Addressing Racism and Discrimination in Canada’s Health Systems Program – 2022 Call for proposals

The 2022 Call for Proposals is accepting applications that address systemic anti-Indigenous racism and/or discrimination in Canada's health systems and under the Project Stream only.

Priority Areas

Priority will be given to projects that that aim to:

  1. Develop and implement cultural safety and humility training, curriculum, and/or accreditation requirements for health services providers (Health Human Resources), including administrators; and,
  2. Integrate culturally-safe care in acute care settings and traditional approaches to health.

Priority will be given to applications from Indigenous health system partners (organizations, associations, education/training institutions, etc.).

Eligible Recipients

The following are eligible to apply for funding through the Program:

Non-Indigenous organizations are eligible to apply but are required to partner with an Indigenous community or organization and demonstrate the partnership throughout the entire project, including the development/design, implementation, and monitoring/evaluation phases of the project. Letters of support from project partners are required.

Eligible organizations must also demonstrate a commitment to addressing systemic racism and/or discrimination; that considers diversity and inclusion in their recruitment and retention practices; and has the expertise needed to successfully carryout the project.

Eligible organizations may submit only one application for funding in this Call for Proposals.

Eligible activities

The following project activities are eligible for funding:

Eligible expenses

Funding must be used only for expenditures that are directly related to the activities identified in the funding agreement with Health Canada.

Eligible expenditures may include:

Funding details

The total funding available is $13M.

The total requested funding for each project must be between a minimum of $100,000 and up to a maximum of $1,000,000.

Further distribution of funding: Recipients may further distribute to entities to conduct approved activities. Recipients will have full independence and responsibility in the selection of these entities. The recipient remains responsible for all funding, activities, and reporting.

Limits of government assistance: Total government assistance cannot exceed 100% of total eligible project-related expenses. Total government assistance includes all levels of government funding: federal, provincial and municipal.


Projects can be of varied duration. Projects should aim to begin no earlier than April 1, 2022 and may only begin upon formal notification by Health Canada. Projects must be completed by March 31, 2024.

Note: The fiscal year for the Government of Canada runs from April 1 of one year until March 31 of the following year.

Assessment criteria

Health Canada will use due diligence to assess the proposals for funding. The assessment of each application will examine, at minimum:

The following outlines how the various sections of the Application Form will be weighted:

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