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Presenters Capacity Building Program for Members of CAPACOA and RIDEAU


Facilitating and promoting professional development

CAPACOA and RIDEAU are happy to announce that the PCBP funding program has been renewed for the next two years.

Professional development is key to helping presenters improve their audience outreach efforts, build capacity and manage change. In order to help best support those efforts, RIDEAU and CAPACOA are pleased to announce the renewal of the: Presenters Capacity Building Program (PCBP), a funding program that provides the presenting community with access to better professional development tools.


Program Objectives

  • Promote the sharing of expertise within networks
  • Provide support to presenting organizations for targeted capacity building projects, professional development and change management
  • Contribute to the professionalization of the presenting sector
  • Help presenting organizations achieve their goals more effectively

Program Description

The program gives presenting organizations access to resources which can help build capacity. It is divided into three components:

  1. Organizational consultation – Organizations can apply for funds to hire consultants or specialists to assist them in capacity building and change management research and planning activities. This may take the form of coaching.
  2. Mentoring – Organizations can apply for funds to enrol their managers in a mentorship of at least one week with a presenting organization manager. The mentorship is to be conducted within the mentor’s organization.
  3. Professional development – Organizations can submit an application to attend professional development workshops or seminars directly related to the organization’s specific capacity building needs. This is primarily intended for senior managers of presenting organizations.


Organizations can now submit joint applications in collaboration with others (two or more). Presenter support organizations (presenting networks) are eligible as part of a collaboration in partnership with presenting organizations. Each applicant in a joint application must be a member of CAPACOA and/or RIDEAU.   

Program Timeline

The program will run from September 2016 to June 2017.

The call for proposals was August 2016

The deadline for submission was September 30 2016.

Thank you to those who submitted an application.



Read the program guidelines


Visit the Presenter's Toolkit for information, resources and ideas. The Toolkit is up to date with more information in order to facilitate this new program. Take a look!

Program Contact Information

Mélanie Bureau, CAPACOA 613-562-3515

Marie-Pier Pilote, RIDEAU 514-598-8024 ext. 229