Status of Women Grant Program

The Alberta Status of Women Grant Program provides funds to non-profit and charitable organizations.  The funds are for projects and activities that improve the lives of women and girls in Alberta and relate to the three priority areas of Status of Women:

  • increasing women’s economic security
  • preventing and ending gender-based violence
  • increasing women in leadership and democratic participation

For more information, visit the website.

Status of Women – Persons Case Scholarship

Status of Women is excited to remind you that the Persons Case Scholarship is accepting applications.

The Persons Case Scholarship awards up to $10,000 to Albertan students whose studies or professions will advance gender equality or if they study in a field in which their gender is traditionally under-represented. Students enrolled in full-time studies at any post-secondary institution are encouraged to apply by October 31, 2016.

The Persons Case Scholarship was established in 1979 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Persons Case.

The scholarship honours the efforts of five Alberta women: Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney, Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby and Henrietta Muir Edwards, who fought and won the right for women in Canada to be officially deemed ‘persons’ under the law.

See the eligibility criteria and apply at:   http://studentaid.alberta.ca/

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at status.women@gov.ab.ca<mailto:status.women@gov.ab.ca

Canada-Alberta Job Grants

Responding to what employers asked for, the number of training hours required to qualify for the Canada-Alberta Job have been lowered. As of Monday, April 18, 2016, training programs that are a minimum of 21 hours in length will be considered for funding. Applications signed and submitted on or after April 18 will be processed according to the new requirement.

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant supports Alberta employers of all sizes, in developing a strong workforce through better trained workers. The application process is simple. You determine the training that your current or new employees require and a third-party trainer to deliver the training, and apply for funding. If approved, the Canada-Alberta Job Grant will cover up to 2/3 of the direct cost of training.

Since the Canada-Alberta Job Grant launched in October 2014, more than 2,000 Alberta employers have been approved for over 14,000 different training programs.

Find out if you qualify and apply now at AlbertaCanada.com/jobgrant.

 

Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) FNMI Bursary

The Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) is excited to provide you with information on our newest bursary — the First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Bursary.

With an additional $500,000 in new funding, the Northern Alberta Development Council has expanded its student bursaries to provide financial support to indigenous post-secondary students.

What is the FNMI Bursary?

The NADC FNMI Bursary is a return-of-service bursary. Funding is provided to recipients in exchange for their commitment to live and practice in their field of study within the NADC boundary for one year of full-time employment for each year of bursary support received. Recipients who complete their return-of-service obligations do not have to repay the bursary funds.

Who can apply?

Applicants must be

  • First Nation status or non-status, Métis or Inuit
  • Over the age of 18
  • Alberta residents for 12 consecutive months before the start of their programs
  • Enrolled full time in a program and school designated for provincial funding
  • The program of must be a  minimum of 12 weeks in length
  • Not in default of a provincial student loan

Bursary value

  • $6,000 per year of study for students in
    • Pre-employment programs leading to an apprenticeship
    • A certificate or diploma program
  • $10,000 per year of study for students in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD program

Deadline

Applications will be accepted throughout the school year and selection of recipients will take place in November 2015 and January 2016 for the 2015–16 school year.

How can you help?

The NADC is asking for your assistance in sharing information on the FNMI Bursary with as many organizations, individuals and students that may have an interest in this new program.  Please share this email, along with the attached application and information flyer.

For applications and additional information on the FNMI Bursary, please visit benorth.ca or contact the NADC directly at 780-624-6545.

Thank you in advance for your help in promoting the NADC FNMI Bursary.

Note

The NADC FNMI Bursary will be reviewed throughout the year to ensure it meets the needs of FMNI learners.