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Grant Gazette | November 1 of 2 – November 6, 2023

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1. Agriculture

Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program: supports producers to conserve and enhance the environmental resiliency of your agricultural landscapes. Next intake deadline: November 30, 2023.

Agricultural Societies Infrastructure Revitalization Program: maximum amount of grant that may be awarded for a project is $100,000. Deadline:  January 31, 2024.

African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program: Prevention and Preparedness Stream: access up to $1M funding. Deadline: November 30, 2024.

African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program: Welfare Slaughter and Disposal Stream: access up to $1M funding. Deadline: November 30, 2024.

Supply Management Processing Investment Fund contributes up to $5 million in non-repayable contribution to an organization over the life of the program until March 31, 2028.

Application is now open for the 2023 Canada-Alberta Drough Livestock Assistance Program. Access up to $165 million to maintain breeding herds.

Agricultural Clean Technology Program: Research and Innovation Stream: program funding is $50 million over 7 years, with this stream ending March 31, 2028.

Alberta is now accepting applications for the new Agri-processing Investment Tax Credit program.

Agri-Food and Bioindustrial Innovation Program: provides up to $500,000 per project and up to 75% of total project costs. Application is ongoing.

RDAR’s Accelerating Agricultural Innovations (AAI) 2.0 program is still accepting LoI.

Emerging Opportunities Program: Maximum grant funding provided by this program is $1,000,000 per fiscal year, to a project maximum of $2,000,000. Apply now.

Protein Industries Canada will be investing $30 million into these artificial intelligence projects, benefiting the plant-based and agrifood sector. Send your EOI today.

Protein Industries Canada – Capacity Building Program is focused on advancing Canada’s agrifood sector. Application is open.

Matching Investment Fund (MIF) provides non-repayable contributions for product development projects on a matching investment basis.

2. Arts and Culture

Strategic Innovation Fund: Cultivate Grants: Up to $250,000. Deadline: November 15, 2023.

Commemorating the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: funding up to $10,000 per organization. Call proposals opens November 23, 2023.

Edmonton Arts Council – Operating Investments help arts and festival organizations fulfill their arts and festival mandates. Deadline: December 1, 2023.

Arts Presenting Project Funding: reimbursing a portion of professional artists’ fees for the preceding year. Deadline: December 1, 2023.

Regional Production Funding – Canada Media Fund provide funding to production across Canada. Deadline: December 7, 2023

Short-Term Projects – Canada Council for the Arts: up to $100,000 to support for any combination of eligible projects lasting up to 12 months. Next deadline: December 12, 2023.

The Accelerator Partnership Program (A2P) is designed to provide producers of digital media projects. Application is first come, first served. Closing date: February 8, 2024.

Woodcock Fund: aims to distribute more than $100,000 each year in grants ranging from $2,000 to $12,000, depending upon the severity of the emergency.

Creative Export Canada: The $11 million per year will be divided into 2 funding streams: the Export-Ready Stream and the new Export Development Stream. Next intake: Fall of 2023.

FACTOR Video program: maximum of $40,000 in video funding is available per qualifying release per fiscal year, across all programs. Application is ongoing.

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3. Employment | Varies

TECHNATION’s Career Ready Program: up to $7000 subsidy available. Winter 2024 Program opens November 2023.

Youth Employment and Skills Strategy Program – Youth Focused Projects will provide up to $5M per year in funding to organizations to support youth employment activities. Deadline: November 22, 2023.

Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages: benefit from salary subsidies and access to a pool of talented youth. Deadline: First come first serve to applications submitted after February 3rd.

Aviation Skills Grant: fund up to $30,000 per trainee for the duration of the program. Grants will be assessed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Deadline: December 13, 2023

Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations: provides wage subsidies to eligible employers. 2024-2025 funding cycle deadline: January 19, 2024.

Hire a temporary foreign worker through the Recognized Employer Pilot. Phase 1 is now ongoing. Applications for Phase 2 will start in January 2024.

Technology Alberta’s FIRST Jobs Programs: Acquire funding of up to $7,500 to hire quality talent across the province.

