There are many sources for community initiatives to access funding. CDLI highlights a local funding opportunity, a listing of granting organizations that provide local funding support, and links to support for grassroots grant-makers.
The Alberta Government offers resources to support the not-for-profit sector with strategic planning and other areas of capacity building. Their Community Development facilitators design and deliver services to strengthen your organization or group
“Don’t Call Me Dearie” is a must see documentary, produced in Calgary in 2016 by graduates of Carya’s Elder Services Corp.