Funding Opportunities and Awards

#ReducePoverty in Canada Competition

The Government of Canada is looking for ideas from youth across the nation on how we can reduce poverty in Canada. The #ReducePoverty in Canada Youth Contest gives young people an opportunity to share their ideas in video, written and visual formats.

Selected individuals will have the chance to showcase their entry at a national poverty reduction conference in Ottawa on September 28, 2017.

Youth have until August 21 to submit their projects. Full contest details are available on our #ReducePoverty in Canada website.

This contest is part of the Government of Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultation.

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.


Open Calls

Famine Relief Fund

More than 20 million people in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are at risk of starvation as a result of severe drought conditions or intensifying conflict. In order to address this unprecedented humanitarian situation, Canada launched the Famine Relief Fund on May 29, 2017. For every eligible donation made by individuals to registered Canadian charities between March 17 and June 30, 2017, the Government of Canada will contribute an equivalent amount to the Famine Relief Fund.

The following ACGC member charities are currently accepting eligible donations:


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

This call will be open to Canadian organizations. Deadline June 9, 2017.

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.

Results-Based Management for International Assistance Programming:  A How-To Guide

Global Affairs Canada recently released and updated guide to help their partners understand how to design and manage projects or programs for results.  Read the guide.

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.

Other Opportunities

RE/MAX Community Centre in WEM

West Edmonton Mall has partnered with RE/MAX to create this free community space, which will provide local non-profit organizations and charities the opportunity to fundraise, spread awareness or sell merchandise. Download the ReMax Sponsored Agreement form.

Contact for more details.