Funding Information

Most of the work done by organizations working on healthy aging initiatives relies on external funding for programs, projects, and on-going operating costs. This section provides listings of relevant funding calls, granting criteria, and timelines. It also includes a variety of fundraising resources, as well as information on training, and tips and strategies for successfully securing funding. 

Current Funding Opportunities

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Calgary
Neighbour Grants offers up to $7,500 to help people build their sense of inclusive belonging in their own neighbourhoods and communities. To qualify for a Neighbour Grant: Registered charities must...
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Seniors Can! (Aînés Debout!) is an initiative of HelpAge Canada designed to help low-income seniors across Canada avoid isolation and loneliness and to engage more fully with their communities...
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Canada
Small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) and not-for-profit organizations can access more funds for research and innovation purposes. Mitacs is boosting funding so that organizations only have to pay...
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Alberta
The COVID-19 Government Supports Guide for Alberta Nonprofits is a practical guide to provide nonprofits and charities with information about government supports available to them during the current...
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Canada
This initiative provides funding to implement Indigenous-designed projects to improve community safety and well-being. Community services, such as policing, are an important part of supporting...
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Government of Canada announces $9M for vulnerable seniors funding to United Way Centraide Canada United Way Centraide Canada welcomes the Government of Canada’s $9M funding announcement from the New...
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Innoweave provides funding to help organizations access coaching for implementing a new approach. It is expected that organizations will have discussed a potential scope of work with their prospective...
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Alberta
The purpose of the COVID Community Roots Program is to provide support for populations made most vulnerable by the COVID-19 crisis. Through grants up to a maximum of $3,000, Alberta Blue Cross...
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Canada
Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 20 years. Working with 70 universities, 6,000 companies, and both federal...
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Canada
As a business, charity, or non-profit in Canada who has faced deep losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for a wage subsidy, a rent subsidy, or both through the Hardest-Hit Business...
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Alberta
As charities recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and face the possibility of reduced government funding and the uncertainty of donations, they may have to look at different ways of...
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Alberta
The Community Initiatives Program (CIP), Project-Based grant stream supports projects that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta by providing assistance to non-profit organizations for...
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Calgary
Strategic Opportunity Grants support small to mid-sized Calgary and area qualified donees with small, time-sensitive, strategic initiatives that fall into one of two categories. Organization...
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Canada
The Local Food Infrastructure Fund (LFIF) is a five-year, $50 million initiative ending March 31, 2024. The program is part of the Government of Canada’s Food Policy which is Canada’s roadmap for a...
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Canada
The Community Housing Transformation Centre (The Centre) is a Pan-Canadian non-profit organization that works with housing organizations across the country to drive transformation, sustainability, and...
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Submissions Open September 30, 2021 F.A.S.T. Track is a national initiative supporting transportation innovation, funded through a philanthropic Anonymous Donor and led by HelpAge Canada, with the...
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Canada
The Petro‑Canada CareMakers Foundation will create awareness and understanding of the issue of family caregiving in Canada and inspire Canadians to help. We will work to raise funds that can be used...
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Canada
The Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund (IPRF) is an Indigenous-led effort to respond to urgent community needs while taking a long-term view on building community resilience. With the declaration of...
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Alberta
The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation is an independent registered charity dedicated to funding health and technology focused charitable programs in communities across Canada. National and Provincial...
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Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg
Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) is a co-operative that supports other co-operatives that serve people in Western Canada. We are a local employer and part of the Co-operative Retailing System...
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Calgary
Activated by Innovate Calgary, the university’s knowledge transfer and business incubator, UCeed is a philanthropically powered early-stage investment program that accelerates UCalgary and community...
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Calgary
Calgary Learns provides grants to educational programs and projects that work with adults learning at the basic level (i.e. <Grade 9). Their key priorities are literacy, numeracy, basic digital skills...
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The Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program aims to build more community buildings and improve existing ones – in particular in areas with populations experiencing higher needs – while...
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Canada
Volunteers from community organizations across Canada help eligible people do their taxes for free through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) or through...
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This coaching stream helps community organizations clarify what they aim to achieve, how they will achieve it, and how they will measure their success. Participating organizations conduct an in-depth...
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The Dr. Peter N. McCracken scholarship is awarded annually to a student in Medicine or a graduate student in another health discipline, with a special interest in geriatrics. Selection will be based...
