ARCHIVED - Aboriginal Representative Organizations - Project-based funding
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Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) provides basic organizational capacity (core) funding and project-based funding to Aboriginal Representative Organizations (AROs).
The information on this webpage applies only to the 2015-2016 project funding process.
The project funding process has changed. In 2016-2017, projects will be funded through a decentralized process that will allow for more flexibility and multi-year projects. Future calls for proposals will be posted, when available, on INAC’s Calls for Proposals webpage.
About the program
The Government of Canada values its relationship with Aboriginal Representative Organizations (AROs) and recognizes the contribution they make on behalf of their members. To support the work of AROs across Canada, INAC provides both basic organizational capacity (core) funding and project funding.
INAC provides project-specific funding for projects that support its seven priority themes, yield concrete results and promote healthier, more self-sufficient Aboriginal communities.
Project funding is allocated on a case-by-case basis and is subject to funding availability. Project funding is accessed through proposals for specific projects or initiatives with fixed timeframes.
In 2015-2016, two calls for proposals were issued – a general call on February 16; and a directed call to five National Aboriginal Organizations on June 15, 2015 to work with the National Association of Friendship Centres on the further development of a violence prevention and awareness mobile platform. This is a first step in fulfilling a commitment, made by all parties, at the February 2015 National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, to collaborate on a prevention and awareness campaign.
Who can apply?
For the February 16, 2015 general call, Aboriginal Representative Organizations were eligible.
For the June 15, 2015 directed call for proposals, the following five National Aboriginal Organizations were eligible:
- Assembly of First Nations
- Native Women's Association of Canada
- Métis National Council
- Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
- Congress of Aboriginal Peoples
Both the February 16, 2015 general call for proposals and the June 15, 2015 directed call to the five National Aboriginal Organizations are now closed.
How to apply?
For the February 16, 2015 general call, proposals that supported the seven priority themes were accepted.
For the June 15, 2015 directed call, only proposals under Theme 5: Social Program Reform, specifically for partnering with national stakeholders to create awareness campaigns, research, videoconference workshops and other activities aimed at increasing awareness about family violence prevention were accepted.
Proposals had to describe how the National Aboriginal Organization will collaborate with the National Association of Friendship Centres to deliver a mobile platform that responds to the needs of communities, in support of the commitment made at the February 2015 National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Proposals are being assessed against the project proposal eligibility criteria.
The maximum amount available per organization is up to $100,000. Even if all criteria are met, funding is not guaranteed.
Applicants had to follow these instructions and use this application form.
Previously selected projects
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