The City of Calgary is Connect the Dots! funding is intended to enhance support for existing evidence-based community programs and services that respond to the mental health and addictions related issues affecting Calgarians.
Being well: Wellness at home, at school, at work and in the community
- More Calgarians report a strong sense of community and belonging
- More Calgarians experience strong social support/ availability of natural supports
- Improved ability to cope with stresses and strains of everyday life
- Increased opportunities for Calgarians to connect within their communities
- Improved knowledge about mental health and addiction
Getting help: What you need, when, where and how you need it
- Improved knowledge among Calgarians about how to access help for mental health and addiction issues when needed
- Improved access for Calgarians to mental health and addiction services through coordinated points of access
- Reduced unmet needs reported for people experiencing mental illness who access formal mental health and addiction services
- Improved access to shared data between organizations that facilitate client care
- Through this call for funding proposals, there is $4.5 million annually available for Connect the Dots!. There is no maximum or minimum amount that can be requested. However, the requested amount should be proportionate to the type of proposed activities and timelines.
- Funding starting January 2022 – December 2023
- Organizational eligibility
- Non-profit organizations registered under the Societies Act, the Companies Act in Alberta, or the Federal Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, and operating within Calgary’s city limits are eligible to apply;
- Organizations must have a solid track record for effective service delivery; have strong operational capacity, including sound governance, stable financial outlook and the use of evidence-based practices; as well as a strategic or business plan related to the proposed program.
- Program eligibility
- This one-time funding is intended for existing programs or collaboration efforts that respond to the mental health and addictions related issues affecting Calgarians.
- Programs funded through the 2021 Community Action on Mental Health and Addiction are eligible to apply for funding to continue to deliver currently funded programming in 2022-2023.
- More than one application may be submitted, using a separate form for each program.
For more information, visit https://www.calgary.ca/csps/cns/neighbourhood-services/call-for-funding-proposals.html