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Human Rights and Multiculturalism Grants

A key function of the Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund (HREMF) was to provide grants that supported community organizations to develop and implement projects that foster equality and reduce discrimination. These grants assisted non-profit organizations, public institutions, and communities in developing outcome-based community initiatives. Projects addressed discrimination and barriers to equity for all Albertans, inclHuman Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund (HREM)uding for Indigenous people, newcomers to Canada, racialized groups, religious minorities, women, LGBTQ+ people, and persons with disabilities. Many of these projects addressed systemic issues, as well as the intersection of human rights with issues such as social exclusion, inequality of opportunity, racism, discrimination, and other barriers that limit Albertans' ability to be full and contributing citizens.

Read about previous grant recipients and their projects here.

Note: as per the Government of Alberta's Budget 2019, the HREMF was dissolved and no longer offers funding through the Commission's Human Rights and Multiculturalism Grants program.

Funding support for Human Rights projects may be available through other grants programs:


Revised: May 5, 2020


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