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Canada
The Healthy Communities Initiative is a $31 million investment from the Government of Canada to transform public spaces in response to COVID-19. Public spaces are the glue to our communities: they...
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The Alberta Jobs Now program will provide up to $370 million to help private and non-profit businesses support much-needed jobs for unemployed and underemployed Albertans across the province and help...
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Alberta
The Multiculturalism, Indigenous and Inclusion Grant (MIIG) Program supports initiatives and projects that builds intercultural awareness, and understanding. The Program fosters cultural awareness in...
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Calls for Proposals under the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) program is open between June 4 and July 29, 2021. This call for proposals funds capital projects to help increase the physical...
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The Intersectoral Action Fund Submission deadline - July 12, 2021 The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) launched a new funding opportunity entitled “The Intersectoral Action Fund”. PHAC is...
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Innovative affordable housing solutions The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation recently announced funding for 10 demonstration projects that have forward-looking technologies, practices, programs...
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Canada
The Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) aims to help communities across Canada build and improve community infrastructure projects so they can rebound from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic...
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Canada
The pandemic has hastened the economy's digital transformation as companies, workers, and consumers conduct more and more business online. Canadian businesses need to adopt new technologies and...
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CIHR would like to provide information to the research community on one upcoming funding opportunity, as part of Government of Canada's continued response to address the health challenges of the COVID...
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The Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps & Priorities July 2021 funding opportunity is now available on ResearchNet (Registration Deadline: August 10, 2021, Application deadline: September 14, 2021) CIHR...
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Alberta
Community groups can apply for funding to hold International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) events. You can apply for funds to hold IDPD events that: raise awareness and demonstrate the...
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Canada
The Housing Supply Challenge: Round 2 - Getting Started is looking for proposals to reduce or remove barriers in the pre-development process. Do you think you can help? The deadline to apply is August...
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Canada
The Public Health Agency of Canada’s Social Determinants of Health Division (SDHD) has recently published a Request for proposals (RFP) focused on culturally responsive and accessible approaches to...
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Canada
Purpose The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is looking to fund at least three Regional Centres for Healthy Aging (RCHA) in spreading the implementation of CFN’s AVOID Frailty Program – a community...
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The Province of BC has provided Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society (Nikkei Seniors) with $2 million as part of their commitment to honour seniors who lived through the traumatic uprooting...
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Alberta
Over the last eight years the Program has awarded funds to support 105 organizations and charitable initiatives throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories. With $610,000 donated in support of...
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Deadline: Friday, September 24, 2021 Funding will be awarded to rural-based communities and organizations whose efforts to tackle housing instability and homelessness have been affected by COVID-19...
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Alberta
Facility-related improvements The Alberta Security Infrastructure Program (ASIP) grant program funds security and minor infrastructure improvements to facilities that serve communities at risk of hate...
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The City is offering a Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) Business Support Grant. The grant amount is $2000 per successful applicant. This grant will support Calgary’s economic recovery by providing...
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Canada
Funding opportunity: The Race, Gender and Diversity initiative The Canadian Institutes for Health Research is partnering with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to offer...
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Canada
The Petro Canada CareMakers Foundation’s vision is a country where family caregivers are valued, recognized and supported. As a newly formed Foundation, we know this is only achieved in partnership...
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Alberta
Organizations can apply for a one-time grant for projects building civil society’s capacity to support social recovery and inclusive economic participation for Albertans. The intake for 2021-22 Civil...
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Canada
The 2022-2023 Group/Organization Call for Applications for programs aimed at education, healing and reconciliation, training certification, cultural and traditional knowledge building. Group...
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Alberta
Alberta Community Restorative Justice grants are available to non-profit organizations that provide restorative justice services and referrals to communities. Restorative justice grants of up to $50...
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Alberta
The Women’s Economic Recovery Challenge Grant Program funds initiatives led by Alberta non-profit organizations that help enhance women’s economic opportunities by providing strategies and solutions...
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Alberta
$11 million has been allocated for one-time grant funding to advance palliative and end-of life care in Alberta. We recognize that access to appropriate and timely palliative and end-of-life care is...
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Alberta
Crowdfunding Alberta is a made-for-Alberta crowdfunding platform that makes it easier for donors to find non-profit organizations and initiatives to support, and connects Alberta’s non-profit...
