Grants & Funding
1) Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund
This funding program is aiming at supporting joint research and commercialization activities between companies in Alberta and Europe in strategic areas of technology. The Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund is a multilateral program supported by the Government of Alberta and delivered by the German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research. Europe includes the EU Member States, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and the United Kingdom.
2) 2017-18 Accelerating Food Innovation in Alberta - Application of Research or Technology for New Product Development
Alberta Innovates is pleased to announce this new funding program, which is designed to provide funding for applied research and product development that leads to the following:
- new or improved food ingredients or bioactives,
- food products,
- supplemented foods, or
- natural health products (NHPs)/nutraceuticals.
In addition, the end product must be
- derived from Alberta crop or livestock commodities,
- competitive in the domestic and global marketplace,
- respond to domestic and/or international demand, and
- promote wellness and/or prevent or treat chronic diseases.
Elizabeth Muir, Value Added Director
3) 42014 Business-Led Networks of Centres of Excellence (BL-NCE) competition
The goal of the BL-NCE program is to address private sector research and development challenges in Canadian research priority areas through the creation of business-led research networks that increase private sector investment in R&D, innovation and competitiveness.
4) Aboriginal Business and Entrepreneurship Development Program (ABDP)
ABED works with Aboriginal entrepreneurs and its partners to provide a range of services and supports that promote the growth of a strong Aboriginal business sector in Canada. Support will vary depending upon the needs of the client, the availability and sources of funding, the eligibility of costs, the economic benefits, and the project viability. ABED can help Aboriginal entrepreneurs, communities and organizations to achieve their business goals.
- Business planning
- Establishment (capital) costs
- Business acquisitions
- Business expansions
- Marketing initiatives that are local, domestic, or export oriented
- New product or process development
- Adding technology to improve operations and competitiveness
- Operating costs in association with capital costs
- Financial services, business support, business-related training, and mentoring services
Are You Eligible?
Clients must be individuals of Canadian Aboriginal heritage — Status or Non-status Indian (on or off-reserve), Métis or Inuit — or a majority-owned Aboriginal business, or an Aboriginal community and/or development corporation.
To be eligible for support, clients should also be involved full-time with the proposed business in a management capacity and must be able to provide some level of cash equity to support the project.
5) Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk
The AFSAR helps Aboriginal organizations and communities across Canada build capacity to enable them to participate actively in the conservation and recovery of species protected under Species at Risk Act (SARA) and species at risk. New funding under the National Conservation Plan announced in 2014 provides further support to the AFSAR for species at risk and also introduced new funding for species that are not at risk. Therefore, going forward, funding under the Program will focus on two distinct funding streams:
- Stream one focuses on traditional species at risk recovery projects (Species at Risk Stream); and
- Stream two focuses on projects addressing other priority species beyond the protection and recovery of species at risk under the Species at Risk Act to prevent them from becoming a conservation concern (Prevention stream)
6) Affordable Housing Programs
The Community Housing Program provides subsidized rental housing to low-income families, senior citizens, and individuals with special needs who cannot afford private sector accommodation. Applicants whose income falls below local income limits are eligible to apply. Applicants are given priority based on need, as determined by income, assets, and current housing condition. A tenant's rent, which includes heat, water and sewer expenses, is based on 30 percent of a household's adjusted income. The tenant is responsible for electricity, telephone and cable television, as well as any additional services they may request (i.e. parking).
7) AgriInnovation Program
The AgriInnovation Program makes two types of investments: those targeted at research and development activities that bring innovation to the sector; and those that help industry bring the results of research and development to market through adoption/commercialization. This is a five-year program ending on March 31, 2018.
This program is divided into the following 2 streams:
- Industry-led Research and Development Stream supports projects that result in an innovative practice, process or product.
- Enabling Commercialization and Adoption Stream supports projects that prepare for the commercialization of an innovative technology, process or product through commercial demonstration, commercialization or adoption.
AgriInvest helps you manage small income declines, and provides support for investments to mitigate risks or improve market income. Your AgriInvest account builds as you make annual deposits based on a percentage of your Allowable Net Sales (ANS) and receive matching contributions from federal, provincial, and territorial governments.
P.O. Box 3200 Station Main
Winnipeg MB R3C 5R7
Toll Free Number: 1-866-367-8506
9) AgriMarketing Program
The department helps the agriculture industry expand markets and seize opportunities through government projects and contribution funding. We support projects under the following four streams:
- Market development stream: builds and promotes Canada's ability to expand markets at home and abroad. Promotional activities help position and differentiate Canadian products and producers, and ensure they meet market requirements. The Stream offers contribution funding to:
- Assurance systems stream: helps enhance the competitiveness of the agriculture industry by meeting buyer and market demands for assurance. The stream supports developing national assurance systems or standards for food safety, animal and plant health, market attribute/quality and traceability.
- Breaking down trade barriers
- Building market success
If your agricultural business is ready to expand, you could access up to $50,000 to market your products domestically and internationally. Applications can be submitted up until September 30, 2017.
Market Development stream: email@example.com
10) Agrivalue Processing Business Incubator (APBI)
The underlying purpose of this facility is:
- To assist with the start-up of new food businesses, providing facilities and programs to help manage the transition from new product development through commercialization, market launch and growth in sales, resulting in graduation and the establishment of their own facilities.
- To provide a centre of excellence for agrivalue venture scale up, which will assist established food manufacturers in new product/process development, refinement, testing and manufacturing of market entry product volumes.
- To attract product/process development initiatives of established food industry companies to Alberta.
A key component of this initiative is the opportunity to provide a range of services to Incubator clients in a shared environment. It is essential that business planning, cost accounting, legal advice, marketing, distribution, quality assurance and other related services are available. The Agrivalue Processing Business Incubator is much more than the building itself.
11) Alberta - Ontario Innovation Program
The Alberta-Ontario Program focuses on industry needs that can be tackled through research and development activities and have economic benefits for both provinces (e.g. jobs creation or retention, increased productivity, increased ROI, innovation, etc.) In general, companies may exploit research results for their own advantage or that of their supply chains.
Main Information Line:780-427-9968 (toll-free within Alberta by first dialling 310-0000)
12) Alberta Blue Cross
In the interest of promoting wellness and active living, Alberta Blue Cross has launched the Healthy Communities grant program. Through this program, Alberta Blue Cross is investing $1 million, over a five-year period, to support and promote active living in communities across Alberta.
Five $50,000 grants are being awarded each year to support community amenities and facilities that promote active living.
Project examples that support active living could include
- construction or replacement of children’s playgrounds,
- outdoor adult gyms,
- cycling paths, and
- recreational facility improvements.
Alberta Blue Cross will be accepting applications for the 2018 Healthy Communities Grant Program on June 1, 2018.
13) Alberta Community Resilience Program
The next submission deadline is September 30, 2018 for 2019-20 fiscal funding
The Alberta Community Resilience Program (ACRP) is a multi-year grant program supporting the development of long-term resilience to flood and drought events, while supporting integrated planning and healthy functioning watersheds. The ACRP will provide grants to:
- First Nations
- Improvement Districts
- Metis Settlements
- Special Areas
These grants will support the design and construction of projects that enhance or enable the protection of critical infrastructure from flooding and drought events, and help ensure public safety is protected. This program is administered by the Watershed Resilience and Mitigation Branch of Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP).
The next submission deadline is September 30, 2017 for 2018-19 fiscal funding
14) Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund (ACIDF)
The ACIDF is interested in innovation and creativity. We will consider a wide range of projects, and will work closely with our sponsor organizations to ensure the greatest benefit to our primary beneficiary, the Alberta farmers. ACIDF supports a mix of large and small projects, especially in areas not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources. ACIDF grants typically range from $10,000 to $200,000 over the life of the project.
15) Alberta Ecotrust Foundation
The heart of Alberta Ecotrust’s work is supporting the people and projects that effectively address Alberta’s most pressing environmental issues.
We accomplish this primarily by making grants to enable Alberta environmental non-governmental organizations to more effectively deliver programs, projects, and results that advance their environmental missions within our issue priorities. Three areas of focus include;
- environment grants
- capacity building
- facilitating collaboration
16) Alberta Export Expansion Package
The package introduces three new programs geared towards preparing Alberta companies for success in new international markets.
The package consists of three programs:
the Export Support Fund;
the Global Buyers and Investors Program; and
the Export Readiness Program.
The programs are specifically designed to help Alberta businesses expand internationally and have provided $9 million in funding over three years.
17) Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grants
All eligible Alberta artists and arts organizations are encouraged to apply for an AFA grant. We are proud of Alberta’s artists, and we are especially proud to provide behind-the-scenes support to the arts. We acknowledge the power of creative activity to inspire minds, encourage expression, improve quality of life and contribute to the province’s economic prosperity. Unleash your creative potential with an AFA grant and see where the arts take you. Choose an individual project grant, or an organization operational or project grant. Organization grants are divided into project grants and operational grants.
18) Alberta Indigenous Community Energy Program (AICEP)
A detailed energy assessment will support community decision making, estimate energy savings, and greenhouse gas reductions if building retrofits are completed in the future. This baseline analysis prior to completing energy efficiency retrofits has many benefits, including:
- Accurately assessing the efficiency of existing buildings
- Making informed decisions on building retrofits
- Assessing potential energy and cost savings if retrofits are completed
- Helping Indigenous communities maintain and improve building performance and operations.
email -IR.firstname.lastname@example.org (prefer)
Alberta Indigenous Relations
Attention: Climate Leadership-AICEP
19th Floor, Commerce Place
10155 – 102 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 4G8
19) Alberta Indigenous Solar Program (AISP)
The program supports solar power projects that assist in:
- increasing Indigenous participation in Climate Leadership initiatives that reduce community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
- the transition to a lower carbon economy
- creating more sustainable community energy generation
- equipping Indigenous communities with information to support them in investing in solar energy infrastructure
email -IR.email@example.com (prefer)
Alberta Indigenous Relations
Attention: Climate Leadership-AISP
19th Floor, Commerce Place
10155 – 102 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 4G8
20) Alberta Innovates Funding
Through the addition of more Technology Development Advisors, the business-friendly initiative also enhances innovation system navigation and offers improved access to government programs for SMEs.
