Making the Shift - Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab

Call for Proposals


Making the Shift has put out a call for Expressions of Interest for research and implementation projects focussing on the prevention of, and/or sustainable exits from youth homelessness. Projects are eligible for one to five years of funding. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal this summer.

Making the Shift – Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab (MtS) is a federally funded Networks of Centres of Excellence, with the goal of transforming how we respond to youth homelessness in Canada. MtS is designed to affect a shift from the ad-hoc response to youth homelessness – centred on emergency services and time-limited supports – to a strategic and coordinated system that prioritizes the prevention and ending of youth homelessness.

Funding Streams

There are two funding streams one can apply to:

  • Core Research Projects (CRP) These are larger multi-year projects with budgets of over $50,000 (total).
  • Small Research Projects (SRP) This program funds smaller scale, shorter term research projects valued at less than $50,000 (total).  The application process for this stream is less onerous.


How to apply

To submit an Expression of Interest:

  • All applications must use the MtS Expression of Interest Portal.
  • Applicants should consult the Making the Shift – Research Application Guidelines before completing the Expression of Interest.
  • Applicants should determine eligibility before submitting an Expression of interest
  • Ensure your project fits with the research and knowledge mobilization mandate of Making the Shift
  • All sections of this template must be completed.
  • For inquiries and to discuss how your proposed project can fit with the vision and overall deliverables of MtS, please contact:

Completed application packages are due by 5 pm ET on May 20th, 2019. 


Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. For additional information or assistance with the application process, contact:




Agency Name: 
Making the Shift
Contact Name: 
Emma Dering
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Monday, May 20, 2019
Internal Deadline: 
Monday, May 13, 2019
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Social Science
Grant Eligibility: