Community Inclusion Grants

Community Inclusion grants strengthen municipal efforts to build inclusive communities. Funding will support municipalities or one of their partner organizations 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 (CMARD). The grant will provide up to $10,000 to municipalities developing their WIC, CMARD or similar community strategies including engagement initiatives, action plans, planning processes or other initiatives. 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 municipalities' work in ways that best suit the unique needs of each community including:

  • develop or advance CMARD or WIC plans and initiatives,
  • develop collaborations with key stakeholders to move CMARD 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 CMARD commitments or strategies within the community's WIC plan.

To learn more about the types of projects that the grant supports, view the free webcast Resources for Building a Welcoming and Inclusive Community. Link to printer-friendly information on the Community Inclusion grant and learn more about grant requirements and the application process.  

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2016.

You can read the Community Inclusion Grant Guidelines.

The Community Inclusion application includes:

NOTE: If you are having problems opening the link for the Community Inclusion application form or Community Inclusion budget template, right click on the link and choose "Save as," "Save target as" or "Save linked file to downloads," then save the file on your computer before opening.

If you have any questions regarding the Community Inclusion grant or problems accessing links, contact

Revised: August 3, 2016


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