Social Framework Community Grants

Social Framework Community Grants

The Social Framework Community Grants program provides financial support to not-for-profit, social service groups and organizations that are meeting the social service needs of our residents and demonstrate the use of collaboration and principles of the Strathcona County Social Framework.  Grants are provided in two categories: Core Funding and Collaboration Funding. 

Core Grants (1 - 3 years of funding) support the social not-for-profit sector by providing prevention and early intervention supports for social needs while contributing to the outcomes of the Strathcona County Social Framework. Core grants support a project, program, or operations of the organization.

Collaboration Grants (2 - 3 years of funding) support the social not-for-profit sector by providing prevention and early intervention supports for social needs while contributing to the outcomes of the Strathcona County Social Framework. Collaboration grants support initiatives that are project or program focused. 

Administered by: Family and Community Services 

2021 Social Framework Community Grants 

$1,094,660 in Grant Funding Awarded to 16 Grant Recipients 

On February 2, 2021 the following grant allocations were approved by Council, Check out the great programs and resources in Strathcona County. 

Core Grants

altView Foundation for Gender Variant and Sexual Minorities

$124,000 in 2021, $124,000 in 2022  

altView Foundation build diverse pro-queer and pro-trans communities in Alberta through advocacy, education, empowerment, collaboration and the arts. Funding will be used to support programs and education in Strathcona County through staff positions and operations.

Boys & Girls Club Big Brothers Big Sisters Society of Edmonton & Area

$80,000 in 2021, $80,000 in 2022, $80,000 in 2023  

Boys & Girls Club Big Brothers Big Sisters Society of Edmonton & Area are committed to the healthy development of children, youth and their families, particularly those who are challenged by the impacts of poverty. Funding will be used to further strengthen involvement with community partnerships at a leadership level, and to fund a full-time matched facilitator.   

Boys and Girls Club of Strathcona County

$90,000 in 2021, $90,000 in 2022 

Boys and Girls Club of Strathcona County provides a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life. Funding will be used to support positive youth development through innovative programs. 

BriarPatch Family Life Education Centre

$10,000 in 2021, $10,000 in 2022 

BriarPatch Family Life Education Centre provides a safe, confidential space for clients of all ages to explore their personal grief journey.   Funding will support facility costs, providing a quiet space for community-based grief programs and services.  

Drive Happiness Seniors Association

$12,990 in 2021, $12,990 in 2022, $12,990 in 2023 

Drive Happiness provides door to door assisted transportation services for older adults, primarily those who are of lower-income and have health and/or mobility challenges. Funding will be used to manage the growth of operations, with a focus on volunteer recruitment, training and administration. 

Fort Saskatchewan Families First Society

$8,315 in 2021 

Fort Saskatchewan Families First Society offers an Angel Whispers Baby Loss Support Program. Funding will be used to support this grief program for Strathcona County residents who have experienced the loss of a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.  

Hope in Strathcona: A Post Recovery Home Association

$45,177 in 2021 

Hope in Strathcona provides affordable and accessible counselling and personal support for vulnerable individuals and families, with a particular focus on post-addiction recovery.  Funds will be used for Peer Support workers as they provide support to individuals in the program.  

Linking Generations Society of Alberta

$35,000 in 2021 

Linking Generations provides an inspirational series of programs, promoting connection and inclusion in Strathcona County by guiding seniors and youth on a journey from strangers to friends in a structured, supported environment. Funding will be used to cover ongoing operating costs for these intergenerational programs. 

Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) Society

$50,000 in 2021, $50,000 in 2022 

Parents Empowering Parents provides education, innovative programming, support and hope for individuals or families dealing with or concerned about substance abuse and/or addictions. Funding will be used to support their programs and involvement in local community initiatives. 

Robin Hood Association

$30,000 in 2021, $30,000 in 2022, $30,000 in 2023 

Robin Hood Association is committed to assisting individual with disabilities to achieve their personal best and experience a quality lifestyle. Their vision is to inspire people to build belonging communities, one good day at a time.  Grant dollars will support specialized staff within their Resource Services, implementing a holistic approach to the wellbeing of individuals with developmental disabilities. 

Saffron Centre

$150,000 in 2021, $150,000 in 2022  

Saffron Centre provides the tools for healing and support for individuals and their caregivers who have been directly impacted by sexual violence.  Grant dollars will fund counselling staff who specialize in sexual trauma. 

Strathcona Shelter Society (A Safe Place)

$25,178 in 2021 

A Safe Place provides a critical service in Strathcona County, helping those in need by providing wrap around help, including safe accommodation, protection, support and basic needs to women and their children who are fleeing violence.  Funding will be used to further develop and expand the use of volunteers within the organization. 

Strathcona Youth Justice Committee 

$25,000 in 2021, $25,000 in 2022 

Strathcona Youth Justice Committee works with young first-time offenders to help them back on the right path and to build relationships within their family and community. Funding will be used to coordinate the local restorative justice program while exploring alternative service delivery models.  

Volunteer Strathcona Centre

$320,000 in 2021, $295,000 in 2022 

Volunteer Strathcona connects volunteers with opportunities and enables the development of local organizations to meet social needs in Strathcona County. Funding will be used to continue fostering a strong not-for-profit sector in Strathcona County. 

 

2021 Collaboration Grants 

Boys and Girls Club of Strathcona County, in partnership with altView Foundation for Gender Variant and Sexual Minorities, Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area, Saffron Sexual Assault Centre, and Volunteer Strathcona

$80,000 in 2021, $80,000 in 2022, $80,000 in 2023 

Grant funds will be used to pay for additional space in the new Boys and Girls Club facility; a dedicated multi-purpose youth hub that will be used as a one-stop shop for youth. Shared space will include employment services, community kitchen, food supports to couch-surfing youth, safe and confidential meeting space and academic supports.  

Linking Generations Society of Alberta, in partnership with Volunteer Strathcona 

$9,000 in 2021 

Funding will support a re-design of the volunteer, intergenerational programs into a broader, virtual platform. 

 

Policy and Guidelines

Follow the link (119.7 KB) to access the Social Framework Community Grants Policy. 

Family and Community Services
Address:
Second floor, East Wing Community Centre
401 Festival Lane
Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5P7
Phone: 780-464-4044
Fax: 780-449-1220
Email: familyandcommunity@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Wednesday, February 03, 2021
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