Important dates

We are now accepting applications for the 2021 IDPD event grants.


The United Nations recognizes December 3 as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). The Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities provides grants to help community groups hold IDPD events that:


You can apply for funds to hold IDPD events that:

  • raise awareness and demonstrate the importance of including persons with disabilities in the broader community
  • are inclusive and open to all
  • are organized and hosted by community groups and agencies working collaboratively as a committee
  • held on or around December 3

Grants may cover expenses for barrier-free access, such as:

  • sign language interpreters
  • real-time captioning
  • equipment rental to accommodate specific disability needs
  • speakers
  • hall rentals


Your committee can apply for a grant of up to $1,500.

How to apply

We are now accepting applications for the IDPD event grants. Deadline to apply is September 30, 2021.

Step 1. Complete the application form

  • If you need a nomination form in an alternate format, please contact the Council office.
  • It is important the application and supporting documents do not exceed 6 pages.
  • Any missing information may result in the application not being accepted.
  • Complete the application form (PDF, 76 KB).

Step 2. Submit application

If you are unable to email or if you require further information, contact the Council office:

Phone: 780-422-1095 (Edmonton and area)
Toll free: 310-0000, then the number
TTY: 711 for the message relay service

After you apply

  • Your committee will get a letter and grant funding agreement if your application is successful.
  • Read the agreement to learn how the grant funding will reimburse your expenses.
  • Complete, sign and return the agreement to the Premier’s Council Secretariat to confirm your committee will organize and host the event.
  • Make sure to recognize the Premier’s Council as a sponsor in your communication and promotional materials.


Connect with the Premier’s Council Secretariat:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-422-1095
Toll free: dial 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 780-415-0097

Suite 1110, 10055 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 2Y2

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