Arts, Culture and Social Resources

Organization and Resource Information

4Rs Youth Movement

4Rs Youth Movement

Asset Condition Reporting System

Program Summary

Youth driven initiative that was launched to change the country by changing relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people. 4Rs is about engaging young people in critical cross-cultural dialogue that furthers reconciliation.

Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction – Recommendations for a Provincial Poverty Reduction Strategy

Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction

Recommendations for a Provincial Poverty Reduction Strategy

Program Summary

Six community members and five members from the provincial government reviewed current efforts to reduce poverty in Saskatchewan and identify what can be done better. Recommendations cover the topics of:
1. Income Security
2. Housing and Homelessness
3. Early Childhood Development
4. Education and Training
5. Employment
6. Health and Food Security
The document also includes promising practices in the subject areas and description of existing projects that are making a difference.

Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs (BATC)

Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs (BATC)

Community Development Corporation

Program Summary

Provides Funding for the following purposes:
– Economic Development
– Social Development
– Community Infrastructure Development and Maintenance
– Educational Development
– Recreational Facilities Operation and Development
– Senior and Youth Programs
– Cultural Development
– Justice Initiatives
– Health Initiatives
– Other Charitable Purposes

Eligible Recipients

The BATC CDC invites applications from charitable and non profit organizations for Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs, Battlefords Tribal Council, as well as independent First Nations located within the BATC CDC catchments and in the immediate communities of North Battleford and Battleford

Application Deadline

June 2, Sept 2, Dec 2

Contact Information

971 104th Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 4B2
306-446-1400
Fax: 306-446-1308

Bear Paw Media – Bearpaw Resource Catalog

BearPaw Media

BearPaw Resource Catalog

Program Summary

A series of DVDs, publications, digital library, workshops, and podcasts research and created by two Native Counselling Services of Alberta departments.
 

Eligible Recipients

Some of the resources are Alberta context for example: Alberta labour law issues, Alberta Fish and Wildlife, etc.
 

Contact Information

14904-121A Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta, T5V 1A3
780-451-4002
Fax: 780-428-0187

Canada Council for the Arts – Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples

Canada Council for the Arts

Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples

Program Summary

Program objectives are:
– to support the creative capacity and professional development of First Nations Inuit and Métis artists and arts organizations
– to facilitate the reclamation, retention, renewal and transmission of First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultural knowledge and creative practice
– to support exploration, creation and production of customary and contemporary First Nations, Inuit and Métis arts practice
– to support the presentation exhibition and sharing of works by First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists in Canada and internationally
– to strengthen and support the presence of First Nations, Inuit and Métis arts in communities.

Program has 5 components:
1. Travel
2. Small-Scale Activities
3. Short-Term Projects
4. Long-Term Projects
5. Indigenous Organizations

Eligible Recipients

1. Travel – professional artists, aspiring artists, cultural professionals, cultural carriers, groups and organizations
2. Small-Scale Activities – professional artists, aspiring artists, cultural professionals, cultural carriers, groups and organizations
3. Short-Term Projects – professional artists, aspiring artists, cultural professionals, cultural carriers, groups and organizations
4. Long-Term Projects – professional artists, aspiring artists, cultural professionals, cultural carriers, groups and organizations
5. Indigenous Organizations – Indigenous arts service organizations, Indigenous publishers and not-for-profit organizations controlled by First nations, Inuit or Métis individuals

Application Deadline

As listed on the website:
Short Term Projects
– December 21, 2017
– March 21, 2018
– June 21, 2018
– September 21, 2018
– December 12, 2018
– March 21, 2019

Long Term Projects:
– December 21, 2017
– June 21, 2018

Indigenous Organizations:
– September 21, 2018
2. Small-Scale Activities – anytime before the start date of your project

Contact Information

150 Elgin St
P.O. Box 1047
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5V8
1-800 263-5588
613-566-4414

Canada Post – Canada Post Community Foundation

Canada Post

Canada Post Community Foundation

Program Summary

Outside of its Signature Grants, the Foundation will fund projects that support three primary focus areas—community, education and health.

Funding will be allocated to projects that will generate maximum impact, creating lasting change for children and youth (up to the age of 21), in the following areas:
• education programming to help children reach their full potential
• programming supporting healthy children
• building safe, kid-friendly communities
• services for children and youth with special needs and their families
•programs that promote the interest of children and youth
•mental health programs for children and youth

Organizations applying for project funding should either be based in the community or rely significantly on community resources to undertake the activities proposed or to achieve the objectives stated. Projects should involve capacity-building (i.e., the creation or expansion of services, rather than the maintenance of existing services; expansion may include augmentation of a service, addition of a service or inclusion of a new geographic territory). Capacity-building activities could include hiring and/or training staff or covering costs directly related to the delivery of a program (such as mileage, facilities rental, communications activities) or the purchase, construction or addition of new equipment or facilities.

 

Eligible Recipients

These projects would be delivered by:
• charitable organizations with a valid CRA registration number
• registered non-profit organizations with a valid B/N business registration number
• elementary and high school groups
• local community or Aboriginal groups
• community libraries
• a registered Canadian amateur athletic association

 

Application Deadline

April 6, 2018
 

Contact Information

1-866-607-6301

Canadian Heritage – Aboriginal Peoples’ Program – Aboriginal Languages Initiative

Canadian Heritage

Aboriginal Peoples’ Program - Aboriginal Languages Initiative

Program Summary

The objectives of the Aboriginal Peoples’ Program (APP) are to:
• promote, revitalize and preserve Indigenous languages and cultures;
• strengthen Indigenous cultural identity; and,
• increase Indigenous participation in Canadian society.

The APP offers two funding components to eligible Indigenous organizations: Aboriginal Languages Initiative and Northern Aboriginal Broadcasting (See North Tab)
 

Eligible Recipients

ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES INITIATIVE Eligible recipients include not-for-profit, democratically controlled:
• Indigenous organizations incorporated under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act or under corresponding provincial or territorial legislation;
• independent Indigenous community groups that include ad-hoc committees defined as a temporary committee set up to do a specific task and are not a permanent standing committee;
• Indigenous service delivery and voluntary organizations;
• Indigenous academic institutions;
• Indigenous cultural, educational and recreational organizations/centres; and
• Indigenous youth and women’s organizations; or
• non-Indigenous organizations working in partnership with Indigenous organizations or Indigenous advisory committees in situations where incorporated Indigenous organizations or Indigenous community groups do not exist.

Applicants previously funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage are eligible only if they are in compliance with previously signed contribution agreements, including all reporting requirements.

The following are not eligible to apply for funding through the ALI component: individuals; non-Indigenous organizations (except in partnership with Indigenous organizations or Indigenous advisory committees); for-profit organizations; federal departments and agencies; provincial/territorial and municipal governments and their agencies; and third-party delivery organizations.

 

Application Deadline

Celeste Sabourin
Senior Program Advisor
Canadian Heritage
celeste.sabourin@canada.ca
306-780-7167

Canadian Heritage FN programs are run out of Ottawa, not Regions.

Canadian Heritage – Aboriginal Peoples Program – Northern Aboriginal Broadcasting

Aboriginal Peoples Program - Northern Aboriginal Broadcasting

Program Summary

The objectives of the NAB are:
• to support the production of culturally-relevant Indigenous programming;
• to facilitate establishment and maintenance of production facilities;
• to ensure availability of a significant amount of radio and television programming;
• to contribute to the protection and enhancement of Indigenous languages and cultures; and
• to provide venues to articulate issues of relevance to Indigenous audiences and communities.

 

Eligible Recipients

Eligible organizations must provide broadcast communications north of the Hamelin Line, which is drawn at the 55th parallel and defines the Canadian North for purposes of policy.

Eligible recipients include not-for-profit, democratically controlled:
• not-for-profit, democratically controlled Indigenous organizations incorporated under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act or under corresponding provincial or territorial legislation;
• independent Indigenous community groups that include ad-hoc committees defined as a temporary committee set up to do a specific task and are not a permanent standing committee;
• non-Indigenous organizations working in partnership with Indigenous organizations or Indigenous advisory committees in situations where incorporated Indigenous organizations or Indigenous community groups do not exist.
 

