Multicultural Initiatives Fund - Annual Funding
The MIF Annual grant program provides funding to community-based organizations to support ethno-cultural, multicultural, First Nations and Métis organizations reaching Indigenous people, youth, northern and/or rural communities, and newcomers.
The MIF Annual grant program prioritizes:
- Anti-Racism work that looks at issues of power and privilege and how they impact individual and systemic discrimination; it usually includes active dialogue to build equity and justice in organizations and communities.
- Intercultural Connections and Truth and Reconciliation entails different cultural and Indigenous groups coming together over time to build bridges through activities like exchanges, cooperative work, creating safe spaces, community dialogues, creative projects, etc. This includes projects that have a focus on implementing or working towards implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action or reconciliation efforts.
- Integration supports welcoming and inclusive communities that create a sense of home and belonging. We recognize the creativity and innovation that arise from bringing different cultural perspectives together and cultivating the unique contributions of all.
- Celebration of Diversity includes education and festivals that showcase differences and similarities, most often through performance, cuisine and other arts. It includes an awareness that groups that include many perspectives, especially from different cultural world views, lead to greater creativity and innovation.
- Cultural Retention supports organizations passing on cultural practices and traditions within a particular Indigenous or ethno-cultural community.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2024
Registered non-profit organizations based in Saskatchewan or organizations that have a primarily multicultural or ethno-cultural mandate are eligible to apply.
MIF Annual is generally for provincial or regional multicultural or Indigenous organizations that have organizations as members such as Tribal Councils.
Paul Gingras, Outreach Consultant