Canada Green Corps: offers up to 75% wage subsidies to help organizations hire youth in the green economy.

Green Jobs Internship Program: subsides up to up to 75 per cent to a maximum of $24,000 for women and racialized youth.

Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a one-time taxable cash grant lifetime amount of $2,000 per person for registered apprentices.

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) helps you pay for expenses while you train as an apprentice with a taxable grant worth $1,000 per level.

Foreign Credential Recognition Program: Funding to governments and organizations and community groups for programs that contribute to the integration of skilled newcomers and migrant workers.

4. Environment/CleanTech

Plastics challenge: Improving the collection and/or sorting of plastic film and flexible packaging. Deadline: November 8, 2023.

NGIF Industry Grants $10MM GlobalCleantechChallenge: Deadline Extended. November 10, 2023. 

Clean Energy Transition Partnership Joint Call 2023 is now open. EOI submission deadline: November 22, 2023.

Climate-Resilient Coastal Communities Program: may fund up to 100% of the total project costs. Deadline: December 13, 2023.

ERA’s $40 million Emerging Innovators Challenge will help Alberta businesses de-risk projects and reduce the time it takes to get them to market. Deadline: December 14, 2023. 

Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk: Project funding usually ranges from $10,000 to $50,000 per project, per year. Application for projects commencing in 2024-2025 is now open.

Incentives for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles (iMHZEV) Program: provide eligible purchasing/leasing organizations with incentives of up to $200,000.

Call for Proposals under the Capacity Building stream of the Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways is expected to open in fall 2023. Stay tuned.

Green Industrial Facilities and Manufacturing Program – Energy Efficiency Solutons: access funding up to $20 million per proposal. Next call is anticipated to be launched in early 2024. Stay tuned.

Ecosystem Development Partnerships Program: Building Alberta’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and creating competitive advantage through collaboration. Application is continuous.

Low Carbon Economy Challenge: The Challenge Fund 2023 intake is postponed. Stay tuned for update.

5. Export


CELTIC-NEXT—ICT and telecommunications Autumn 2023 call for proposals. Deadline: November 10, 2023.

Eureka Globalstars Japan 2023-24 call for proposals. Canadian registration deadline: November 13, 2023.

CIIP – Canadian Quantum Technology Partnering Delegation to France. Deadline: November 14, 2023.

CTA offers new opportunities to scale up your technology company (AI) in India. Deadline: November 22, 2023.

Clean Energy Transition Partnership – CETPartnership Joint Call 2023. Deadline for Pre-proposal submission: November 22, 2023.

Canada-Japan Corporate Co-innovation Program. Canadian registration deadline: December 4, 2023.

Canada–UK 2023-24 critical minerals sustainability and circularity call for proposals. Canadian registration deadline: December 15, 2023.

CanExport Associations: The 2024-25 application process for projects taking place between April 1, 2024 and March 31, 2025, is scheduled to commence in fall 2023.

Creative Export Canada provides up to $7M in funding per year to support export-ready projects. Export-Ready Stream’s next intake will be in the Fall of 2023.

Canada Brand is open to export-ready, registered Canadian business entities that have a role in producing, promoting or supporting Canadian agriculture, food or seafood products. 

Alberta Export Expansion Program: provides reimbursement up to 75% on eligible costs.

International Technology Partnership supports Alberta businesses with up to $250,000 to develop products or to conduct pilot tests with an international partner.

6. Indigenous

Indigenous Clean Energy – Project Accelerator: $125,000 available to assist with the development of an energy efficiency project.  The first phase will occur in the program’s first six months (June – November 2023).

Circuit Rider Training Program: supported by Indigenous Services Canada with more than $12 million per year. Application is ongoing.

Funding for Indigenous-led awareness and education projects for cleaner transportation and clean fuels: continuous intake open until March 31, 2024.

Alberta Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative helps First Nations and Métis communities get the most out of their investments in clean energy projects. Learn more.

Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program: Access to Business Opportunities: Eligible activities will be reimbursed for 100% of costs, to a maximum of $500,000.

