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Canada Service Corps Micro-grants

What are micro-grants?

Micro-grants are small cash payments provided to youth applicants between the ages of 15 and 30 to carry out innovative, youth-led community service projects.

Available micro-grant opportunities

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Opportunity title Program Description Extended Description
Ocean Wise

Remote, National

Ocean Wise is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower communities and individuals to take action to protect and restore our world’s oceans.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Micro-grant opportunity title

Eco-Action Accelerator

Micro-grant opportunity description

The Eco-Action Accelerator is a 16-week micro-grant program that provides Canada Service Corps (CSC) alumni with the tools to scale up a service project and produce expansion plans that focus on the long-term sustainability of the project. The program consists of 3-interconnected components that support the development and delivery of grantee service projects: a 3-day retreat in British Columbia, 6 entrepreneurial workshops, and bi-weekly mentorship calls with a triad of your peers. Grantees are expected to spend 8-10 hours/week working on the program to meet the deliverables and will benefit from:

  • Funding from one of three competitive streams:
    • 45 grants of $1,500,
    • 30 grants of $3,000,
    • 15 grants of $5,000.
  • Guidance to develop a long-term sustainable business plan for successful delivery or scaling of their project.
  • A collaborative approach to project development that taps into participants’ knowledge and experience to build a unique network of support.
  • Access to professional resources and subject matter experts.
Eligibility criteria

Participation in the program is limited to Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons with official refugee status between ages 19-30 and who have successfully completed a CSC program.

Language of opportunity

English and French

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Volunteer Alberta

National, Alberta

Volunteer Alberta is a diverse and inclusive member association strengthening and creating pathways for volunteerism and civic engagement in Alberta. Our strategic priorities are:

  • Convening networks and collaborates across sectors to nourish relationships and advance collective work.
  • Amplifying diverse voices to elevate the power of volunteerism and civic engagement in communities across Alberta.
  • Strengthening non-profits and community capacity to engage Albertans.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Micro-grant opportunity title

Alberta Civil Society Emerging Leaders Microgrant Program

Micro-grant opportunity description

ACSEL encourages the civic participation of Alberta youth. It provides 35 Canada Service Corps alumni support and resources to develop new or enhance pre-existing community-based projects. Successful applicants will receive a $5,000 grant to help implement their work. They will participate in a series of learning workshops on the fundamentals of project management and community service.

Eligibility criteria
  • Must be 18-30 years of age at the time of application;
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or has been granted refugee status in Canada;
  • Must have participated and completed a program funded by the Canada Service Corps; and
  • Must have a significant tie to Alberta (e.g., have some kind of residence in the province, attend school in Alberta, etc.).
Language of opportunity


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About the Canada Service Corps

The Canada Service Corps (CSC) promotes civic engagement among young people from 15 to 30 years old through access to meaningful volunteer service placements that help them gain essential life skills and experience.

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