Grants and Funding

Business Loans

Links to Financial Institutions in the Slave Lake region.


Arts & Culture:

Collective Initiatives │ The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR)

Deadline: September 21st 2021

Documentary Heritage Communities Program

Deadline: Ongoing

Individual Micro Grant | Alberta Music

Deadline: Open

Media Arts Equipment Acquisition Fund │ Canada Council for the Arts

Deadline: Varies 

Museums Assistance Program (MAP)  

Deadline: Varies

Music Business Innovation Micro Grant | Alberta Music

Deadline: August 31st 2021

Summer School Project Funding │ Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Deadline: July 15th 2021

Young Canada Works (YCW)

Deadline: Varies


Employment:

Alberta Jobs Now Program   

Deadline: August 31st 2021

Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement

Deadline: Ongoing

Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

Deadline: June 30th 2021

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

Deadline: Varies

Canada-Alberta Job Grant

Deadline: Varies

Canada's COVID Economic Response Supports

Deadline: Varies

Career Launcher Internship Programs │ Colleges & Institutes Canada

Deadline: Ongoing

Career Launcher Supportive Care Assistant Program │ Colleges & Institutes Canada

Deadline: Ongoing

Career Ready Program | TECHNATION

 Deadline: August 31st 2021

Digital Skills for Youth program (DS4Y) │ Eco Canada

Deadline: Ongoing

Driving Back to Work Grant Program

Deadline: Varies

EDGE UP 2.0 program

Deadline: TBA 

Edmonton Launch │ Foresight

Deadline:  August 10th 2021

Growth Catalyst program

Deadline: Ongoing

Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP)

Deadline: Ongoing

Innovation Employment Grant

Deadline: Open

Next 36

Deadline: August 21st 2021

Science Horizons Youth Internship Program | Government of Canada

Deadline: Varies

Skills and Partnership Fund

Deadline: Varies

Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant (SMERG)

Deadline: Varies

STEM Youth Awareness Program │ Scale AI  

Deadline: Ongoing

Student Work Placement Program │ Eco Canada

Deadline: Ongoing

Young Canada Works (YCW)

Deadline: Varies

Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP) | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Deadline: Ongoing


Energy & Environment:

Alberta Petrochemicals incentive Program (APIP)

Deadline: Varies

Clean Energy Improvement Program | Made-in-Alberta PACE program

Deadline: Summer 2021 Intake

Clean Fuel Fund

Deadline: TBA

Cleaner Hydrocarbon Production | Alberta Innovates

Deadline: Ongoing

Climate Action and Awareness Fund

Deadline: Varies

Energy Innovation Program (EIP): Clean Energy Innovation | Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

 Deadline: Varies

Energy Savings for Business| Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA)

Deadline: First Come Basis 

Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) | Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN)

Deadline: Open

Natural Gas Innovation Fund -  Innovation Challenge

Deadline: July 8th 2021

Office of Energy Research and Development (OERD) | Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

Deadline: Varies

SD Tech Fund | Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

Deadline: Ongoing

Site Rehabilitation Program


Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program

Deadline: Open


Export:

Accelerated Investment Incentive

Deadline: Ongoing

Alberta – Jalisco │ Alberta Innovates

Deadline: Ongoing

Alberta Export Expansion Program │ Government of Alberta

Deadline: Ongoing

CanExport Associations

Deadline: Fall 2021

CanExport Community Investments (CECI)

Deadline: Fall 2021

CanExport Innovation │ Government of Canada

Deadline: Ongoing

CanExport SMEs Program | Government of Canada

Deadline: Ongoing

Collaborative research and development projects – Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP)

Deadline: Varies

Creative Export Canada

Deadline: Fall 2021

EUREKA

Deadline: Ongoing

Export Readiness Micro-Voucher Program | Alberta Innovates

Deadline: Ongoing

Foreign Exchange Facility Guarantee | EDC

Deadline: Ongoing

Going Global Innovation (GGI)

Deadline: Ongoing

Mitacs Entrepreneur International

Deadline: Ongoing

Pan- Canadian AI Strategy

Deadline: Ongoing

Partnership development activities (PDA) – Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP)

Deadline: Varies

Soft Landing Program | Canadian Digital Media Network

Deadline: Varies

Startup Global │ StartUp Canada

Deadline: September 1st 2021


Food & Agriculture:

Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program

Deadline: Ongoing

Food Waste Reduction Challenge  

Deadline: Varies

Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP) | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Deadline: Open


Housing:

Affordable Housing Programs

Deadline: Ongoing

Designated Communities Funding Stream

Deadline: Varies

Home Depot Canada Foundation Orange Door Awards

Deadline: Varies

Innovative Solutions to Homelessness

Deadline: Varies

Rural and Remote Homelessness funding stream

Deadline: Varies

Seed Funding for Affordable Housing New Construction Stream

Deadline: Ongoing

Seed Funding Program Preservation Stream

Deadline: Ongoing

Special Needs Assistance for Seniors (SNA) Program | Alberta Seniors and Housing

Deadline: Ongoing

Surplus Federal Real Property for Homelessness Initiative (SFRPHI)

Deadline: Varies

The Home Depot Canada Foundation Community Impact Grants

Deadline: Varies

The Home Depot Canada Foundation The Orange Door Project Grant Program

Deadline: Ongoing


Indigenous:

50 – 30 Challenge

Deadline: Ongoing

Community Opportunity Readiness Program | Indigenous Services Canada  

Deadline: Ongoing

Health Facilities Program

Deadline: Varies

Métis Entrepreneurs’ Assistance Program (MEAP) │ Apeetogosan (Métis) Development Inc. & Pinnacle Business Services Ltd

