In partnership with Community Foundations of Canada and Canadian Heritage, ECF provided several grants to honour the sesquicentennial in 2017.

These grants supported activities which foster a sense of community belonging, support meaningful reconciliation, and celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. More information is available here.

OrganizationProgramGrant
Arabian Muslim AssociationCanada 150 Diversity Carnival 15,000
A carnival in northwest Edmonton will engage diverse communities in a family-oriented celebration of Canada's Sesquicentennial.
Arts On The AvenueKaleido 2017 - Tawakin Village 10,000
A component of KaleidoFest, Tawakin Village promotes artistic and cultural diversity by inviting Indigenous elders, artists, storytellers, and perfomers to come together to share their work and traditions.
Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Alberta150 Years Worth Debating: The Competition 15,000
A debate competition for Francophone and Francophile youth in Edmonton will promote a better understanding of Canadian values, history, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the fait français, and access to justice.
Community Foundations of CanadaStudents on Ice 7,500
To bring students and educators together to visit Arctic communities and acquire first-hand knowledge and insight through an educational expedition.
Council for the Advancement of African Canadians in AlbertaDialogue of Drums within the Canadian Mosaic 15,000
A cultural extravaganza during AfroFest featuring drummers and dancers from African, Indigenous, Chinese, and Scottish communities to celebrate Canada's growing diversity and the strength that emerges from it.
Creating Hope Society of AlbertaThe Full Circle of Reconciliation 15,000
A series of conversations will engage Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians in the contexts of historic and modern reconciliation at the time of Canada's 150th.
E4C (Edmonton City Centre Church Corporation)Youth Cultural Arts Project 15,000
A city-wide celebration of diverse cultures for and by youth. In a similar format to a powwow, various multicultural groups will share a spot in the circle and bridge their cultures through song, dance, fashion, music, traditional games, language/storytelling, workshops, and art.
Edmonton and Area Land TrustCelebrate 150 Acres of Canada's Natural Heritage 9,460
Volunteer-led nature walks in urban and rural locations in the greater Edmonton area to encourage awareness of the region's natural areas.
Edmonton Public LibraryEPL Canada 150 Book Festival: Celebrating Alberta Writing 9,450
A two-day festival celebrating and showcasing Alberta writers and publishers to build awareness and pride in our community.
Edmonton Space & Science FoundationCanada 150 TWOSE Innovation Festival 13,000
A series of events will celebrate great Canadian achievements from the past and present to inspire the next generation of Canadian scientists, engineers, and technologists.
John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human RightsPaint the Rails: Reconciliation 15,000
In partnership with ETS, the organization will work with local artists and community partners to "paint the rails," turning LRT stations into artistic expressions of the diverse histories of our city.
Kompany Theatre Artist SocietyA Royal Canadian Moose Birthday 15,000
A theatrical celebration of Canada's 150th for young audiences, their families and caregivers that will tour the greater Edmonton area over the summer of 2017.
Nina Haggerty Centre for the ArtsDiverse-city 15,000
A group of practicing artists with disabilities and emerging professional artists will explore Canada's and their community's history and create a body of new original art that captures the inspirational stories they would like to include in the Canada 150 conversation.
NorQuest College FoundationCitizenship & Canadian Values 15,000
A lecture series to encourage participation from a variety of groups to inspire learning and build community, citizenship, and civil society.
Red Road Healing SocietyMitakuye Oyasin - "We are all Related" 15,000
A pow-wow celebration will embrace global Indigenous peoples and celebrate Canada's integration with local Indigenous and global Indigenous peoples.
Robertson-Wesley Music SocietyCanadian Albertan and First Nations Composers Tour 12,450
Five local groups will present concerts around Edmonton featuring Albertan, Canadian, and Indigenous composers and performers.

Total amount granted: $211,860