Registered Supportive Recovery Assisted Living Residence Training Grants


In partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions (MMHA), the Community Action Initiative (CAI) has established a Training Bursary Fund to support employees of eligible Supportive Recovery Assisted Living Residences to participate in courses, workshops, certificate programs or other formal training opportunities.


Proposed training must include knowledge or skill development that will enhance the employee’s ability to support clients with substance use challenges as per the following categories:

  • Counselling
  • Crisis Intervention and Conflict Resolution
  • Intervention for Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma-Informed Practice


The training bursary fund will support registered assisted living supportive recovery residences in BC to:

1) strengthen the quality of services

2) comply with new Assisted Living Regulations that govern supportive recovery residences and bring new requirements to increase employee qualifications and set minimum standards for training.


To be eligible for this grant, applicants must operate a supportive recovery residence that is listed in the Assisted Living Registry. Applicants can apply for a maximum of $8,000 per residence to support training needs related to the new provincial regulations.

  • Residences registered for 4-10 units may apply for up to $4,000
  • Residences registered for 11-30 units may apply for up to $6,000
  • Residences registered for 30+ units may apply for up to $8,000

Service operators or organizations that operate multiple supportive recovery residences can combine their requests for funding in one application.

Training Grant Application Guidelines

This document outlines key details on the application process, guidelines, and eligibility requirements for the Support Recovery Assisted Living Residence Training Grants.

Please click HERE to view Application Guidelines.

Inventory of Training Opportunities

This document provides an overview of some available training that may be relevant for agencies that offer residential support to individuals experiencing substance use. Please note that this is an optional resource that you may wish to consult as you consider potential training opportunities.

Please click HERE to view an inventory of training opportunities.


UPDATE (Oct 2020): Deadline dates for the training grant have been extended. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until April 30, 2021. All courses must be completed and receipts submitted by June 30, 2021. Only fully completed application forms will be considered.


To apply for a training grant using the online application form, please click the button below.

If you are unable to access the online application form or would prefer to fill out an application manually, you can download a copy of the application form HERE. Please send completed applications to Emily Wagner at [email protected] or fax to (1)-604-875-0710.


Emily Wagner, Community Grants Manager
[email protected]
Tel: 604-638-1172 ext. 119
Toll-free: 1-800-456-9085