Welcome to the Alberta Innovates Application Portal, powered by SmartSimple.
In this video, I'm going to cover how to register as a member of a Non-Profit or Not-for-Profit Organization.
To begin, you'll want to navigate to our portal at albertainnovates.smartsimple.ca
Once on this page, click the blue Register button in the bottom-left hand corner of the screen.
On this page, click the button for Non-Profit/Not-for-Profit Organization.
On the registration form, the first field is a lookup field for your organization. If I was affiliated with "Covenant Health" for example, I only need to start typing in the word "health" for Covenant Health to pop up. At this point, I can simply select this option and continue on with my form.
If your entity does not show up, you will need to use the expanded registration form that will also register your entity. You can find this expanded form by clicking one of these links here.
If your organization is a registered charity, please click this link here.
This page is a lookup for your organization in the federal database of Canadian Charities. Note that Charities outside of Canada will NOT be available with this lookup and must use the other registration link that I'll show in a moment. You do not need to fill out this entire page, just enough information to find your organization. For example, I can just search for "Covenant Health", and the organization will appear. When I click on the result, it will automatically fill out information on the expanded registration page.
If you cannot find your organization using this lookup field, and are not a registered charity in Canada, please click this link to be taken to our expanded registration page.
On our registration forms, please fill out all of the information marked with stars, as these fields are mandatory.
For the Legal Name field, you will need to input the name of your organization as stated on their incorporation and legal documents.
The Trade Name field is not mandatory, but you can use it if your entity has an officially registered Trade Name.
Below this are the fields for the entity's address, and below this is the field for the Jurisdiction of Incorporation. If your entity is within Alberta, please select "Alberta" from the drop-down list. If your entity is outside of Canada, please select "Other" from the drop-down list and input the country in the box that appears below.
The box below is the Corporate Access Number or CAN. You receive this number when you incorporate in Alberta or when you receive your extra-provincial registration. Please note that this is NOT the same as your Business Number, which is given to you by the Federal Government. If you believe you are eligible for funding without having a Corporate Access Number, as may be the case for large enterprises and companies outside of Canada, you can just put all zeros in this space.
The next field is the Organization's Primary Business Sector. Please select the sector from the list that is closest to your organization's primary occupation.
Next, while not mandatory, please provide us with your entity's website.
Finally, there is a box for the organization's founders. Please feel free to input "N/A" here if you are a large organization or a registered charity.
This completes the registration section for your entity.
The section below is the registration information for yourself. Note that this section is the same on this form (where you register your entity) as the form we showed previously where you simply selected your entity from the lookup field. Please note: the information below should be your professional information, rather than your personal info.
For the Work Email field, please enter the email associated with your organization, if you have one. This is the email address you'll use to login to our website and receive email correspondence. For the Work Phone field, please enter your phone number with the area code. If you do not have a work phone, a personal phone is acceptable.
The final field is in relation to communications and promotions. Please note: opting out of communications here does not opt you out of the automatic emails sent by our system or the correspondence between our Grants Team and yourself, as these are necessary to assist you during the granting process.
When you're finished the form, click the blue "Submit" button at the bottom of the screen. If there are any missing fields or errors on your form, the messages will appear at the top of the screen. You may need to scroll up to the top of the screen to see the messages if nothing happens when you try to click the submit button.
Once all of the errors have been resolved, please click the submit button again. You'll know that registration has been completed successfully when you see this confirmation screen. If you were not directed to this screen your registration was NOT successful; please check your internet settings and try again. At this point, the system will automatically send you an email to set up your password. Once that has been complete, you will be able to log into our system and begin applying for grants.
I hope this video has been informative for you. Please check out our other videos for additional information on our system.
We look forward to receiving your Application.