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Non-Profit Resources & Grant OPPORTUNITIES
This page was created as a resource based on feedback gathered by the Cochrane Social Recovery Task Force. It will be updated regularly by Cochrane Family & Community Services (FCSS) staff.
Non-Profit Grant Options
Government of Canada - Employment and Social Development Canada
Funding programs from Employment and Social Development Canada are government grants and contributions that help support jobs, training, and social development.
Alberta Government - Community (Local) Economic Development
Find funding opportunities that support thriving communities and economic prosperity in Alberta’s small cities and towns.
Alberta Government - Funding a Non-Profit
Grant programs and fundraising licences and resources for non-profit companies, societies and charitable organizations
Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women
Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women, is providing a consolidated landing page for the ministry’s grant programs. All available grants are now listed at this location to make it easier to find information on funding opportunities in the arts, community initiatives, cultural industries, heritage, screen-based industries and sport and recreation. Please bookmark this page. (available in both English and French)
Alberta Civil Society Fund
Organizations can apply for a one-time grant to support an effective and sustainable recovery of the civil society sector.
Community groups can access this paid grant sourcing database. Groups and Organizations can search thousands of grant opportunities on this site.
The Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant
The Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant offers financial assistance to Alberta businesses, cooperatives, and non-profit organizations that were ordered to close or curtail operations, and that experienced a revenue reduction of at least 40%, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Faith-Based and Cultural Facility Relaunch Grant
Faith-based and cultural organizations can apply for a new one-time grant of up to $5,000 to help offset the financial costs of following COVID-19 public health measures.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Covid-19 Health and Safety Resources. Get tip sheets and other guidance to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace.
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy covers a portion of an employee's wages for eligible employers. The wage subsidy helps employers keep and re-hire employees and avoid layoffs.
Covid-19 Resources to Support Local Non-Profits
Alberta’s Non-profit sector is a vital aspect of the support system that our communities and Albertans will rely on. The link below will take you to a variety of resources that will support your organization as you re launch. These resources include;
Equipping the Non-profit sector to thrive. On this page you will find Volunteer Alberta’s resources, curated resources, relevant provincial news with many more resources to come. (eg. A Business Continuity Plan, Crisis Communications Guide and Disaster Plan)
Specific links to:
- Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI)
- Government Programs & Extensions
- Funding Options
- Sector Advocacy Efforts
- Resources for Talking to Businesses & Funders
- Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations - Pandemic and Disaster Response Plan
- IntegralOrg's Covid Resources
Capacity Building Workshops
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