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.

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

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

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. Deadline June 19, 2017.

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

This call will be open to Canadian organizations. Deadline June 19, 2017.

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.

Volunteer Screening Development Grant

The Volunteer Screening Program (VSP) provides funding to eligible nonprofit organizations to support Vulnerable Sector Checks. The Volunteer Screening Development Grant of $2000 helps support the development of effective screening practices and processes. Applications are due by April 30, 2017. For more details and application instructions go here.


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. Deadline: April 15th.

Visit the awards 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.