Funding Opportunities and Awards

Government of Canada:  Global Affairs Canada

Global Affairs Canada

For funding opportunities from Global Affairs Canada, visit

Be sure to regularly check current open calls for proposals.

Women and Youth Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, and Employment in the West Bank and Gaza

This call for preliminary proposals is a new type of call being tested by Global Affairs Canada. It is a two-stage process whereby applicants are invited to provide a preliminary proposal. Based on a review of the submissions received, a limited number of organizations will be invited to expand their preliminary proposals into full proposals for assessment and possible funding. The deadline for submitting a proposal for this call is February 23, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EDT (UTC-5).

Haiti: Strengthening agri-food value chains and adaptation to climate change

The total amount of funding available under the Strengthening agri-food value chains and adaptation to climate change call for proposals is $50 million over five (5) years. Global Affairs Canada may fund any number of proposals, or none, up to the maximum funding available. The deadline for submitting a proposal for this call is April 6, 2017, at 4 p.m. EDT (UTC-4).

Upcoming Calls

Development and adaptation to climate change of irrigated crops in Senegal

This call will be open to Canadian organizations working alone or in collaboration with other Canadian, Senegalese and/or international organizations, but not multilateral organizations. Projects with Senegalese partners are preferred.

Program for Clean and Sustainable Economic Growth Promoting Indigenous Women and Youth in Guatemala

This call will be open to Canadian organizations

Government of Alberta: Community Initiatives Program (CIP)

Community Initiatives Program

The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) through the Government of Alberta Ministry of Culture and Tourism funds initiatives that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta. The program:

  • Reinvests revenues generated from provincial lotteries to communities
  • Empowers local citizens and community organizations to work together
  • Responds to local needs

Alberta Organizations can apply through three different streams, including:

  • Project-Based Grant – maximum $75,000.
  • Operating Grant – maximum $75,000.
  • International Development Grant – maximum $25,000.

Visit the Community Initiatives Program website to learn more.


Karen Takacs Award for Women’s Leadership in International Development

The Karen Takacs Award is presented annually by the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) to an individual who has notably, by virtue of working collaboratively, made a difference in the lives of women globally. The award honours outstanding collaborative leadership and commitment to promoting women and girls’ equality through global cooperation. For the international development community, the Karen Takacs Award is a symbol of feminism, collaboration, advocacy, mentorship, and resilience.

Visit the awards website to learn more.

Lee Global Awards

University of Alberta International Global Education Program



The Lee Global Education Awards were established in 2004 through an endowment by the Clifford E. Lee Foundation, as one of its wind-up legacy grants.

The awards create and support opportunities for young, Edmonton-area Albertans to learn about the challenges and issues facing countries of the Global South (particularly those related to socio-economic development, environment, human rights, civil society, peace and security and social justice) and to consider the role that Canada can play in helping to address these challenges.

Deadline: February 27, 2017.  

Visit the award website to learn more.