Communities of Practice Inquiry Grant

The Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) is pleased to offer 10 matching grants of up to $2,000 each in the 2017/18 school year for groups of teachers to develop a community of practice that will address an issue of professional relevance using an inquiry model.

Teachers may wish to explore issues related to (1) teacher leadership in curriculum, (2) new teacher support, (3) support for teachers new to Alberta, (4) communities of practice supporting inclusive education, (5) communities of practice supporting Indigenous education or (6) any other topic that can be addressed using an inquiry approach.

Grant GuidelinesTop of page

Proposals must be submitted two months in advance of proposed activities. The grant cannot be used to support activities that occur prior to the approval of the proposal.

Ø Locals may not be considered for an additional grant while a grant project remains incomplete.

Ø Funding is of up to one-half of the cost or $2,000, whichever is less, one-half of which is payable to the local on approval.

Ø An accounting, with receipts, for all grant monies including the advance, is required on completion of the project, after which the balance of the grant is payable to the local.

Ø Final submissions for reimbursement should include a report (1–2 pages) describing the inquiry and its outcome, suitable for inclusion in Association publications.

Ø Submissions for reimbursement must be submitted by the local no later than July 15, 2018.

Applying for a Communities of Practice Inquiry GrantTop of page

To apply, please download and fill out a Communities of Practice Inquiry Grant application form. Send proposals to Gaylene Schreiber at 11010 142 Street NW, Edmonton AB T5N 2R1; fax 780-455-6481 or e-mail a completed form to

Proposals that support communities of practice activities occurring between November 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018, will be accepted between September 1, 2017 and April 1, 2018.