The Muttart Foundation is a private foundation which supports charities in Canada, primarily in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Strengthening the Charitable Sector

The Muttart Foundation believes that Canada is best served through a strong, independent and interconnected voluntary sector. It also believes that foundations and other funders can help ensure the sector maintains and gains strength.

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Early Childhood Education and Care

The Early years of a child’s life provide the foundation for development. A healthy birth, a nurturing home environment, and caring and supportive communities are critical in helping every child reach their full potential.

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What We Do

Charitable Activites

The Foundation undertakes and funds its own program activities and initiatives. The Foundation does not seek external applications in respect to this work.

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Granting Programs

Funding under the Bursary and Training programs is available to social service charities and early childhood education and care charities.

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The Foundation is pleased to assist the charitable sector by providing various publications that relate to the information needs of the sector.

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Recent News

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Muttart Releases New Report – A Description of Post-Secondary Early Learning and Child Care Programs in Alberta
August 13, 2019

The Muttart Foundation has prepared the current discussion paper. Across Canada, the capacity of provincial and territorial governments to advance the delivery of high-quality early learning and care services rests, in large measure, on their ability to develop and support better qualified early childhood educator workforces. The following report, prepared with the input of post-secondary…

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An Analysis of the Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework and the Early Learning and Child Care Bilateral Agreements.
May 2, 2019

On June 12, 2017, the Canadian government announced the signing of a Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework agreement with Canada’s provincial and territorial governments and went on to negotiate three year bilateral agreements that set out how much federal funding for early learning and child care would be allocated and spent by each…

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CERIC Launches Retain and Gain Playbook to Grow Careers in Canada’s Non-Profit Sector
October 29, 2018

CERIC has published a new edition of its popular Retain and Gain Playbook that addresses the challenges faced by charities and non-profits in attracting, retaining and engaging staff. The bilingual publication enhances capacity building across the non-profit sector, which employs close to two million Canadians. The Muttart Foundation has supported this project, along with other organizations.

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Who We Are

The Muttart Foundation was incorporated as a private charitable foundation in 1953 by Merrill and Gladys Muttart.