Human Rights and Multiculturalism Grants

Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund (HREM)The Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund provides grants that support community projects that foster equality and reduce discrimination. These grants assist non-profit organizations, public institutions and communities to build a society where all Albertans can participate in the social, cultural, political and economic life of the province. Projects may address the intersection of human rights and issues such as social exclusion, inequality of opportunity, discrimination, racism, or other barriers that limit Albertans' ability to be full and contributing citizens.

We invite organizations that are promoting the benefits of our diversity and multicultural heritage, building a human rights culture or working to prevent inequitable situations, to apply for funding. Feel free to check out some of the tools and resources that might help you develop your project.  

The Fund offers three grant programs that have different purposes and requirements. You can view a chart that compares the programs and provides an overview of the program differences.

Find out more about the funding opportunities available below:

Experience Human Rights Grant

Experiences that raise awareness, encourage engagement or stimulate future interest or action in and contributions for human rights and diversity.

May 1 and October 1

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Human Rights Project Grant

Projects that advance change and address specific human rights issues.

Deadlines: May 1 and October 1

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Community Inclusion Grant

Municipal efforts that build inclusive communities and advance their strategies associated with the principles of Welcoming and Inclusive Communities (WIC) or as a signatory to the  Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CMARD).

Deadline: September 15, 2016
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If you have grant inquiries, please contact or at 780-427-4001 or
To call toll-free within Alberta, dial 310-0000 and then enter the area code and phone number

Revised: August 19, 2015


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