Application Deadline

November 3
 

Contact Information

15 Eddy St., 8th Floor
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0M5
819-934-1405
1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)
PCH.autochtone-aboriginal.PCH@canada.ca

Canadian Heritage – Athlete Assistance Program

Athlete Assistance Program

Program Summary

Normally, only athletes from those sports whose high performance programs are funded through the Sport Funding and Accountability Framework (SFAF). Athletes from non-SFAF sports can, however, access AAP support if their performance is in the top 16 at the World Championships, Olympics, or Paralympics in an event of the program of the upcoming Olympic or Paralympic Games.
 

Eligible Recipients

To be eligible to be considered for support through the AAP, an athlete must:
• be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
• adhere to their athlete/NSO agreement requirements;
• meet the eligibility requirement of the sport’s international federation as they pertain to citizenship and residency status and be available to represent Canada at major international events, including World Championships, Olympic and Paralympic Games; and
• meet the carding criteria as a member of the Canadian Team at international events or in domestic events or events sanctioned by the NSO for his/her sport.

To apply to this program, you need to contact your National Sport Organization for application forms and related information:

Canadian Heritage – Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage – Community Anniversaries

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage - Community Anniversaries

Program Summary

Funding is available for non-recurring events that mark the 100th anniversary or greater, in increments of 25 years (e.g., 125th, 150th); of a significant local historical event or personality. Projects designed to commemorate the 75th anniversary of locally significant events related to the Canadian participation in World War II are also eligible.

Funding includes capital projects up to a maximum amount of $25,000 (such as community art projects, restoration of objects, community history books, statues and murals). Successful projects may receive up to 100 per cent of eligible expenses to a maximum of $200,000 for events that:
• present the work of local artists, artisans and heritage performers or specialists;
• actively involve members of the local community; and
• are intended for and accessible to the general public.

 

Eligible Recipients

To be eligible for funding under the Community Anniversaries component, organizations must be:
• a local, non-profit organization or group;
• a local band council, local tribal council or other local Aboriginal government or equivalent organizations (First Nations, Inuit or Métis); or
• a municipal administration, a municipal agency or a public authority of the municipality.
 

Application Deadline

January 31 for events that will occur during the next calendar year
 

Contact Information

15 Eddy Street, 8th Floor
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0M5
819-997-0055
1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)
PCH.bcah-dcap.PCH@canada.ca

Canadian Heritage – Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage – Local Festivals

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage - Local Festivals

Program Summary

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage – Local Festivals component provides funding to local groups for recurring festivals that present the work of local artists, artisans or heritage performers.

Successful applicants may receive up to 100 per cent of eligible expenses up to a maximum of $200,000 for festivals that:
• present the work of local artists, artisans, or heritage performers;
• actively involve members of the local community; and
• are intended for and accessible to the general public.
 

Eligible Recipients

Eligible applicants must represent one of the following community-based groups:
• a local non-profit organization or group;
• a local band council, local tribal council or other local Aboriginal government or organization (First Nations, Inuit or Métis).

In addition, applicants must:
• encourage local community engagement through activities that promote, celebrate and preserve local performing and visual arts or local heritage; and
• have successfully organized a prior edition of the festival, within the last two years, that met all eligibility requirements of this component.
 

Application Deadline

January 31 for festivals starting between September 1 and December 31
April 30 for festivals starting between January 1 and June 30
September 30 for festivals starting between July 1 and August 31

Contact Information

pch.enligne-online.pch@canada.ca

Canadian Heritage – Youth Take Charge

Youth Take Charge

Program Summary

Supports youth-led projects that exemplify the ability to strengthen youth attachment to Canada and involve activities in one or more four thematic areas:

  • History and Heritage
  • Civic Engagement and Youth Service
  • Arts and Culture
  • Economic Activities

Application Deadline

September 15

Contact Information

15 Eddy Street, 8th floor 15-8-C
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M5
819-997-0055
1-866-811-0055
PCH.lesjeunessengagent-youthtakecharge.PCH@canada.ca

Canadian Tire – Jumpstart Fund

Canadian Tire

Jumpstart Fund

Program Summary

Families who need financial assistance for their children to be involved in a sport, dance team or other active program can apply for assistance with registration fees and equipment.

Eligible Recipients

Assistance is provided to families who meet the financial requirements.

Application Deadline

Applications are typically submitted from January 15 to November 1.
Start an application

Contact Information

2180 Yonge Street
P.O. Box 770, Station K
Toronto, ON, M4P 2V8
Email: jumpstart@cantire.com 
Telephone: 1-844-YES-PLAY

Canadian Tire – Parasport Jumpstart Fund

Parasport Jumpstart Fund

Program Summary

Parasport Jumpstart Fund offers three streams of funding for eligible organizations.
1. Paralympic Sport Funding – support for Paralympic Sport programming in single sports. This stream supports programming for awareness, first involvement recruitment initiatives, participation or athlete development.
2. Parasport Funding – provides support to programming for sports that are not on the Paralympic program. These sports are generally considered “Parasport” and include wheel dance, waterski and wakeboard, para golf, para sailing and more. This funding will support projects and programs for single sports.
Multi-sport Funding – provides support to programs offering more than one sport. Sports and activities included can be Paralympic or non-Paralympic sports or a blend of both.

Eligible Recipients

Organizations that are eligible for funding are included below:
• a registered charity (including a registered national arts service organization)
• a registered Canadian amateur athletic association
• a registered housing corporation resident in Canada constituted exclusively to provide low-cost housing for the aged
• a registered Canadian municipality
• a registered municipal or public body performing a function of government in Canada
• Her Majesty in right of Canada, a province, or a territory
• the United Nations and its agencies
• Provincial Sport Organizations
• Multi-Sport Organizations
• Disability Sport Organizations
• an organization incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation or society;
• an unincorporated branch or chapter of a registered charity or incorporated not-for-profit organization. The incorporated organization or registered charity must authorize the application and accept responsibility for any approved grant;
• an Indigenous community

Application Deadline

Applications for the 2018 Parasport Fund Grants will be open in Spring 2018.

Contact Information

2180 Yonge Street
P.O. Box 770, Station K
Toronto, ON, M4P 2V8
Email: jumpstart@cantire.com 
Telephone: 1-844-YES-PLAY

Chevrolet – Chevrolet Hockey – Coaches Kit

Chevrolet

Chevrolet Hockey - Coaches Kit

Program Summary

All coaches of Peewee Hockey Teams are eligible to sign up for Coach’s Kit to promote positive values learned through hocky. The kit includes:a coach’s hockey bag with inspirational skate laces, inspirational practice pucks, most inspirational player award, helmet stickers
 

Eligible Recipients

Peewee Hockey Coaches
 

Coaches Association of Saskatchewan – Coach Development Grant

Coaches Association of Saskatchewan

Coach Development Grant

Program Summary

The Coaches Association of Saskatchewan (CAS) offers a Coach Development Grant to support CAS member coaches to attend customized professional development and advanced education opportunities that will enhance their skills and abilities.
 

Eligible Recipients

Coaches Association of Saskatchewan member
 

Application Deadline

Minimum of 30 days before the event date
 

Contact Information

1870 Lorne Street
Regina, SK S4P 2L7
306-780-9313
Fax: 306-781-6021
coach@sasksport.sk.ca

Community Initiatives Fund – Community Grant Program (CGP)

Community Initiatives Fund

Community Grant Program (CGP)

Program Summary

The CGP supports projects and initiatives that:
provide positive opportunities for children and youth to grow and develop skills, self-esteem and a healthy lifestyle include physical activity and problem gambling initiatives ensure families have access to support and resources to create healthy, caring and safe environments celebrate the history and accomplishments of Saskatchewan communities encourage and support individuals to become involved as active citizens, volunteers and community leaders strengthen Saskatchewan’s nonprofit sector.
 

Eligible Recipients

To be eligible to apply for any grant from the Community Initiatives Fund, an applicant must be:

  • An incorporated Saskatchewan nonprofit and charitable organization whose primary purpose and activities are to benefit Saskatchewan communities;
  • OR

  • An unincorporated volunteer community group that is endorsed by an eligible organization. Endorsing organizations may be Saskatchewan nonprofits, municipalities, health regions, schools or school divisions that agree to receive, administer and account for CIF grants on behalf of a community group.

