Increasing the Capacity of Indigenous Women and 2SLGBTQQIA+ Organizations to address GBV: About this call for proposals

We are no longer accepting applications for this call for proposals. The deadline for applications was March 10, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Pacific time.

1. About this call for proposals

Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) works to advance equality with respect to sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression through the inclusion of people of all genders, including women, in Canada’s economic, social, and political life.

Context for the call for proposals

The National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls highlighted a national crisis of gender-based violence (GBV) experienced by Indigenous women, girls, and Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (2SLGBTQQIA+). Their experiences have been invisible for decades because of systemic sexism, racism, and colonialism. The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified these issues and inequalities and has overly affected women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people, including Indigenous women and girls.

Objective of the call for proposals

The objective of this call for proposals is to increase the capacity of Indigenous not-for-profit organizations with experience working on GBV issues. Funded projects will increase their ability to prevent or address GBV against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.

What is capacity-building?

Activities that build capacity are those that increase an organization's ability to reach its goals. They include working to improve skills, information, collaboration, and tools. They also often aim to improve an organization's sustainability.

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Key action areas

Projects will increase the capacity of organizations and networks to prevent violence. They could improve:

Next steps

Now that you have information about this call for proposals, you can start your application. The instructions in the next section will help you write the answers we need to assess your application.

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