Gender | Equity | Diversity | Inclusion & Community Enhancement Program

The 2023 intake is now closed. Thank you for your interest!

 Application   Guidelines   Letter of Support 

The Gender, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (GEDI) & Community Enhancement Program offers funding to support individuals' and organizations' work toward an enhanced sense of belonging and community engagement for marginalized populations in Prince Edward Island. The program will fund projects that directly contribute to a more inclusive PEI and will prioritize projects that value and reflect our diversity and remove barriers that prevent marginalized communities from participating in all aspects of Island life.

Funding Streams 2023/24

For potential project ideas, please review the program guidelines. Examples of eligible projects can be found on page five.

  • Open proposals
  • Community Events and Celebrations
  • Gender-Based Violence Prevention 

Eligible Applicants

  • Non-profit organizations/associations
  • Indigenous governments, bands, councils, or non-profits
  • Municipalities
  • Advocacy groups
  • Registered charities
  • Social enterprises
  • Educational institutions
  • Individuals (including non-permanent residents)

Ineligible Applicants

  • For-profit entities 

Eligible Activities

Funding is available to support a wide range of projects to improve cultural inclusion, population retention, anti-racism initiatives, gender-based support and empowerment, and more. For more information on eligible activities, see the program guidelines

Ineligible Expenses

  • Operational costs (e.g., salaries, wages, rent, etc that do not directly contribute to the outcomes of the GEDI project);
  • Infrastructural costs (e.g., new builds or upgrades/renovations to existing infrastructure); 
  • Capital costs are typically ineligible but may be considered under some circumstances. Please contact the program coordinator for specific inquiries; and
  • Development of training for commercial purposes.


Up to 100% of eligible project costs


Application intake opened on July 6, 2023, and will close at 11:59 PM on July 31, 2023.

How to Apply

Please follow the Application Guide to develop your project proposal. The Program Guidelines will be very helpful to better understand the types of projects that are eligible. If you are partnering with another organization to deliver the proposed project, you must fill in the Letter of Support Template and submit it with your application. Once complete, applications may be submitted by email to


Please send any program-related inquiries to or (902) 213-2995.

Date de publication : 
le 5 Juillet 2023
Main‑d'oeuvre, Études supérieures et Population

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