Deadline: Ongoing

Professional and Institutional Development Program | Indigenous Services Canada

 Deadline: Varies

Skills and Partnership Fund

Deadline: Varies


Infrastructure

Green and Inclusive Community Buildings │ Infrastructure Canada

Deadline: July 6th 2021

Healthy Communities Grant Program

Opens June 2021

Western Innovation Initiative (WINN) | Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)

Deadline: Varies

Community Buildings Retrofit (CBR)


Recreation Energy Conservation Program


Built Together (NEW)

Deadline: September 30th


Municipalities:

Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Program

Deadline: Varies

Asset management grants for municipalities │ Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Deadline: Year-round

Canada Healthy Communities Initiative │ Community Foundations of Canada

Deadline: June 25th 2021

Climate Action and Awareness Fund

Deadline: Varies

Climate Adaptation Program │Municipal Climate Change Action Centre

Deadline: Ongoing

Community-Based Justice Fund

Deadline: Ongoing

Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program | Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC)

Deadline: Ongoing

Family Violence Initiative | Department of Justice

Deadline: Varies

Grants in Place of Taxes (GIPOT)

Deadline: Varies

Green and Inclusive Community Buildings │ Infrastructure Canada

Deadline: July 6th 2021

Green Municipal Fund’s (GMF) Sustainable Affordable Housing │ Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Deadline: Ongoing

Housing Supply Challenge │ Impact Canada

Launches June 2021

Municipal Asset Management Program

Deadline: Ongoing

Municipal Asset Management Program │ Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Deadline: Ongoing

Municipal Energy Manager Program

Deadline: Ongoing

Municipal Stimulus Program

Deadline: Ongoing

Municipal Sustainability Initiative

Deadline: Ongoing

Pilot project: Local home-energy upgrade financing program │ Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Deadline: Until all funds are allocated

Pilot project: Signature initiative │ Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Deadline: Ongoing

Pilot projects: Stormwater quality, community project │ Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Deadline: Year-round

Recreation Energy Conservation Program │Municipal Climate Change Action Centre

Deadline: Ongoing

Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program

Deadline: Open

Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program – Community Airport Program

Deadline: November 30th 2021

Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program – Local Municipal Initiatives (LMI)

Deadline: November 30th 2021

Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program – Local Road Bridge Program

Deadline: November 30th 2021

Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program – Resource Road Program

Deadline: November 30th 2021

Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program (STIP)

Deadline: November 30th 2021

Water for Life Funding

Deadline: Ongoing

Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program

Deadline: June 30th 2021

Western Innovation Initiative (WINN) | Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)

Deadline: Varies


Non-Profit:

Building Back Better program │ U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Canada

Deadline: June 28th 2021

Climate Action and Awareness Fund

Deadline: Varies

Community Facility Enhancement Program – Large Funding Stream

Deadline: June 15th annually

Community Facility Enhancement Program – Small Funding Stream

Deadline: January 15; May 15; September 15 annually


Other:

Alberta Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Credit | Alberta Ministry of Finance and Enterprise

Deadline: Ongoing

Allard Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

Canada Book Fund (CBF)

Deadline: Varies

Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime

Deadline: Ongoing

Economic Development Initiative (EDI)

Deadline: Varies

Futurpreneur Canada

Deadline: Open

Mineral Exploration Tax Credit (METC)

Deadline: Ongoing

Post-Production, Visual Effects and Digital Animation Grant

Deadline: Varies

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

Deadline: June 30th 2021

Scientific Research and Experimental Development

Deadline: Ongoing

Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program | Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

Deadline: Ongoing

Strategic Innovation Fund

Deadline: Ongoing

Sustainable Development Goals Funding Program – Grants

Deadline: Varies

Tax Savings for Industry | Natural Resources Canada

Deadline: Ongoing


Software/Technology:

Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) – Concepts Program │ Alberta Innovates

Deadline: June 30th 2021

Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) – Validate Program │ Alberta Innovates

Deadline: August 13, 2021; October 15, 2021; January 14, 2022.

Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP)

Deadline: Varies

Entrepreneurial Investments | Alberta Innovates

Deadline: Varies

ImplementAB.digH │ Alberta Innovates

Deadline: Open

Internet of Things: Quantum Sensors Challenge program

Deadline: Varies

Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen) Supercluster Projects

Deadline: Varies

Regional Innovation Ecosystems (RIE)

Deadline: Open

SD Tech Fund | Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

Deadline: Ongoing

Technology │ Protein Industries Canada

Deadline: Ongoing


Tourism:

Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC)

Deadline: Ongoing

Cooperative Investment Program | Travel Alberta

Deadline: September 30th 2021

Partnership Marketing | Travel Alberta

Deadline: September 30th 2021

Product/ Experience Development Investment | Travel Alberta

Deadline: September 30th 2021

Stabilize Program – Phase 2 (NEW)

Deadline: Varies with stream. July 29, August 31, or November 5th 


Universities:

Climate Action and Awareness Fund

Deadline: Varies

Health Innovation Talent Development │Alberta Innovates

Deadline: Ongoing

John R. Evans Leaders Fund

Deadline: October 15th 2021

Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF)

Deadline: Ongoing

Young Investigator Grant │Alex’s Lemonade Stand foundation for Childhood Cancer

Deadline: July 12th 2021


Women:

Global Fund for Women

Deadline: Varies

Status of Women Grant Program – Innovation | Status of Women

Deadline: Varies

Women Entrepreneurship Fund | Startup Canada

Deadline: Varies

Women in Trade – Export Development Canada (EDC)

Deadline: Ongoing

Women’s Program | Status of Women Canada

Deadline: Ongoing

Workplace opportunities: Removing barriers to equity

Deadline: Varies