Professional and Institutional Development Program funds projects that develop the capacity of First Nations and Inuit communities to perform core functions of government.

Health Facilities Program provide funding for infrastructure that supports the delivery of health-related programs and services.

First Nations On-Reserve Housing Program helps provide more and better quality housing in First Nations communities in most of Canada.

In partnership with Community Futures Treaty Seven (CFT7), Aboriginal Futures offers a Wage Subsidy program. Learn more.

Indigenous Housing Capital Program (IHCP) provides funding to increase the supply of affordable off-reserve, off-settlement and on-settlement housing units for Indigenous peoples. Application is accepted year round.

Aboriginal Business Investment Fund: provides up to $750,000 to support an Indigenous community-owned economic development project. That could be up to 100% of eligible project costs.

The Indigenous Reconciliation Initiative provides funding up to $100,000 for cultural or economic projects through two streams. Both streams are open for application.


“The course exceeded my expectations”

“I recently completed the Advance Grant Writing Course with David Kincade, and I am beyond thrilled with the results. The course exceeded my expectations in every way possible providing in depth knowledge and understanding of how to organize and bring your Grant applications to the forefront. David was not only an expert in the field but also a great mentor for our entire group. He provided efficient workflow templates, informative videos, and invited guest speakers who delineated this course’s significance. I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to enhance their understanding of what it really takes to apply for and win Grants!”

Amber Sutton Town of Strathmore
Finance Administrative Assistant, Town of Strathmore

7. Municipalities

New Horizons for Seniors Program – Pan-Canadian projects: Eligible organizations can apply for $1 million to $5 million. Deadline: November 15, 2023.

Green Freight Program – Stream 2 – Repower and Replace: funding incentives up to $5M per project are now available. Deadline: November 16, 2023.

Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program (STIP) provides funding to municipalities under 4 funding streams. Application is open until November 30, 2023.

Canada Service Corps – Service Placements National Stream: funds up to $8,000,000 per fiscal year. Deadline: December 19, 2023.  

Canada Service Corps – Service Placements Regional Stream: Up to $3,000,000 per fiscal year. Deadline: December 19, 2023. 

Canada Service Corps – Micro-grants Stream: provides up to $3,000,000. Deadline: December 19, 2023.  

Northern and Regional Economic Development Program: receive up to $200,000 to support eligible project costs. Deadline: December 20, 2023.

Intensive Rehabilitative Custody and Supervision (IRCS) Program: a contribution program for the delivery of specialize therapeautic programs and services for youth with mental health needs.

Youth Justice Services Funding Program (YJSFP) is a cost-shared contribution program with all provinces and territories for the delivery of youth justice programs and services.

Indigenous Housing Capital Program (IHCP) provides funding to increase the supply of affordable off-reserve, off-settlement and on-settlement housing units for Indigenous peoples. Application is accepted year round.

Rural Transit Solutions Fund of the Capital Projects stream: applicants can apply for a contribution of up to $5 million. Application is ongoing.

Implementation Readiness Fund: provides funding to deploy greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction projects and remove barriers to low-carbon technology adoption and 2030 climate mitigation action.

Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) seek to invest in projects that integrate technologies leading to greater energy efficiency and explore bioenergy carbon capture in forest sector operations. Application is ongoing.

Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative (ARRI) in the Prairie provinces: Applications are eligible for a maximum of $10 million on any one project.

EIP – Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) Utilization: support the development of cost and energy efficient utilization pathways. EoI: Opening fall 2023. Stay tuned!

Low Carbon Economy Challenge: The Challenge Fund 2023 intake is postponed. Stay tuned for update.

8. Non-Profit 

The Continuing Care Capital Program – Small Care Home Stream will provide capital funding to support the development of standalone homes. Deadline is extended until November 30, 2023.

Request community support from Chevron in Canada. Application is ongoing.

Community War Memorial funding up to $25,000 to support the construction, restoration or expansion of a community war memorial. Deadline: December 1, 2023.

