In Calgary, there are numerous projects that support newcomers in the community. Follow the links below to for current funding opportunities:
New Fund for Community Spaces in Official-Language Minority Communities
The Community Spaces Fund, a new initiative stemming from the Action Plan for Official Languages 2018–2023, will devote $67.2 million in funding over five years to support school, community and cultural infrastructure projects. This fund will allow non-profit organizations working in minority communities to have spaces where services and activities are offered in the community’s preferred language. News release here:
Federal Funding Opportunity
There is a federal funding opportunity through the Department of Canadian Heritage to support Canada’s strength as a diverse and inclusive society. They are funding events, projects, community capacity building, community support for Black Canadian Youth, and youth led projects. More information can be found at the following website:
Alberta Culture and Tourism’s Anti-Racism Community Grant Program
In July 2018, Minister of Culture and Tourism Ricardo Miranda announced the Anti-racism Community Grant program in Calgary. This initiative is a key part of the Government of Alberta’s Taking Action Against Racism report.
In addition, you may be interested in a new grant program the federal government just introduced, Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program. There are more details to follow, which Amy Huwang from Canadian Heritage will update us later. News release here: