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Is your organization hosting a provincial, national or international conference in Edmonton? If so, your conference may be eligible for corporate sponsorship from the City of Edmonton. The low value (under $10,000) sponsorship program is aimed at supporting conferences or events that enhance the reputation and visibility of the City of Edmonton.

A corporate sponsorship will provide cash and/or in-kind corporate services for your conference or event. In return for such support, the City will expect a particular level of recognition including logo placement, verbal and print recognition, complementary delegate registration, display booth/table, and other recognition opportunities that may be appropriate for the level of corporate sponsorship being provided.

Corporate Sponsorship Application Process

  1. Confirm that your conference or event is eligible for sponsorship by reviewing the criteria below.
  2. If you determine that your organization is eligible, fill in the Corporate Sponsorship Application form.
  3. Applicants will receive an email acknowledging receipt of the application.
  4. Notification of the sponsorship decision will be received within 4 weeks of submission.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a registered not-for-profit organization for a least one year prior to application
  • Organization must be in good standing, and not be in arrears with the City of Edmonton
  • Maintain at least $2 million dollars of general liability with the City of Edmonton as an additional insured
  • Your conference/event must:
    • Be provincial, regional (Western Canada) or international in scope.
    • Support or enhance the appropriate vision and goals identified in “The Way Ahead” (the City’s 10 year strategic Plan).
    • Is not receiving any grant of other in kind support from the City of Edmonton for the event or conference.
    • Have a positive economic impact on the City’s businesses.

Ineligibility Criteria

The following are ineligible for corporate sponsorship:

  • Events/conferences occurring in the Edmonton on an annual basis
  • Event/conferences occurring outside of the Edmonton's municipal boundaries
  • Single or multi-day festivals, art shows, cultural performances
  • Luncheons, awards banquets, roasts
  • Events intended to raise fund for individuals or charities
  • Request from individuals for personal needs
  • Request from for-profit businesses
  • Operating funds for teams or clubs
  • Request for travel funds (personal or team)
  • Local tournaments, “meets” and other sporting events
  • Purchase of advertising
  • Start-up or “seed” funding

If you find that your organization, conference or event is ineligible for a corporate sponsorship you may wish to visit Grants & Funding to explore other City of Edmonton funding opportunities.

Organizations requesting a donation for a fundraiser/silent auction, please see Recreation Facility Services Community Support Program Application.

For More Information

Sponsorship Coordinator

Civic Events Office
14th Floor, CN Tower
10004 104 Avenue
Edmonton AB,  T5J 0K1

Telephone 780-944-7740
Fax 780-944-0042
Email sponsorships@edmonton.ca

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