Funding Opportunity: Atkinson Decent Work Fund

July 28, 2015

Are you creating an economy that works for the 100%?

The Atkinson Decent Work Fund is one of our tools for promoting social and economic justice in Ontario. It’s a grants program aimed at creating work, wealth and wellbeing for people and communities cut off from the well-traveled routes to prosperity. It’s about removing roadblocks, building bridges and taking detours until we get to an economy that works for the 100% and the planet too.

You’re invited to send a letter of inquiry no later than Monday, September 14, 2015 at 5:00pm. To learn more, please read the 2015 Atkinson Decent Work Fund Guidelines.

For those interested in applying, join the Atkinson Foundation for a webinar on Thursday, August 13, 2015.

In December 2014, twelve projects received a total of $876,872 in grants from the Atkinson Decent Work Fund:

  • four projects are connected to the growing community wealth building movement in Toronto
  • five projects look at decent work from different perspectives — employers, discouraged workers, migrant workers, primary health care providers and their patients, and nonprofit workers
  • three projects amplify new voices within the decent work movement — students, criminalized workers, and airport workers

To learn more about these projects and the Decent Work Fund, visit