Small Investment Stream (Community Stories)

The 2019 call for proposals for Community Stories projects is now closed.

The small investment stream helps smaller Canadian museums and heritage organizations work with their communities to develop online exhibits that engage audiences in the stories, past and present, of Canada’s communities.

Product Types

Proposals can be submitted for an online local history exhibit on the subject of your choice. Exhibits are developed in the custom-built, user-friendly Community Stories template.

Projects that receive funding through the small investment stream must be available online in both English and French for a period of five years following launch.

See most recent samples of Community Stories exhibits

Value of Investment

The VMC invests $15,000 in each awarded project.


Not-for-profit Canadian museums and heritage organizations that have no more than five permanent full-time paid staff, including equivalent Indigenous peoples’ organizations, are eligible.

Members of the Canadian Heritage Portfolio, and institutions currently working on a VMC-funded project that will not launch before the closing date of this call for proposals, are ineligible.


The budget of the program is limited. Eligible proposals are evaluated on a competitive basis.

Next Call for Proposals

2019 – The 2019 call for proposals is now closed.
2020 – opens in June

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Date modified: February 2020