Awards, Grants, and Bursaries

Lamphouse Endowment for the Arts: Emerging Artist Bursary

The Lamphouse Endowment for the Arts Fund: Emerging Artist Bursary is given annually to a Canmore resident who identifies as an emerging artist and plans to use the bursary award to further pursue their artistic practice (i.e. though education, supplies, residencies, etc.)

Applications for the 2023 Emerging Artist Bursary are now closed. Check back in 2024!

Bertram Dyck Leadership Bursary

This bursary application is now closed. Check back next May for next year's deadlines.

The Bertram Dyck Bursary was created by the Town of Canmore to honour Bert’s many years of leadership in our community - first as mayor for two terms from October 1992 until October 1998, and then as Chief Administrative Officer from March 5, 2001 until his retirement on May 15, 2005.

The $1,000 Leadership Bursary is awarded annually to a Grade 12 graduating student residing in Canmore.  Applicants must compose and submit a minimum 500-word essay on Leadership.  

  • An understanding of the qualities of a leader (what makes a leader)
  • Challenges to effective leadership
  • A personal history of leadership, though not a requirement, should be in context of points a) and b) above

Law Enforcement Bursary 

Each year, the Town of Canmore awards a Criminal Justice/Policing Bursary to one local high school students pursuing a criminal justice/policing program in the upcoming fall semester for $2,500.

Applications are due by Aug. 14, 2023

  • Must be a permanent Town of Canmore resident
  • Grade 12 graduating student
  • Must provide proof of enrollment in the program they intent to participate in
  • Must compose essay of minimum 500 words about leadership


Applicants must compose and submit a minimum 500-word essay on why they have chosen to pursue an education that is related to criminal justice/policing while also focusing on their leadership, volunteerism, and good work ethic. In addition to the essay, students must provide proof of enrollment for the program they intend to participate in.

New Driver Course Rebate Program


Town of Canmore Council approved the use of $25,000 from the outflow revenue generated from the photo radar program to be put towards a rebate program called the New Driver Training Course Rebate Program. There will be a maximum of 100 rebates of $250 available to Canmore residents per calendar year. Please note that individuals are only eligible for this rebate program if they have completed the training courses in the current year.

1. Download and complete the New Driver Rebate Program Form

2. Submit your completed form along with confirmation of completed Driver's Education Training Certificate and confirmation of Driver's License (Class 7 or Class 5) by email to or by mail/drop off in person at the following address:


Town of Canmore
Attn: New Driver Training Course Rebate Program 
902 7 Ave
Canmore, Alberta
T1W 3K1

Community Grants Program


The Town of Canmore Community Grants Program provides funding to Canmore-based not-for profit societies and community organizations. Funding will support local initiatives and local/regional events that promote a circular economy, a sense of belonging, community affordability, and equity, diversity, and inclusion.