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Important dates

Annual application deadlines:

  • September 1, 2021
  • March 1, 2021


The Multiculturalism, Indigenous and Inclusion Grant (MIIG) Program supports initiatives and projects that builds intercultural awareness, and understanding. The Program fosters cultural awareness in communities across the province, and an appreciation and celebration of Indigenous Peoples and multicultural society in Alberta. The Program strives to create a province where people feel included and that their cultures and heritage is valued.

The program outcomes are:

  • Albertans have cross-cultural and/or intercultural understanding
  • Albertans are aware of the impacts of discrimination and work collectively to reduce barriers
  • diverse backgrounds are celebrated by Albertans, creating welcoming and inclusive communities
  • Albertans feel their culture and heritage is valued

For more information, read the MIIG Program Guidelines (PDF, 466 KB).

Fact sheet in several languages

To enhance the public's understanding of the Multiculturalism, Indigenous and Inclusion Program – and to help make the granting process more equitable and accessible for all community organizations – the program's fact sheet is available in the following languages:

Previous grant

The former Anti-Racism Community Grant has now been replaced by the Multiculturalism, Indigenous and Inclusion Grant Program to support a broader mandate of multiculturalism and inclusion initiatives.

Grant information sessions

Online Multiculturalism, Indigenous and Inclusion Grant information sessions that cover program criteria, notification timelines, answers to frequently asked questions, and tips on submitting your application will be taking place on the following dates. Please register for an online information session on Eventbrite:

General Program Information

This session will cover the basics of the MIIG program, including program outcomes and criteria such as organization eligibility and project eligibility.

MIIG Application Session

This session will feature an in-depth conversation and walk-through of the MIIG application form.

Budget Session

This session will feature an in-depth conversation and walk-through of the MIIG budget template.


Eligible organizations can apply to MIIG for a maximum amount of $25,000.

Higher priority will be given to organizations that:

  • best meet the guideline criteria
  • have an annual operating budget under $500,000
  • have not received prior Government of Alberta funding, and
  • demonstrate the involvement of partner organizations from other diverse communities in its development, delivery, and follow up

Applications are evaluated based on several different criterion including (but not limited to) the organization’s capacity to do the project, project viability and financial feasibility, project impacts, project access, and the community and regional need for the project.


Eligible organizations

The following organizations are eligible to apply for funding:

  • organizations who are registered (and in good standing) under one of the following acts:
    • Provincial Legislation (Alberta)
    • Agricultural Societies Act
    • Part 21 of the Business Corporations Act – Extra-Provincial Corporations
      • Must have an Alberta based address which must be regularly monitored by an active member of the organization.
    • Companies Act, Part 9 (Nonprofit Companies)
    • Libraries Act
    • Societies Act of Alberta
    • Special Act of the Alberta Legislature
  • organizations who are registered (and in good standing) under one of the following federal acts:
    • Special Act of the Parliament of Canada
    • Income Tax Act of Canada and operating in the Province of Alberta as a Charity
  • a First Nation or Metis Settlement in Alberta
  • a University, college, or institute as defined under Alberta’s Post-Secondary Learning Act

Ineligible organizations

The following organizations are not eligible to apply for funding:

  • municipalities
  • for-profit organizations/enterprises
  • any other organizations not registered under one of the above mentioned acts
  • organizations that have overdue or incomplete accounting/reporting relating to any grant previously awarded by Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women
  • individuals

How to apply

Continue to visit the various Community Grants Program funding streams webpages to get up-to-date information and any changes to the various grant programs.

Step 1. Read the application guidelines

MIIG Program Guidelines (PDF, 466 KB)

Frequently asked questions, tips for writing a good application and term definition are available in the MIIG Application Assistance Tool (PDF, 694 KB).

Step 2. Fill out an application packaging

PDF form issues

Fillable PDF forms do not open properly on some mobile devices and web browsers. To fill in and save the form:

  1. Save the PDF form to your computer – click or right-click the link and download the form.
  2. Open the PDF form with Adobe Reader. Fill it in and save it.

Fill out the following documents:

Use the following documents to help fill out the grant application

Include the necessary additional documents with your application submission (checklist on page 2 of the application).

Incomplete applications may be cancelled or processing may be delayed.

Step 3. Submit the application package

Applications can be emailed (preferred) or mailed to the MIIG Program.

Email: [email protected]

Multiculturalism, Indigenous and Inclusion Grant
Alberta Culture and Status of Women
Suite 212, 17205 106A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  T5S 1M7

After you apply

During the review process, organizations may be contacted for information by program staff.

Applicants will receive written notification of the decision regarding their application. The review and decision-making process take approximately 5 months. The notification period is as follows:

Notification dates:

  • August (for March 1 Intake)
  • February (for September 1 Intake)

Reporting requirements

Due to the state of public health emergency, the Alberta government is providing 3-month extension letters to any grant reporting requirements that are due March 17 to June 30, 2020, inclusive.

If you have reporting due within this time period and have not received an extension email, then email [email protected] to inquire.

Projects must be completed and accounted for within 18 months from the date the grant payment is received.

Project scope and financial reporting must be completed using the Final Accountability Report (DOCX, 88 KB) and submitted to program staff within the periods specified in the guidelines unless an extension of the reporting date has been approved. Additional accounting requirements are outlined in the program guidelines (PDF, 408 KB).


To assist organizations with planning their projects the following resources are available:



Financial Assistance Summary

The Financial Assistance Summary (PDF, 714 KB) lists approximately 40 organizations and their non-profit grant programs.

The document was updated in July 2019, however, grant details and information can change any time. Contact the sources you are interested in before making a request or application for funding.

Building Corporate Relationships Toolkit

The toolkit outlines a 5-step process that can help small and medium-sized non-profits build effective relationships with the corporate sector and other community partners.


Connect with the Community Grants office:

Toll free: 1-800-642-3855
Email: [email protected]

Multiculturalism, Indigenous and Inclusion Grant
Alberta Culture and Status of Women
Suite 212, 17205 106A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  T5S 1M7

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