To find a Technology Development Advisor near you, please visit our Regional Innovation Network page.
More details about this announcement can be found on the Government of Alberta website.
For more information on these programs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
21) Alberta Innovates R&D Associates
You could get financing that would allow your Alberta business to recruit R&D Associate for salaried positions graduates. The graduates would conduct research that might help you accelerate business ideas.
Dayna Misener, Program Associate, 780.450.5256
22) Alberta Investor Tax Credit (AITC)
The three year AITC is applicable across sectors, offering a 30 per cent tax credit to investors who provide capital to Alberta small businesses doing research, development or commercialization of new technology, new products or new processes. It is also applicable to businesses engaged in interactive digital media development, video post-production, digital animation or tourism.
By encouraging private investment in Alberta businesses, the AITC will support innovation, job growth and small business success during the current economic situation.
23) Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA)
A $30-million package of programs is designed to spur innovation and diversification in Alberta's livestock and meat industry. Grant programs, delivered by the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA), will focus on value-added market development, research and development, and industry development. These programs, together with the Growing Forward 2 programs, are part of ALMA's commitment to be a catalyst for change and to help build an internationally respected, competitive and profitable livestock and meat industry. $9-million is also being allocated to bring innovation and efficiency to a whole new level.
Two new initiatives have been created in partnership with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, as part of Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative, will be delivered through ALMA. These include the Automation and Lean Manufacturing Program and the Business and Product Development Program. ALMA is dedicated to playing a key role in finding more affordable and efficient ways to bringing Alberta livestock and meat products to a growing number of markets around the world.
- Growing Forward 2: Agri-Processing Product and Market Development
- Growing Forward 2: Agri-Processing Automation and Efficiency Program
- Industry and Market Development
- Research and Development Program
24) Alberta Lottery Fund
Each year thousands of non-profit/volunteer organizations in Alberta require funding for a variety of projects and initiatives. This year, the Alberta Lottery Fund will re-invest $1.5 billion in communities across the province. Some of this funding is available to these organizations through various lottery-funded grant programs.
The Ministry of Culture oversees funding for the following granting programs and foundations:
- Community Spirit Program (CSP)
- Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP)
- Community Initiatives Program (CIP)
- Other Initiatives Program (OIP)
- Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA)
- Alberta Historical Resources Foundation (AHRA)
- Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund (HREMF)
The Ministry of Tourism, Parks, and Recreation oversees funding for the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation (ASRPWF) and its granting programs.
25) Alberta Media Fund
The Alberta Media Fund (AMF) provides support to organizations and individuals involved in the Cultural Industries: screen-based media production, book & magazine publishing, and sound recordings. Application deadline is June 1st
26) Alberta Municipal Affairs - Grant Funding Reports
Within this portal, each municipal grant program has its own information page. These pages contain:
- a description of the program, including the type of projects supported and the eligibility requirements;
- links to copies of program guidelines, application forms, and reporting documents;
- links to program websites; and
- contact information for provincial program staff should you have any questions.
27) Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Program
The Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership (AMWWP) assist eligible Alberta municipalities with the construction of priority water supply and treatment and wastewater treatment and disposal facilities. The program applies to Cities with an official pop under 45,000, Towns, Villages, Summer Villages, Counties, municipal districts, Metis Settlements, special areas and improvement districts.
28) Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Program – Water for Life
This project-specific program supports eligible municipalities with the capital construction of municipal water supply and treatment, and wastewater treatment and disposal facilities.
29) Alberta Real Estate Foundation
Alberta Real Estate Foundation makes investments for the real estate industry and for all Albertans. The Foundation strategically allocates its grants around four areas of interest:
- Education and Research
- Housing Affordability
- Land Stewardship and Environment
Alberta Real Estate Foundation
30) Alberta-Ontario Innovation Program
The Alberta Ontario Innovation Program will fund approved projects as follows:
- AI can contribute a minimum of $100,000 and a maximum of $250,000 CAD over two years
- OCE can contribute a minimum of $100,000 and a maximum of $250,000 CAD over two years
Industry partners match:
- Industry partner(s) are required to match 1:1 the AI and OCE contributions with a combination of cash (minimum 50%) and in-kind (minimum 50%) contributions. (e.g., if OCE and AI each contribute $100,000, the industry partner(s) in Ontario are required to contribute a minimum of $50,000 cash and $50,000 in-kind, as are the Alberta industry partners). The industry contribution in Alberta and Ontario from all partners would be $100,000 in cash and $100,000 in-kind to the overall project.
contact Philippa.King@oce-ontario.org for further details.
31) Alliance Pipeline
Through various corporate and employee initiatives, we donate $1.8 million dollars each year, which has culminated in more than $18 million worth of support to many amazing organizations and initiatives. We focus our funding on the following five priority funding areas:
- Community Development
- Leadership Development
- Energy Education
32) Allstate Foundation of Canada
The Allstate Foundation of Canada was established in 1977 to provide grants to charities and not-for-profit organizations that are involved in a variety of activities or educational initiatives focused around crime prevention, road safety or home safety.
33) ATCO Electric
ATCO Electric has a long history of being an active corporate citizen in the communities we serve. We actively support youth, education, sports, the arts, the environment and a variety of programs aimed at enriching the communities we serve. We also have a very active and generous group of employees who go above and beyond to support causes that matter. Learn more about:
34) ATCO Gas
ATCO Gas gives top priority to projects that support our key areas of focus: Safety, Environment and Fire & Emergency Services. To be eligible for ATCO Gas sponsorship or donations, your community group needs to:
- Be a registered charity or not-for-profit community service organization, association or society
- Operate in and benefit an ATCO Gas community
Edmonton & Province wide
18th Floor, 10035 - 105 St.
Edmonton, AB T5J 2V6
35) Bank of Montreal
BMO Financial Group’s support focuses on social responsibility in the communities that it serves. Contributions are distributed over a broad range of initiatives, including education, health care, arts and culture, community development, sports and athletics.
Prairies Division, Communications Manager
36) Bayer Cropscience Canada
Bayer CropScience invests in Canadian communities in many ways – through industry support within agriculture, through sponsorships, and through donations to communities. Our funding support is focused on several specific areas of giving:
- Science and Innovation
- Education and Youth
- Arts and Culture
We fund projects and events initiated by our stakeholder base, and also support our employees’ involvement in the social, cultural and educational needs of their communities. However, we do place an importance on initiatives focused on Canadian agriculture. Though we provide support in a number of ways, we define and handle sponsorships and donations separately. Please see our giving guidelines for more information.
37) Bell (BCE)
The Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund is part of the Bell Mental Health Initiative, a $50 million multi-year national program in support of mental health.
Canadian registered charities are eligible for consideration. Successful grant recipients will only be eligible for another Community Fund grant one year after the date of any previous grant. If you received a 2016 grant, you are not eligible to apply again until the 2018 cycle.
38) Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP)
Created to bolster innovation in Canada’s business sector, the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) helps companies bridge the pre-commercialization gap by procuring and testing late stage innovative goods and services within the federal government before taking them to market by:
- Awarding contracts to entrepreneurs with pre-commercial innovations through an open, transparent, competitive and fair procurement process.
- Testing and providing feedback to these entrepreneurs on the performance of their goods or services.
- Providing innovators with the opportunity to enter the marketplace with a successful application of their new goods and services.
- Providing information on how to do business with the Government of Canada.
39) Canada - Alberta
The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is an employer-driven training program. This means that employers decide on who gets training and what type of training may be needed for new and existing employees. Employers are required to use a third-party training provider to deliver the formal training either onsite, online, or in a classroom setting.
The Canada Job Grant is part of the Government of Canada and Government of Alberta’s commitment to help address skills mismatches and ensure that employees are being trained in high-demand areas.
40) Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s national, arm’s-length arts funding agency. Our main areas of activity are: Grants: Arts Collectives, Companies and other Canadian, Non-Profit Arts Organizations Grants offered include:
- operating funds
- organizational development assistance
- project assistance
- presenting and dissemination assistance
An applicant organization must be staffed by arts professionals who create artistic works, or present them to the Canadian public. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, but examples of eligible organizations are:
- theatre companies,
- art museums
- public galleries
- artist-run centres
- dance companies
- orchestras and
- film co-operatives.
Professional publishing houses are also eligible for grant support, through the Writing and Publishing Section
Canada Council for the Arts
350 Albert Street
P.O. Box 1047
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5V8
41) Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)
The CFI’s funding architecture is designed to deliver on the CFI’s mandate by meeting the current needs of the research community, its partners and stakeholders. The CFI funding architecture covers the full spectrum of infrastructure: projects to attract a leading researcher; team-led innovative projects that have a structuring effect for an institution or a region; and large-scale national projects.
Canada Foundation for Innovation
42) Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG)
What is the Canada-Alberta Job Grant?
The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is an employer-driven training program. This means that employers decide on who gets training and what type of training may be needed for new and existing employees. Employers are required to use a third-party training provider to deliver the formal training either onsite, online, or in a classroom setting.
