introduction of the consortium partners and the designated backbone organization if applicable.
  2. Outline of the Proposed Initiative
    1. Clearly outline the proposed initiative, including its objectives, target demographics, risk factors addressed, and how it aligns with the priorities of the Codiac Region
    2. Indicate how it addresses at least one risk factor in Groups A, B, and C. All groups must be covered.
  3. Program Features
    1. Detail the program features, including evidence-based approaches, low-barrier access strategies, and plans for building natural supports.
    2. Short description of anticipated outcomes and key milestones.
  4. Collaborative Approach (if applicable)
    1. If submitting as a consortium, explain the collaborative approach and detail each partner organization's specific roles and contributions.
  5. Budget Outline
    1. Provide a preliminary budget outline showing how funds will be allocated towards direct service provision and other essential program elements, using the indicated categories above. 
  6. Letter of Intent
    1. Please include a letter of intent signed by your organization. For consortium submissions, this letter should be signed by all partner organizations and express their commitment to the project and, if applicable, to the collaborative effort.
    2. Complete the Requirements Checklist.

Requirements Checklist

  • Organizational Eligibility
    • Registered charitable organization or non-profit entity.
    • Located within the Codiac Region.
  • Experience and Expertise
    • Demonstrated expertise in youth and family services or related fields.
    • Experience in addressing risk factors (e.g., housing instability, substance use, mental health needs).
  • Collaborative Approach (if applicable):
    • Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with other agencies or community partners.
    • Each partner complements the others, enhancing the service rather than extending beyond current capabilities.
  • Capacity for Impactful Service Delivery
    • Demonstrated ability to implement and manage proposed initiatives.
    • Evidence of successful past program implementations.
  • Inclusive and Equitable Service
    • Program accessibility and equity for diverse needs of youth and families in the Codiac Region.
    • Strategies for engaging underserved segments of the youth population.
  • Programmatic Criteria Compliance
    • Addressing identified risk factors: individual, family, economic, and equity/inclusion factors.
    • Targeting specific demographic groups as outlined.
    • Focusing on building natural supports and sustainability.
    • Providing direct services.
  • Partnership and Collaboration
    • For consortium submissions, a minimum of three organizations.
    • Clearly defined roles and contributions for each partner.
    • Designation of a 'backbone' organization for coordination (if applicable).
  • Budgetary Compliance
    • Below maximum allowable amounts for each category.
    • No capital expenditures were proposed.
    • Administration fees are represented as partial FTEs.
  • Additional Requirements
    • Geographic focus within the Codiac Region.
    • Target age demographics specified and justified.
    • Strategies for sustainability.
  • Format and Content of Submission
    • Compliance with the recommended format and length.

Grant Application Form

The application process is now closed.