On-reserve projects may be eligible if the applicant meets eligibility criteria and the project primarily benefits people living off-reserve.

 

Application Deadline

Summer Grant Program, April 1 and October 1
 

Cooperatives First – Indigenous Co-op Development

Cooperatives First

Indigenous Co-op Development

Program Summary

Cooperatives first works with community partners to develop local capacity around a business opportunity and guide them through the process of creating a co-operative business. Some examples include co-op stores, community halls and community gardens. Services are offered at no cost to communities.
 

Eligible Recipients

Indigenous and Rural communities
 

Application Deadline

Ongoing
 

Contact Information

Kyle White, Community Engagement Coordinator
306-382-4410
kyle@cooperativesfirst.com

Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation – Grant Funding

Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation

Grant Funding

Program Summary

The Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation:

  • Allocates grant funding in order to enhance independence and well being of residents of the communities we support;
  • Allocates these funds with fairness, accountability and transparency; and
  • Supports economic development, social development, justice initiatives, educational development, recreation facilities operation and development, senior and youth programs, cultural development, community infrastructure development and maintenance, health initiatives, and other charitable purposes.

Eligible Recipients

Must be part of the catchment area
 

Contact Information

#200 – 335 Packham Avenue
Saskatoon, SK
S7N 4S1
306-956-1799
Fax: 306-956-6141
tkyle@dakotadunescdc.com

Department of Justice – Victims and Survivors of Crime Restorative Justice Processes

Department of Justice

Victims and Survivors of Crime Restorative Justice Processes

Program Summary

Justice Canada Victims Fund may fund proposals that undertake the following objectives:
– develop or enhance partnerships between restorative justice agencies and victim-serving organizations through joint training, information sharing or awareness raising events or other means
– develop tools and resources and/or deliver training for restorative justice practitioners that increases their capacity to work with victims involved in restorative justice processes from a trauma-informed approach
– evaluate the impact of restorative justice processes on victims; and
– undertake research on victim-centered or victim-focused restorative justice models.
 

Eligible Recipients

– restorative justice agencies and associations;
– not for profit victim serving organizations
Bands, Tribal Councils, First Nations and community-based indigenous organizations that provide/support restorative justice services to the community/members; and
– provincial, territorial, municipal and regional governments and agencies
 

Contact Information

Programs Branch
Department of Justice Canada
284 Wellington Street, 6th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0H8
Telephone: General Victims Fund: 613-941-4193
pb-dgp@justice.gc.ca

Employment and Social Development Canada – Career Focus Local and Regional Projects

Employment and Social Development Canada

Career Focus Local and Regional Projects

Program Summary

Career Focus provides funding for employers and organizations to design and deliver a range of activities that enable youth make more informed career decisions and develop their skills.
Career Focus aims to:
– increase the supply of highly qualified workers;
– facilitate the transition of high-skilled young people to a rapidly changing labour marker;
– promote the benefits of advanced studies; and
-demonstrate federal leadership by investing in the skills required to meet the needs of the knowledge economy.

The program is part of the Youth Employment Strategy, a horizontal initiative involving 11 federal departments and agencies.

 

Eligible Recipients

– not for profit
– municipal governments
– aboriginal organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities)
– for-profit entities
– provincial and territorial governments, institutions, agencies and Crown Corporations
 

Application Deadline

Currently on-going
 

Contact Information

Joy Bateman, Senior Development Officer
Citizen Services and Program Delivery Branch/Service Canada
306-517-1105
joy.bateman@servicecanada.gc.ca

Employment and Social Development Canada – Child and Family Social Development Projects

Child and Family Social Development Projects

Program Summary

Through the Social Development Partnerships Program (SDPP), funding is provided to eligible not-for-profit organizations for projects that help to improve the lives of children and families.
 

Eligible Recipients

Not-for-profit organizations
 

Application Deadline

Not currently accepting applications
 

Contact Information

Joy Bateman, Senior Development Officer
Citizen Services and Program Delivery Branch/ Service Canada
306-517-1105
joy.bateman@servicecanada.gc.ca

Employment and Social Development Canada – Enabling Accessibility

Enabling Accessibility

Program Summary

The Enabling Accessibility Fund is a federal Grants and Contributions program that supports capital costs of construction and renovations related to improving physical accessibility and safety for people with disabilities in Canadian communities and workplaces. The program includes the following two funding streams: The Workplace Accessibility Stream and the The Community Accessibility Stream.
 

Eligible Recipients

• Not-for-profit organizations
• For Profit organizations
• Municipalities
• Indigenous organizations
• Territorial governments
 

Application Deadline

Current status of the small projects call for proposals: Closed
 

Contact Information

Joy Bateman, Senior Development Officer
Citizen Services and Program Delivery Branch/Service Canada
306-517-1105
joy.bateman@servicecanada.gc.ca

Employment and Social Development Canada – New Horizons for Seniors Program

New Horizons for Seniors Program

Program Summary

Organizations that want to help seniors make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities are eligible to receive federal grants and contributions funding. Projects must be led or inspired by seniors and address one of the five program objectives: volunteerism, mentoring, awareness of elder abuse, social participation and inclusion of seniors, providing capital assistance for community projects and/or programs for seniors.
 

Eligible Recipients

• Not-for profit organizations, community-based coalitions, networks and committees
• For-profit organizations; nature of project is non-commercial
• Municipal governments, Band/Tribal Councils and other Aboriginal Organizations
• Research organizations and institutions
• Educational institutions
 

Contact Information

Joy Bateman, Senior Development Officer
Citizen Services and Program Delivery Branch/Service Canada
306-517-1105
joy.bateman@servicecanada.gc.ca

Employment and Social Development Canada – Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

Program Summary

Through funding for organizations, the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities (OF) program helps people with disabilities prepare for, obtain and maintain employment or self-employment

Eligible Recipients

– municipal governments
– aboriginal organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities)
– for-profit entities
– provincial and territorial governments, institutions, agencies and Crown Corporations

Application Deadline

Currently on-going

Contact Information

Joy Bateman, Senior Development Officer
Citizen Services and Program Delivery Branch/Service Canada
306-517-1105
joy.bateman@servicecanada.gc.ca

Employment and Social Development Canada – Social Development Projects for People with Disabilities

Social Development Projects for People with Disabilities

Program Summary

The Disability Component of the Social Development Partnerships Program (SDPP-D) supports projects intended to improve the participation and integration of people with disabilities in all aspects of Canadian society. More specifically, the Program supports not-for-profit organizations across Canada in tackling barriers faced by people with disabilities with respect to social inclusion.
 

Eligible Recipients

Not-for-profit organizations
 

Application Deadline

Current Status of the Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability component: Performance and Accountability Framework expression of interest process: Closed
 

Contact Information

Joy Bateman, Senior Development Officer
Citizen Services and Program Delivery Branch/ Service Canada
306-517-1105
joy.bateman@servicecanada.gc.ca

First Nations Child & Family Caring Society – Caring Across Boundaries

First Nations Child & Family Caring Society

Caring Across Boundaries

Program Summary

Caring Across Boundaries is an exhibition engaging First Nations and all peoples of Canada in reconciliation to promote the wellbeing of children and youth. In this exhibition, three First Nations communities share their daily experiences while inviting every person in Canada to make a positive difference for First Nations children and their families.

The purpose of the exhibition is to bring to life the challenges and dreams of First Nations communities with the goal of promoting understanding and contributing to the process of reconciliation between Aboriginal Peoples and people in Canada. Reconciliation opens the doors for all people in Canada to build relationships with First Nations communities based on mutual respect and friendship.

 

Eligible Recipients

The goal of the exhibition is to inform the public; ideally the exhibition will be set up in a high-traffic area.

The exhibit should be opened with a speaker who has been involved with the project or a member of a First Nations Community.

 

Contact Information

Suite 401 – 309 Cooper Street,
Ottawa ON K2P 0G5
613-230-5885
Fax: 613-230-3080

First Nations Child & Family Caring Society – Child and Youth Engagement

Child and Youth Engagement

Program Summary

Meaningful reconciliation engages young people in learning about Canada’s history of colonization, thinking creatively about the future, and providing them with opportunities to make a difference. Engaging young people in reconciliation and social justice nurtures compassion and moral courage, and bolsters self-confidence. Children have a clear sense of right and wrong and feel empowered to lend their voice to a cause they care about.

