The Ken Dryden Scholarship Application
Each year Ken Dryden Scholarships are awarded to young people, currently or formerly in the care of the Canadian child welfare system. Each scholarship covers up to $3,000 or 80% of the cost of tuition and fees, whichever is less, and is renewable annually, based on reasonable progress toward the completion of a first undergraduate degree or diploma. Youth in Care Canada is proud to administer this scholarship program on behalf of Ken Dryden, an accomplished author, consultant on education, child and youth issues, lawyer, former NHL hockey star and politician, and past President of the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey club. As a young person in/from care, all you need to do is apply. As an organization, child welfare worker, foster parent or friend, please spread the word by telling any eligible young person of this scholarship opportunity, and offer your help.
Deadline April 14, 2017
$100,000 The Trico Charitable Foundation Social EnterPrize
The Trico Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for its’ 2017 Social EnterPrize which will honour two of Canada’s leading social enterprises. The winning social enterprises may be from either the nonprofit or for-profit sectors and will be taking direct action to close a gap in society. Each of the two recipients will receive $100,000 prize money; a video profile; and an in-depth profile in a case study undertaken by a Canadian post-secondary institution.
Deadline: April 18, 2017
2017 National Philanthropy Day Generosity of Spirit Award Call for Nominations
Do you know someone who gives selflessly of their time, talent, and treasure to make Calgary a better, stronger community? Recognize this special person with a Generosity of Spirit Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Calgary and Area Chapter. AFP Calgary recognizes the many individuals, families, youth, groups, and businesses who demonstrate the spirit of philanthropy through outstanding contributions of time, talent, leadership, and financial support.
Deadline Apr. 28, 2017
Volunteer Alberta VSP Funding
The Volunteer Screening Program (VSP) provides funding to eligible nonprofit organizations to support Vulnerable Sector Checks as well as organizational development in the area of volunteer screening. These funds are provided with support from the Government of Alberta. The costs associated with volunteer screening, including costs related to recruiting and retaining volunteers for roles requiring Vulnerable Sector Checks, can become a burden in some cases. Financial support for eligible organizations includes a Vulnerable Sector Check Fee Waiver. The fee waiver is intended to help eligible Alberta nonprofit organizations with associated costs for obtaining Vulnerable Sector Checks in communities that charge for volunteers.The VSP also provides Volunteer Screening Development Grants to support the establishment of volunteer screening processes, policies, and procedures.
Application Deadline April 30, 2017
Edmonton Community Foundation Awards for Students Experiencing Financial Need
The awards include the Rose Margaret King Merit Awards, the Don Howden & Jane Squire Howden Awards and the Teri Taylor-Tunski Awards. These awards support students who are in financial need and have attended school in Edmonton at some point between kindergarten and Grade 12. All three awards can be applied to through a single application form. Priority is given to students who have attended an inner city school; exhibit a commitment to their studies; and who can show that they have selected a program that will lead to improved employment opportunities.
Deadline May 15, 2017
Calgary Herald Christmas Fund
To be considered for the 2017 Calgary Herald Christmas Fund, an organization’s purpose must be consistent with the Calgary Herald Christmas Fund objectives of raising awareness around critical social issues including but not limited to; hunger, homelessness, addiction, abuse and violence and meet the following criteria: Hold charitable status; have a commitment to assisting families, men, women and children in need; use the funds in Calgary or surrounding areas; exhibit professionalism and credibility. If your organization received funds from the 2016 Calgary Herald Christmas Fund, you are not eligible to apply for funds in the 2017 Christmas Fund Campaign.
Deadline: May 23, 2017
Volunteer Alberta VSP Funding
As part of the Volunteer Screening Program, the grant is designed to support the development of effective screening practices and processes. Nonprofit organizations facing resource and capacity challenges around volunteer screening can apply for this $2000 grant.
Deadline May 30, 2017
2017 Laurel Awards Now Open
The Laurel Awards, created and sponsored by Duncan Craig LLP, recognize nonprofit organizations who further their objectives through exceptional creativity and innovation. Five awards will be presented this year ranging from $500 to $5000. Deadline: May 31, 2017
AB Government Grant – Funding Helps Improve Workplace Safety Innovation and Engagement Grants
The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Innovation and Engagement Grants program will provide $667,000 for 33 projects during 2017. Projects include OHS-related seminars, conferences, developing education materials and providing training programs
See Grants With Ongoing Applications