Apply for Grant

Application Criteria

  • Applicant must be 18+ years of age
  • Recipient must be a Canadian resident
  • Recipient must be an individual or family in need of financial assistance related to the types of items supported by Ceridian Cares
  • For the Basic Essentials grant type, recipient annual household income must be at or below the "Low Income Cut Off before tax" level as defined by Stats Canada
  • For the Quality of Life grant type, recipient annual household income must be at or below the "median total income in their province or territory" as defined by Stats Canada

Ceridian Cares will provide grants for the following types of needs

These are examples only. List is not exhaustive. Grants typically range from $200 to $4,000 with a maximum grant of $5,000.

  • Clothing & Footwear

    Clothing & Footwear

    Seasonal clothing, boots, shoes, children’s clothing, work clothing, outerwear

  • Food & Basic Household Needs

    Food & Basic Household Needs

    Food, blankets, mattresses, cookware/dishes, small appliances, towels, diapers, cribs, personal hygiene

  • Medical Devices & Therapies


    Prosthetics, eyewear, medical equipment, home adjustments for barrier free living, respite services, braille books, short-term counseling services, physiotherapy

  • Personal Development & Recreation

    Personal Development
    & Recreation

    Children's programs, camp, art supplies, books, athletic programs

Not Support

Ceridian Cares will not support the following:

These are examples only. List is not exhaustive. Grants typically range from $200 to $4,000 with a maximum of $5,000.

  • Paying the fee requirement in support of an award application
  • Endowments of any kind or multi-year pledges
  • Price discounts or in-kind donations on our products or services
  • Conferences, banquets, seminars, etc. for groups or individuals
  • Religious programs or political organizations or campaigns
  • Membership to fraternal clubs, athletic clubs and social clubs or their programs.
  • On-going therapies

Conduct warning

Code of conduct for applicants: We value our employees and volunteers and will not tolerate any form of abusive behavior or harassment towards them. We reserve the right to end communications with individuals who choose to use a disrespectful or aggressive tone. It is impermissible to speak or act in a rude, aggressive, discriminatory or harassing manner towards our employees and volunteers. Any such behavior will result in immediate and permanent disqualification from Ceridian Cares grants. If sufficiently serious, such conduct will be reported to the appropriate authority.

Granting Policies

  • Recipient must have a permanent residence in Canada.
  • Ceridian Cares will not provide grants to the same recipient in consecutive years.
  • The level of funding assistance may vary based on the cost of the item and the availability of funds at the time the request is received to a maximum of $5,000.
  • The ability to fund all eligible applications received is conditional on the availability of funds.
  • The Application for Grant form and all supporting documentation must be submitted and approved prior to the award being granted.
  • If any information is missing or the application is incomplete, it will be returned for completion resulting in a delay in evaluating the request.
  • If missing documentation is not provided within 6 weeks of the request from Ceridian Cares, the application will not be processed and will be closed.
  • Applications will not be processed without proof of annual household income. If you do not have your most recent Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment, contact CRA at 1-800-267-6999, or review
  • No additional funding for the same piece of equipment will be provided after funding is approved even if: other agencies have not fulfilled their approved funds or changed their funding criteria; items were missed in the quote; increase in size of item; additional items are required for equipment.
  • It is the recipient’s choice of which vendor is selected. If the services provided cost more than the amount of the grant, the recipient is responsible for paying the difference.
  • The recipient is responsiblefor ordering the equipment or scheduling the service after receiving our written approval.
  • Payment is made to the vendor, not the applicant/recipient.
  • Ceridian employees and family members are eligible for grants, under the same conditions as any other applicant.
  • Grant decision-making is a committee process: applicants are vetted for eligibility, then eligible applicants follow a review process which includes a committee, Ceridian Cares staff, and oversight by the Grant Allocation Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Grant decision-making typically occurs within 90 days of the receipt of the Application.
  • Funding approval is valid for 6 months from the date of approval.
  • Granting policies are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Applicant agrees that the decisions of Ceridian Cares are final and that Ceridian Cares accepts no liability in such regard.

Effective Date: June 16, 2016