Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)

Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP)

Program Summary

Program which supports the day-to-day operations of 41 shelters, as well as funding for community-driven proposals for family violence prevention projects on and off reserve. The FVPP is a key component of the Government of Canada’s Action Plan to Address Family Violence and Violent Crimes Against Aboriginal Women and Girls.

Eligible Recipients

Eligible Applicants:

  • Chiefs & Councils of First Nation bands recognized by ISC (Shelter operations & prevention projects)
  • Tribal Councils (Shelter operations & prevention projects)
  • Provinces (Shelter operations)
  • Yukon Territory (Shelter operations)
  • First Nations authority, board, committee or other entity approved by Chief and Council (Shelter operations & prevention projects) • Incorporated shelters (Shelter operations & prevention projects)
  • First Nation Child and Family Services (FNCFS) Agencies or Societies (Shelter operations & prevention projects)
  • Indigenous communities and organizations (Prevention projects)

Application Deadline

Shelters receive annual operational funding on an ongoing basis in April of each year. The deadline to submit a proposal is April 19, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Visit the Family Violence Prevention Program Website