Montreal's International Forum
Financial Contributions and Partnerships Program

The MCFR’s mission is to promote greater knowledge of international affairs and, through its events and partnerships, to encourage closer cooperation between the various entities that share an interest in international matters. In this context, the MCFR sometimes associates itself with projects carried out by other organizations in order to accomplish its mission.


The MCFR has a program of financial contributions and partnerships allowing it to be financially associated with projects or events that enhance the profile of international affairs and increase the influence of Montréal, Québec and Canada.

This program targets registered charities according to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), such as universities and their affiliated institutions. The program’s objective is to provide financial or logistical support for a one-off project or event that will have a significant impact on the promotion of international affairs, for which the MCFR’s contribution will significantly increase the chances of success, and which is presented by an organization that has the means and capacity to carry it out.


  1. Calendar

    The MCFR should receive written proposals from organizations between April 1st and May 30th for projects taking place between September 1st and June 30th of the following year. The MCFR will consider the submitted proposals and will send a confirmation in writing to the organizations that have submitted a proposal by July 31st.

  2. Proposals

    Proposals must be submitted to the MCFR in writing at The proposal must be summarized in a cover letter of no more than 2 pages, in either French or English. The proposal must describe the project or event, including financial aspects, the presence of other partners and the link to the MCFR’s mission. However, adding documents of a reasonable length in annex is allowed.

  3. Eligibility

    Any charity (registered with the CRA) may submit a proposal. The MCFR will also consider the past achievements, credibility and quality of the resources of the organization submitting the proposal.

  4. Decisions, Changes and Amendments

    The MCFR may choose, at its discretion, to evaluate each proposal on the basis of merit and to accept or reject it. The MCFR undertakes to provide a response to each proposal but has no obligation to account for or justify its decisions. The MCFR may request amendments to the proposals before making a final decision. The MCFR can ask additional questions to the proponents or invite them, at its discretion, to come and present their project. The MCFR can also provide partial support, below the amount initially requested, to a proposal. The MCFR Board of Directors may at any time, without notice, amend or abolish this policy.
For more information, please contact:

Rokia Tou
Senior Coordinator, Administration and Accounting