At the Caring Society, we support educators in providing opportunities for young people to take part in activities that foster reconciliation and culturally based equity for Indigenous children and youth. We believe that each of us can take peaceful and respectful actions to help make a better Canada for Aboriginal children and their families. Here are a few ways you can involve children and youth in your classroom or community in making a difference:
• Honouring Memories, Planting Dreams
• Our Dreams Matter Too
• Have a Heart Day
 

Contact Information

Suite 401 – 309 Cooper Street,
Ottawa ON K2P 0G5
613-230-5885
Fax: (613) 230-3080

First Nations Child & Family Caring Society – First Nations Children’s Action Research and Education Service (FN Cares)

First Nations Children's Action Research and Education Service (FN Cares)

Program Summary

The First Nations Children’s Action Research and Education Service (FNCARES) is a partnership between the University of Alberta and the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada. Established in June 2012 by Dr. Cindy Blackstock, FNCARES is located at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension (Edmonton).

They are committed to translating research on the structural drivers of disadvantage for First Nations children, youth and families into pragmatic, community-based solutions, and to involving children and youth in this process. They respect and support First Nations self-determination in research by engaging communities as partners and co-researchers in all stages of each project. They also hold numerous educational events throughout the year, including lectures, workshops, film screenings and panel discussions.
 

Contact Information

Address: Suite 401 – 309 Cooper Street,
Ottawa ON K2P 0G5
613-230-5885
Fax: 613-230-3080

First Nations Child & Family Caring Society – Indigenous Kids Rights Path

Indigenous Kids Rights Path

Program Summary

A website with resources for Indigenous children to learn about their rights and find links to help or resources if they feel their rights are not being respected. It is also a place to learn more about things that sometimes make it harder for Indigenous children and young people to success, things that can help and ways that we can all make a difference. There are also resources on individuals rights, contact information for emergency services.
 

Contact Information

Suite 401 – 309 Cooper Street,
Ottawa ON K2P 0G5
613-230-5885
Fax: (613) 230-3080

First Nations Child & Family Caring Society – Touchstones of Hope

Touchstones of Hope

Program Summary

The Touchstones of Hope are a set of principles to guide a reconciliation process for those involved in Indigenous child welfare activities. They are also transferable across a variety of areas, including health care, education and research.

The movement fosters relationship building and provides opportunities to have respectful and truthful conversations about child welfare in order to create a new reality for Indigenous children. This includes concrete next steps for moving forward together so that all Indigenous children are healthy and living with dignity and respect.
 

Contact Information

Suite 401 – 309 Cooper Street,
Ottawa ON K2P 0G5
613-230-5885
Fax: (613) 230-3080
info@fncaringsociety.com

First People’s Cultural Council – How to Begin an Indigenous Language Revitalization Initiative

How to Begin an Indigenous Language Revitalization Initiative

Program Summary

How to Guide was adapted from the Green Book of Language Revitalization in Practice. It is a step by step guide to assess current language situation and to language planning.
 

Eligible Recipients

Information available on First People’s Cultural Council website

Contact Information

1A Boat Ramp Road
Brentwood Bay, B.C.
V8M 1N9
250-652-5952
Fax: 250-652-5953
info@fpcc.ca

First Voices – Language Keyboards

First Voices

Language Keyboards

Program Summary

Web-based tools and services to support Aboriginal people engaged in language archiving, language teaching and culture revitalization.
 

Eligible Recipients

Keyboards and apps available for download.
 

Contact Information

250-652-5952
info@fpcc.ca

Foundation for Endangered Languages – FEL Grants

Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL)

FEL Grants

Program Summary

FEL is committed to raising awareness of endangered languages and supporting revitalization and preservation of endangered languages throughout the world.

Eligible Recipients

Members of FEL – low cost membership fee required for either individuals or groups

Application Deadline

Must be a FEL member to be informed when call is open, deadlines, etc…

Contact Information

Nicholas Ostler
nicholas@ostler.net

Income Assistance and Disability Services, Ministry of Social Services – Community Living Service Delivery

Income Assistance and Disability Services, Ministry of Social Services

Community Living Service Delivery

Program Summary

Community Living Service Delivery branch’s mission is to support the development of inclusive communities for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Each CLSD client is assigned a community service worker that can provide support including: individual client support, counselling and crisis intervention, assessment of needs, family support services, development and support of approved private-service homes and coordination of planning and services with individuals, families, community-based organizations and other stakeholders. In addition, they offer outreach and prevention services to clients with complex or high needs.
 

Eligible Recipients

Individuals with Intellectual disabilities
 

Contact Information

First Nations Market Housing Fund
1420 Blair Place, Suite 510
Ottawa, Ontario
K1J 9L8

Reception/Main number: 1.866.582.2808
F: 613.740.9932
General inquiries can also be emailed to: info@fnmhf.ca

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – Assisted Living – Foster/Institutional Care

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)

Assisted Living - Foster/Institutional Care

Program Summary

Provides funding to assist eligible individuals with institutional care. Purpose is to help provide non-medical, social residential support services to seniors and adults with chronic disabilities (mental and physical).

Eligible Recipients

care professional as requiring services (Medical Assessment, Daily Living Support Assessment (Community Living Service Division), and Daily Living Support Assessment (Mental Health))
• 18 – 65 years of age
• Eligible for Income Assistance and no other finance resources available to them

Individuals no longer receive funding directly from ISC for Assisted Living Program but are funded directly through their First Nations.

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.

Indigenous Services Canada – Assisted Living – In-Home Care

Assisted Living - In-Home Care

Program Summary

Provides resources to First Nations to provide in-home care services to on-reserve residents whose care needs are low enough that they can be maintained in their own home. In-home care refers to services provided in the client’s home including housekeeping, meal preparation, and assistance to purchase groceries.

Eligible Recipients

• Must ordinarily reside on reserve
• Have been formally assessed by a health care professional as requiring services (Medical Assessment, Daily Living Support Assessment (Community Living Service Division), and Daily Living Support Assessment (Mental Health))
• 18 – 65 years of age
• Eligible for Income Assistance and no other finance resources available to them

Individuals no longer receive funding directly from ISC for Assisted Living Program but are funded directly through their First Nations.

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.

Indigenous Services Canada – Child Special Allowance

Child Special Allowance (CSA)

Program Summary

CSA is a grant provided by Canada Revenue Agency to FNCFS agencies and is intended to support the maintenance of children who are in the care of FNCFS agencies. The CSA Act clearly states the CSA shall be applied exclusively toward the care, maintenance, education, training or advancement of the child in the respect to whom it is paid.

Eligible Recipients

ISC does not provide CSA resources to recipients. When a child is taken into the care of a child welfare agency, that agency can apply for the Child Special Allowance (CSA). The allowance is paid from the Canada’s Child Tax Benefit Program.

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.

Indigenous Services Canada – Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP)

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

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

Indigenous Services Canada – First Nation Child and Family Services Enhanced Prevention Program

First Nation Child and Family Services Enhanced Prevention Program

Program Summary

Provides funding to select Agencies to provide increased resources for prevention measures to keep children in their own home, to keep families together and to prevent children from being taken into care unnecessarily. May include home maker and parent-aide services, mentoring services for children, home management, respite services, and non-medical consulting services and supports not covered by other funding sources.

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.

Indigenous Services Canada – First Nation Child and Family Services Maintenance Program

First Nation Child and Family Services Maintenance Program

Program Summary

This program provides funding to FNCFS agency towards the costs associated with the care and upkeep of children placed in care including alternate care homes, foster homes, group homes, institutions and/or specialized services such as supervised room and board and with Persons Having Sufficient Interest (PSI). Maintenance also includes special needs as per the Saskatchewan Region First Nations Child and Family Services Deskbook.

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.

Indigenous Services Canada – First Nation Child and Family Services Operations Program

First Nation Child and Family Services Operations Program

Program Summary

Provides FNCFS agencies with funding to cover the operational costs of the agency.

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.