The Canada Job Grant is part of the Government of Canada and Government of Alberta’s commitment to help address skills mismatches and ensure that employees are being trained in high-demand areas.
Why do employers need the Canada-Alberta Job Grant?
Despite fluctuations in the economy, employers will always need a workforce that is well-educated, highly skilled and productive. The Canada-Alberta Job Grant will help employers develop workers to suit their needs and provide people with the jobs they need to succeed.
Investing in skills training means more workers in Alberta will have the skills in demand in our labour market, now and in the future.
How will the Canada-Alberta Job Grant benefit you?
By supporting and investing in employee training, The Canada-Alberta Job Grant helps you to increase:
- employee skills
- employee retention
email email@example.com, or phone 780-638-9424 within Edmonton, or toll-free 1-855-638-9424.
43) Canadian CED Network
The Canadian CED Network’s Create Action program is the only work experience program that provides paid learning opportunities for youth involved in community economic development (CED) in their own communities. This internship program is funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada through their Youth Employment Strategy Career Focus program. The purpose of CreateAction is to offer a six month internship to young post-secondary graduates who are considering a career in CED.
44) Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC)
CIPEC and Natural Resources Canada can help your organization cut costs, improve energy efficiency and reduce industrial greenhouse gases. CIPEC Leaders have access to:
- cost-shared assistance to perform ISO 50001 implementation pilots, energy management projects, process integration studies and/or computational fluid dynamics studies
- industry networking opportunities with CIPEC sector task forces
- customized energy management workshops and toolkits
- technical information and calculators
- other Leader services
45) Canadian Media Fund (CMF)
CMF champions the creation and promotion of successful, innovative Canadian content and software applications for current and emerging digital platforms through financial support and industry research. Created by Canada's cable and satellite distributors and the Government of Canada, the CMF aspires to connect Canadians to our creative expressions, to each other, and to the world
46) Canadian Space Agency (CSA)
Class Grant and Contribution Program to Support Research, Awareness and Learning in Space Science and Technology. The purpose of this document is to inform stakeholders about the terms and conditions of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Class Grant and Contribution Program to support Research, Awareness and Learning in Space Science and Technology. Funding will be mostly allocated through competitive process (solicited proposals). Unsolicited proposals could be considered at the own discretion of the CSA.
47) Canadian Wildlife Federation Foundation
Canadian Wildlife Foundation’s Funding Program provides financial assistance to conservation programs and educational programs related to wildlife and research. To be eligible for funding you must be affiliated with a registered charitable nonprofit organization. Students submitting applications must provide the charitable registration number of the University they are affiliated with. Priority is always given to Canadian-based programs and research.
48) Capital Investment Tax Credit (CITC)
The CITC is a two-year program that provides a non-refundable tax credit valued at 10 per cent of a corporation’s eligible capital expenditures, up to $5 million.
The CITC will also help make Alberta more competitive with neighbouring jurisdictions already offering similar incentives. The tax credit is expected to generate $700 million worth of investment and support thousands of direct and indirect jobs in Alberta.
49) Career Focus
Career Focus provides funding for employers and organizations to design and deliver a range of activities that enable youth make more informed career decisions and develop their skills. Priority is given to work experience in growth sectors. Career Focus aims to:
- increase the supply of highly qualified workers;
- facilitate the transition of highly-skilled young people to a rapidly changing labour market;
- promote the benefits of advanced studies; and
- Demonstrate federal leadership by investing in the skills required to meet the needs of the knowledge economy.
Eligible applicants include:
- organizations (including not-for-profit);
- public health and educational institutions;
- band or tribal councils, Aboriginal organizations; and
- municipal governments.
50) Cenovus Energy
Our Community Investment program strategically concentrates its efforts in three core areas - learning, safety and well-being and sustainable communities. These areas reflect the positive differences we want to make in the communities where we work and live.
CIBC Small Business is committed to supporting a cross-section of national programs that foster the growth of entrepreneurship and the continued development of Canadian organizations. Our goal is to help enrich the fabric of Canadian life while supporting the communities where our customers and their employees live and work.
- Canada's Outstanding Young Farmer Program - 4-H
52) CIHR Funding Programs
CIHR provides funding opportunities for four themes of health research:
- Health systems services
- Social, cultural, environmental and population health
53) Clean Growth Program
This program covers five areas focused on pressing environmental challenges and economic opportunities facing Canada’s natural resource operations:
- Reducing greenhouse gas and air-polluting emissions
- Minimizing landscape disturbances and improving waste management
- The production and use of advanced materials and bioproducts
- Efficient energy use and productivity
- Reducing water use and impacts on aquatic ecosystems
The Stronger Communities Fund For CN, giving back is not a slogan — it is a way of doing business. The CN Stronger Communities Fund, which symbolizes our commitment to help build safer, stronger communities, is how we give something back. It’s how we make the communities in which we operate better places to live and work.
55) Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP)
CHRP grants support focussed, interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects involving any field of the natural sciences or engineering and any field of the health sciences. Proposed research projects should be innovative, with a strong focus on knowledge translation, and lead to health benefits for Canadians, more effective health services and/or economic development in health-related areas.
56) Collaborative Research and Development Grants
The Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) program is intended to give companies operating from a Canadian base access to the unique knowledge, expertise and educational resources available at Canadian post-secondary institutions and to offer opportunities for mutually beneficial collaborations that result in industrial or economic benefits to Canada.
Toll-free in Alberta: 310-FARM (310-3276)
57) Collaborative Research and Development Grants (CRD)
CRD Grants support well-defined projects undertaken by university researchers and their private-sector partners. Direct project costs are shared by the industrial partner(s) and NSERC. Projects may range from one year to five years in duration, but most awards are for two or three years.
58) Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP)
This program is designed to help communities at risk of hate-motivated crime improve their security infrastructure, which will help make Canada safer for all Canadians.
59) Community and Regional Economic Support program (CARES)
Funding under this program is available through two streams: community and regional.
Community projects build local economic development capacity and strengthen local approaches to improve economic conditions. Program funding for community initiatives begins at $10,000
Regional projects are achieved through a collaborative approach by communities and supportive partners to achieve prosperity in a defined geographical areas based on a shared economic vision. CARES program funding for regional initiatives begins at $25,000.
- Incorporated non-profit organizations, associations or societies whose primary purpose is for economic development. Organization must be incorporated as of January 1, 2016, and be in good standing with required filings and their status.
- Municipalities (cities, towns, villages, summer villages, municipal districts, specialized municipalities improvement districts, special areas).
- Metis settlements and First Nations.
- Formal and project-based partnerships between combinations of the above entities.
60) Community Economic Development Program
The Community Opportunity Readiness Program addresses the financial needs of Aboriginal communities when they are in pursuit of, and wish to participate in, an economic opportunity. The program is a consolidation of the former community economic opportunities program, the major projects investment fund, and the community-based components of the Aboriginal business development program.
By helping communities become equipped to participate in an economic opportunity, AANDC can increase the participation of Aboriginal people in Canada's economy overall and improve the prosperity of Aboriginal communities and individuals.
61) Community Foundations Of Canada
Community Foundations of Canada is the national network for Canada's more than 180 community foundations, which help Canadians invest in building strong and resilient places to live, work, and play. Community foundations are one of the largest supporters of communities, providing more than $154 million in support of local priorities and organizations in 2011. • Alberta Community Foundations
62) Community Grants
Community Facility Enhancement Program
Community Initiatives Program
Enhanced Capacity Advancement Program
Other Initiatives Program
Main line: 780-422-9598
Toll-free (AB): 310-0000
Email your application to:
63) Community Health and Safety Programs
Programs supporting safe, healthy and vibrant communities include; Agricultural Service Board Grant Program Fire Services and Emergency Preparedness Program Municipal Sustainability Initiative – Capital Police Officers Grant Program
64) Connect Grants
Connect Grants provide targeted financial support to encourage post-secondary researchers at universities and/or colleges to connect with industry and other knowledge end-user communities in order to form new partnerships. Connect Grant recipients can be individuals at either an NSERC-eligible institution or a not-for-profit, non-government organization (including an industry association).
ConocoPhillips provides grants and contributions to nonprofits in communities where their employees live and work. They focus mainly on initiatives that benefit education, the environment, and health and safety.
66) CP Has Heart
The Co-operators Foundation supports healthy communities through its endowment fund for community economic development (CED) in Canada. The purpose of the fund is to support community enterprises and initiatives that create local employment and promote local self-reliance.
67) Daishowa Marubeni International Ltd. (DMI)
Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. (DMI) is an integrated forest products company that supports donation requests for community and/or environmental support and involvement.
68) Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)
DRDC actively pursues opportunities for defence and security collaboration with partners from industry, academia, other government departments, agencies and international allies. Engagement activities cross the entire innovation spectrum including scientific and technical information exchange, shared materials and facilities, jointly developed frameworks, trials, exercises and advanced concept technology demonstrations.
