Alberta Labour and Immigration: First Responders grant program


Alberta Labour and Immigration


Supporting Psychological Health in First Responders grant program


Alberta’s firefighters, police officers, paramedics, sheriffs, corrections officers and emergency health care workers often deal with stressful, dangerous and traumatic situations. This stress has a negative impact on first responders and emergency health care workers. They often experience post-traumatic stress injuries (PTSI) at significantly higher rates than the general population.

The Supporting Psychological Health in First Responders grant program has two separate funding streams, Stream 1 for Services and Stream 2 for Research

  • Stream 2 (Research) provides funding to researchers engaged in applied research that generates evidence on prevention or intervention for first responders and emergency health care workers living with or at risk for PTSI.


Stream 2: Applied Research

The applied research grant recipients must meet these requirements:

  • Be affiliated with a Canadian-based organization. 
  • Have the qualifications and appropriate expertise to conduct the proposed research
  • Agree to provide data and reports outlined in the grant agreement

Funding Availability

For both funding streams (service and research) there is up to $1.5 million available for this grant program in 2020-21.

Indirect Costs



If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your proposal, along with an OR-5 Form to

External Deadline

The submission deadline for the application is September 20, 2020 at 11:59 pm MDT. Only complete applications will be eligible.

Successful applicants will be notified in late 2020 or early 2021 and asked to enter into a grant agreement.

How to Apply

Step 1: Read the grant guidelines

Stream 2: Applied research application instructions

Step 2: Complete the application package

Download and complete the grant application form

Note: The principal applicant and an institution representative (Managing Director, Research Operations, Office of Research Services) are required to sign the application.

For Questions, please contact

Alberta Labour and Immigration

If you have questions about the application process or your proposed project eligibility, contact

Office of Research

Kristin Zimmermann, Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56257

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