Indigenous Capacity Support Program
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
- More information
- Contact the Indigenous Policy team
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. Applicants can submit an expression of interest or proposal using their desired template in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Stream 3 is targeted to Indigenous communities or Indigenous organizations that the Agency has identified as a priority for capacity funding. Please consult the Program Guidelines for program requirements and criteria.
Eligible activities for all Streams 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 IAs;
- Strengthening awareness of 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 was received.
The Agency will contact successful applicants and provide them with a contribution agreement to sign. Here are two examples of a contribution agreement:
- View a standard Contribution Agreement [PDF - 195 KB]
- View a schedule to a Master Contribution Agreement [PDF - 157 KB]
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.
- Indigenous Capacity Support Program – National Program Guidelines
- For a detailed breakdown of this year’s funding recipients, please refer to the Government of Canada’s Proactive Disclosure website.
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