69) Devon Canada's Safe & Healthy Communities grant
The grant supports programs designed to:
- Inspire youth to engage in activities before and after school that are healthy and promote wellness and education
- Allow more opportunities for communities to promote a safe and healthy lifestyle for individuals, youth and families
- Provide secure shelters and care for individuals that suffer from domestic abuse or homelessness
Organizations from Alberta, B.C. and western Saskatchewan are eligible to receive the funding. If you know of a program in your community, please encourage them to apply at www.devongrants.ca until October 12.
for more information visit www.devongrants.ca
70) EcoAction - Community Funding Program
The EcoAction Community Funding Program provides financial support to community groups for projects with measurable, positive impacts on the environment. Funding is available for projects that address Environment Canada’s priority issues of Clean Air and Climate Change, Clean Water, and Nature. The Program encourages action focused projects that will protect, rehabilitate or enhance the natural environment, and build the capacity of communities to sustain these activities into the future. Application deadline - November 1st each year
Prairie and Northern Region
123 Main Street, Suite 150
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 4W2
71) EcoAction Community Funding Program
EcoAction encourages project submissions that will protect, rehabilitate or enhance the natural environment, and build the capacity of communities to sustain these activities into the future. EcoAction supports projects that address the following themes:
- Climate Change
- Clean Water
- Nature and
- Clean Air
Projects require matching funds or in-kind support from other sponsors. Non-profit groups, such as community groups, environmental groups, aboriginal groups and First Nations councils, service clubs, associations, and youth and seniors' organizations, are eligible to apply. EcoAction Community Funding Program has moved to one deadline per year.
The deadline for submission of proposals is November 1st of each year.
72) EcoEnergy Efficiency for Industry
The ecoENERGY Efficiency for Industry program is offering cost-shared assistance to industrial companies to implement energy management projects, including CAN/CSA-ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Standard pilots, and for two types of energy studies: Process Integration and Computational Fluid Dynamics. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) will provide financial assistance of up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $40,000
73) Employment and Social Development Canada
Programs accepting applications
74) Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) Funding Programs
Learn about the funding opportunities (grants and contributions) that are offered by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), the Labour Program and Service Canada by browsing Programs accepting applications or funding by topic. What are grants and contributions? Grants are unconditional transfer payments that the Government provides to individuals or organizations for activities that meet eligibility criteria set by the funding program. Contributions are similar to grants, except that, in order to receive funding and be reimbursed for specific costs, recipients need to meet certain performance conditions. The government can also audit the recipients' use of funding.
Enbridge contributes in three core areas. Please click on the links directly below to find out more about these key areas of focus, as well as some of the important programs we support:
We also look for ways for our employees to get involved in community programs, and we support them as they make contributions to organizations that are important to them. We encourage employee voluntarism through Volunteers In Partnership, a program that supports the organizations for which our employees volunteer.
76) Encana Natural Gas
Community Investment Programs are strategically aligned to promote environmental stewardship, enhance the skill sets of the next generation of industry leaders and support the needs of communities where Encana operates. In Alberta, funding programs are supported in the communities of Calgary, Drumheller, Grande Cache, Grande Prairie, Red Deer and Strathmore. • Community Investment Guidelines
77) Energy Innovation Fund
A new innovation fund has been created to foster the next generation of technology to help our energy industry:
- create more good jobs
- attract investment
- reduce emissions
- expand and diversify access to tidewater and world energy market
Alberta will invest $1.4 billion over 7 years for innovation projects in 5 categories:
- Oil sands innovation fund
- Innovation across sectors
- Industrial energy efficiency
- Loan guarantees
These will be funded by the Climate Leadership Plan, which recycles carbon levies back into Alberta industries to help them compete and grow in our modern economy and continue to be global innovation leaders.
78) Engage Grants
University or college researchers can apply to launch a new research collaboration with an industrial partner through a short-term research and development (R&D) project that applies their expertise to address a company challenge. Partnering companies gain by having the expertise of the academics focused on their R&D issues and by discovering what the researchers and the students working with them have to offer. These projects serve as the first step to establishing a longer-term, impactful collaboration. Read about some of the impacts of Engage Grants in the report on NSERC’s Strategy for Partnerships and Innovation.
79) Enhanced Capacity Advancement Program (ECAP)
The Enhanced Capacity Advancement Program (ECAP) provides multi-year funding for up to three years to Alberta-based capacity building non-profit organizations. Funding is intended to help organizations improve and strengthen internal operations and the broader non-profit/voluntary sector.
The ECAP defines capacity building as the process of developing the knowledge, skill and ability to make and implement decisions in a manner that achieves effective and efficient results at the individual, organizational and sector level.
Funding through the ECAP focuses on strengthening the non-profit/voluntary sector in areas such as leadership, operational management, adaptive capacity, collaboration, financial sustainability and evaluation.
Applicants must have a primary mandate and proven ability to:
- Build the capacity of other non-profit organizations in Alberta.
- Strengthen and advance the capacity of Alberta’s non-profit/voluntary sector as a whole.
- Build capacity for effective volunteerism in the broader community.
Organizations and community non-profit organizations who are registered (and in good standing) under one of the Acts as outlined in the ECAP Guidelines.
Enmax community investment program helps create positive social change by aligning our strengths and core values to refine or improve the neighbourhoods we live in across Alberta.
We've identified four areas where we can have a positive impact on Alberta families and communities today and for years to come. In 2014, we contributed $3.6 million* to communities across Alberta through cash, in-kind and volunteer contributions.
- Powering Partners
- Powering Tomorrow
- Powering Alberta
- Powering Employees
81) Environment Canada Funding Programs
Environment Canada offers funding through various Grants and Contributions programs. These programs offer funding to eligible groups, organizations and individuals for local action projects that protect or conserve our natural environment and to create employment opportunities for young scientists and post-secondary graduates seeking hands-on training.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
82) Environmental Damages Fund (EDF)
The Environmental Damages Fund (EDF) is a specified-purpose account administered by Environment Canada, on behalf of the Government of Canada, to manage funds received as compensation for environmental damage. These funds may come from court orders, awards, out-of-court settlements and voluntary awards. They primarily support the restoration of natural resources and environment, and wildlife conservation projects in the same geographic area where the damage originally occurred.
The EDF also supports research and development on environmental damage assessment and restoration, and education on pollution prevention and the restoration of natural resources.
or 1-800-567-1570 (toll free)
EPCOR provides community support through charitable donations, sponsorships and in-kind contributions. All donations and sponsorships must link to at least one of the 3 pillars in its community investment approach: Water (Food), Energy (Shelter and Safety), and Education.
84) Event Support Program
Alberta Sport Connection:
The Event Support Program focuses on sport program development. The program provides financial support to communities and associations to assist them in hosting major sport events, and as a result, promotes economic growth throughout the province.
85) Farm Credit Canada Expression Fund
FCC supports Communities where both official languages thrive are important features of our Canadian landscape. FCC Fund was developed to support Canada's official languages and honour those communities where both languages thrive. The fund supports projects such as community centres, daycares and artistic projects like theatrical productions, art galleries and concerts – to name a few.
86) Find Government Grants, Loans, and Financing
Find Government grants, loans, and financing by searching topics of;
- Start or buy a business
- Buy or lease equipment or property
- Conduct R&D and innovate
- Increase sales in Canada
- Export products or services
- Hire or train employees
- Increase working capital
- Increase productivity
- Get a patent, license, or apply a new technology
- Implement safety or quality control standards
- Reduce pollution or improve energy efficiency
- Sell or close a business and
87) Finning (Canada)
Finning (Canada) takes great pride in contributing to the community, and focuses a lot of time and funding in doing so. We receive masses of donation requests each year, and we try to work with as many as we can that fit within our Community Investment Program Guidelines and budget. Donations will correspond to one of the following categories:
- Arts and culture
88) First Nation Infrastructure Fund (FNIF)
The objective of the First Nations Infrastructure Fund is to improve the environment and the quality of life of First Nation communities by improving and increasing the development of public infrastructure. This fund also supports roads and bridges, energy systems, planning and skills development projects and solid waste management.
Phone: (toll-free) 1-800-567-9604
TTY: (toll-free) 1-866-553-0554
89) First Nations Consultation Capacity Investment Program (FNCCIP)
The Aboriginal Relations’ (AR) First Nations Consultation Capacity Investment Program is to assist with building the capacity of First Nations in Alberta to participate in the consultation process. The Primary objectives are to 1) Assist First Nation communities and organizations in building consultation structures. 2) Assist First Nations communities to participate in the Government of Alberta’s consultation initiative as required.
Phone: 780 644-4945
Visit AR website http://www.aboriginal.alberta.ca/581.cfm
90) First Nations Development Fund Grant Program (FNDF)
First Nations in Alberta can apply to the FNDF Grant Program for social, economic and community development projects. FNDF Grant Program funding may only be used for economic, social and community development projects, such as addictions programs, education, health, and infrastructure.
20th Floor, Commerce Place
10155 -102 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 4G8
91) Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada Funding Programs
The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) funds an array of projects and programs in Canada and around the world. These departmental programs, aligned to government priorities, are important policy tools to protect Canadians and advance Canada's priorities, interests and leadership abroad. DFAIT’s supports various funding programs in; Foreign Affairs or International Trade.
92) Funding Programs - Environment and Climate Change Canada
93) Getty Grant Program
"The Getty Grant Program provides support to institutions and individuals throughout the world for projects that promote the understanding of art and its history and the conservation of cultural heritage. We seek projects that set high standards and provide opportunities for collaboration."
94) Global Commerce support Program (GGI)
Going Global Innovation (GGI) is a contribution program created and managed by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada's Trade Commissioner Service to stimulate international research and development (R&D) partnerships that benefit Canadian innovators.
95) Global Opportunities for Association (Formerly PEMDA)
Associations (PEMD-A), provides contribution funding to support national associations undertaking new or expanded international business development activities, in strategic markets and sectors, for the benefit of an entire industry (member and non-member firms). Annual non-repayable contributions range from a minimum of $20,000 to a maximum of $150,000 and the funding approvals are made for a one-year period for activities and related expenditures taking place between April 1 and March 31 of the following year. GOA provides matching funds of up to 50% of eligible expenses.