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Edmonton
The Government of Alberta, through Advanced Education, provides funding to granting councils and agencies across Alberta to support the delivery of part-time, non-formal adult learning opportunities...
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Alberta
This program provides settlement and language supports and services for newcomers while they live and work in Alberta. 2022 to 2024 call for proposals Apply to have your services funded in one of 3...
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Canada
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) seeks to support organizations to combat racism, promote events and education, and build a more anti-racist society. The $3 million National Anti-Racism...
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Alberta
The application period for the 2022 Healthy Community Grant is now open! The application period will be open from January 11 until February 28. These grants are for up to $5,000, and are designed to...
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Alberta
This grant funding provides career mentorship opportunities for new Albertans to support their full economic inclusion and grow the economy. Call for proposals Apply to have your project funded under...
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Canada
Funding guidelines TELUS provides flexible grants to Indigenous organizations, not-for-profits and community groups. Grants are available up to $50,000 and are to support Indigenous-led initiatives...
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Calgary
The Calgary Foundation is now accepting applications for the Community Grants program. The deadline to submit applications is February 15, 2022. The Community Grants program aims to strengthen the...
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Canada
As part of the Bell Let’s Talk mental health initiative, the Community Fund provides annual donations of up to $25,000 to charitable organizations to fund mental health services and supports in...
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Alberta
Overview CFEP funding provides financial assistance to acquire, build, purchase, repair, renovate, upgrade or expand sports, recreational, cultural or other related public-use community facilities...
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Alberta
Overview The Community Initiatives Program (CIP), Project-Based grant stream supports projects that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta by providing assistance to non-profit...
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Canada
Context for the call for proposals The National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls highlighted a national crisis of gender-based violence (GBV) experienced by Indigenous women...
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Edmonton
The City of Edmonton Community Investment Operating Grant (CIOG) program provides operating assistance to Edmonton's non-profit organizations that are working towards the following outcomes...
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Southern Alberta
Funding Applications are Open until March 31, 2022 Applications for program funding in 2022-2023 are now OPEN. Download Forms and Guidelines. Note that United Way is not in the position to meet all...
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Canada
The aim of the Community Needs Grants is to provide short-term support for organizations doing gender-based work, particularly among smaller grassroots organizations, to meet a range of immediate...
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Rural Alberta
The Rural Development Network is currently accepting applications from Alberta organizations and municipalities outside of the seven major cities (Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Grande...
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Canada
CIRA’s Community Investment Program grants fund innovative community internet projects to build a resilient, trusted and secure internet for all Canadians. What the priority funding areas are...
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Calgary
Activate YYC is a micro grant program offering business, not-for-profits, and individuals to engage their neighbourhoods in temporary low cost initiatives that help change how people use and interact...
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Alberta
To support services in rural and remote communities, the CCRP offers grants of up to $3,000 for grassroots, community-led initiatives that promote physical, mental, social and emotional health...
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Canada
Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with AGE-WELL, Perley Health and Sepsis Canada to co-fund early career researchers (ECRs) in Canada. This competition will...
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Alberta
Important dates: June 13, 2022: deadline for 2022-23 grant applications Early 2023: Successful applicants notified Overview: Alberta’s firefighters, police officers, paramedics, sheriffs, corrections...
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Calgary
The City of Calgary is currently accepting funding proposals for the Family & Community Support Services for the 2023-2024 cycle. Funding is available to established non-profit organizations to...
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Alberta
Application Deadline: May 12, 2022 Alberta Culture Days funding assistance is designed to support Alberta Culture Days activities, events and promotions that engage public participation and inspire...
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Canada
The nomination period for the Council of the Federation Award for Innovation in Mental Health and Addictions Care ends May 13, 2022. The Council of the Federation Award for Innovation in Mental Health...
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Alberta
The Dr. Peter N. McCracken scholarship is awarded annually to a student in Medicine or a graduate student in another health discipline, with a special interest in geriatrics. Selection will be based...
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Canada
CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) and CIHR Centre for Research on Pandemic Preparedness and Health Emergencies have partnered to launch a $2 million funding opportunity for...
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Alberta
Alberta Blue Cross® is bringing back its popular Built Together grant program for 2022 to help promote active living and wellness in communities across Alberta. Community leagues, school councils...