Education Bursary Program

Program Overview

The Province of Alberta has provided the Alberta Public Housing Administrators' Association (APHAA) with grant funding that will be used to provide education bursaries and other educational opportunities to APHAA members.

The bursaries will be awarded on a matching funds basis to a maximum of $2,500 per member per year until the grant funds have been expended.

Eligibility Criteria


To be eligible to apply for bursary funds, the applicant must be a Regular Member of APHAA (as defined in the APHAA bylaws) at the time of application.  To be eligible to receive the bursary funds upon completion of any approved course, the recipient must be a Regular Member of APHAA.


Any course or seminar that contributes to the professional development of the applicant in any of APHAA's defined Education Core Competencies (client services, property management, leadership and strategic planning, finance and risk management and human resources) will be considered for funding. The course must have begun after October 8th, 2013.

Course Fees and Associated Costs

The following costs associated with a course will be eligible for funding

  • Up to 1/2 of any Registration/Tuition Fees
  • Up to 1/2 of any Required course materials
  • Up to 1/2 of any Reasonable travel costs associated with course attendance

Application Process

Members wishing to be considered for a bursary shall submit an application to APHAA by email, fax or mail as follows:

APHAA Education Committee
14220 109 Avenue NW
Edmonton AB  T5N 4B3
Email:      Fax:  780-464-7039

The application may be in any format you wish, but should provide at a minimum the information requested below.

Your application should provide sufficient information on the course to be taken and demonstrate how it relates to APHAA's core competencies.  As a minimum the following information should be provided:

The APHAA Education Committee shall review all applications and make recommendations to the APHAA Executive on funding and the amount of the bursary to be paid to the applicant.  Applicants will be advised in writing of the APHAA Executive’s decision.  The decisions of the APHAA Executive are final.

Bursary Payments

Bursary funds shall be paid to the approved recipient after completion of the course.  Recipients shall submit written proof of course completion, receipts for all approved expenditures relating to the course, and advise who the bursary payment should be made payable to (recipient or someone else).  The contact information shown above in the Application Process section shall be used to submit the payment claim.

The amount of the bursary payment shall not exceed the amount approved by APHAA during the application process even if costs to the recipient exceeded the estimated amounts in the application.  Should the actual course and associated expenses be less than the estimated amounts in the application, APHAA reserves the right to adjust the bursary payment amount accordingly.

Every effort will be made by APHAA to make payment within sixty (60) calendar days of receiving the recipient’s written proof of completion and receipts for costs, and the course summary noted below.

Mandatory Course Summary Submission

Recipients of this bursary funding are required to provide a summary of the course taken for the information of all APHAA Members. This information will help others determine if the course may be one they wish to take.

The recipient must post the summary of the educational opportunity on the discussion board.  The summary should describe how this course relates to a core competency and the key learning the member achieved through this course.

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