Aboriginal Justice Strategy - The Capacity-Building Fund

Program Summary


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Objectives of the AJS:

  • To contribute to a decrease in the rates of victimization, crime and incarceration among Aboriginal people in communities with AJS programs
  • To assist Aboriginal people in assuming greater responsibility for the administration of justice in their communities
  • To provide better and more timely information about community-based justice programs funded by the AJS
  • To reflect and include Aboriginal values within the justice system.

Eligible Recipients

  • First Nations, bands, Tribal Councils, local, regional and national Aboriginal organizations;
  • regional/municipal governments including their agencies and institutions;
  • non-profit community organizations, societies, and associations which have voluntarily associated themselves for a non-profit purpose; and,
  • provincial and territorial governments (in the case of flow-through agreements).