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 social service needs of Strathcona County residents. Recipients demonstrate collaboration and use of the principles of the Strathcona County Social Framework. Funding is provided in two categories: Core grants and Collaboration grants. Social Framework Community Core and Community Collaboration grants are administered as part of the Social Framework Community Grants Policy

Core grants: 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: mobilize cross-sector partnerships and collective resources to address community-wide social issues while contributing to the outcomes of the Strathcona County Social Framework.  

Family and Community Services administers the grants. Please email for any questions. 

2023 Social Framework Community Grants

$1,171,660 in grant funding awarded to 19 grant recipients in 2023.

On January 31, 2023 the following grant allocations were approved by Council. Check out these great programs and resources in Strathcona County. 

Core grants

  • bgc Strathcona County
    Boys and Girls Club of Strathcona County recently completed a rebrand to bgc Strathcona County. The club continues to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life. Grant dollars will be used to support positive youth development through innovative programs. 
  • Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area
    Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area is committed to the healthy development of children, youth and their families, particularly those who are challenged by the impacts of poverty. Grant dollars will increase access and reach of mentoring supports to youth through streamlined frontline service delivery, as well as more strategic systemic supports developed through community partnerships. 
  • BriarPatch Family Life Education Centre
    BriarPatch Family Life Education Centre offers a variety of grief supports for clients of all ages to explore their personal grief journey. Grant dollars will support an expansion of their grief support programs and reduce the waitlist.
  • County Clothes-Line Foundation
    The County Clothes-Line Foundation supports social improvement and well-being for/in Strathcona County. Grant dollars will support the Community Cares initiative, a financial subsidy program that provides assistance for Strathcona County residents requiring one-time emergency financial support.
  • Drive Happiness Seniors Association
    Drive Happiness assists seniors in remaining independent by providing access to affordable transportation through volunteer drivers. Grant dollars will be used to manage the growth of operations, with a focus on volunteer recruitment, training, and administration. 
  • Friends of the Pioneers
    Friends of the Pioneers operates Clover Bar Pioneer Court, an affordable housing residence for seniors. Grant dollars will support the pilot of a Collective Kitchen program for residents of Pioneer Court as well as seniors in the community. 
  • Hope in Strathcona: A Post Recovery Home Association
    Hope in Strathcona provides affordable and accessible counselling and personal support for vulnerable individuals and families, with a particular focus on post-addiction recovery. Grant dollars will be used to fund Peer Support workers as they provide support to individuals in the program. 
  • Linking Generations Society of Alberta
    Linking Generations provides a 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. Grant dollars will be used to cover ongoing operating costs for these intergenerational programs that match junior and senior high school students with seniors in lodges and care centres. 
  • Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) Society
    Parents Empowering Parents provides education, innovative programming, support and hope for individuals or families dealing with or concerned about substance abuse and/or addictions. Grant dollars will be used to support the Family Recovery program.  
  • Robin Hood Association
    Robin Hood Association is committed to assisting individuals 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 in Resource Services, implementing a holistic approach to the wellbeing of individuals with developmental disabilities. 
  • Saffron Centre
    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 public education as well as counselling staff who specialize in sexual trauma. 
  • Sherwood Care
    Sherwood Care offers the Meals on Wheels program in Sherwood Park, providing hot meals in the community for 40 years. Grant dollars will support the hot meals on wheels program, helping residents to continue living independently in their home.
  • Strathcona Shelter Society (A Safe Place) 
    A Safe Place provides a critical need in Strathcona County by providing wrap around help, including safe accommodation, protection, support and basic needs to women and their children who are fleeing violence.  Grant dollars will be used to further develop and expand the use of volunteers within the organization. 
  • The altView Foundation for Gender Variant and Sexual Minorities
    altView Foundation build diverse pro-queer and pro-trans communities in Alberta through advocacy, education, empowerment, collaboration and the arts. Grant dollars will be used to support programs and education in Strathcona County.  
  • Volunteer Strathcona Centre 
    Volunteer Strathcona connects volunteers with opportunities and supports the development of local organizations to meet social needs in Strathcona County. Grant dollars will be used to continue fostering a strong volunteer and not-for-profit sector in Strathcona County. 

Collaboration grants 

  • bgc Strathcona County, in partnership with the 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 Centre
    Grant dollars will be used for the dedicated multi-purpose youth hub. Shared space includes employment services, community kitchen, food supports to couch-surfing youth, safe and confidential meeting space and academic supports.  
  • Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area, in partnership with Heartland Alliance Church and bgc Strathcona County 
    This innovative collaboration will further the actions identified in the Strathcona County Next Gen community-led youth strategy. Grant dollars will support a part-time young adult to be a connector in the community.
  • Linking Generations Society of Albertain partnership with Volunteer Strathcona Centre
    Linking Generations creates connections that foster caring and sharing between seniors and youth through mentorship and volunteerism. In partnership with Volunteer Strathcona, grant dollars will support the Volunteer Grandparent program, which brings volunteer seniors into elementary school classrooms for social interactions.
  • Strathcona Shelter Society, in partnership with Saffron Sexual Assault Centre
    Grant dollars will support additional resources to engage the expertise and services of Saffron Sexual Assault Centre, enhancing the support A Safe Place can provide to clients in a timely manner. 

Prior Grant Allocations

Historical allocations for Social Framework Community Grants (111.1 KB)

Contact us

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