There are a variety of grants and funding opportunities available to businesses in Parkland County.  While this list is not exhaustive, we have done our best to compile as many as we can.  

 

Resources 

Business Benefits Finder 

This tool helps you find programs, services, and funding opportunities to help your business grow. 

Funding Programs 

Alberta Export and Expansion Program - Government of Alberta 

Funding to help export-ready companies and non-profit organizations enhance access to international markets and attract global buyers. 

Alberta Innovates funding programs 

Alberta Innovates provide funding and support for start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises, post-secondary institutions, and industry in all economic sectors, focusing on funding projects that support the growth and diversity of Alberta’s economy. 

Alberta Media Fund - Government of Alberta 
The Alberta Media Fund (AMF) offers a variety of grants to help support the growth, sustainability, competitiveness and business attraction of our province’s cultural industries. Learn more about the Alberta Media Fund funding 
Alberta Real Estate Foundation

The Alberta Real Estate Foundation funds initiatives that support and advance education, research, law reform, and other activities related to real estate across our three focus areas of Real Estate Leadership, Built Environment, and Land. 

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage – Government of Canada 

Provides funding to local groups for recurring festivals that present the work of local artists, artisans or heritage performers. This includes the celebration of LGBTQ2+ communities and Indigenous cultural celebrations. 

Business Scale-up and Productivity – Government of Canada 

The BSP program is open to incorporated high-growth businesses that have been operating in the Prairie Provinces for a minimum of 2 years. It supports high-growth* businesses that are seeking to improve productivity, scale-up and commercialize technology. It offers interest-free, repayable funding to incorporated businesses. 

Canada-Alberta Jobs Grant - Government of Alberta 

Eligible employers can get government funding to help employees and unemployed Albertans access training opportunities. 

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund – Government of Canada

The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) supports the improvement of physical conditions for arts, heritage culture and creative innovation. The Fund supports renovation and construction projects, the acquisition of specialized equipment and feasibility studies related to cultural spaces. 

Canada Digital Adoption Program – Government of Canada + Business Link 

As part of the Canadian Digital Adoption Program, the Government of Canada ISED has partnered with Business Link and Digital Main Street. Eligible businesses can access e-commerce advisors and receive up to $2,400 to help with e-commerce opportunities. 

Canada Food Innovation Network 

CFIN provides a variety of funding opportunities for its members from across the food value chain, including: manufacturers, processors, retailers, distributors, researchers, government, tech companies, and funders.  

Note: You must be a member to apply for funding. Membership is free. 

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation 

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is Canada’s national housing agency. 

Canada Post BDC Small Business Loan 

Canada Post and the BDC Small Business Loan are here for you in a new way, this program is designed with your needs in mind. Take advantage of small business tools, partners, resources, insights and so much more. 

Learn more about Canada Post BDC Small Business Loan  

Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program – Government of Canada

The Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP) supports the Canadian agricultural sector’s participation in the Government of Canada’s growth and policy objectives, by investing in the sector’s design, development and implementation of tools and strategies to respond to and seize opportunities created by these objectives. 

Community Economic Development and Diversification – Government of Canada 

The CEDD program supports economic development initiatives that contribute to the economic growth and diversification of communities across the Prairie provinces. Through this program, PrairiesCan enables communities to leverage their capacity and strengths to respond to economic development opportunities and to adjust to changing and challenging economic circumstances (e.g. inter-city bus transportation, wildfires, and floods) 

Culture and Status of Women Grants - Government of Alberta 

Funding opportunities for projects in the areas of arts, culture, community, heritage, recreation, sport, and diversity and inclusion. 

Economic Development Funding and Grants - Government of Alberta 

Tax credits, grants and other funding programs to stimulate regional economic development. 

Emissions Reduction Alberta: Technology Funding 

ERA is investing in a diverse portfolio of transformative, sustainable technologies that reduce GHG emissions and position Alberta for success in a lower emissions economy. 

These funding opportunities use a Calls for Proposals intake process. 

Film and Television Tax Credit – Government of Alberta 

Tax credit to support medium and large-scale productions filming in Alberta. 

Innovation Employment Grant – Government of Alberta 

Companies can receive a grant of up to 20 per cent toward qualifying research and development expenditures. 

PrairiesCan Funding Programs – Government of Canada 

Funding for businesses and not-for-profit organizations with projects that advance economic growth and diversity in the Prairie provinces: Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. 

Strategic Innovation Fund – Government of Canada 

The Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) provides major investments in innovative projects that will help grow Canada's economy for the well-being of all Canadians. 

Workforce Partnerships Grants – Government of Alberta 

Eligible organizations with common labour market needs can get funding to support workforce initiatives.