96) Government of Canada Funding Program
Crown-Indigenous Relations Canada (CIRNAC) and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) provide funding for programs, services and initiatives to First Nation, Inuit and Northern communities, governments and individuals as well as to Aboriginal and Métis organizations.
If you qualify as an eligible potential recipient and wish to enter into a funding agreement with the department, please submit the required proposal, application or work plans.
If you are searching for information about funding beyond specific programs, please go to INAC 2018-2019 National Funding Agreement Models and ISC 2018-2019 National Funding Agreement Models.
Some funding programs accept proposals through open calls with specific deadlines. Visit the calls for proposals web page for details.
97) Grant Eligible Conservation Fund(GECF)
The Alberta Ecotrust Foundation mandate is to build partnerships to create sustainable environmental benefits in our communities. Based in Calgary, but provincially focused, this unique charitable organization is founded on the principles of partnership and collaboration where representatives from industry, environmental groups and the community at large work together for a common purpose - to approve, fund and facilitate grassroots environmental projects across Alberta.
98) Grants and Foundations - Alberta Culture and Tourism
very day, non-profit and charitable organizations in Alberta help to make a positive difference for so many people. Whether it is through after-school care, recreation programs or assistance for new immigrants, these organizations are at the heart of healthy and strong communities. The government of Alberta has several grant programs and foundations that assist these groups in their efforts.
The Government of Alberta recognizes the arts and culture sector as an essential part of Albertan's quality of life. Support for the arts sector is provided through the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA). The AFA funds, encourages, and supports the development of arts in Alberta.
Nonprofit organizations have access to a number of grants to support project and operating costs through the Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) and the Community Initiatives Program (CIP).
The Government of Alberta recognizes the Cultural Industries (screen-based media production, book and magazine publishing, and sound recordings) as essential contributors to the Albertan quality of life. Support for these important industries is provided through the Alberta Media Fund (AMF).
Alberta Culture and Tourism provides funding to communities, organizations, and individuals to conserve and celebrate our heritage.
99) Grants in Place of Taxes (GIPOT)
GIPOT assists municipalities in the cost of providing municipal services. Although Crown-owned properties are exempt from assessment and therefore exempt from taxation, the Province of Alberta pays a grant equivalent to the property taxes that would otherwise be levied on many of these properties. Approximately 170 municipalities receive grants in place of taxes for 6,600 Crown properties.
100) Great West Life
In addition to providing a broad range of financial security products to individuals, families, businesses and organizations, we are a strong supporter of communities across the country. We want to hear from charities, non-profits and community organizations with creative ideas for making a positive impact on the lives of Canadians.
- Health and wellness
- Community Development
- Social services
Read more about how we are building
101) Green Municipal Fund (GMF)
FCM funds three types of municipal environmental initiatives in five sectors of municipal activity. We share the lessons and expertise gained through these initiatives through a suite of skills enhancement, training and knowledge sharing activities to encourage other communities to replicate their success.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) launched a renewed GMF funding offer on April 1, 2015. This offer is designed to manage the high demand for GMF funding, the high quality of applications we receive, and the limited funding available each year. Features of the new offer include:
- An updated competitive selection process for capital projects in the energy, transportation, waste and water sectors
- Updated eligibility criteria and funding limits for all funding streams
- An updated application process, as well as new application forms and support tools for applicants
102) GreenTRIP (Green Transit Incentives Program)
The Green Transit Incentives Program (GreenTRIP) is one of the many programs municipalities can access to support local priorities to provide sustainable public transit alternatives. Municipalities can apply for GreenTRIP capital funding to help purchase transit vehicles and technologies, build transit terminals and expand light rail transit services that increase ridership and reduce traffic congestion.
103) Growing Forward 2
Growing Forward 2 programs aim to help the industry position itself to respond to future opportunities and challenges and achieve its full potential as a productive and profitable sector of the Canadian economy. The priorities and programs of Growing Forward 2 reflect the views of producers, processors and other stakeholders, as heard during a two-year review of Growing Forward that included a significant stakeholder engagement process.
In Alberta, Growing Forward 2 will reflect an increased focus on three areas: research and innovation, competitiveness and market development and adaptability and industry capacity. These priorities, advocated and endorsed by stakeholders, are essential to the long-term success of the industry.
Halliburton supports primarily tax-exempt non-profit organizations dedicated to education, health, the environment and health-related community programs. Support for civic issues, arts and cultural programs may also be considered in areas where there is a significant presence of Halliburton employees and operations. Community Support
105) Heritage Canada Foundation (HCR)
The Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) is a national membership-based non-profit organization and registered charity established in 1973 as the National Trust for Canada. Funding for Sites/Projects/Bricks & Mortar Funding for Leadership and Organizational Development Funding for Research Funding for Publications, Content and New Media Development Funding for Youth Education and Employment General Funding for Arts, Culture, Heritage and Community
106) Highway Signage Program
Alberta's Tourism Highway Signage Program ensures a high-quality, consistent provincial highway signage system throughout the province. The program includes two broad signage categories:
- Tourism oriented directional signage (TODS)
- Logo signs for service businesses such as food, gas and lodging
If you are a community or regional Visitor Information Centre provider, you can access signage opportunities through the Alberta Visitor Information Providers (AVIP) program.
For more information call 1-866-560-SIGN (7446)
107) Honda Canada
The Honda Canada Foundation was created to lend a hand to those registered charities that work to make valuable contributions to Canadians.
Our focus on communities is reflected in the Foundation logo. Each red arrow represents the three communities the Foundation reaches out to: education, environment, and engineering. The fourth arrow shows the connection of the Honda Canada Foundation as a contributor to these three communities.
Thank you for considering the Honda Canada Foundation.
Learn How to Apply for a Grant from The Honda Canada Foundation.
108) Housing Internship Initiative for First Nations and Inuit Youth (HIIFNIY)
This youth employment initiative provides work experience and on-the-job training for First Nations and Inuit youth to assist them in pursuing long-term employment in the housing industry. Housing Internships are available to First Nations and Inuit youth who have an eligible sponsor. The key requirement for this program is that the work experience and on-the-job training must be related to housing activities, such as but not limited to: housing administration, construction, renovation, maintenance and client counseling.
HSBC supports the communities in which it operates both through the involvement of its employees and through charitable donations. Its policy on corporate philanthropy is to focus on education and on the environment.
We believe that education and the environment are fundamental building blocks of healthy communities.
That’s why we make meaningful contributions to Canadian-registered charities to support programs that benefit local communities and wider society. Through our support of education programs we focus on supporting young people to achieve their potential by helping them gain access to education; develop life-skills and entrepreneurship and language and cultural understanding. Through our support of environmental programs we aim to support programs that focus on addressing climate change, freshwater, and biodiversity.
C/O Corporate Affairs Department
HSBC Bank Canada
4th Floor, 885 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3E9
110) Husky Energy
Husky invests in registered charitable organizations in communities where it has a business presence, supports non-profit organizations' activities, and provides financial contributions and in-kind donations for select events. The Community Investment Program focuses on health, education and community initiatives.
Husky Energy Inc.
707 8th Avenue S.W.
Box 6525, Station D
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3G7
111) Imperial Oil
Imperial is pleased to fund and support many community activities, support is concentrated in a few key areas education, environment and community programs – and select programs that align community needs with business interests.
112) Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) provides innovation and funding services customized to your specific needs. Our goal? To help you accelerate the growth of your business through innovation and technology.
113) Industry Commercialization Associates Program
Industry Commercialization Associates is a competitive funding program that addresses the growing need for highly trained business and management personnel in Alberta high-tech industries. Through this program component, Alberta companies recruit business professionals with experience to lead to stronger technology commercialization for the benefit of the company and Alberta’s economy.
114) Industry R&D Associates
Industry R&D Associates addresses the increasing research and development (R&D) personnel needs of Alberta industry. Through this program component, Alberta companies are able to recruit recent Master’s and PhD graduates to conduct research that benefits the organization.
115) Interdepartmental Recovery Fund (IRF)
The IRF - Enhance the ability of other federal government departments (OGDs) to undertake and carry out in a timely fashion activities important for the protection and recovery of Species at Risk (SAR); - Enhance cooperation and collaborative arrangements among federal organizations and other Canadian stakeholders in the implementation of recovery projects (e.g., First Nations, universities, provinces, etc.); and - Contribute to the federal government’s commitment to the Accord for the Protection of Species at Risk and the Convention on Biological Diversity.
116) Invest Canada - Community Initiatives (ICCI)
The Invest Canada-Community Initiatives (ICCI) Program assists Canadian communities in attracting, retaining and expanding foreign direct investment. ICCI supports non-profit and public-private partnerships at the local community level. The program follows three basic principles: - Focusing on supporting attraction, retention, and expansion of foreign direct investment; Work through partnerships; Sharing costs The application period for 2015 ICCI projects will take place in September-October of 2014
117) Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH)
Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) works with its government, industry, and non-profit partners to improve access to affordable housing for these Canadians. Under new agreements for the Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH), federal funding is provided to provinces and territories through a single envelope, which combines the Government of Canada’s funding for off-reserve affordable housing and renovation programs.
KPMG supports our people's active participation in communities across the country and around the world, as part of their role with the firm.
KPMG helps address the most pressing needs in our local communities by collaborating with leading not-for-profits.
Through strategic national alliances, KPMG is advancing social innovation in Canada and around the world.
119) Loblaw Companies Limited
At Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) we consider it a priority to give back to the communities where we operate. With more than 2,400 store locations across the country, we recognize and act on our responsibility to help these communities – from our commitment to healthy living, through the products and services we offer and our support for programs and organizations focused on health and nutrition and the environment.