Indigenous Services Canada – High Cost Special Education Program

High Cost Special Education Program

Program Summary

This program provides funding to FNCFS Agencies to cover the tuition costs of children in care who are placed in institutional care.

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.

Indigenous Services Canada – Income Assistance Basic Needs

Income Assistance Basic Needs

Program Summary

Funding provided for service delivery and administrative costs directly attributable to the delivery of the program including Assisted Living

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.

Indigenous Services Canada – Income Assistance Service Delivery

Income Assistance Service Delivery

Program Summary

Funding provided for service delivery and administrative costs directly attributable to the delivery of the program including Assisted Living.

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.

Indigenous Services Canada – Income Assistance Special Needs

Income Assistance Special Needs

Program Summary

Purpose of program is to alleviate conditions which threaten the health and safety of an individual or family.

Eligible Recipients

Individuals must be eligible for income assistance basic needs to qualify for special needs allowance.

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.

Indigenous Services Canada – Recreation

Recreation

Program Summary

Program provides funding to Recipient who is hosting the Saskatchewan First Nations Summer or Winter Games (maximum of one event per year). The program allocates its contributions towards capital projects and operating/maintenance costs associated with hosting the games.

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.

Indigenous Services Canada – Safe Shelters

Safe Shelters

Program Summary

Provides funding to approved recipients for the operation of safe shelters.

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.

Lac La Ronge Indian Band – Youth Summer Program

Lac La Ronge Indian Band

First Nation Market Housing Fund

Program Summary

Summer students employed by the band will do yard work for elders, help with elders gatherings and other activities, such as reading or going for walks. Elders are able to pick and choose a day that is suitable for them and what activities they want to be involved in.
 

Contact Information

Jodi Hancheroff, Lac La Ronge Indian Band

Nike – N7 Fund

Nike

N7 Fund

Program Summary

Grant Funding available for programs with a sport or physical activity focus serving Aboriginal Communities. Program participants must be youth.
 

Eligible Recipients

Must be a non-profit entity.
 

Application Deadline

2017-2018 N7 Fund Grant Cycle is now closed.
 

National Crime Prevention Centre, Public Safety Canada – Northeast Youth Violence Reduction Partnership

National Crime Prevention Centre, Public Safety Canada

Northeast Youth Violence Reduction Partnership (NYVRP)

Program Summary

The NYVRP address the lack of programming in the north-east to respond to the concerns of rates of gang life and violent crime in the region. The program works with youth people who are at risk of offending or who are displaying signs of violence, aggression or bullying.

Eligible Recipients

The program is accepting up to 45 youths between the ages of 12 and 24 in the first year.

Contact Information

Contact the Public Safety regional office nearest you, call 1-800-830-3118 or send an email to ps.prevention-prevention.sp@canada.ca.

National Indian Brotherhood (NIB) – NIB Trust Fund

National Indian Brotherhood (NIB)

NIB Trust Fund

Program Summary

The National Indian Brotherhood Trust Fund (NIB Trust Fund) accepts applications for education programs aimed at healing, reconciliation and knowledge building.

The NIB Trust Fund allocates funds in accordance with the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement of 2007 – the largest settlement agreement in Canadian history which provided compensation to survivors for their experiences at residential schools.
 

Eligible Recipients

Funds are available to First Nation and Métis individuals, governments and organizations through a competitive application process specific to groups and/or individuals. The NIB Trust Fund offers a new opportunity separate from Indian residential schools compensation packages.
 

Application Deadline

Nicole Calihoo, MPA
Program Director of the National Indian Brotherhood Trust Fund
Toll-free: 1-888-268-0520
Fax: 613-686-6757
ncallihoo@nibtrust.ca

Native Women’s Association of Canada – Project PEACE

Native Women’s Association of Canada

Project PEACE

Program Summary

Project PEACE (Prevention, Education, Action, Change and Evaluation) is a 3 year initiative to promote safety, violence prevention and solution based approaches for Aboriginal Women and girls. The project is developing a toolkit to support Aboriginal women and girls in achieving their goals and ambitions
 

Contact Information

155 International Road Unit #2
Akwesasne, Ontario K6H 5R7
Toll-free: 1-800-461-4043

Northern Sport, Culture and Recreation District – Northern Community & School Recreation Coordinator Program

Northern Sport, Culture and Recreation District

Northern Community & School Recreation Coordinator Program

Program Summary

The purpose of the Northern Community & School Recreation Coordinator Program (NC&SRCP) is to enhance the quality of life for northerners through the provision of community based sport, culture and recreation programs after-school, in the evenings, on weekends and at community and school special events. Community & School Recreation Coordinators (CSRC’s) are employed to facilitate the delivery of sport, culture and recreation programs, using the school as a major asset of the community and in partnership with other community based organizations providing sport, culture and recreation programs, services and facilities.
 

Eligible Recipients

Community Organizations and Schools located within the geographic area encompassed by the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District are eligible to participate in the Northern Community & School Recreation Coordinator Program.
Eligible Community Organizations are:

  • The School Division or First Nation Education Authority through individual schools;
  • The Northern Municipal recreation organization or First Nations recreation authority;
  • A registered non-profit organization with a sport, culture and recreation mandate such as a Friendship Centre.

Schools, who wish to participate in the program, will be required to engage the community by identifying its community partners and work with them to manage the program. Community Organizations, who wish to participate in the program, must initiate contact with their school and the school division or band education authority, as well as, identify community partners who will work with them to manage the program. In order for a community to secure this program, the school must be a partner.
 

Application Deadline

Open and ongoing invitation to apply
 

Contact Information

Brandy Smart
306-922-2004
bsmart@nscrd.com

Nutrien – Community Investment

Nutrien

Community Investment

Program Summary

Supporting projects and initiatives to improve quality of life in the following priority areas:

  • Food Security
  • Education and Training
  • Community Building
  • Health and Wellness
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Arts and Culture

 

Eligible Recipients

In Canada, Nutrien supports only CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) Registered Charities and provincially registered non-profit entities.
 

Application Deadline

Ongoing in-take
 

Contact Information

Suite 500,122 – 1st Avenue South
Saskatoon, SK Canada
S7K 7G3
306-933-8500
800-667-0403 (within Canada)
contact@nutrien.com

Parkland Valley Sport, Culture & Recreation District – Aboriginal Community Sport Development Grant

Parkland Valley Sport, Culture & Recreation District

Aboriginal Community Sport Development Grant

Program Summary

The purpose of the Aboriginal Community Sport Development Grant Program (ACSDGP) is to provide greater sport participation and development opportunities for Aboriginal youth in Saskatchewan. The program will assist and support the implementation of organized community sport programs to increase sport opportunities for youth in the Aboriginal community, specifically in urban, rural, on-reserve, isolated and northern communities.
 

Eligible Recipients

Communities/Organizations located in the District. View online map.
 

Application Deadline

April 15, June 15, September 15 and November 15, 2018
 

Contact Information

397 Darlington St. E. P.O. Box 263
Yorkton, SK S3N 2V7
1-877-816-6585

Parkland Valley Sport, Culture & Recreation District – Parkland Valley Sport, Culture and Recreation Outreach Grant

Parkland Valley Sport, Culture and Recreation Outreach Grant

Program Summary

This grant assists communities and organizations with funding for projects that meet the needs of their citizens through the benefits of sport, culture and recreation.
 

Eligible Recipients

Communities/Organizations located in the District. View online map.

Application Deadline

April 15, June 15, September 15 and November 15, 2018

Contact Information

397 Darlington St. E. P.O. Box 263
Yorkton, SK S3N 2V7
1-877-816-6585

Public Safety Canada – The Aboriginal Community Safety Planning Initiative

Public Safety Canada

The Aboriginal Community Safety Planning Initiative

Program Summary

Public Safety provides a trained facilitator to work with a core group representing the Indigenous community to develop community safety plan. Through this approach, the core group will identify safety challenges, community strengths, resources, goals and develop their plan. The plan is community driven. The facilitator provides the workshops and offers support by phone to the core group.

Eligible Recipients

Currently a pilot project that is working with approximately 10 Indigenous communities.

