Nation Rebuilding Program

This new program provides funding to develop capacity within Indigenous groups to rebuild their nations.

Priority is being given to proposals received by September 21, 2018 that best meet the program objectives. The response to the 2018-2019 call for proposals was high; the number of proposals received exceeds the funding available for the year. Applicants will be notified by email or mail about the status of their proposal.

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About the program

The Government of Canada has committed to a forward-looking and transformative agenda to renew relationships with Indigenous peoples. Indigenous groups are seeking to rebuild their nations in a manner that responds to their priorities and the unique needs of their communities.

Beginning in 2018, the Nation Rebuilding Program will provide funding support for activities facilitating Indigenous groups' own path to reconstituting their nations. Funding will be provided annually, for up to five years, through contribution agreements. Additional calls will be issued in the future for 2019-2020 and beyond. The total amount of funding available for this program over five years is $100 million.

Who can apply?

Recipients eligible to receive funding under this program are the following:


The deadline for the 2018-2019 call for proposals was September 21, 2018. Priority will be given to proposals received by September 21, 2018.

How to apply?

Please review the Nation Rebuilding Program Guidelines for specific requirements and send your proposal by mail or email to:

Director, Negotiation Support Directorate
Policy Development and Coordination Branch
Treaties and Aboriginal Government

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
10 rue Wellington, floor 8
Gatineau QC K1A 0H4


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