Alberta Community Restorative Justice Grant

Apply for a grant to support and grow restorative justice initiatives and services in your community.

Important dates

The application period is now closed.

Grant purpose

The Alberta Community Restorative Justice (ACRJ) grant supports the delivery of direct restorative justice services.

The grant may be used to finance the direct operation of a program. Grant uses include:

  • wages
  • program administration
  • training
  • associated operational costs

Funding limits

Grants will be limited to:

  • up to $50,000 per program for one year (2022-23)
  • established or ongoing programs
  • new programs in communities with a prior history of
    • restorative justice programs or
    • restorative practice in the justice system

Not all applications will be funded. Others might be recommended for a lesser amount.


Applicants must be:

  • located in Alberta
  • one of the following:
    • a registered non-profit organization
    • a registered charity in good standing
    • a community-based coalition or network group with an incorporated fiscal agent
    • an Indigenous community, including band and tribal councils
    • a youth justice committee applying to fund activities not currently funded by the ministry

Ineligible applicants

  • individuals
  • academic institutions
  • for-profit organizations
  • crown corporations
  • municipalities
  • police services

Contact us if you have questions about eligibility.

How to apply

The application period is now closed.

Step 1. Read the criteria

Read the grant criteria on pages 1 to 3 of the Alberta Community Restorative Justice online application form.

Step 2. Complete the application package

Your application can be saved as a draft for 15 days on the forms server.

  1. Fill out the application starting on page 4 of the ACRJ online form.
  2. Complete the Alberta Community Restorative Justice (ACRJ) Budget Request form.

Step 3. Gather your documents

Your application must include these documents:

  • a certificate of incorporation from Alberta Corporate Registries
  • at least 2 letters documenting support or partnership
  • one of the 2 letters should come from a supporter in the criminal justice system, such as:
    • your local police service
    • a crown prosecutor
    • a victim servicing organization

Step 4. Submit the application package

Email the application package and all required documents to [email protected].

After you apply

Community Initiatives Supports will contact you to confirm that they got your application package and documents. If you do not hear from us within 10 business days, contact us.


Connect with Community Initiatives Supports:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-415-1819
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-988-7629
Email: [email protected]

Community Initiatives Supports
10th Floor South, John E. Brownlee Building
10365 97 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 3W7