Important Dates

First time applicants, and those requiring further information or assistance with the application, should contact OCAF staff prior to submitting a Stage 1 application. Organizations must start the application process approximately eight months prior to an event. OCAF has a two-stage application process which ensures that organizations do not dedicate significant time, effort and resources to an ineligible project. Stage 2 applications should be assessed by the OCAF Board approximately six months prior to an event. We are open to relaxing these timelines in light of the challenges presented by the Covid-19 health crisis.  Please contact Thomas Vaughan at to discuss the eligibility of your event. 


Stage 2 Deadline

Board Meeting Date

September 10, 2021

October 8, 2021

November 5, 2021

December 3, 2021

January 7, 2022

February 10, 2022

February 25, 2022

March 24, 2022

April 22, 2022

May 19, 2022

June 2, 2022

July 7, 2022

September 9, 2022

October 13, 2022