Members of Wikimedia Canada and other volunteers in Canada are invited and encouraged to organize activities in their communities that further the mission of the Wikimedia movement. This page explains how you can seek grants from Wikimedia Canada for your activities.
Wikimedia Canada is mainly financed through an annual grant from the Wikimedia Foundation that imposes restrictions on how the funds can be spent. The current annual grant can be reviewed at meta:Grants:Simple/Applications/Wikimedia Canada/2020.
It is strongly recommended that you first seek pre-approval for your expenses to ensure that you will be reimbursed. If your expenses are not pre-approved, you are taking the risk to not be reimbursed by Wikimedia Canada. Before applying, make sure that your activity fits within the chapter's annual plan. Types of activities that are generally supported include edit-a-thons and photo hunts with the goal of augmenting and/or improving content on Wikimedia projects. Note that all reimbursements made must be in accordance with the Reimbursement Policy.
Reimbursement requests are assessed by the Programs Committee
and approved by the Board of Directors based on the following criterias: how the activity fits within the chapter's annual strategy plan, the impact of the activity, and the requested budget.