Investment Streams

The Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC)

Managed by the Canadian Museum of History (CMH), the Virtual Museum of Canada is a federally funded investment program that helps build digital capacity in Canadian museums and heritage organizations, and gives Canadians unique access to diverse stories and experiences.

Funding is available for modest to ambitious bilingual online products with interpreted content and an engaging user experience. The application process is competitive but straightforward, with experts on hand to provide feedback on ideas and guide the development of funded projects.

There are two investment streams. The Virtual Exhibits stream includes two sizes of investment: a medium investment of $50,000 to $150,000, and a large investment of $150,000 to $250,000. The Community Stories stream provides a $15,000 investment, and a template, to create a virtual exhibit.

Choose Your Investment Stream

  • For all eligible institutions: Virtual Exhibits
  • For eligible institutions with five full-time paid employees or less: Community Stories
    The next call for proposals for Community Stories projects will open in November 2019.

Calls for Proposals

There is an annual call for proposals for each investment stream. Please consult each stream for details.

For more information, contact the Virtual Museum of Canada at

Date modified: June 2019