Northern Funding Resources

Organization and Resource Information

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

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

NORTHERN ABORIGINAL BROADCASTING 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.

      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.

      Contact Information

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

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.

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.

Northern Youth Abroad – 2018 Next Project Leaders

Northern Youth Abroad

2018 Next Project Leaders

Resource Summary

Northern Youth Abroad (NYA) is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization (Registered Charity #86530 5791 RR0001) that cultivates youth leadership, individual career goals, cross-cultural awareness, and international citizenship amongst youth from Nunavut and the Northwest Territories aged 15-22. The program strengthens the self-identity and cultural understanding of its Participants and enhances their participation and success in the school system by providing a life-changing and life-directing experience relevant to the needs and aspirations of Northern youth.

 

Eligible Recipients

NYA is seeking candidates to act as Project Leaders for the 2018 NYA Next Program. Successful applicants will form a team of leaders who will supervise, coordinate and support a group of 16 youth (16-22 years old) for 7 weeks from approximately June 29th – August 15th. This will include NYA’s Orientation and Re-Orientation programs, as well as a 5 week placement where the team will take part in training, and a number of activities.

Click here to see the program’s poster.

 

Application Deadline

May 7, 2018

 

Contact Information

Northern Youth Abroad
311 Richmond Road, Unit 308
Ottawa , ON K1Z 6X3
613-232-9989

Saskatchewan Literacy Network – Northern Family Literacy Training Support Program

Saskatchewan Literacy Network

Northern Family Literacy Training Support Program

Program Summary

With generous funding support from the Saskatchewan Community Initiatives Fund, the Saskatchewan Literacy Network is pleased to announce the Northern Family Literacy Training Support Program.
The Saskatchewan Literacy Network is looking for four northern Saskatchewan community teams of up to four people each to participate in a 3-day training opportunity from May 15th to 17th, 2018 in Air Ronge, SK, at the Pahkisimon Nuye?áh Library System (PNLS) Headquarters. After the training, participants receive ongoing support in creating or enhancing family literacy programming to add to the strengths in their community.

Eligible Recipients

Each team from your northern Saskatchewan community should be made up of people who:

  • enjoy working with families and their children;
  • have some experience working with parents or caregivers in education or community environments;
  • are interested in learning new ways to engage families;
  • have demonstrated an appreciation for lifelong learning;
  • are available to attend the entire 3-days of training and participate in follow-up conversations with the SLN;
  • are prepared to commit, as a team, to use the knowledge from the 3-day training to offer (new or enhanced) family literacy programs or events in your community.

We will select 4 teams of up to 4 people per northern community (up to 16 people total at the training) to attend the Northern Family Literacy Training Support Program (NFLTSP). The focus will on be on people who work with families in various capacities. A community team may consist of individuals from the same or different organizations delivering services to families in their northern Saskatchewan community.

Application Deadline

Friday, March 16th, 2018 at 11:59 pm

Contact Information

#11-2155 Airport Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7L 6M5

Phone: 1.306.651.7288
Toll Free: 1.888.511.2111
Fax: 1.306.651.7287

Email: saskliteracy@saskliteracy.ca