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Youth Suicide Prevention Grant Program


up to $150,000 per fiscal year


The Youth Suicide Prevention (YSP) Grant Program invites applications for programs, services, or projects that support implementation of the Plan through targeted grant funding for evidence-informed initiatives that align with one or more of the Plan’s outcome areas, target priority youth populations at increased risk of suicide, and either:

  • expand the capacity of existing initiatives to address identified suicide prevention gaps and community needs, or
  • support the development and piloting of new, innovative initiatives to address identified suicide prevention gaps and community needs.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible organizations:

  1. Be classified as one of the following:
  • a not-for-profit organization or society, legally registered and in good standing under one of the following legislation:
    • Provincial Legislation (Alberta)
      • Societies Act
      • Companies Act, Part 9 (Not-for-profit companies)
      • Special Act of the Legislature
      • Agricultural Societies Act – Religious Societies Land Act, Part 2
      • Post-secondary Learning Act
      • Part 21 of the Business Corporations Act – Extra-Provincial Corporations*
        *Must be incorporated as a not-for-profit organization or society in home jurisdiction.
    • Federal Legislation (Canada)
      • Special Act of Parliament
      • Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act and must be registered in Alberta under the Business Corporations Act
      • Income Tax Act (and operating in the Province of Alberta [Charities])
      • Board of Trade Act, Part 2 (Chambers of Commerce)
  • a First Nation
  • a Metis Settlement
  1. Be operating in Alberta for a minimum of one full calendar year.
  2. Applicants must insure their operations under a contract of general liability insurance, in accordance with Alberta’s Insurance Act, in an amount not less than $2,000,000 inclusive per occurrence.
  3. Applicants must insure against bodily injury, personal injury and property damage, including loss of use thereof.

Eligible Expenses

The Plan points to Alberta’s high provincial rate of youth suicide and notes that some sub-populations are at increased risk of suicide. Priority youth populations at increased risk include:

  • Indigenous youth
  • sexual and gender diverse youth
  • youth experiencing homelessness
  • youth in government care or transitioning out of care
  • youth with mental health and addiction challenges
  • recent immigrant and refugee youth

Deadline Date

  The term of the YSP Grant Program will be from May 1, 2022, to March 31, 2024. Applicants may apply for up to 2 years of funding during this time period.


Contact Name: Youth Suicide Prevention Grant Program

E-mail Address:


Industry: Indigenous, Non-Profit, Location: Alberta ,
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