Contact Information

Lara Deacon
Crime Prevention and Aboriginal Community Safety Division
613-990-8170

RCMP Foundation – Child ID Kit

RCMP Foundation

Child ID Kit

Program Summary

The Child Identification Kit is a small identity passport containing a child’s photograph, fingerprint, blood type, and hair DNA sample. This identity passport is kept safely by the child’s parent(s) and/or guardian(s).
 

Eligible Recipients

Available at no cost
 

Contact Information

613-741-7560

Rivers West District Sport Culture & Recreation – Sport, Culture & Recreation Community Event and Partnership Building Program

Rivers West District Sport Culture & Recreation

Sport, Culture & Recreation Community Event and Partnership Building Program

Program Summary

Funding for Sport, Culture & Recreation Community Event and Partnership Building
 

Eligible Recipients

Current paid members of the River West District for Sport, Culture & Recreation Inc.
 

Application Deadline

6 weeks prior to start of your project
 

Contact Information

info@rcmp-f.ca

Royal Saskatchewan Museum – Policy for the management and repatriation of sacred and culturally sensitive objects of Aboriginal origin in the Ethnology Reserve Collection

Royal Saskatchewan Museum

- Policy for the management and repatriation of sacred and culturally sensitive objects of Aboriginal origin in the Ethnology Reserve Collection

Program Summary

This policy for the care and repatriation of the sacred objects in the Ethnology Reserve Collection at the RSM has been built on the interests, needs and cultural perspectives of Aboriginal peoples. Three principles, introduced in the Royal Saskatchewan Museum Act, 2007, form the basis for this policy:
• Aboriginal peoples have a connection to Aboriginal sacred and culturally sensitive objects, regardless of where those objects are held;
• Aboriginal sacred and culturally sensitive objects in the collection are vital to the maintenance of traditional ways;
• the deeper meanings associated with Aboriginal sacred and culturally sensitive objects are known only to Aboriginal members of their cultures of origin.
 

Eligible Recipients

The list of sacred objects in the Ethnology Reserve Collection is available upon request by Aboriginal individuals with ties to the sacred objects and who wish to take part in the options of this policy.
 

Contact Information

info@rcmp-f.ca

Sask Culture – Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Leadership Grant

Sask Culture

Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Leadership Grant

Program Summary

The purpose is to advance the course of culture in Saskatchewan by supporting: sharing of cultural skills and knowledge to young peoples; development of cultural organizations in their ability to deliver and sustain cultural programming; increased employment opportunities for First Nations and Métis arts and culture resource peoples; cultural awareness, cultural activity, skill development, personal growth and positive lifestyles at the individual, group and community level; and the building of capacity for communities and cultural organizations to assess community needs and to effectively plan and implement cultural programs for, and by, First Nations and Métis peoples.
 

Eligible Recipients

First Nation Band in good standing with the Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grand Program and have no outstanding grant follow-ups due to SaskCulture.
 

Application Deadline

April 17th and October 17th
 

Contact Information

Damon Badger Heit, Outreach Consultant
306-780-9251
1-866-476-6830
dbheit@saskculture.ca

Sask Culture – Creative Kids

Creative Kids

Program Summary

Creative Kids program is provides funding for any family with challenges paying for creative activities and classes.
 

Eligible Recipients

Saskatchewan Residents where the has gross incomes less than $40,000 for children 4 to 19 years old.
 

Application Deadline

June 8, August 17, December 7
 

Contact Information

404 – 2125 11th Avenue
Regina, SK S4P 3X3
1-855-277-9469
Fax: 306-780-9252
info@creativekidssask.ca

Sask Culture – Culture Days Funding Assistance

Culture Days Funding Assistance

Program Summary

Culture Days Funding Assistance is designed to support Culture Days initiatives (activities, events and projects) that engage public participation and inspire future involvement in the cultural life of Saskatchewan communities.

Culture Days Funding Assistance supports:
• activities that will encourage and inspire people to try something new and become a regular participant in cultural activities;
• the hiring of Saskatchewan artists and cultural workers who will engage new audiences and share their skills and talents;
• a wide range of interactive and diverse cultural activities in communities across the province during Culture Days.

Significant priority will be given to projects that:
• provide excellent opportunities for hands-on, interactive cultural experiences for participants, as opposed to activities that are more passive in nature;
• are engaging and accessible – Culture Days activities are to be free to the public;
• contribute significantly to community involvement and/or engagement
 

Eligible Recipients

Be a First Nations Band or Municipality. The applicant must:

  • be in good standing with the Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program; and
  • have no outstanding grant follow-ups due to SaskCulture

Application Deadline

April 16, 2018

Contact Information

Dominga Robinson, Outreach Consultant
306-780-9295
1-866-476-6830
drobinson@saskculture.ca

Sask Culture – Multicultural Initiatives Fund – Annual Funding

Multicultural Initiatives Fund - Annual Funding

Program Summary

The MIF Annual Funding program objectives are to:
• Stimulate and support the advancement of cultural identity, intercultural understanding and issues related to social justice and harmony;
• Increase and complement the quality, quantity and reach of multicultural programs, projects and activities;
• Develop and support innovative and/or strategic approaches to the advancement of multiculturalism;
• Provide enabling resources to community-based organizations to ensure a wide range of multicultural programs and services are available;
• Support youth initiatives that will contribute to the future development of multiculturalism in society; and
• Support developing cultural organizations that require funds to establish ongoing operations and services in unique areas not already funded by conventional support systems.

 

Eligible Recipients

Registered non-profit organizations based in Saskatchewan or organizations that have a primarily multicultural or ethno-cultural mandate are eligible to apply.
 

Contact Information

Paul Gingras, Outreach Consultant
306-780-9813
1-866-476-6830
pgingras@saskculture.ca

Sask Culture – Multicultural Initiatives Fund – Project Funding

Multicultural Initiatives Fund - Project Funding

Program Summary

This fund aims to advance the course of culture in Saskatchewan by providing funds to organizations in areas not typically funded by conventional support systems, which include:
• Cross-cultural or intercultural educational projects;
• Multicultural festivals; and
• First Nations and Métis awareness-raising events.
 

Eligible Recipients

Registered, Saskatchewan, non-profit organizations, First Nations bands, or municipalities, with cultural mandates are eligible to apply. The MIF program objectives are to support ethno-cultural, multicultural, First Nations and Métis initiatives, projects and activities.
 

Application Deadline

April 2, 2018
 

Contact Information

Paul Gingras, Outreach Consultant
306-780-9813
1-866-476-6830
pgingras@saskculture.ca

Sask Outdoors – Sask Outdoors Grant

Sask Outdoors

SaskOutdoors Grant

Program Summary

Any project that involves outdoor and/or environmental education will be considered. Projects that have been supported in the past include: camping trips, winter camping trips, canoe trips, rejuvenating school gardens/outdoor classrooms/green spaces, school campaigns to save energy/recycle, etc…
 

Eligible Recipients

Applicants must be current members of SaskOutdoors
 

Application Deadline

March 15 and October 15
 

Contact Information

c/o Christine Thompson, General Manager
323 Skeena Crescent
Saskatoon, SK S7K 4G9
info@saskoutdoors.org

Sask Sport – Aboriginal Coaches & Officials Program

Sask Sport

Aboriginal Coaches & Officials Program

Program Summary

The Aboriginal Coaches and Officials Program is organizing training and developmental opportunities across the province for Aboriginal peoples to become involved in sport as a coach or an official.
 

Contact Information

Sylvester Gardypie
306-975-0865

Sask Sport – Aboriginal Community Sport Grant

Aboriginal Community Sport Grant

Program Summary

The purpose of the Aboriginal Community Sport Grant Program (ACSGP) is to provide greater sport participation and development opportunities for Aboriginal youth in Saskatchewan, especially youth living in urban, rural, on-reserve, isolated and northern communities. and the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation. The grant is designed to support the development and implementation of community sport programs.
 

Eligible Recipients

Organizations with that provide services wit First nations and Métis people and are registered under the Saskatchewan Non-Profit Corporations Act and Communities are eligible to apply provided endorsement is received from a Bonded Authorized Officer (Chief)
 

Application Deadline

April 1 and November 1
 

Contact Information

Wanda Cameron
306-975-0810
wcameron@sasksport.sk.ca

Sask Sport – Community Sport for Children and Youth Planning Toolkit

Community Sport for Children and Youth Planning Toolkit

Program Summary

Community Sport for Children and Youth Planning Toolkit- is a resource to help communities build and maintain active sport programs for children and youth. Sport can be a signify cant part of community unity and provides benefit such as healthy lifestyles, self-discipline, and positive self-esteem for individuals.

