Community Inclusion Grants for Alberta Municipal Governments

Community Inclusion grants strengthen municipal efforts to build inclusive communities. Funding will support municipalities to advance strategies associated with the principles of being Welcoming and Inclusive Communities (WIC) or a signatory to the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CCMARD) or similar inclusion initiatives.
This grant provides up to $10,000 toward fostering equality and reducing discriminatory barriers within municipal or regional jurisdictions. A municipality’s strategy on engaging populations may focus on Indigenous people, immigrants, racialized groups, religious minorities, gender and sexual minority groups, and persons with disabilities. WIC resources, templates, promising practices and ideas can be found in the WIC section of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association's Website.

Examples of Projects

This grant has flexibility to advance the work of municipalities to best suit the unique needs of each community to:
  • develop plans or initiatives related to WIC, CCMARD or similar strategies,
  • develop collaborations with key stakeholders to move CCMARD or WIC initiatives forward,
  • build capacity for CMARD or WIC initiatives through educational initiatives and consultations,
  • develop community engagement initiatives such as dialogues, planning, and activities,
  • evaluate, benchmark and assess the community's progress or programs,
  • implement activities and action plans that address the CCMARD commitments or strategies within the community's WIC plan,
  • address equality and discrimination issues affecting Indigenous peoples within the municipality.

To learn more about the types of projects that the grant supports, view the free webcast Resources for Building a Welcoming and Inclusive Community.

Community Inclusion grants are available to Municipal governments within the province of Alberta.
Application Process

The application process has a series of steps:

1. Read the Community Inclusion Grant Guidelines to determine eligibility..
2. Learn more about the grant and the review process in Frequently Asked Questions
3. Explore tools and resources that might help you develop your project.
4. If you require consultation services, discuss your proposal ideas with Cam Stewart by email at  or phone at 403-476-4657. To call toll-free, dial 310-0000 and then enter the area code and phone number.
5. Submit an application. The application should clearly and concisely explain the proposed grant’s relevance, purpose, objectives, activities and expected results.
6. The application will be reviewed by an external working group.

If you have questions, please contact

The Community Inclusion application includes:

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Deadline:  Applications and information for the 2019-2020 grant period coming soon.

Revised: May 17, 2019






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