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 Deadlines Board Meetings Event Dates (rough guidelines)
February 28, 2020 April 23, 2020 October 2020 or later
May 15, 2020 June 11, 2020 December 2020 or later
September 11, 2020 October 9, 2020  January 2021 or later
November 1, 2020 December 6, 2020 June 2021 or later
January 10, 2021 February 7, 2021 August 2021 or later