Northern Funding Resources

Organization and Resource Information

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – Education: Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP)

Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP)

Program Summary

To improve employability of FN and eligible Inuit students by providing them with funding to access education and skills development opportunities at the post-sec level. (NWT and Nunavut students may be eligible as well)

Eligible Recipients

North West Territories and Nunavut Students that are eligible for PSSSP funding can apply directly to the Regional office, program staff for support.

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 (ISC) – Education: Northern Factor

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)

Education: Northern Factor

Program Summary

For remote/isolated communities to provide additional resources to offset the high costs in the North. (Instructional Services, enhanced teacher salaries, low cost special end, student support serve – transportation)

Eligible Recipients

Band operated schools

Application Deadline

Yearly

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.

Canadian Heritage – The Aboriginal Peoples Program

Canadian Heritage

The Aboriginal Peoples Program

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 (See Arts & Culture Tab) and Northern Aboriginal Broadcasting.

 

Eligible Recipients

    • To be eligible for funding, your organization or group must be:
      • a not-for-profit, democratically controlled Indigenous organization incorporated under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act or under corresponding provincial/territorial legislation; or
      • a not-for-profit, democratically controlled independent Indigenous community group that include ad-hoc committees defined as a temporary committee set up to do a specific task (not a permanent standing committee); or
      • a not-for-profit, democratically controlled non-Indigenous organization working in partnership with Indigenous organizations or Indigenous advisory committees in situations where Indigenous organizations/community groups do not exist.

      In addition, your organization or group 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.

       

    • Contact Information

      Department of Canadian Heritage
      Prairies and Northern Region
      300-330 Portage Avenue
      Winnipeg MB  R3C 0C4
      Email: pch.ran-nab.pch@canada.ca
      Telephone: 1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)
      TTY: 1-888-997-3123 (toll-free)

Cameco – Community Investment

Cameco

Community Investment

Program Summary

Each year Cameco receives many worthy requests to support community-building initiatives in northern Saskatchewan. While all requests for investments and sponsorships are carefully reviewed, Cameco gives priority to initiatives that promote youth activities in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Health and wellness
  • Sports and recreation

Eligible Recipients

Northern Saskatchewan Communities

Application Deadline

On Going