Alberta Canada 150 Grants

Canada's Sesquicentennial


Alberta Canada 150 Grants announced December 16, 2016
  • Eligible registered non-profit organizations may apply for up to $25,000 through the Community Initiatives Program to support community-based projects marking Canada's sesquicentennial. The matching requirement will be set at $150 cash for each grant to encourage participation by small - and medium-sized groups. Projects must align with at least one of the four Canada 150 themes established by the federal government to be eligible.

Canada 150 Themes


  • Connecting Canadians with nature and raising environmental stewardship to the level of national consciousness
  • Diversity and inclusion, and building common interests and relationships
  • Engaging and inspiring youth to carry forward the legacy of Canada 150
  • Supporting efforts toward reconciliation of indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians

Quick Facts


  • The Alberta Canada 150 Grant will provide non-profit groups with $2 million in existing funding in 2017.
  • All Alberta Canada 150 projects must be completed by December 31, 2017.
  • Applications will be accepted with a deadline of the fifteenth of each month, starting January 15, 2017. The final deadline for applications is October 15, 2017.
  • Funding is not intended for celebratory events, but as a way to support projects initiated by small - and medium sized non-profit organizations that have not applied previously or received money through the Community Grants program.
  • Funding will come from the Community Initiatives Program (CIP). Since CIP requires applicants to match funds, the Alberta Canada 150 grant requires applicants to contribute $150 cash to be eligible to receive up to $25,000.