Staff Development Fund


February 1, 2019

NOTICE - All of the Individual & Group funding for the 2018/19 school year has been allocated. Applications received after today will be grouped and put on a waiting list in the order they were received. Applicants will be informed if funding becomes available.

January 23, 2019

NOTICE - All of the Individual funding for the 2018/19 school year has been allocated. There is still Group funding available. Applications received after today will be put on a waiting list and informed if funding becomes available.

January 7, 2019

Applications for semester 2 activities (after February 1st) are now being accepted.

September 4, 2018

Please read the guidelines carefully and submit your completed (with supporting documentation as required) applications to

Highlighted changes to the guidelines for 2018-19 are:
1. The Individual funding maximum has increased to $1,800 (from $1,500) to be used over two years (2017-18 & 2018-19).
2. The Group funding maximum remained at $1,000 per member to a group maximum of $5,000 annually.
3. You can no longer apply for individual and group funding to attend the same PD activity. You may still apply for both but it must be for separate activities.

If you have any questions, please contact the Local's office (780-455-2164;


Staff Development Fund Guidelines
2018-19 Staff Development Fund Guidelines

Application Checklist

Ensure you have read the guidelines prior to completing the application forms. Incomplete application forms will not be processed until all of the required information is received. To access Out of Province forms, follow the link in the Guidelines. You will be required to log in to; search Staff Development Fund. 

Individual Funding Form
Staff Development Fund - 2018-19 Individual Application Form

Group Funding Form 
Staff Development Fund - 2018-19 Group Application Form

Expense Claim Form (to be completed after the PD activity and the pre-approval)
Staff Development Fund - 2018-19 Expense Claim Form


September 2014 - Presentation by James Gerun and Kent Pharis on the Staff Development Fund on YouTube.

Not sure where to look for Professional Development Opportunities? Our ATA Librarian has provided us with a general list of organizations in Alberta that provide professional development opportunities for teachers. Click here to access the pdf.