The Urban Partnerships program provides project funding to increase participation of Aboriginal peoples in the economy. It is part of the Government of Canada’s Urban Aboriginal Strategy.
About the program
The Urban Partnerships program is funded by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and delivered in part by the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) and its provincial/territorial associations.
Between 2014 and 2016, the Government of Canada will provide $30 million annually to this program – $20 million is administered by the National Association of Friendship Centres’s provincial/territorial associations and $10 million is administered by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.
The program provides project funding to build partnerships between organizations and governments; and encourage Aboriginal participation in the economy.
The Urban Partnerships program is one of two programs funded through the Urban Aboriginal Strategy
Who can apply?
- incorporated not-for-profit organizations
- Aboriginal representative organizations
- municipal governments
- education authorities and institutions
- health authorities and institutions
- for-profit enterprises
Each National Association of Friendship Centres’ provincial/territorial association sets its own deadlines for proposals. Visit the National Association of Friendship Centres map for links to your provincial/territorial association website and more detailed information about deadlines.
How to apply?
Contact your Friendship Centres to find out how to apply. Find your local centre through the National Association of Friendship Centers map. The application process can vary depending on the NAFC provincial/territorial association. More information can also be found in the Terms and Conditions to Support the Urban Aboriginal Strategy.
Previously selected projects
Find selected projects for 2015-2016 and 2014-2015.
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