120) Métis and Non-Status Bursary Program
The ministry of Human Services may be able to help you pay for your post-secondary education in the social services field.
Bursaries from Human Services are available for full-time or part-time studies. Full-time applicants can be awarded up to $19,200.
Alberta Human Services
Métis and Non-Status Bursary Program
Attention: Bursary Administrator
2nd Floor Centre West
Edmonton AB T5J 3S1
121) Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)
The MEC Community Contributions program is geared to continually increase support for Canada's outdoor recreation and conservation communities. Funding areas include Land Acquisition, Advocacy and Education, Access & Activity, Research and Capacity Building • MEC Community Contributions
122) Movable Cultural Program
The Movable Cultural Property Program supports the preservation of Canada’s artistic, historic and scientific heritage through the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. The provisions of the Act help to ensure that cultural property of outstanding significance and national importance remains in Canada by: -designating Canadian organizations to preserve cultural property and make it accessible to the public; - providing tax incentives that encourage Canadians to donate or sell important cultural property to designated organizations.
123) National Angel Capital Organization (NACO)
NACO's Professional Development program offers Angel Investors a variety of topics that help them become better Angels. From an overview of Angel investing for beginner Angels, to an in-depth look at term sheets for more advanced Angels, these seminars are a must for all NACO members
124) Nestle Canada
Nestlé Canada encourages and supports the promotion of health and wellness in the communities we all share. Funding is directed toward programs and organizations that support healthy active living, with specific emphasis on encouraging physical activity in children, youth and their families, all in a non-competitive setting.
- Good Food, Good Life Community Program
Nexen supports projects through its Community Investment Program that help build strong, inclusive and vibrant communities. Projects or events must align with identified priorities and criteria.
Nexen's Giving program directs its funding to the following focus area:
- Supporting Communities
- Inspiring Education & Innovation
- Investing in Arts & Culture
- Environmental Care
126) Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) Bursary
The NADC Bursary is a return service bursary and is offered to students in their final two years of post-secondary studies. It is meant to encourage students to train for jobs that are in demand in northern Alberta.
Bursary program provides up to $12,000 over two years, and is non-repayable if you agree to live and work in the north for one year in return for each year of bursary support received. Some careers in high demand now include education, medical and health, engineering and technical fields and social work.
Phone: Bursary Coordinator
127) Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) Health Care Practicum
Consider a practicum location that offers you great experience and lots of variety — come to northern Alberta! Alberta Health Services offers a wide range of settings and experiences and with NADC, are offering the funding to help make it happen.
The Health Care Practicum Funding Program is offered jointly by the northern zone of Alberta Health Services and the Northern Alberta Development Council. Within the northern zone there are designated locations and practicum positions that can be funded. This funding can help you with the costs of travel to and from a community, commuting between two northern communities and with accommodation costs when you are there. Note that only practicum placements in healthcare centers and programs listed are eligible.
Phone: Bursary Coordinator
128) Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) Medical and Dentistry Student Bursary
The Medical and Dentistry Student Bursary is non-repayable if you agree to live and work in the north for one year in return for each year of bursary support received. You may receive a Medical and Dentistry Student Bursary if you:
- Have been a resident of Alberta for 12 consecutive months before the start of your program
- Are enrolled in a medical program
- Plan to live and work in northern Alberta upon completion of your residency and sign a return service contract
- Are not in default of a provincial student loan
Phone: Bursary Coordinator
129) Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) Nurse Practitioner Bursary
The Nurse Practitioner Bursary is a return service bursary of $9,000 or $18,000 per year for up to 3 years. It is an incentive to encourage nurse practitioners to practice in northern Alberta upon graduation.
You may receive a Nurse Practitioner Bursary if you:
- Have been a resident of Alberta for 12 consecutive months before the start of your program
- Are enrolled in a Nurse Practitioner program designated for provincial funding
- Plan to live and work in northern Alberta upon completion of your program and sign a return service contract
- Are considered a full-time student by your university
Phone: Bursary Coordinator
130) Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) Pharmacy Student Bursary
The Pharmacy Student Bursary is a return service bursary of $6,000 or $12,000 per year for the full length of the pharmacy program (maximum 4 years). It is an incentive to encourage Alberta pharmacy students to live and work in northern Alberta upon graduation
You may receive a Pharmacy Student Bursary if you:
- Have been a resident of Alberta for 12 consecutive months before the start of your program
- Are enrolled in a four-year pharmacy degree program leading to a BSc in Pharmacy program designated for provincial funding
- Plan to live and work in northern Alberta upon completion of your studies and sign a return service contract
Phone: Bursary Coordinator
131) Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) Student Teacher Bursary
The Northern Student Teacher Bursary is a return service bursary of $8,000 per year for two years, and is offered to students in the last two years of a Bachelor of Education degree. It is meant to encourage students to plan to teach in participating northern school divisions upon completion of their degree.
You may be eligible for a Northern Student Teacher Bursary (NSTB) if you are:
- a Canadian citizen enrolled full-time in a post-secondary program at a designated institution
- in the last two years of an Education program leading to a Bachelor of Education with a specialty in the following areas:
Phone: Bursary Coordinator
132) Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) Veterinary Student Bursary
The Veterinary Student Bursary is a non-repayable return service bursary of $6,000 to $12,000 per year for the 4 years of your large animal or large and small animal veterinary program. We think there is an amazing career for you here in northern Alberta, and we are willing to put money on it.
Phone: Bursary Coordinator
133) Occupational Health and Safety Innovation and Engagement Grants Program (OHS I&E Grants Program)
Eligible projects could include: organizing and hosting conferences or learning sessions that will raise OHS awareness, increase OHS knowledge or stimulate positive OHS action. Eligible projects could also include developing and disseminating OHS information resources, tools or awareness-raising campaigns.
Eligible Primary Applicant Organizations* must:
- Be not-for-profit organizations; and
- Have an established place of business or program of operation within Alberta.
134) On-Farm Solar Photovoltaics – On-Farm Energy Management Sub-Program
The program provides funding towards solar photovoltaics on Alberta farms. This enables producers to conserve non-renewable fossil fuels and reduce carbon emissions, ultimately reducing the environmental footprint of Alberta's agriculture industry.
The Growing Forward 2 Solar Photovoltaics Program addresses two important industry priorities:
1. Improved environmental stewardship. When producers make investments in clean energy and reduced carbon emissions, they are recognized for their commitment to sustainable practices.
2. Improved energy management. Producers who install photovoltaic systems tend to take a renewed interest in their electricity usage; this leads to additional efficiency investments.
135) Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabiblities (OF)
Through funding for organizations, the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities (OF) program helps people with disabilities prepare for, obtain and maintain employment or self-employment.
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)/Service Canada accepts Opportunities Fund applications for local and regional projects on an ongoing basis.
136) Procurement Strategy For Aboriginal Business (PSAB)
The PSAB initiative aims to increase federal contracting opportunities and to gain access to the overall federal procurement process for Aboriginal businesses.
The PSAB initiative is a national Government of Canada initiative led by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC). All federal government departments and agencies participate in this initiative.
137) Product Demonstration Fund
The Product Demonstration Fund (“PDF”) program aims to: Provide Alberta SMEs with the resources necessary to successfully transition their innovative business solutions from the technology development phase into the market introduction phase; and Support associations between Alberta SMEs that are developing technology-based products and/or services and a host entity that is positioned to test and evaluate the value of these technologies.
Senior Program Associate
138) Programs and Services for All Audiences
For a variety of Programs and services for all audiences Categories include;
- Ag & Food Processing
- Business Management
- Environmental Stewardship
- Loans & Financing
- Rural Utilities
- Support Program
- Training & Education
139) RCMP Foundation
Since 1994, the RCMP Foundation has donated over $9 million dollars to support over 800 community initiatives across the country.
We continue to make change in neighborhoods just like yours by developing and supporting community based programs in the areas of Safety, Health & Wellness and Education.
Community Programs include
We are committed to making a positive impact in the communities near our offices and operations. One of the ways we do this is by investing in charitable organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities where we operate.
We provide support in the following focus areas:
- Education – programs that help develop a trained and skilled workforce through support of youth literacy programs and post-secondary education in business, engineering, science, trades, technology and arts and culture
- Environment – programs that contribute to the long term health and biodiversity of local and regional ecosystems, water and land conservation and stewardship
- Empowering Communities – programs that generate economic opportunities for local residents, cultural initiatives and social issues such as equality, poverty, health/healthy living, women’s and children’s needs
Talisman is committed to investing in the communities where it does business. Investments are focused on education, health and wellness, the environment, and arts and culture. • Community Involvement
141) Research Tools and Instruments Grants Program
The RTI Grants Program provides the primary avenue to obtain up to $150,000 in support for research tools and instruments with a total net cost between $7,001 and $250,000.
142) Richardson Pioneer
Richardson Foundation endeavors to support registered Canadian charities in the following areas: the Visual and Performing Arts, Education, Youth Initiatives and Environmental Issues. The Foundation does not support health care/health care initiatives, religious or sectarian organizations and conferences/seminars. Under Canada Revenue guidelines, support from this source cannot be directed to an individual under any circumstances.
If you have a great idea to improve your community, let us know. Contact your local Richardson Pioneer Ag Business Centre.
Contact you local Richardson Pioneer Ag Business Centre.
143) Rio Tinto Alcan
The Rio Tinto Aluminium Canada Fund is committed to providing support for community-building initiatives which integrate environmental, economic and social considerations, and which meet the needs of the present while safeguarding our legacy for future generations. We are looking for projects that demonstrate innovation, collaboration, new learning, and inclusion. We want to fund ideas that have the potential for measurable progress toward local sustainability.
