Funding Opportunities

In Calgary, there are numerous projects that support newcomers in the community. Follow the links below to for current funding opportunities:

Calgary Learns 2019-2020 Call for Proposals is now open!

Calgary Learns is pleased to announce our funding call for literacy and foundational learning opportunities that take place between July 2019 and June 2020.

Through a competitive granting program, Calgary Learns funds eligible non-profit organizations to provide part-time foundational skill development for adult learners (18+) in Calgary. Calgary Learns’ grants help programs reduce financial barriers for learners.

Two funding streams:

  • Program Funding: supports the delivery of literacy and foundational learning opportunities. 

  • Indigenous Program Funding: supports Indigenous literacy and foundational learning opportunities that meet the unique needs of Indigenous adult learners. 

All applicants should thoroughly review the Request for Proposals (RFP) before completing an application, which is due January 15, 2019.

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

On Tuesday July 3rd, 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: