Non-Profit Resources & Grant OPPORTUNITIES

This page was created as a resource based on feedback gathered by the Cochrane Social Recovery Task Force. It will be updated regularly by Cochrane Family & Community Services (FCSS) staff.

Non-Profit Grant Options

Government of Canada - Employment and Social Development Canada 

Funding programs from Employment and Social Development Canada are government grants and contributions that help support jobs, training, and social development.

Alberta Government - Community (Local) Economic Development 

Find funding opportunities that support thriving communities and economic prosperity in Alberta’s small cities and towns.

Alberta Government - Funding a Non-Profit

Grant programs and fundraising licences and resources for non-profit companies, societies and charitable organizations

Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women 

Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women, is providing a consolidated landing page for the ministry’s grant programs. All available grants are now listed at this location to make it easier to find information on funding opportunities in the arts, community initiatives, cultural industries, heritage, screen-based industries and sport and recreation. Please bookmark this page. (available in both English and French)

Alberta Civil Society Fund 

Organizations can apply for a one-time grant to support an effective and sustainable recovery of the civil society sector.

Grant Connect

Community groups can access this paid grant sourcing database.  Groups and Organizations can search thousands of grant opportunities on this site. 

The Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant

The Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant offers financial assistance to Alberta businesses, cooperatives, and non-profit organizations that were ordered to close or curtail operations, and that experienced a revenue reduction of at least 40%, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Faith-Based and Cultural Facility Relaunch Grant 

Faith-based and cultural organizations can apply for a new one-time grant of up to $5,000 to help offset the financial costs of following COVID-19 public health measures.


Non-Profit Resources 

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety  

Covid-19 Health and Safety Resources. Get tip sheets and other guidance to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace. 

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy covers a portion of an employee's wages for eligible employers. The wage subsidy helps employers keep and re-hire employees and avoid layoffs.

Covid-19 Resources to Support Local Non-Profits

Alberta’s Non-profit sector is a vital aspect of the support system that our communities and Albertans will rely on. The link below will take you to a variety of resources that will support your organization as you re launch.  These resources include;

Coping with Covid-19 - Addiction and Mental Health Resources

Alberta Health Services has put together a document with numerous resources links. Click here to check it out. 

Volunteer Alberta 

Equipping the Non-profit sector to thrive.  On this page you will find Volunteer Alberta’s resources, curated resources, relevant provincial news with many more resources to come. (eg. A Business Continuity Plan, Crisis Communications Guide and Disaster Plan)

Specific links to:

Capacity Building Workshops

Visit our Town Activity Guide to find upcoming workshops and programs.