Our priorities are projects whose primary purpose is to:
• Advance sustainable development through education, awareness, training, research and practice as a catalyst for change
• Encourage environmental stewardship, and reduce waste and pollution through recycling and other conservation strategies
• Promote the health and safety of the community through the development of innovative programs or services that benefit its population
• Contribute to the quality of life of our host communities in the areas of arts and culture, education, health, sports (except professional sports organizations), environment, and social capacity.
At Rogers we believe in connecting with our communities in many ways.. Our support includes contributions we make to several focus areas:
145) Rural Bank of Canada (RBC)
RBC’s social finance initiative is designed to ignite the growth of social finance in Canada. The initiative supports and nurtures businesses that deliberately seek to make positive contributions to the community. The initiative demonstrates the opportunity to invest in businesses that deliver social, environmental and financial returns. RBC’s social finance initiative includes: • Establishing the $10 million RBC Generator Fund, a pool of capital to invest in for-profit businesses tackling social or environmental challenges. • Catalyzing the growth of social finance in Canada through strategic partnerships and thought leadership. • Investing at least $10 million of RBC Foundation assets in Socially Responsible Investments. • Exploring additional business opportunities for RBC in social finance.
146) Rural Electric Program
The Rural Electric Program commenced in 1947. It is a cost-sharing program, which helps defray the high cost of electrical service to farmers. The Rural Electric Program assists farmers to access a basic, essential service at a reasonable cost and aids in the diversification of our rural economy. It also provides partial equity with other Albertans living in urban areas as well as those living in other western provinces that benefit from lower hook-up costs and power rates sponsored by their provincial governments through Crown corporations.
Phone: 780-427-0944 Fax: 780-422-1613
147) Rural Gas Program
The Rural Utilities Division is responsible for ensuring the safe and orderly development of natural gas distribution systems, conducting technical reviews, issuing approvals, development of policy issues respecting rural gas utility operations and business practices and regulation of gas co-ops. The division administers a grant program to help reduce the high cost of providing natural gas service in rural Alberta.
148) Science Horizons Youth Internship Program
The Youth Employment Strategy is the Government of Canada's commitment to help young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition into the labour market.
- The Youth Employment Strategy is a horizontal initiative involving eleven federal departments and agencies.
- The initiative is comprised of three program streams: Skills Link, Career Focus, and Summer Work Experience.
- Employers and organizations can apply for funding to offer employment opportunities to young people under these three program streams.
•Call 1-800-935-5555 (TTY: 1-800-926-9105)
•Consult the Service Canada’s Webpage about the Youth Employment Strategy.
149) Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Incentive Program
The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Incentive Program (Canada Revenue Agency) is a federal tax incentive program to encourage Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct research and development (R&D) in Canada that will lead to new, improved, or technologically advanced products or processes. Claimants can apply for SR&ED investment tax credits for expenditures such as wages, materials, machinery, equipment, some overhead, and SR&ED contracts.
Calgary Tax Service Office
(Serving Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and the Northwest Territories)
150) Services for Business
Western Economic Diversification Canada's business development initiatives support a competitive and expanded business sector in Western Canada. We also support a network of community-based organizations that offer business information, small loans or assist with access to small business financing.
WD’s Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative is a $100 million five-year federal Initiative that offers repayable contributions for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with operations in Western Canada to move their new and innovative technologies from the later stages of research and development to the marketplace.
WD's Western Canada Business Service Network consists of several integrated organizations that provide entrepreneurs with services and resources to help Western Canadians start, grow and expand their businesses, this network of more than 100 offices across the west.
WD provides indirect funding for business through a network of community and other organizations that offer small loans or assist with access to small business financing. These loan funds increase the availability of financing to businesses, communities, and groups that face difficulty getting financing, such as people with disabilities.
WD works to increase trade and investment activities in the West by collaborating with partners and non-for-profit organizations on projects that support trade promotion and research, export readiness, international partnerships and investment attraction. Our list of trade and investment resources offers a listing of information, programs and services that are available for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Economic research and market studies help Western Canadians to understand the role and impact of entrepreneurship.
Ph: 613-234-6313 Ext.362
151) Services for Communities
Funding is available for community projects that support at least one of WD's project activities: innovation, business development and entrepreneurship and community economic development. Our investments are helping rural and urban communities compete in the knowledge-based economy, develop a more diversified economic base and creating new skilled employment for western Canadians. Areas of focus include:
- Community innovation,
- Value-added production in traditional resource sectors,
- Strengthening the capacity of western communities to undertake effective community economic development, and
- Improving community and transportation infrastructure
152) Settlement, Integration and Language Projects grants
This grant provides supports for newcomers as they settle and integrate into Alberta’s society. The program funds initiatives that contribute to the following outcomes:
- newcomers have information about living and working in Alberta, and about access to services and opportunities that support their settlement and integration
- organizations provide programs and services that help newcomers meet their settlement, integration and language needs
- newcomers are welcomed and well-received within communities, workplaces and service organizations
153) Shell Canada
Community Service Fund
The volunteer efforts of employees, retirees and retailers/agents are recognized and rewarded by the Shell Community Service Fund (CSF), which provides grants of up to $1,000 to support not-for-profit organizations where Shell people regularly volunteer.
Contributing to sustainable development is integral to the way we do business. As we work to help meet the world’s growing energy needs we aim to share benefits with local communities and reduce impacts of our operations, including managing carbon dioxide emissions. We look after our people. Our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people have been laid out in the Shell General Business Principles for nearly 40 years.
154) Staples Canada
Through its corporate giving program, Community@Work, Staples focuses charitable efforts in areas that will positively impact key stakeholders and reach out to communities where customers and associates live and work. Staples® is a proud supporter of programs and initiatives that encourage education, build entrepreneurship and preserve the environment. • Staples in the Community
155) Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)
The Strategic Innovation Fund allocates repayable and non-repayable contributions to firms of all sizes across all of Canada's industrial and technology sectors. The program has a budget of $1.26 billion over five years. It consolidates and simplifies the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative, Technology Demonstration Program, Automotive Innovation Fund and Automotive Supplier Innovation Program.
Telephone (toll-free in Canada): 1-800-328-6189
Telephone (Ottawa): 613-954-5031
TTY (for hearing-impaired): 1-866-694-8389
Business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
By mail: Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)
C.D. Howe Building
235 Queen Street, 1st floor, West Tower
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H5
156) Strategic Networks Grants (SNG)
The goal of NSERC’s Strategic Partnership Grants is to increase research and training in targeted areas that could strongly enhance Canada’s economy, society and/or environment within the next 10 years. Research and training under these grants must be conducted through a partnership between academic researchers and industry or government organizations.
It is expected that these grants will:
- generate new knowledge/technology with the strong potential to strengthen Canada’s industrial base, generate wealth, create employment and/or influence Canadian public policy;
- increase the number of highly qualified personnel in the specified target areas; and
- enable the transfer of knowledge/technology and expertise to Canadian-based companies that are well-positioned to apply the results for economic gain or to government organizations to strengthen public policy.
157) Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP)
How does it work?
The program will provide a wage subsidy of $7 an hour to employers who hire students for summer work between May and August. STEP will support students in gaining valuable work experience and skill-building opportunities.
Who is not eligible?
Ineligible employers for STEP include:
- federal or provincial governments, including the Legislative Assembly and constituency offices
- medium- and large-sized businesses (50+ employees)
- franchises and corporately-owned chains
- publicly-funded organizations including emergency services (e.g. police, firefighters, etc.); and
- provincial or federal Crown agencies, boards and commissions or corporations.
The program is available for students who are:
- current and returning students 15 years or older;
- Alberta residents; and
- Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons protected under the [Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Act] who are legally allowed to work in Canada. International students and temporary foreign workers are not eligible for the program.
Full details on STEP requirements, procedures and application forms can be found at AlbertaCanada.com/STEP.
158) Sun Life Financial
Sun Life is committed to supporting the key priority areas of health and wellness, arts and culture, and sustainability. The Donation and Sponsorship program focuses on five key areas: health, arts & culture, education, social services, and sports. The Philanthropy Program focuses on health, arts and culture and education. • Corporate Responsibility • Donations and Sponsorships
Linda M. MacKenzie, Assistant Vice-President, Philanthropy
159) Suncor Energy Foundation
Suncor is committed to using its strengths and capabilities as an integrated energy company to actively engage in the creation of strong sustainable communities. Suncor invests in building sustainable communities in three ways:
- Sponsorships. Suncor supports non-profit activities and events by providing financial assistance, product or in-kind contributions in Canada and internationally.
- Charitable donations. Suncor contributes to registered Canadian charities through the Suncor Energy Foundation.
- Employee programs. The charitable giving and volunteer efforts of our employees and retirees strengthen the communities in which Suncor operates. To show our appreciation for their efforts, Suncor’s employee grants program recognizes, and supplements, their community work and charitable giving.
We may provide assistance in the form of funds, materials/equipment or employees' time and expertise for projects that fall within these categories:
- Education and lifelong learning projects which can’t be funded by local school boards and/or institutions of higher learning.
- Organizations or events dealing with the environment and health and safety.
- Community development projects that enhance community facilities and activities. Projects must be self-supporting in the future and reflect the needs and interests of a wide number of people (within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo only).
- Arts and culture projects or organizations such as theatre, concerts, film and exhibitions that further the arts, entertain or inform (within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo only).
- Recreational projects that promote health and fitness and organizations promoting amateur sports (within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo only).
