Funding, Resources, and Opportunities

Government of Canada Indigenous Intern Leadership Program (IILP)

Expression of Interests are being sought for fall, winter and spring 2022/2023 First Nations community and Indigenous organization intern placements.

As part of their commitment as an employer in the Indigenous Intern Leadership Program (IILP), Government of Canada departments in BC will continue to pay salary and benefits for their IILP participants while they are placed on a work term with a First Nation or Indigenous organization (placements are a minimum of 3 months, up to 6 months).

Contact Michaela Delong at

Indigenous Youth - Events, Funding, Opportunities

Activities, resources, and opportunities for Indigenous Youth, both online and in-person.

Canada Digital Adoption Program

the Government of Canada has partnered with Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) to deliver the Grow Your Business Online grant to small businesses across the country.

Eligible Indigenous businesses will receive a micro-grant of up to $2,400 to help with the costs related to adopting e-commerce. These businesses will be supported by a network of e-commerce advisors.

Indigenous Community Support Fund

This fund helps Indigenous communities and organizations prevent, prepare, and respond to COVID-19.

Needs-based funding:  request process is open now.  For more info click here.

Formula-based funding:  allocated directly to First Nation communities from ISC.  No deadline or request process.

Clean Energy in Indigenous, Rural, and Remote Communities

An additional $300 million is available until 2027 for your clean energy projects. These projects can help advance Indigenous-led climate action, support local economic development and create skilled jobs while reducing pollution and improving air quality.

There is no deadline to apply. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Natural Resources Canada RFP - Toward Net-Zero Homes and Communities program

A new funding program for energy efficiency projects including carve-outs for Indigenous, rural and remote, and under-resourced communities in their efforts to reduce residential GHG emissions.
Path 1 applications due September 7, 2022.
Path 2 for Indigenous organizations open from September 21, 2022, to November 1, 2022

Indigenous Food Network, Food Security, and Food Sovereignty - Events, Funding, Opportunities

Food-related activities, resources, and opportunities both online and in-person.

Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance (IPAA) Seeks Partner Tech Bundle Partners

IPAA is seeking partner organizations to house and Tech Bundles in their region!

The partner organization will be responsible for renting out the equipment to artists and arts organizations in their region, using tools and support from IPAA.

The partner organization keeps all rental fees which go towards supporting program costs --administration, space rental, insurance, etc. The equipment remains the property of IPAA.

Info on the program, click here

ISC Capital Funding for First Nations Child and Family Services and Jordan's Principle

Updates regarding capital assets that support the delivery of First Nations child and family services including First Nations Representative Services and Jordan’s Principle.

See the Capital Order letter of February 2, 2022, here.

See the January 22 Amendment here.

Access the Capital Funding Request here.

NRCan Toward Net-Zero Homes and Communities Program Info Sessions

These sessions will help you become more familiar with the different program streams.  

  • Stream 1 - August 10th, 1PM EST — Addressing barriers to the adoption of energy-efficient technologies. Sign up here.

  • Stream 2 - August 11th, 1PM EST — Capacity building in support of net-zero energy ready codes. Sign up here.

  • Stream 3 - August 12th, 1PM EST — Facilitating home energy labelling and disclosure to encourage deep energy retrofits. Sign up here.

Indigenous Languages, Arts, and Culture - Events, Funding, Opportunities

This is a contribution program to support Indigenous communities in re-establishing and revitalizing cultural spaces.

Community Planting Grants

Do you have a project planned to plant native species in your community but lack the funds to get started? Use the list of resources on CanPlant to find funding.

CleanBC Communities Fund (CCF)

The CleanBC Communities Fund (CCF) provides provincial and federal funding for community infrastructure projects that reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

The third intake of the CleanBC Communities Fund releases a new round of funding of up to $134 million (combined federal and provincial funding), starting January 26, 2022.

Check out funded projects here.