Indigenous Capacity Support Program
Indigenous Capacity Support Program Brochure
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The Indigenous Capacity Support Program helps enhance meaningful engagement and leadership of Indigenous Peoples in consultations on assessments. This funding is provided outside the context of specific project reviews.
- Who is eligible
- What you need to know before you apply
- After you apply
- New funding opportunities and associated criteria
- More information
- Contact the Indigenous Partnerships Division
Who is eligible
Eligible recipients include Indigenous communities and Indigenous organizations.
What you need to know before you apply
The Indigenous Capacity Support Program has three streams:
- Stream 1: Program Partners
- Stream 2: Community of Practice Events
- Stream 3: Strategic Opportunities
Applications received will be considered depending on the availability of funding. Please consult the Program Guidelines for detailed information about the program. Specific eligible activities and criteria may be required for different funding opportunities within the program.
General eligible activities include:
- Developing or supporting organizational capacity of Indigenous communities or organizations to participate in, direct and/or undertake assessments, as well as delivering information, data and studies to support the implementation of regional/strategic approaches or project impact assessments;
- Strengthening awareness of impact assessment (IA) issues within Indigenous communities through outreach activities; and
- Designing and delivering workshops; training programs or materials for Indigenous Peoples, communities or organizations related to IA, including activities to:
- document current use of the land or resources;
- identify environmental, health, social or economic impacts, impacts on rights, or document Indigenous knowledge;
- participate in, leading and/or direct a project IA process;
- lead community engagement and coordinate consultation; and
- participate and/or lead follow-up and monitoring activities.
After you apply
The Agency will contact applicants about funding decisions. This usually happens within two months after the application deadline.
The Agency will contact successful applicants and provide them with a contribution agreement to sign.
Detailed financial report
Successful applicants with existing contribution agreements must complete a detailed financial report to be reimbursed. This includes providing supporting invoices and/or receipts for reimbursement of eligible expenses incurred over the course of the assessment or engagement initiative.
Instructions on how to submit a detailed financial report will be provided directly to successful applicants.
New funding opportunities and associated criteria
A funding application period under Stream 3 is now open. Applications will be accepted until March 5, 2024.
Should Indigenous communities or organizations require funding outside of formal funding application periods, please contact the Indigenous Partnerships Division, subject to funding availability.
- Indigenous Capacity Support Program – Program Guidelines
- For a detailed breakdown of this year’s funding recipients, please refer to the Government of Canada’s Proactive Disclosure website.
Indigenous Partnerships Division
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
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