Canada Service Corps – Service Placements National Stream: funds up to $8,000,000 per fiscal year. Deadline: December 19, 2023.  

Canada Service Corps – Service Placements Regional Stream: Up to $3,000,000 per fiscal year. Deadline: December 19, 2023. 

Canada Service Corps – Micro-grants Stream: provides up to $3,000,000. Deadline: December 19, 2023.  

INOVAIT Pilot Fund: up to $125,000 to support collaborative R&D projects with an aim towards commercialization. Deadline: December 20, 2023.

Counter Uncrewed Aerial Systems Concept Development. Window # 2 Deadline: April 15, 2024.

The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) provides funding to support initiatives that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta. 

Regional Innovation Ecosystems (RIE) program provides investments in not-for-profit organizations that support businesses in priority sectors to innovate, grow and compete globally.

Community Economic Development and Diversification (CEDD) program generally provides non-repayable contributions by reimbursing costs that successful applicants have paid. 

Enhanced Capacity Advancement Program: The next multi-year funding cycle intake is anticipated for fall 2025. Learn more to help you prepare.

The Legal Aid Program provides contribution funding to the provinces and territories for the delivery of legal aid services for economically disadvantaged persons.

Child care – Space Creation Grant will help enable 42,500 total new non-profit licensed spaces to be created over the next 5 years.

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9. Post Secondary | Varies

Mitac’s Elevate proposals now accepted year round. Awards available $60,000 per year.

NSERC-SSHRC Sustainable agriculture research initiative: access up to $2,000,000 funding per year. November 8, 2023 (Full).

International Funding Opportunity: Knowledge Synthesis Grants on Evolving Narratives of Cultures and Histories. Deadline: December 14, 2023.

Persons Case Scholarship: 40 students will receive $2,500 each for their studies. Application through GATE until December 18, 2023.

Applied Research Tools and Instruments grants 2023 competition: access up to $200,000 grant. Deadline: January 16, 2024.

Bursary for Internationally Educated Nurses (BIEN): up to $30,000 bursary per learner. The application is first-come, first-served.

NSERC-National Science Foundation – Collaboration on quantum science and artificial intelligence is now open.

Applied Research and Development grants. Funding up to $150,000 per year.

Alberta Student Grants: Eligible students receive $425 per month of studies to a maximum of $5,100 per year.

Stem Cell Network announces $1 million in funding to further support graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

Transition to Adulthood Program will helping young adults find mentors, develop employment and life skills, attain post-secondary education.

Chief Justice Fraser Scholarship: Two scholarships of $12,500 each are available.

10. Technology | Varies

Plastics challenge: Improving the collection and/or sorting of plastic film and flexible packaging. Deadline: November 8, 2023.

Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation (IEF) is thrilled to offer eleven (11) cash micro-grants worth $5000 each ($55,000 cash total in micro-grants!) for Fall 2023 Micro-grant series. Deadline: November 12, 2023.

Canadian Safety and Security Program is looking for innovative solutions for the challenge: Lighting the path with AI: Advanced analytics and decision support for first responders. Maximum amount per proposal: $2,000,000. Deadline: November 15, 2023.

INOVAIT Pilot Fund: up to $125,000 to support collaborative R&D projects with an aim towards commercialization. Deadline: December 20, 2023.

The ACT Open Call is a funding scheme that can support innovative and international CCUS projects. Application is open throughout 2023 until December 31, 2023.

Inventures 2024 Startup Pitch Event – Applications Now Open! Apply and have a chance to score $10,000 in funding! Deadline: March 15, 2024.

NGen and Digital are now accepting projects for the Commercialization of Quantum Technologies program. More than $30 million of funding available.

Regional Quantum Initiative (RQI) in the Prairie Provinces: EOIs will be accepted on a continuous intake basis until the funding is fully allocated.

SDTC provides funding to promising sustainable technology development and demonstration projects that are start-ups or scale-ups. The average contribution is between $2 million and $4 million, with funds disbursed in five years or less.

Product Demonstration Program: Qualified SMEs may be eligible for up to $150,000 in funding over a maximum one-year term.

