Community Improvement Program


Introducing....Strathmore's Community Improvement Program

The Community Improvement Program (CIP) is designed as a grant funding program to the Strathmore and area community organizations that improve Strathmore's identity and quality of life. The new program aims to ensure continuous support for local not-for-profit community organizations with a comprehensive model that addresses five streams:

  • Recreation & Cultural Events – to attract large scale events that bring prestige and economic impact, to support the development of new community events in their initial years, and to support unique one-time opportunities to connect and celebrate community and civic pride.
  • Minor Capital Projects – to support one-time capital investment costs to repair, renovate, upgrade or expand programs and service delivery provided by a community association.
  • Community Programs – to support organizations looking to offer programs to the community that are a demonstrated need. Priority for this stream will be given to programs that focus on children and families and are open to the public.
  • Family & Social Programs – to support events and programs that align directly with the Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) mandate. Click here to learn more about FCSS
  • Economic Development Initiatives – to support “For Profit Business” to position Strathmore as a destination of choice for the purpose of attracting business investment, tourism development, fostering trade and growing Strathmore. Click here to learn more about Economic Development.

Application Deadlines:

Click here for the Community Improvement Program Application.

Click here to view the budget for Recreation & Events

Click here to view the Minor Capital budget

The Recreation & Cultural Events stream will provide three (3) intakes per calendar year:

  • April 30 – Focus on June to September Events
  • July 31 – Focus on October to December Events
  • October 31 – Focus on January to May Events of the following year

The Minor Capital Project stream intake is August 30th for projects designated for the subsequent year.
 * Committee Review and Council Approval are tentative and subject to change based on scheduling and availability.

Looking for a donation to a silent auction table or giveaways? Request a gift or donation from the Town through our Gift Donation Form. For more information on the Community Investment Program, contact Mark Pretzlaff, Manager of Recreation & Culture at 403 934 3133.

Click here to view the Community Improvement Program Policy




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