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The EDC supports three competitive funding programs: EDC Grants, EDGEs, and Bursary.  Each program is unique in its focus, target audience and associated criteria.



  EDC Grants EDGEs Bursary
Aims Funding projects that inform and expand ED practices in the Canadian context, including original research and resource development. Funding professional exchanges to support the development of strong, meaningful professional networks Funding to support students and new ED professionals to attend and contribute to the EDC Conference and Institute.
Max. possible funding $3000 per grant  $2000 per exchange Registration + pre-conference fees for EDC Conference
Target Audience All All Students and early career (up to 3 years relevant experience)
Funding Calls Two per year (spring and fall) One per year (spring) Dependent on EDC Conference and Institute dates and deadlines
Eligibility Principal applicant must be an EDC member in good standing Principal applicant must be an EDC member in good standing Limited or no access to other sources of PD funding

No EDC membership required.

For detailed eligibility criteria, application and selection processes, please visit the individual funding program pages.  

Additional Terms of Funding

As Principal and/or Co-Applicant:

  • You may not simultaneously hold an EDC Grant and EDGEs.
  • You cannot receive funding in two consecutive application cycles for the same funding program.
  • An individual cannot be named as the Principal Applicant on more than one application during a given call for proposals for any EDC-supported grant.  

These terms may be subject to change without notice.  It is the responsibility of the applicant(s) to ensure that they are aware of the most up to date terms of funding.