Applying for Funding

Official Language Rights

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Applying for Funding (Language Rights)2019-06-28T15:36:40+00:00

Steps to follow:

1. You must answer the questions in the application form to show how your funding application meets the CCP eligibility criteria. Click on the link of the appropriate application form, save the form on your computer, and fill out all applicable fields.

    1. Application form for the development of a test case
    2. Application form for litigation
    3. Application form for a legal intervention

The software Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to save and fill out the application form.

2. Choose the appropriate budget form and fill out all applicable fields.

    1. Budget form for the development of test cases (PDF)
    2. Budget form for litigation (PDF)
    3. Budget form for legal intervention (PDF)

3. Submit both your completed forms by email to If you are unable to email these forms, mail them to the CCP office at 1 Nicholas Street, suite 1507, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 7B7.

All applications are free and confidential and funding decisions are made by the Expert Panel in accordance with its terms of reference for funding decisions. A new application will have to be submitted and assessed at every level of the judicial proceedings. The development of a test case is not funded at the same time as a judicial proceeding. The CCP will accept funding applications, and may reimburse expenses incurred for litigation and legal interventions between March 31, 2017, and January 13, 2019, provided the funding applications are approved by the Expert Panel and the expenses are eligible.

Review of the application

Calendar of meetings of the Official Languages Rights Expert Panel and application deadlines

Application Deadlines

Expert Panel meeting dates

February 14, 2019 March 15, 2019
May 23, 2019 June 21, 2019
August 22, 2019 September 20, 2019
November 15, 2019 December 15, 2019
February 27, 2020 March 27,  2020

Late applications will be dealt with at the next Expert Panel meeting.

  • Your application will be assessed from the answers provided in your application form by CCP staff who will make a recommendation to the expert panel responsible for making a decision on your funding application.

  • The expert panels assess every application and make decisions at their sole discretion; their decisions are final.

CCP funding guidelines

The funding guidelines explain in detail the terms and conditions outlined in the funding agreement signed between the recipient and the CCP.

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