The toolkit is designed to help communities determine, develop, provide, and evaluate their sport program needs so that more children and youth are active in sport for life.
This toolkit focuses on communities and helping leaders build on their strengths to offer quality sport programs for Aboriginal children and youth. The goals are to:
• Increase the number of Aboriginal children and youth playing sport;
• Increase the numbers of volunteers available to organize, coach, and assist with sport programs;
• Encourage organized sport programs that are developmentally appropriate for children and youth; and,
• Encourage partnerships within the community and with other communities to organize leagues,
tournaments and competitions.
 

Eligible Recipients

Aboriginal Communities
 

Contact Information

Amy Shipley
306-975-0819
ashipley@sasksport.sk.ca

Sask Sport – Tribal Council/First nation Coordinator Program

Tribal Council/First nation Coordinator Program

Program Summary

This program provides funding to assist with employment and travel costs for a coordinator, focusing on the following major objectives within First Nation communities; increase the number of volunteers, increase participation opportunities, training and opportunities in leadership development, link with existing agencies and resources, development, educational and consultative support and to promote the benefits of participation.

Eligible Recipients

Tribal Council/First Nations currently on the eligibility for Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation as recognized for the FSIN.

Application Deadline

March 1st

Contact Information

Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust for Sport, Culture and Recreation
510 Cynthia Street
Saskatoon, SK S7L 7K7
ATTN: Wanda Cameron
306-975-0810
306-242-8007
wcameron@sasksport.sk.ca

Saskatchewan Arts Board – Indigenous Pathways Initiative

Saskatchewan Arts Board

Indigenous Pathways Initiative

Program Summary

Independent Artists Projects support Indigenous artists to work independently on their own artistic/cultural practice, either in a traditional or contemporary art form.

Community Projects support Indigenous artists and Traditional Knowledge Keepers/Elders to share their art, skills and teachings with their communities through activities such as workshops, gatherings or mentorships.

 

Eligible Recipients

Indigenous artists and/or Traditional Knowledge Keepers/Elders working in any art form who are Saskatchewan residents; small groups or collectives of Saskatchewan Indigenous artists working in any art form.
 

Application Deadline

April 15 and October 15
 

Contact Information

Lindsay Knight
306-964-1165 (Saskatoon) or 1-800-667-7526 (Toll-Free)
lknight@saskartsboard.ca

Saskatchewan Government – First Nations and Métis Community Engagement Project Fund

First Nations and Métis Community Engagement Project Fund

Program Summary

SKFN-Sask-Gov

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The Office of the Provincial Interlocutor supports qualifying projects that involve practical arrangements and partnerships with First Nations and/or Métis communities, agencies or non-profit organizations. Projects will be considered under the following categories:
– Safe Communities
– Strong Families
– Student Achievement
– Economic Growth
 

Eligible Recipients

– First Nations Band Council or Tribal Council,
– Métis Nation,
– First Nations or Métis representative organization,
– Aboriginal non-profit organization,
– Non-Aboriginal non-profit organization seeking partnerships with Aboriginal communities or whose programs/services benefit a primarily First Nations or Métis clientele,
municipality,
– Government organizations
 

Contact Information

(306) 798-0183
interlocutor@gov.sk.ca

Saskatchewan Government – One Time Grant for Non-Designated Commercial Heritage Property

One Time Grant for Non-Designated Commercial Heritage Property

Program Summary

This one time grant provides up to $10,000 to assist the owners of undesignated heritage property with façade and stabilization work. The grant aims to promote the conservation and adaptive re-use of commercial heritage buildings in Saskatchewan.
 

Eligible Recipients

Owners of commercial properties
 

Application Deadline

March 1 and October 1
 

Contact Information

Shari Hildred, Interim Manager
306-787-4188
shari.hildred@gov.sk.ca

Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation – Built Heritage Grant

Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation

Built Heritage Grant

Program Summary

SKFN-Sask-Heritage-Foundation

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The grant provides funding for municipally or provincially designated heritage properties. Our funding can help with costs relating to the stabilization restoration of these buildings
 

Eligible Recipients

Municipalities, First Nations, incorporated not-for-profit organizations, private individuals and corporations properties must be designated as Municipal Heritage Property or Provincial Heritage Property. Applications will be accepted from owners of heritage property that cannot be legally designated as Provincial or Municipal Heritage Property. This includes structures on Federally regulated land such as train stations, grain elevators and structures on First Nations reserves, that are 40 years of age or older.
 

Application Deadline

March 1 and October 1
 

Contact Information

Shari Hildred – Interim Manager
306-787-2843
shari.hildred@gov.sk.ca

Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre – First Nations Schools Storytelling

Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre (SICC)

First Nations Schools Storytelling

Program Summary

SKFN-SICC-FN-Storytelling

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Through January, February and March, Saskatchewan First Nation Schools may request a storyteller into their gym and classrooms.
 

Eligible Recipients

First Nation Schools
 

Application Deadline

Ongoing
 

Contact Information

Jessica Generoux
306-244-1146

Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre – Language and Culture Resources

Language and Culture Resources

Program Summary

SICC website is a resource for compiling and sharing information related to the language, culture, arts, history and current affairs of the Plains Cree, Swampy Cree, Woodland Cree, Dene, Nahkawē, Dakota, Nakota and Lakota. It has been established to assist First Nations people, educators, students, government agencies and the general public in gaining access to information pertaining to Saskatchewan First Nations.

 

Contact Information

306-244-1146
info@sicc.sk.ca

Saskatchewan Lotteries – Community Grant Program

Saskatchewan Lotteries

Community Grant Program

Program Summary

The goal of this program is to get people involved in sport, culture and recreation activities by enabling communities to address the needs of local residents.
 

Eligible Recipients

Municipal governments, band councils or northern settlements
 

Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association – Community Cultural Diversity Inclusion Grant

Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association

Community Cultural Diversity Inclusion Grant

Program Summary

The purpose of SPRA’s Community Cultural Diversity Inclusion Grant is to assist Active members of SPRA in developing new recreation programs, events or enhancing existing recreation opportunities to target diverse population within the members’ community
 

Eligible Recipients

Active members of SPRA
 

Application Deadline

April 1, 2018

Contact Information

Andrew Millard, Assistant Consultant – Grants and Funding
100 – 1445 Park Street
Regina, SK S4N 4C5
amillard@spra.sk.ca
Toll free 1-800-563-2555 or 306-780-9471

Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association – The Saskatchewan Trails Association Member Grant Program

The Saskatchewan Trails Association Member Grant Program

Program Summary

The Saskatchewan Trails Association (STA) has dedicated funding for the maintenance of trails in the Province of Saskatchewan. The purpose of the program is to assist members in maintaining trails within their community or between communities. The focus of the grant will be to fund maintenance activities such as updating maps, GPS trails, signage, purchasing maintenance tools etc….
 

Eligible Recipients

First Nations are eligible but maximum of $500 only.
 

Contact Information

2260 McIntyre Street
Regina, SK S4P 2R9
306-522-9326
info@sasktrails.ca

Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming – Urban Canvas Project

Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming

Urban Canvas Project

Program Summary

39 week full-time arts skills and personal development training program for youth between ages 16 to 30 who face multiple barriers to successful and sustainable empowerment. The project consists of practical experience and public art portfolio building obtained through community art projects, skill enhancement workshops, life skills training and post-project employment preparation.
 

