Career Development

Deadline: Rolling intake (apply anytime for 2024 funds)

The Career Development Grant provides funding assistance (up to $4,000) for individual heritage practitioners to participate in opportunities that will result in gaining new skills and knowledge to support the development of heritage work in Edmonton. Opportunities may include conferences, workshops, seminars, or coursework, offered in-person or online, locally or outside of Edmonton.

If you have questions about our grants not answered by what is currently available online, we encourage you to reach out to EHC Grants Staff at Although updated grant forms are not yet available, if you have specific questions or are considering making an application and would like to learn more, we are happy to help.

In order to make the most of available resources, applicants are encouraged, if eligible, to apply to the Canada-Alberta Job Grant to support the proposed online learning opportunity. Eligibility criteria and application requirements for this grant are available here.

Who Is Eligible?

To be eligible, the applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident over the age of 18 who is actively involved in heritage work in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.

Please download the grant guidelines, application form, and budget form for this stream prior to making your application.

Please note that grants are taxable income that must be reported when filing personal income taxes. EHC recommends seeking professional accounting assistance if you have questions about reporting this income.

Who Is Not Eligible?

The applicant cannot already have been awarded an HCIP Career Development Grant during the calendar year and must be up to date with final reports for other HCIP-funded work, including returning any unused grant funds. Applicants who have been granted extensions on other HCIP-funded work are also not eligible to apply.

HCIP excludes educational institutions and government-owned and/or operated facilities. Individuals employed by these institutions are also ineligible, unless they can demonstrate that the project is outside of their professional role within the organization and will be of value to the broader heritage sector.

Career Development opportunities that are part of an ongoing educational program are not eligible at this time.

What Is the Deadline?

Applications for 2024 Career Development Grant funding are accepted and adjudicated through rolling intake.

Eligible career development opportunities cannot begin prior to application submission. Notification of funding can take between five and eight weeks from the date that your application is received.

Please submit application (including application form and budget form) as a single-document PDF to

Final Reporting

All grant recipients are required to submit a Final Report to the EHC to share the outcomes of grant funding. Final Reports are due 90 days after project completion or by the date listed in the Letter of Agreement signed by the EHC and the successful applicant organization (whichever comes first). To submit your final report, use the form below.