Career Development

Deadline: Intake currently closed

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

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?

Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents over the age of 18 who are actively involved in heritage work in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. 

Who Is Not Eligible?

Applicants cannot have received an HCIP Career Development Grant in the past twelve months 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. 

Educational institutions and government-owned and/or operated facilities and anyone employed by those institutions are not eligible for Career Development Grants through HCIP. 

How to Apply

Applications for Career Development Grant funding are currently closed. Stay tuned this fall for an announcement on the intake deadlines.

Please download the grant guidelines, application form, and budget form for this stream prior to making your application. Submit application (including completed application form and budget form) as a single-document PDF to 

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. 

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. 

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.