Eligible Recipients

Youth ages 16 to 30
 

Contact Information

253 3rd Ave. South Saskatoon SK.
306 652-7760
scyap@scyapinc.com

SaskEnergy/TransGas – Sponsorship Program

SaskEnergy/ TransGas

Sponsorship Program

Program Summary

When reviewing sponsorship opportunities, SaskEnergy/TransGas considers the following:
• How many people will benefit from the event/program;
• How would our donation impact the overall budget of the event/program;
• Will there be a lasting impact or legacy as a result of this sponsorship;
• How will SaskEnergy/TransGas be included in the sponsorship project such as profile with speaking opportunities or volunteering;
• Does this event/program support rural Saskatchewan;
• What other sponsors are participating and how;

 

Application Deadline

6 to 12 weeks in advance of the event date
 

South Saskatchewan Community Foundation – Moffat Family Fund – Moose Jaw & District

South Saskatchewan Community Foundation

Moffat Family Fund - Moose Jaw & District

Program Summary

The fund is directed to programs giving children and families an equal chance in society and is designated for distribution in communities where the Moffat family operated their media business – radio, TV and cable. The funds are for charitable agencies and programs that “create tangible results in improved lives and realized potential for children and families who have not had the same good fortune and opportunities that my family and I enjoy.”
 

Eligible Recipients

Organizations with a charitable organization registration number or those partnered with one that does.
 

Contact Information

3934 Gordon Road
Regina, SK S4S 6Y3
306-751-4756
info@sscf.ca

South Saskatchewan Community Foundation – Smart and Caring Fund

Smart and Caring Fund

Program Summary

Grants range from $500 to $2000. Grants awarded to projects that respond to areas of focus in the annual Vital Signs report.
 

Eligible Recipients

Qualified Donees with CRA that promote and enhance vibrant, healthy and caring communities in southern Saskatchewan.
 

Contact Information

3934 Gordon Road
Regina, SK S4S 6Y3
306-751-4756
info@sscf.ca

Southeast Connection Sport, Culture and Recreation District – Activity Assistance

Southeast Connection Sport, Culture and Recreation District

Activity Assistance

Program Summary

Communities and organizations can apply for support for sport, culture and recreation funding for opportunities such as physical activity initiative, cultural program or a sport clinic. The purpose of the assistance is to help remove barriers to participation and assist organizations and group to provide affordable sport, culture and recreational development opportunities
 

Eligible Recipients

Eligible applicants include: an urban or rural municipality, First Nations band or registered non-profit organization located within the south east district geographic boundary.
Organizations that have overdue follow-up reports within the lottery-funded system are ineligible.
 

Contact Information

Southeast Connection, Box 370
Weyburn, SK S4H 2K6
306-842-2188

Southeast Connection Sport, Culture and Recreation District – Community Summer Play Initiative

Community Summer Play Initiative

Program Summary

Supports the development and delivery of rural community summer play programs and training of leaders to lead and implement quality and safe programs. Successful recipients of the Community Summer Play Initiative may receive up to a maximum of $2000 in assistance to help cover the costs of program materials, program leader contracts and program leader training (HIGH FIVE®).
 

Contact Information

Southeast Connection
Box 370
Weyburn, SK S4H 2K6
306-842-2188

Southeast Connection Sport, Culture and Recreation District – Recreation Equipment Program

Recreation Equipment Program

Program Summary

Communities and organizations can apply to receive financial assistance for the purchase of recreation equipment for the implementation and delivery of recreation programs. Through the purchasing of proper equipment a community can provide opportunities for safe and quality recreation programming. Preference will be given to those applicants who demonstrate barriers to accessing safe and quality equipment for community recreation program delivery.
 

Eligible Recipients

• Eligible applicants include: an urban or rural municipality, First Nations band or registered non-profit organization located within the south east district geographic boundary.
• Organizations that have overdue follow-up reports within the lottery-funded system are ineligible.
• The equipment purchased must become the property of the organization.
• Equipment must be purchased after the deadline date of the grant. Successful applicants will not be funded retroactively.

Contact Information

Southeast Connection
Box 370
Weyburn, SK S4H 2K6
306-842-2188

The Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation – Project Funding

The Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation

Project Funding

Program Summary

1. To address risk factors faced by First Nations youth including juvenile delinquency, substance abuse and suicide, by:
a. providing scholarships bursaries and grants to attend educational programs; and
b. providing equipment, facilities and opportunities to participate in structured recreational, and/or organized
sporting activities
2. To promote good health care and ensure the proper provision of medical and health care services for the benefit of all
First Nations members in Canada.
3. To educate and raise awareness concerning First Nations language, history, spirituality and culture among First Nations
youth by:
a. providing grants for attendance at traditional First Nations activities or events, established arts and cultural institutions,
language programs and traditional theatrical or dance performances and instruction; and
b. providing educational materials and training for the benefit of youth

Eligible Recipients

– Status Members
– Must be non-profit
– Individual band members
– Community groups and organizations
– Minor sports teams
– Special Events
– Elite Adult Teams

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted a minimum of one month prior to your event or commencement of your project.Only one application per sector per fiscal year (April 1 – March 31) in the Health Sector and the Arts & Culture sector.

• SPORTS AND RECREATION SECTOR:

– Summer Deadline: July 31, 2017
– Winter Deadline: January 31, 2018

• EDUCATION SECTOR:

September start has a July 14, 2017 deadline; January start has an October 13, 2017 deadline.
Applications that span more than one year are eligible; however, applicants must reapply each year.

Contact Information

1-866-508-6795

The Endangered Languages Project – Map and Other Language Resources

The Endangered Languages Project

Map and other Language Resources

Program Summary

The Endangered Languages Project is an online resource for samples and research on endangered languages as well as a forum for advice and best practices for those working to strengthen linguistic diversity.
 

Eligible Recipients

Individuals/Groups are invited to submitted their language resources to be included in the website.
 

University of British Columbia (UBC) Farm – Culturally Relevant Urban Wellness – CRUW

University of British Columbia (UBC) Farm

Culturally Relevant Urban Wellness - CRUW

Program Summary

CRUW brings urban Indigenous and recent immigrant youth to the Garden from March to October. Youth participants work with Aboriginal Elders and knowledge keepers, program staff and other professionals in a wide diversity of activities. At the farm, the youth engage in three activities each sessions (one garden-based and two other culturally relevant activities).

Application Deadline

Ongoing

Contact Information

Faculty of Land and Food Systems
604-822-5092
Fax 604 822 6839
farm.team@ubc.ca

United Church of Canada – The Healing Fund

United Church of Canada

The Healing Fund

Program Summary

Project must be connected to the continuing need for healing from the legacy of the Indian Residential Schools system. Many name a need for mending, restoring, and celebrating—a sense of loss, along with hope for rebuilding identity.
 

Eligible Recipients

First Nations
 

Application Deadline

healing@united-church.ca

United Church of Canada – The Justice and Reconciliation Fund

The Justice and Reconciliation Fund

Program Summary

The Justice and Reconciliation Fund supports projects by United Church groups that foster dialogue, reconciliation and relationship-building between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples.
 

Eligible Recipients

– Congregations, presbyteries, Conferences, education and theological centres and outreach/community ministries
– Ecumenical initiatives where there is a commitment to cost-sharing
– Groups outside the United Church will also be considered if funds permit
 

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted year round.
 

Contact Information

healing@united-church.ca

White Buffalo Youth Lodge – Programming For Children, Youth and Families

White Buffalo Youth Lodge

Programs for Children, Youth and Families

Program Summary

WBYL is a multipurpose centre used during the day for educational classes, functions, meetings, etc., and in the late afternoon/evening it serves as a youth recreational facility fostering a safe and fun environment for all to participate in.

WBYL programs and services are open to children, youth and families free of charge:

  • Snack, cooking & nutrition
  • On-site dental therapist and nurse practitioner
  • Fully equipped fitness room, weight room, and gymnasium for sports
  • Recreational activities, competitive sports, and tournaments
  • Elder services (counseling, healing circles)
  • Traditional Pipe Ceremonies, Smuding, Feasts and Round Dances
  • Free Legal Services for low income individuals
  • Bookings (parenting programs, healing circles, talking circles, meetings, etc.)
  • Life Skills
  • Counseling and Mediation
  • Movie Night, Karaoke, Drama, Crafts, Games, Computers, Photography, Art Classes, Swimming
  • Basketball & Volleyball
  • Youth Council
  • Open Gym Times, Girls on the Move, Boys on the Loose
  • Wood Working, Tea Time, Random Acts of Kindness, SMBA

Eligible Recipients

Children, Youth and Families

Application Deadline

Ongoing

Contact Information

White Buffalo Youth Lodge
602 20th Street West
Saskatoon, SK    S7M 0X7

Phone: (306) 653.7676
Fax: (306) 653.7677