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Edmonton Refugee and Emerging Communities Award

Africa Centre is excited to announce that applications are open for the Edmonton Refugee & Emerging Community (EREC) scholarship for 2022.
Established at the Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF), the EREC scholarship fund is to enhance the quality of life for refugees and members of Emerging Communities living in the greater Edmonton area, towards academic goals. Through a Scholarship Advisory Committee, Africa Centre collaborates with the emerging community to facilitate the operation of this initiative annually.

Edmonton Refugee and Emerging Communities Scholarship Application
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Edmonton Refugee and Emerging Communities Scholarship Application

We are excited to announce that applications are open for the Edmonton Refugee & Emerging Community (EREC) scholarship for 2022.

Established at the Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF), the EREC scholarship fund is to enhance the quality of life for refugees and members of Emerging Communities living in the greater Edmonton area, towards academic goals.

Through a Scholarship Advisory Committee, Africa Centre collaborates with the emerging community to facilitate the operation of this initiative annually.

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The Canada Digital Adoption Program now accepting Applications

The Boost Your Business Technology grant offers support to Canadian-owned small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who want to adopt new digital technologies.

Eligible businesses will have access to a marketplace of digital adoption experts to help them develop a digital adoption plan tailored to their needs.

Eligible businesses can leverage the grant to pay for the services of a digital advisor. These advisors will work with companies to recommend digital pathways and strategies that will help them achieve their business goals and increase their competitiveness in the digital economy.

The grant covers up to 90% of the eligible cost of retaining the services of a digital advisor, up to a maximum grant value of $15,000 per SME, to develop a digital adoption plan.

Community Facility Enhancement Program
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The Community Facility Enhancement Program | Grant

The Community Facility Enhancement Program provides matching funding to help non-profits leverage other sources of funding to upgrade, redevelop, acquire or build public-use community facilities.

This investment will support and strengthen the important work already being done by non-profits in Alberta. Non-profit-owned public-use community facilities include sports, recreational, cultural or other public-use facilities, such as community halls, parks and playgrounds, natural areas, campsites, sports fields or outdoor pools and rinks.

Alberta Immigrant Innovation Grant
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Alberta Immigrant Mentorship Innovation Grant

The Immigrant Mentorship Innovation Grant is part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan to remove barriers so newcomers can bring their entrepreneurial drive and skills to Alberta to start new businesses and help employers address labour shortages.

Apply to have your project funded under one or more of the 4 grant priorities:

Support employers to provide mentorship opportunities that will enhance the labour market attachment of immigrants.
Support the development and delivery of mentorship programming in small and rural communities that will attract and retain newcomers to support rural economic growth.
Develop mentorship programming to meet the needs of under-served immigrant groups.
Develop and deliver innovative mentorship programming to improve the economic integration of Alberta newcomers.

Eligible organizations can apply until Feb. 14. Grant funding will be provided for up to three years, from April 2022 to March 2025, to ensure organizations can provide long-term mentorship opportunities to newcomers.

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Nigerian Startups Join Alberta Catalyzer

Alberta Catalyzer will deliver business supports and advice to qualified founders, entrepreneurs and startups in the early stages of development, preparing them to advance to the scale-up and acceleration stages. With a focus on equity, diversity and inclusion, this pre-accelerator program will feature coaches and mentors who reflect the diversity of Alberta’s population and will ensure advocacy and support for previously underserved tech-founder communities.

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Request for Proposals | Supporting Black Canadian Communities (SBCCI)

They are looking for a Black-led/BIPOC IT consulting firm and/or consortium of consultants from within our community to lead the successful design and implementation of the platform. The platform will have:

List of available funding sources and resources

Application intake for selected grant, loan and other support programs

Organizational directory of Black-led nonprofits, charities & businesses

Back-end administrative capabilities and tools for developing a new application intake, review, applicant reporting & funder reporting

Women's Economic Recovery Challenge Grant
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Women’s Economic Recovery Challenge Grant Program

The Women’s Economic Recovery Challenge Grant addresses areas of concern for women entrepreneurs and supports organisations working to increase women’s participation in the economy. 

Eligible community groups and organisations can apply until January 12, 2022. 

The Women’s Economic Recovery Challenge Grant Program funds initiatives led by Alberta non-profit organizations that help enhance women’s economic opportunities by providing strategies and solutions to address barriers and engage more effectively in the economy.