This grant enables eligible organizations to host and carry out their own engagement sessions and ensure the needs and concerns of people in communities impacted by racism are heard. If you represent a non-profit organization, First Nation, Metis Settlement or municipality, apply for up to $2,500 to host a session in your community.

Feedback from the engagement sessions will inform how the Government of Alberta can play a leading role in addressing racism and identify what anti-racism actions, initiatives, programs and services are needed to help address racism in Alberta.

These community engagement sessions are part of a larger engagement Alberta's government is conducting on anti-racism. Government officials will be holding in-person sessions by invitation only at locations across the province. An online survey will be available for all Albertans. Engagement sessions led by communities will help government gather perspectives from additional people in the province.

Important dates

  • Application intake: September 22 to November 4, 2022
  • Application deadline: November 4, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time 
  • Funding decision notification: Before mid-December 2022
  • Community engagements: On or before January 15, 2023
  • Program reporting deadline: Final reports must be submitted to [email protected] within 3 days of completion of the engagement sessions and no later than January 15, 2023


Eligible organizations

These Alberta-based organizations can apply for grant funding:

  • Non-profit organizations (incorporated, registered or established under an act of the Alberta legislature or the Parliament of Canada) including Indigenous, multicultural and faith-based organizations
  • First Nations and Metis Settlements
  • Municipalities

Eligible engagement sessions

Engagement sessions must:

  • take place in Alberta on or before January 15, 2023
  • include only engagement participants that reside in Alberta
  • include a minimum of 7 participants engaged
  • be free to participants
  • not be used for any other purpose (such as personal or private engagements, community events, fundraising events, research activities or political activities, etc.)
  • not take place in someone’s private home or dwelling
  • not include individual interview sessions

Applicant organizations and community engagement sessions must meet criteria and conditions stated in the Anti-Racism Community Engagement Grant Application Guidelines (PDF, 730 KB).

How to apply

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Follow these steps to apply for the Anti-Racism Community Engagement Grant.

Step 1. Read the terms and conditions

Read the sample Grant Agreement Template (PDF, 669 KB). It covers the terms and conditions of this grant program.

Step 2. Review the application guidelines

Before applying, review the Application Guidelines (PDF, 730 KB). They contain detailed information that you need to know before you decide to apply.

Step 3. Download the complete application package

Step 4: Complete the application

We will only consider complete applications.

Read the Application Guidelines (PDF, 730 KB) carefully for the details to ensure you have included all necessary information.

Step 5. Submit the application

Submit your completed application documents in one email to [email protected].

Community engagement grant resources

As outlined in the grant agreement, outcomes from the engagement session must be reported back to the Government of Alberta. After a grant recipient has completed their engagement, please complete the Feedback Form Template (PDF, 506 KB) and return by email as instructed in the form within three days of the completed engagement sessions and no later than January 15, 2023. Organizations can use the Community Engagement Guide (PDF, 78 KB) as a resource to help prepare for and conduct their community engagements.  


Connect with the Anti-Racism Community Engagement Grant Program:

Email: [email protected]

Anti-racism engagement

Albertans shared their perspectives on the impact racism has in this province and on government actions to address racism.

Learn more

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