Funding Opportunities

Access grants and funding programs designed to help tourism businesses + events.

Support Programs

Student Work Placement Program - Work placements are a win-win for employers and students. Through the Student Work Placement program, employers can apply for wage subsidies to help them hire post-secondary students across Canada. HERE

Jobs and Growth Fund: provides funding to businesses and organizations to help create jobs and position local economies for long-term growth. The fund, delivered by Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs), provides $700 million nationally over 3 years, which includes up to $70 million dedicated to businesses created after January 2020 that meet eligibility criteria.HERE

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant helps to cover training expenses for existing employees and new hires. If you are hiring and training an unemployed Albertan, up to 100% of training costs could be covered, up to $15,000 per trainee. HERE

CIP Project-Based Grant

The Government of Alberta has operates the Community Initiatives Program Project-Based Grant. This stream provides funding for non-profit organizations focusing on events, festivals, programs, and projects delivered in innovative and creative ways.

Annual application deadlines

    • January 15
    • May 15
    • September 15

Click HERE to review the CIP Project-Based Program Guidelines

Learn More About the CIP Project-Based Grant

Federal and Provincial Programs

  • Click HERE to learn about other federal business grants and financing options
  • Click HERE to learn about other provincial business grants and financing options
  • Click HERE for the Alberta Business Grants search

Contact us directly

Questions? Concerns? Need Support?

We strongly encourage you to apply for one or more of these funding opportunities if you’re business or organization is eligible!

Additionally, Discover Leduc Region and/or the Leduc, Nisku & Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce would be happy list ourselves as strategic partners + provide you with a letter of support to strengthen your application(s). Reach out if you need support.