The NIB Trust Fund (NIBTF) has launched the 2022-2023 Call for Applications from Groups/Organizations for programs aimed at education, healing and reconciliation, training certification, and cultural and traditional knowledge building.
The goal of the NIB Trust Fund is to help First Nations, Métis people and communities address the impacts of the Indian residential school’s system, and to provide resourcing to create meaningful opportunities that improve the quality of life for First Nations and Métis people.
The NIB Trust Fund’s objectives are to:
- To study in conjunction with First Nation representatives from the various parts of Canada the problems confronting First Nations in today’s society;
- To do research into the economic, social, and scientific problems of First Nation communities with a view to proposing solutions to these problems;
- To do research into the historical and cultural aspects of First Nation communities with a view to assisting in retaining First Nation culture and values;
- In order to further carry out the foregoing objects, to obtain and disseminate information to First Nation groups and others concerned with the quality of First Nations life;
- To provide educational programs and related services and initiatives that provide assistance to First Nations peoples including the provision of financial assistance to attend educational institutions at all levels; and
- To provide healing and reconciliation programs, services and initiatives for First Nations peoples as required as a result of the intergenerational impacts of the Indian Residential School system.
Currently provincial, regional and community groups can apply for up to $200,000. National groups can apply for up to $400,000.
Group/Organization applicants can apply for single or multi-year funding and may apply for funding to support a wide range of programming such as:
- Traditional education programs; back to the land activities, elder and knowledge keeper activities
- Youth camps
- Employment training programs
- Language and curriculum development programs
- Community radio
- Leadership and management programs
- Cultural exchange
- Dramatic art, theater, dance programs
- Wellness programs
- Family connection, and kinship programs
- Healing programs
- Empowerment programs
- Online activities, workshops, etc.
The NIB Trust Fund accepts applications from groups and organizations with Qualified Donee status or a charitable number registered with the Canadian Revenue Agency. Groups and organizations may be:
- First Nations and Métis communities
- First Nations and Métis organizations
- Cultural Centres
- Educational Institutions
- Societies, Foundations, Charities, Associations
- Friendship Centers
For more information, visit https://www.nibtrust.ca/news/the-grouporganization-call-for-applications-is-now-open