Grants & Training

The Community Action Initiative supports community-based projects with a specific focus on addressing mental health and substance use challenges in BC. We also provide funding to help service providers enhance their capacity to serve individuals and families experiencing mental health and/or substance use challenges.

Our funding areas are inclusive of activities across the mental health and substance use response continuum, and we aim to achieve a balanced representation across demographic groups and geographic areas in the province. At least 25% of our grant resources are dedicated to projects led by Aboriginal-mandated organizations.

Funding Calls

There are currently no open funding calls.

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Current Funding Initiatives

Rural, Remote & Indigenous Overdose Grants

OERC – CAI Community Wellness and Harm Reduction Grants

Registered Supportive Recovery Assisted Living Training Grants 

Community Counselling Grants

Activating Communities on Alcohol

Overdose Prevention and Education Network

Past Convening Grants

  • Convening grants provided up to $10,000 for organizations to come together with other community partners to plan and develop an innovative project that addresses mental health and/or substance use, and prepare a grant proposal for a Service Innovation Grant. Learn more about our past Convening Grants.

Past Service Innovation Grants

Past Training & Capacity Building

  • We support training initiatives that enhance the capacity of community organizations to deliver effective, evidence-informed services to individuals and families experiencing mental health and/or substance use challenges. Training and Capacity building grants were only available periodically. We are not accepting applications for Training and Capacity Building Grants at this time. Subscribe to our newsletter to be kept up to date on upcoming grant initiatives.

Recent Events

De-escalating and Defusing Crisis Workshop

Date: Oct 4 - 4, 2022 – 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Event Categories: Event | Training |

OPEN Knowledge Exchange Event

Date: Oct 3 - 3, 2022 – 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

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International Overdose Awareness Day 2022

Date: Aug 31 - 31, 2022

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OD-Prep: Final Installment

Date: Nov 30 - 30, 2021 – 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Categories: Event |

Third Party Event