Scale AI’s Acceleration program: provides up to $50,000 to startup or SME focused on building applied AI products and services for supply chains. Learn more.

Digital Research Infrastructure Strategy to fund up to $375 million to ensure that Canadian researchers have the digital tools they need to support scientific excellence.

Strategic Innovation Fund supports large projects and national innovation ecosystems. Total investment leveraged – $67B.


11. Grant Events

Rural Municipalities of Alberta – Fall Convention & Tradeshow. Date: November 6-9, 2023.

Residency and Grant Opportunities for Artists. Date: November 8, 2023.

Ready, Set, Go Global! Assessing Export Readiness | Startup Global. Date: November 9, 2023.

Ready, Set, Go Global! Assessing Export Readiness | Startup Global. Date: November 10, 2023.

Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference. Date: November 19-21, 2023.

Canada-UK critical minerals information session and virtual networking events. Date: November 15 and 16, 2023 (Virtual Networking Events); November 23, 2023 (Information Session).

Get ready to learn, grow and connect at AgEx 2023! Registration will open soon. Date: November 21-23, 2023.

Application to speak at Inventures 2024. Deadline: December 15, 2023.

GHGT-17 Conference hosted by Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA). Call For Abstracts – Now Open. Deadline: January 16, 2024.

ECO Impact 2024: Retrofitting the Workforce – Empowering Environmental Innovation. Date: February 8-9, 2024.

Technology Alberta Jobs Programs – Employer Info Session. Check the available schedule here.

12. Business Award Deadlines


Nominate a Powerful Woman. Nominations submitted AFTER NOVEMBER 1 will be held for the following year.

2024 Innovation Awards Application: Deadline: November 12, 2023.

Nominations for the 2023 Minister’s Seniors Service Awards are officially open until November 15, 2023.

Nominations for the 2024 Governor General Innovation Awards is until November 16, 2023.

Greenhouse Canada’s 2024 Cover Photo Contest. Deadline: November 17, 2023.

Alberta Agricultural Society Innovation Award nominations deadline: November 30, 2023.

Green World Awards. Entries will be accepted until November 30, 2023.

Nominations for 2023 Ascend Canada Leadership Awards closes on November 30, 2023.

Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards. Deadline is November 30, 2023.

Nominate a Top 50 CEO: Nomination closes on December 1, 2023.

AVA Digital Awards. Nomination deadline: December 14, 2023.

Nominations for the 2024 Volvo Environment Prize are accepted and must be submitted by January 20, 2024.

Next Agriculture Hall of Fame nominations: Early 2024.

The Order of Canada honours people who make extraordinary contributions to the nation. Nominate someone today.

Alberta recognizes the best of the best of Alberta’s apprentices and employers. Learn more about available awards and nomination process.

NSERC prizes call for nominations now open. Deadline varies. Check here.

13. Government Update

Alberta’s government is investing $40 million to help small and medium businesses find new ways to lower emissions, reduce energy costs and grow the economy.

The governments of Alberta and Canada are providing $165 million to support livestock producers affected by drought and extreme growing conditions

With funding from Alberta’s government, the Mustard Seed will open 40 new year-round shelter spaces for women in Calgary.

Alberta’s government is investing $1.2 million to upgrade the T-Wing on the second floor of the Medicine Hat campus.  

Alberta’s government is investing $11 million in nurse bridging programs for internationally educated nurses.
Eight remarkable Albertans are being recognized and celebrated with the Alberta Order of Excellence.
Alberta’s government is investing more than $23.6 million in new supports for foster caregivers.
Alberta’s government is investing an additional $9 million over the next three years in new projects that will help promote regional economic growth across the province.
Alberta Education is investing more than $3.6 million in dual credit grants to school authorities across the province for the 2023-24 school year.
TECTERRA announces $5.2M Legacy Program for Academic Institutions.

Alberta’s government is investing $10 million to help more Albertans with disabilities access employment supports.

Alberta’s government is expanding the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation’s (AIOC) capacity to support Indigenous investment and create long-term economic benefits.

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