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We recognize that access to appropriate and timely palliative and end-of-life care is important. This is why the Alberta government committed $20 million for palliative and end-of-life care initiatives over a 4-year period to address these priorities:

  • raise public awareness of palliative care and how and when to access it
  • develop effective caregiver supports to support Albertans in their home and community
  • establish and implement palliative care education, training, and standards for health professionals
  • continue to shift from hospital to community-based home and hospice care

To date, approximately $9 million has been committed to fund grant projects and health initiatives that address a number of these priority areas.

There was a public engagement on palliative and end-of-life care services and programs in Alberta to identify what is working well, and where gaps remain. The palliative and end-of-life care engagement final report summarizes the engagement and recommends how to allocate the remaining $11 million of funding.

Application deadline

Deadline for applications and project proposals was January 7, 2022

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The Government of Alberta has allocated $11 million in one-time grant funding through the palliative and end-of-life care grant fund. This funding is time-limited with successful applicants having until March 31, 2024, to complete their grant activities.

Funding will be allocated accordingly:

  • earlier access: $1 million to $2 million
  • education and training or community supports and services: $7 million to $8 million
  • research and innovation: $1 million to $2 million


Eligible applicants must be a legal entity located in Alberta including:

  • incorporated non-profit organizations or registered charities
  • indigenous organizations
  • post-secondary institutions
  • schools and school boards
  • municipalities
  • incorporated businesses

Eligible applicants must demonstrate that their proposed project aligns with the following criteria:

  1. Project targets at least one of the following palliative and end-of-life care priority areas that support:
    • earlier access
    • education and training
    • community supports and services
    • research and innovation
  2. The project should target at least one of the following priority population groups:
    • pediatric population
    • palliative clients with a non-cancer diagnosis
    • palliative clients experiencing frailty or dementia
    • indigenous population
    • caregivers
    • persons facing structural barriers to access, for example homelessness, poverty
    • new immigrants or those with language or cultural barriers to access
    • persons living in rural or remote communities
    • complex palliative and end-of-life care symptom management
  3. Given the short timelines for this grant opportunity, the project should demonstrate how the funding would either advance existing projects underway or initiate a new project in a timely manner.

Read the grant funding package below for detailed information on eligibility requirements.

How to apply

To apply for program grant funding, download the Palliative and End of Live Care Grant Fund package that includes:

  • guidelines on eligibility and applying for funding
  • application form

Grant funding application deadline

The deadline for applications and project proposals has closed.

The deadline for submissions was January 7, 2022.


Connect with the Palliative and End-of-Life Care program:

Email: [email protected]

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