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Professional Development Grants

Professional Development Grants help organizations access training and mentorship opportunities.


Your organization must have a registered charitable number from Canada Revenue Agency to apply for a Professional Development Grant. (This number is required to access the online application form.) You may apply for a Professional Development Grant once per calendar year. You may apply for a Community Grant in the same year, but the applications must be for different projects.


Professional Development Grants help charitable organizations access individual and group learning opportunities that build organizational and leadership capacity. Support is available for:

  • Conferences, and short course/workshop (up to $1,500) 
  • Advanced management training (up to $3,000)
  • Management mentorships (up to $10,000)

Please review our Professional Development Grants Policies & Guidelines [PDF] to ensure your project fits the criteria.

Application dates

Applications are accepted through our online application process on a continuous basis and will be reviewed per the following timelines.

Conferences and Short course/Workshops: applications are due well in advance of the professional development opportunity; notification of decision is generally within three to four weeks of application.

Advanced Management Training and Management Mentorships: applications are due by the 15th of each month; notification of decision is generally within four weeks. Note: consultation with the Director of Community Grants is required for Advanced Management Training and Management Mentorship grants.

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