- Science and technology projects or organizations that encourage partnerships and promote oil sands technology.
161) TD Bank Group
The TD funding program supports education and financial literacy; creating opportunities for young people; and protecting and enhancing
Building stronger communities where we operate is our commitment. At TD, we work to enrich our communities by contributing to their social and economic development in long-lasting, sustainable ways.
Apply for Funding
TD is proud to provide financial support to over 6,000 community organizations across North America and the U.K. While there are many worthy causes that need action, we choose to prioritize four areas to increase the impact of our giving dollars.
Since 2000, TELUS, team members and retirees have proudly contributed $211 million to charitable organizations and volunteered more than 3.7 million hours of service in local communities, making a significant impact across Canada. TELUS places funding decisions in the hands of local community leaders supported by TELUS team members. • How to Get Funded - Overview
The Tervita Community Investment Fund was designed to support the sustainability and quality of life of communities where it is a corporate citizen. Community funding opportunities are provided within the following five pillars: Environment; Safety; Aboriginal capacity building; Education; and Imagination. • Community Investment
164) The Coca Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company, its global philanthropic arm, The Coca-Cola Foundation, and its regional foundations strive daily to be responsive to the citizenship priorities in the global communities where it does business. Community investment priorities focus on water stewardship, active healthy living, community recycling, and education. It also funds disaster relief in communities facing crisis. • Community Requests Guidelines and Application
165) The Co-Operators
CP provides funding from $5,000 to $50,000 to organizations that aim to improve the heart health of people in communities all over North America. If you would like to apply for support on behalf of your organization, please review our funding priorities and the guidelines below before completing our online application.
166) The FCC AgriSpirit Fund
FCC AgriSpirit Fund is about enhancing rural communities. If your organization is raising money for a capital project and your city or town has less than 150,000 people, it may qualify for a donation between $5,000 and $25,000 to supplement your other fundraising efforts. Applications accepted online from May 1 to June 12, 2014. The FCC AgriSpirit Fund is about making life better for people in rural communities. Successful projects in the past have included hospitals and medical centres, childcare facilities, fire and rescue equipment, playgrounds, food banks, libraries, recreation centres and community gardens. Online applications for the AgriSpirit fund will be accepted April 13 – May 18, 2015
167) The Home Depot
The Home Depot Canada Foundation was established to expand The Home Depot Canada's commitment to giving back to the communities it serves. The foundation is dedicated to the development of affordable, sustainable housing and community improvement projects that make lasting physical improvements to the neighbourhoods that it serves. • Home Depot Canada Foundation – Grant Programs
168) The Labour Market Partnerships (LMP)
The Labour Market Partnerships (LMP) program supports workplace human resource development and labour market adjustment strategies through community partnerships. The LMP Program is designed to develop and support projects with groups, organizations, industry sectors, and communities with common labour market needs.
http://work.alberta.ca/labour/workforce-partnership.html for contact information in your area
169) The Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI)
Under the department's proposed business plan, $668 million in MSI funding will be provided for 2018:
- $638 million in MSI capital funding (which includes $344 million from the former Basic Municipal Transportation Grant (BMTG) program); and
- $30 million in MSI operating funding.
In addition, $800 million of MSI funding was reprofiled in March 2018 from future years. The re-profiling of $400 million from each of 2018-19 and 2019-20 as grants to 2017-18 provides greater flexibility in meeting capital plans.
or call 780-644-2413 (toll-free by dialling 310-0000 first).
170) The Northern Contaminants Program Fund (NCP)
The current focus of the Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) is on the high priority issues in communities where people are exposed to contaminant levels of concern to health authorities. The NCP addresses these issues by conducting research and monitoring that enables the appropriate agencies to provide sound dietary advice; by meeting Canada’s monitoring obligations under international agreements; and by undertaking education and communications efforts in high priority areas.
phone: (819) 934-1110
171) Tourism Growth Innovation Fund (TGIF)
TGIF is a project-based grant program that aims to support economic growth and improve quality of life in communities across Alberta.
TGIF has 2 streams:
- Destination Development Support
- Product Development Support
The Destination Development Support stream helps tourism organizations and Alberta municipalities create new tourism products and destination development opportunities through research-based studies, surveys and plans.
The Product Development Support stream helps non-profit tourism attraction operators who want to develop projects that grow tourism experiences within Alberta.
We invest in areas of the community where we will have an impact over the long-term – typically significant, multi-year commitments that are designed to ensure program or initiative sustainability.
Our community programs are ongoing, large-scale projects and involve organizations like the Calgary Stampede, the United Way, the TransAlta Tri-Leisure Centre in Spruce Grove, Centralia College, and the University of Calgary's Institute of Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy (ISEEE). Each is an integral part of the community it serves.
We also support smaller initiatives that fill recognized local needs, benefit the community at large, complement our values, and involve our employees and retirees. For more information, please review our funding guidelines.
TransCanada believes in supporting local associations and organizations which serve as community assets in empowering individuals, building strong communities and creating effective citizens. Funding Priorities are focused on three main pillars: Wellness, Safety and Environment.
Download a map of our community investment regional structure (485 KB, PDF)
UFA’s community investment strategy - Learning and Living in the Country – seeks to support sustainability and viability of rural life in the communities they call home by concentrating community efforts in two key areas: education and rural living. • Community Investment
Through our Community Investment Program, Viterra is committed to contributing to positive social outcomes in the communities where Viterra has operations and its employees live, work and play through community development. In order to align these positive outcomes with business value, Viterra provides support in the following three areas:
- Promoting sports and recreation in rural communities with a focus on youth
- Agricultural awareness and related activities
- Promoting grain industry education & safety
176) Walmart Canada
Giving people access to a better life. One community at a time.
It’s our mission to create opportunities so people can live better. We consider it our responsibility to make a positive impact in the communities we serve. Whether it’s through the grants we provide to the thousands of organizations that share our mission or through the inspiring volunteer efforts of Walmart associates, we are passionate about helping people live better. One community at a time.
Walmart provides funding to organizations through its community grant program, the Walmart Foundation, to improve the lives of its associates, customers and neighbors in its local communities. All funds must fall within the following focus areas: education; workforce development / economic opportunity; health and wellness; environmental sustainability; and hunger relief. • Community Grants
177) Walmart-Evergreen Green Grants
Walmart Canada and Evergreen have partnered to offer this national program, funding community-based initiatives across Canada. Projects supported include but are not limited to:
- Invasive species removal
- Native Planting initiatives
- Community food gardens
- Youth based and intergenerational projects
- Wildlife habitat restoration
- Aquatic stewardship projects
- Environmental workshops and educational events
- Community skills sharing workshops
- Project serving underserved communities
Phone: 416 596-1495
178) Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program
A The Flood Recovery Erosion Control Program is no longer available. All structural flood and drought mitigation grant applications should be submitted through the Alberta Community Resilience Program. Grant applications for natural, non-structural flood and drought mitigation projects should be submitted through the Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program (WRRP).
Alberta Environment and Parks’ (AEP) WRRP aims to improve natural watershed functions in order to build greater long-term resiliency to droughts and floods through:
- Education and stewardship
- Research and data
- Restoration and Enhancement
179) WD Funding for Not-For-Profits
WD focuses its efforts on programs and investments that strengthen innovation, foster a competitive and expanded business sector, and contribute to economic development in communities across the West.
Funding is available to not-for-profit organizations for projects that support at least one of WD’s project activities: innovation, business development and entrepreneurship and community economic development.
180) Western Economic Diversification Canada - Community Economic Growth
WD helps increase the viability and diversification of local economies in Western Canada through a variety of programs and services, tailored to the region's own particular strengths, challenges and opportunities.
- The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is part of Canada 150 Celebrates, the Government of Canada's celebration of our country's 150th anniversary. Through investments in community infrastructure, the Government of Canada will invest in projects that celebrate our shared heritage, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for Canadians.
- The Western Diversification Program (WDP) is the main program through which WD makes strategic investments in initiatives that enhance and strengthen the economy of Western Canada. Funding is available to not-for-profit organizations (e.g., universities and other post-secondary institutions, research institutes, industry associations, Indigenous organizations) for projects that support innovation, business development and/or community economic growth.
- Western Canada Business Service Network is a group of several independent organizations that receive funding from WD to provide a range of services to help create and build small businesses across the West. One of the Network partners, Community Futures Organizations, also undertakes broad-based community economic development initiatives in rural western communities.
181) Western Innovation Initiative (WINN)
WINN is a $100 million five-year federal initiative that offers repayable contributions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with operations in Western Canada, in order to help move their new and innovative technologies from the later stages of research and development to the marketplace.
The intent of WINN is to promote the development and diversification of the western Canadian economy by providing financial support to qualified SMEs to help them accelerate the commercialization of innovative products, processes and services in Western Canada, and by stimulating greater private sector investment in western Canadian commercialization activities.
182) Workforce Attraction and Retention Partnerships (ARP)
The Workplace Essential Skills Training Program supports workplace essential skills training through the development of partnerships designed to foster a confident, innovative and highly literate workforce. These partnerships will assist employed Albertans gain the essential skills necessary to fully participate at work and contribute to a highly productive workplace.
Workplace essential skills training supports people in the workplace to learn new skills and adapt to workplace change. Workplace essential skills include reading text, use of documents, writing, working with numbers, oral communication, thinking skills, working with others, computer use and continuous learning.
183) Youth Employment Program
Youth Employment Strategy Programs The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) delivers its Youth Employment Program under the Career Focus stream of the Youth Employment Strategy and provides small and medium-sized enterprises with financial assistance to hire highly skilled post-secondary graduates