Calgary, AB,

Funding available for programs that address mental health and addictions

The City of Calgary is pleased to invite eligible organizations to submit funding proposals for programs designed to prevent mental health and addiction issues.

In response to growing concerns of social isolation and community safety, which contribute to mental health concerns and addictions, Council approved $3 million for allocation on a one-time basis for 2019.

In July, 2018, Council backed Mayor Nenshi’s call-to-action to provide an additional 25 million dollars from The City’s fiscal stability fund.

“This additional funding will help organizations provide more innovative and collaborative means to combat addiction, mental health and crime prevention,” says Mayor Nenshi. “Ultimately, it helps to move the conversation in a more meaningful way.”

The City welcomes registered not-for-profit voluntary organizations in Alberta to submit funding proposals in three categories:

  1. Promotion is aimed at population-based health promotion for Calgarians.
  1. Early Interventions supports people with risk factors in Calgary.
  1. Targeted Interventions helps people with identified issues in the community.

All programs must demonstrate how projects will achieve:

  • Enhanced social wellbeing of Calgarians
  • Safer Communities
  • Reduced Crime
  • Reduced Harm

“It’s important that proposed programs and services are aligned to our Prevention Investment Framework with a focus on Mental Health and Addiction,” says Director of Calgary Neighbourhoods Melanie Hulsker. “For instance, funding criteria will assess how a proposed program provides person-centred care for maximum benefit for Calgarians and their families.”

Organizations must submit an application for funding by November 9, 2018 at 11:59 pm through our Funding Information Management System (FIMS). There will be no deadline extensions.

Funding applications will be reviewed and organizations will be informed of the outcome of their application by the end of year.

For more details on Community Action on Mental Health and Addiction Fund, please visit