To apply for an OHS I&E Grant, applicant organizations and projects must meet these guidelines.

Eligible applicants

To be eligible for this grant, your organization must be:

  • a non-profit or public sector organization including non-profit companies, societies, municipalities, school boards, health authorities, public post-secondary institutions, and similar extra-provincial entities.
  • operating in Alberta

Multi-partner projects

For projects involving multiple partners, funding will only be distributed to the primary applicant, which must meet the eligibility criteria. Partner organizations do not have to fit this criteria. Primary applicants should lead the project, and partner organizations should play an active, but supporting role. See below for more details.

Primary applicant organization

The primary applicant organization's mandate should be clearly related to the project objectives. The primary applicant organizations:

  • should have the lead role in planning the project scope, timeline and deliverables
  • should act as project coordinator
  • will be accountable for all project deliverables and reporting requirements

All funding will be distributed to the primary applicant organization.

Partner organization

The project objectives should align with the organization's goals. Partner organizations:

  • will have a role in planning the scope, timeline, and deliverables of the project
  • must not be contractors who will be hired to execute a specific task or component of the project
  • should not seek financial gain as the primary benefit of being a partner

Eligible projects

Eligible projects must meet the outcomes, priorities and timelines laid out in the grant application.


Projects must focus on at least one of the following outcomes:

  • Raising OHS awareness
  • Increasing OHS knowledge
  • Stimulating positive OHS actions


Projects must align with one of the following priorities, or address another demonstrated OHS need, provided the need is clearly explained in the application:

Priority areas for this funding cycle are:

  1. Impairment in the workplace due to prescription or recreational drugs, or other factors such as fatigue or stress
  2. Psychological hazards, including all forms of harassment
  3. Workplace violence (including domestic violence manifesting itself in the workplace)
  4. Vulnerable workers, including young or inexperienced workers, recent immigrants, workers with disabilities, low-skilled workers, workers with several jobs, and workers with part-time jobs
  5. Exposure to substances that cause occupational disease, such as asbestos
  6. Agriculture equipment or processes
  7. Powered mobile equipment, including motor vehicles
  8. Lifting, pulling, pushing, overexertion, falling, slipping, tripping, or being struck by objects
  9. Other (explain)


Projects must be completed within designated time frames. Completion deadlines for this funding cycle are outlined in brackets below:

  • Capacity Building Grants – within 12 months of signing of grant agreement (by March 31, 2019)
  • Action Grants – within 18 months of signing of grant agreement (by September 30, 2019)
  • Momentum Grants – within 18 months of signing of grant agreement (by September 30, 2019)

Ineligible projects and expenses

The following projects are not eligible for funding:

  • research projects – for research funding, see OHS Futures Research Grant
  • projects focused on lobbying activities
  • activities that an employer is obligated to undertake, according to Alberta's OHS legislation (e.g. providing OHS training for staff)
  • a project that has already been completed
  • projects that will sustain a long-term funding dependency
  • projects that duplicate or replace programs or services already provided by the Government of Alberta
  • projects that focus on capitalization of business enterprises

Important Note

Starting in 2019, conferences will be funded at a maximum frequency of once every two years. This means that any conference that receives funding in March 2018 will not be eligible to receive funding until March 2020. This rule does not apply until 2019. This means that a conference could receive funding in both March 2017 and March 2018.

Modified: 2017-08-31
PID: 15505

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