Indigenous Project banner with photo of Riverdale CL's tipi raising

Community League Tipi Teachings

The EFCL received a grant from Canadian Heritage in August 2019 to fund Tipi Teachings for Edmonton Community Leagues! This grant will also allow capacity building within the leadership of the EFCL to become familiar with Indigenous protocol, practice, and culture. 


The EFCL, Parkdale Cromdale Community League, and Laurier Heights Community League are offering activities in the spirit of truth and reconciliation.


Come participate in a Tipi raising, learn from elders, meet First Nations people in your community, share food, and alleviate barriers by learning how to support First Nations people and beat prejudice in your community.

Parkdale Cromdale Community League

11335 85 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 4S1

January 12, 19, and 26, at 1pm



Laurier Heights Community League

14405 85 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 3Z3

February 2, 9, 16, and 23, at 2pm

For more information, please contact


Funding Opportunities for Community Projects

The Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues encourages Leagues to engage with First Nations community members by providing events, programs, and other opportunities for First Nations community members to get involved with the League. Engaging with First Nations community members is more than just being a good neighbor. It’s part of what you can do at the community level to support the process of reconciliation.


Download grant information (PDF)

Small Grants

Sparks Grants

The Small Sparks Fund provides residents, businesses owners and operators, non-profit organizations with up to $250 in funding from Neighbourhood Revitalization. The funding is available for projects which advance the goals of the Neighbourhood Revitalization Strategy in your area. Projects can include block parties, community arts, neighbourhood social programs or recreation programs. Funds are available for the following neighbourhoods:


  • Central McDougall and Queen Mary Park Revitalization
  • McCauley Revitalization
  • Balwin and Belvedere Revitalization
  • Inglewood Revitalization
  • Avenue Initiative (Alberta Avenue, Eastwood, Parkdale/Cromdale, Spruce
  • Avenue, Delton and Elmwood Park and Westwood)*
  • Jasper Place Revitalization (Britannia-Youngstown, Canora, Glenwood and West
  • Jasper Place)*


Small Sparks Fun - Application Form - Fillable


Community Facility Enhancement Program

Small ($125K max) deadlines: January 15, May 15, September 15
Large ($125K - $1M) deadline: October 1
For large scale renovations or upgrades, capital improvements


Community Facility Enhancement Program


Edmonton Arts Council One Day Celebration Grant

This program is intended to assist, through limited financial assistance, with the production of one-day celebratory events and/or major parades within the City of Edmonton.


Edmonton Arts Council One Day Celebration Grant

Large Grants

City of Edmonton Community League Operating Grant

The Community League Operating Grant provides funding assistance to community leagues in the City of Edmonton. The funding enables leagues to be in a better position to meet operating requirements, support the specific needs in their neighbourhoods, improve collaboration with other organizations and deliver effective and efficient programs and services.


Community League Operating Grant


Government of Alberta Grant

Community Initiatives Program - Deadlines: January 15, May 15, September 15
For projects, not ongoing programs
Grant max = $75K (average is much lower ~ $25K/30K)
Can only fund max 50% of a total project 7 months to notification


Project Based Grant


City of Edmonton Community Facility Enhancement Program

Large ($125K - $1M) deadline: October 1
For large scale renovations or upgrades, capital improvements


Community Facility Enhancement Program


Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Grants

The Projects component of the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program provides funding for community development, anti-racism initiatives, and engagement projects that promote diversity and inclusion by encouraging interaction among community groups. This component is for projects that address one or more of the following priority themes:


  • work toward the elimination of discrimination, racism and prejudice, with a priority for those targeted against Indigenous Peoples, and racialized women and girls;
  • provide opportunities for youth community engagement and involvement; and
  • bring people together through art, culture and/or sport.


Canadian Heritage CSMARI Grants


Edmonton Heritage Council Project Accelerator Grant

Up to $10,000 in funding available for eligible expenses.
Deadlines: March 6 2020, June 5th 2020 Project Accelerator grants are designed to support individuals and organizations undertaking small scale heritage projects that tell Edmonton stories in unique or innovative ways. The Project Accelerator grant will support up to $10,000 of eligible expenses.


Project Accelerator Grant


City of Edmonton EcoCity Grants

Deadline: April 17
Infrastructure Grants: max $50K
Community Action Grants: max $20K
Grants to help Edmonton transition to energy sustainable and climate resilient city. Supports Projects that reduce greenhouse gas, waste/consumption, promote energy efficiency, renewables, active transportation, functional art, green roofs


Alberta EcoTrust Grants

Change for Climate Community Grants

EFCL Offices:

7103 105 St NW
Edmonton, AB
T6E 4G8 Canada

P: +1.780.437.2913
F: +1.780.437.4710

Hours: Mon to Fri, 8:30 to 4:30