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Funding, Resources, and Opportunities

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

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

Vancouver Foundation - Recovery and Resiliency Fund

The Recovery and Resiliency Fund is a ground-breaking new fund made possible through a partnership between Government of BC, Vancouver Foundation, United Way BC, and New Relationship Trust that will distribute $34 million to charitable and non-profit organizations, of which Vancouver Foundation has contributed $4 million. This Fund will provide flexible, three-year grants of $50,000 and $72,000 per year to eligible organizations that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. $5 million of the Fund will go to New Relationship Trust to grant directly to Indigenous-led organizations with annual revenues of more than $1 million.

Indigenous Climate Health Action Program

ICHAP is now accepting expressions of interest (EOIs) for projects starting spring 2023 onward! EOIs (template provided via email below) will be reviewed in the order they are received until available funding has been allocated. Successful EOIs will be invited to develop full proposals.

Please contact us to request a copy of the EOI template. 

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.

Ministry of Children and Family Development

The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) is seeking input from youth, young adults, Indigenous Peoples and partners, and community service partners about how improved supports and services for young people transitioning from government care will be provided, to ensure those supports reach all youth and young adults.

Emergency Management Funding

Funding, resources, and opportunities related to Emergency Management

Government of Canada Indigenous Intern Leadership Program

The Indigenous Intern Leadership Program (IILP) was created through a collaboration between the BC Assembly of First Nations, the Business Council of BC, and Vancouver Island University (VIU). The IILP matches employers in BC with recent graduates, who self-identify as Indigenous, from 25 recognized BC post-secondary institutions. VIU administers the two-year paid work placement allowing for a rich experience that builds professional capacity and networks, and increases skills and knowledge for all. Graduating students should contact VIU for more information at

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

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

Heritage Infrastructure Funding

Heritage Infrastructure Program. The goal of this program is to assist First Nations communities to safeguard, revitalize and celebrate their heritage through heritage infrastructure projects. Projects include the conservation of structures, heritage sites, landscapes, buildings and trails that support public and community access to heritage resources. They also include historical and cultural places, archives and heritage collections that are of collective value to an Indigenous community. Up to $250,000 in funding is available for First Nations organizations in B.C. with a focus that includes Indigenous heritage. This can include First Nations bands, Tribal Councils and not-for-profit societies with more than half of the directors identifying as First Nations, First Nations-led museums and cultural spaces.

Download the Grant Guidelines here.

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 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Indigenous Youth Internship Program

The Indigenous Youth Internship Program (IYIP) provides a 1-year paid internship for up to 25 young Indigenous British Columbians, ages 19 to 29. The program encourages Indigenous youth to consider the BC Public Service and First Nations / Indigenous organizations as a place to pursue a rewarding career. The program helps to support Indigenous youth to develop their leadership skills through work placements. Interns are initially placed with a BC Government ministry for the first 9 months. Following that, the intern is placed with an Indigenous organization for three months (salary still paid by BC Government). For more information on the program, including applying as a Intern or as a First Nation tohost an Intern, visit Indigenous Youth Internship Program - Province of British Columbia.

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