Alberta Canada 150 Grant

The Community Initiatives Program's (CIP) Alberta Canada 150 grant will provide $2 million to support projects that align with the four themes of the Federal Canada 150 approach, which include:

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

Alberta Canada 150 outcomes:

  • Support Albertans to join all Canadians to recognize Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.
  • Supports projects that recognize Canada’s 150 anniversary of Confederation and aligns with the four themes of Federal Canada 150.
  • Provide funding to extra-small, small and medium size organizations that have previously not applied or received funding and whose mandate supports one of the four themes.

Event and celebration related projects are only eligible under the CIP Project-Based grant.

Alberta Canada 150 Grant Recipients.

Program Overview

Alberta Canada 150
Alberta Canada 150 funding $2 million
Funding Range Maximum funding request: $25,000
Application Package
*Select document to access

Matching Requirement $150 cash
Application Deadlines Monthly intake with a deadline of the 15th of each month
  • First intake: January 15, 2017
  • Final intake: October 15, 2017
Notification Timeline Three months after the 15th of each submission month
Project Priorities Projects must align with at least one of the four Federal Canada 150 themes:
  • diversity and inclusion
  • reconciliation
  • engaging and inspiring youth
  • nature
Project Completion Alberta Canada 150 projects must be completed before December 31, 2017
Grant Agreement Embedded in application
Project Completion and Financial Reporting Timeframe
Other Canada 150 links

Alberta Canada 150 - Frequently Asked Questions

Please see CIP Alberta Canada 150 Frequently Asked Questions for more information.


An organization can submit one Alberta Canada 150 project per fiscal year. Organizations will be eligible to apply to the Alberta Canada 150 grant and also for another non-capital CIP grant during 2016-17 and 2017-18.

Eligible Organizations

Organizations and community non-profit organizations that are registered (and in good standing) under one of the following Acts as outlined in the CIP Project-Based Guidelines.

Provincial Legislation
  • Agriculture Societies Act
  • Part 21 of the Business Corporations Act - Extra-Provincial Corporations*
  • Cemeteries Act or Cemetery Companies Act
  • Companies Act, Part 9 (Non-profit Companies)
  • Libraries Act
  • School Act
  • Societies Act of Alberta
  • Special Act of the Alberta Legislature

Federal Legislation
  • Special Act of the Parliament of Canada*
  • Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act and must be registered in Alberta Under the Business Corporation Act
  • Income Tax Act (of Canada and operating in the Province of Alberta [Charities])*

  • First Nations and Métis Settlements
  • Foundations established and regulated under the province's Regional Health Authorities Act
  • Universities, colleges and institutes as defined under Alberta's Post-secondary Learning Act

* Must have an Alberta based address which must be regularly monitored by an active member of the organization.

Last reviewed/revised: July 5, 2017
Share this page on: