Community Services Recovery Fund

The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. Now more than ever, charities and non-profits are playing a key role in addressing persistent and complex social problems faced by all communities. The Community Services Recovery Fund responds to what charities and non-profits need right now and supports organizations as they adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic.

Applications are now open for the Community Services Recovery Fund. All applications must be submitted by February 21, 2023, at 5:00 PM PT.

Grant Writing 101 – A Live Interactive Webinar

On March 2, 2023, the Government of Alberta – Community Development Unit is hosting a live webinar on grant writing. Grant writing …ugh.” Sound familiar? For many non-profit volunteers and staff, grant writing can seem like a time-consuming task in creative writing with the payoff being luck of the draw.

The truth is, with steep competition for limited grant dollars, a well-written grant is only part of the success formula. This 2-hour webinar covers core proposal and grant writing skills, how to avoid common pitfalls, understanding what funders look for, and tips on how to maintain good relationships with your funders.

Using Census Data to Enrich Alberta Nonprofits

This online training series was developed in partnership with Statistics Canada. You will learn how to use Census data to support your nonprofit organization. The training includes Census methods, geographies, variables, analysis, and how to access data. There are sample exercises to complete, and you will be introduced to tools that will enhance your experience working with nonprofits.

  • Session 1: Census Methodology and Access
  • Session 2: Geography and Confidentiality
  • Session 3: Census Concepts and Variables
  • Session 4: Data Products and Analysis
  • Session 5: Topics Selected by Participants
  • Session 6: Data Products and Analysis Bonus Session: Census Aggregator Tool

Homelessness Society of the Bow Valley – Coldest Night of the Year

The Homelessness Society of the Bow Valley (HSBV) is a community-based organization that provides support to individuals who are without shelter in the Bow Valley. They’re hosting a Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) event on February 25, 2023 – it’s a walking fundraiser event, and the funds that we raise will support Homelessness Society of the Bow Valley.

They need your help (Coldest Night of the Year 2023 (Canada) – Canmore ( Create a team and raise money to compete for one of the covenanted CNOY hoodies, or sponsor a walker or a team. Money raised will help HSBV: 1) To become a year-round local resource to connect individuals with services and support; 2) To find an appropriate shelter location that meets the needs of our community; and, 3) To create a warm shelter space during the coldest months of the year.

Bow Valley Non-Profits Speaker Series

Bow Valley Non-Profits hosted nine free learning webinars over the last year. The topics for these sessions was informed by survey feedback provided by local non-profits. Watch the recordings to learn more about:

📌 Grant Writing
📌 Fundraising Strategies
📌 Content Strategy & Writing
📌 Communications Planning
📌 The Value of Collaboration
📌 Strategic Planning
📌 Event Planning in Banff & Canmore
📌 Endowment Fund Development
📌 Board Governance