Indigenous Capacity Support Program

The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) administers the Indigenous Capacity Support Program, which is making funding available to support Indigenous communities and organizations to help develop skills to better participate in the impact assessment process.

Indigenous peoples are key partners in project assessments. This funding, provided outside the context of specific project reviews, is intended to enhance meaningful engagement and leadership of Indigenous peoples in consultations on project assessments.

Who can submit an expression of interest?

The Agency is seeking expressions of interest from Indigenous organizations, who would act as program delivery partners to provide support to communities at a regional level.

In assessing expressions of interest, the following criteria will be applied:

In addition, priority will be given to the following capacity-building initiatives:

Applicants can submit an expression of interest using their desired template in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Please consult the Program Guidelines for a full list of expression of interest requirements and criteria.

How funding is allocated

The Agency reviews expressions of interest and works with those that address the criteria and priorities listed above to develop detailed plans and budgets for funding. The amount of funding per successful applicant will depend on the activities proposed and funding availability.

Funding allocations

Maximum funding allocation: $300,000.

How to submit an expression of interest

For more details on who is eligible, how to apply, and what expenses may be funded and how the program works, please consult the National Funding Guidelines for Indigenous Capacity Support Program.

To apply, send an expression of interest to


If you have questions about this funding availability opportunity, please email

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