Funding Opportunities and Awards

Age-Friendly Edmonton 2.0 Applications for Leadership Table Now Open

The City of Edmonton and Age-Friendly Edmonton is looking for dynamic individuals (of any age!) to achieve the vision of Age-Friendly Edmonton 2.0. The focus on four key priority areas: reducing ageism, supporting aging in place, promoting intergenerational connections, and responding to diversity. Find out more information and apply today.

Karen Takacs Award Nominations Now Open

The Canadian Council for International Cooperation presents their annual Karen Takacs Award. This award is for Canadian feminists who are making a difference in the lives of women and girls! Find out more and nominate by August 31.

IDRC Research Awards Applications

Open call to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, citizens of the Global South who have completed or pursuing a masters or doctoral degree at a recognized university. Applications are open until September 5.

Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards 2018

Across the province, ordinary people are doing extraordinary things that make our communities the kind of vibrant, welcoming places in which we can all take pride. Nominate a remarkable volunteer in your community for the 2018 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Award and share their stories!. Find out more and nominate by September 21.

JHC’s Human Rights Awards Nominations

The John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights presents their annual awards to heroes in the community and province working to advance human rights. Find out more and nominate by September 30.

CIP Project-Based Grants

This grant supports projects that enhance and enrich communities by providing assistance to nonprofit organizations. Find out if you are eligible and apply today!

New Funding Available from Canada Service Corps

Need funding for a community project? Check out TakingItGlobal Canada Service Corps funding opportunities.

Young Edmonton Grants

The Young Edmonton Grant (YEG) program supports activities that are initiated, led and organized by young Edmonton and area residents. Ideas and projects of all kinds are supported. These grants range from $500-$3,000 and are available for residents between the ages of 13 and 24. Find out more.

Community Initiatives Program funding

Community Initiatives Program

CIP funds initiatives that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta by:
  • Reinvesting revenues generated from provincial lotteries to communities;
  • Empowering local citizens and community organizations to work together;
  • Responding to local needs.

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.  Read the guide.

Charity Central:  Centre for Public and Legal Education of Alberta

This website from the Centre for Public and Legal Education offers information and tips on all aspects of operating a registered charity, including registration, receipting, and reporting. 

Enabling Accessibility Fund Now Open







Canadian employers can now apply for funding through the Enabling Accessibility Fund, eliminating barriers for a more inclusive workplace. Youth leaders are also encouraged to apply to the Youth Innovation Component for grants of up to $10,000. Find out the details and apply.

Major Funding Announced for Small and Medium International Cooperation Organizations  

Global Affairs Canada

Together with the Inter-Council Network of Provincial and Regional Council for International Cooperation (ICN) we are pleased to announce that Global Affairs Canada has launched the 2017 Call for Preliminary Proposals – Development Impact Window – Canadian Small and Medium Organizations (SMOs) for Impact and Innovation. The launch follows substantial research and many years of national planning and discussions by the ICN on behalf of SMOs from coast to coast to coast.

The Development Impact Window is one of three components of a $100 million allocation toward a five-year pilot initiative supporting SMOs for international assistance. This fund was announced by the Honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Cooperation and La Francophonie on May 9th, 2017, and is aligned with Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy. The other two components are a Fund for Innovation and Transformation (FIT), and a capacity-building program, also for SMOs. We anticipate details of these components will be released soon.

More information on the launch of the fund can be found on the Global Affairs Canada web page.