Nation Rebuilding Program
This new program provides funding to develop capacity within Indigenous groups to rebuild their nations.
A call for proposals for the fiscal year 2019 to 2020 is now open. The deadline to submit a proposal is April 15, 2019.
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 5 years, through contribution agreements. A first call for proposals for 2018 to 2019 resulted in these selected projects, some of which are multi-year. The total amount of funding available for this program over 5 years is $100 million.
Who can apply?
- reconstituted Indigenous nations entities (as self-defined by Indigenous groups, could be linked by cultural or linguistic background, geographical area or historical treaty lines)
- nation member communities or member organizations, on behalf of nation entities
- Section 35 rights-bearing Métis groups
- national and regional Indigenous organizations
- self-governing Indigenous governments
Preference will be given to reconstituted Indigenous nations representing multiple Indigenous communities.
The deadline for the 2019 to 2020 call for proposals is April 15, 2019.
How to apply?
Please review the revised Nation Rebuilding Program Guidelines 2019 to 2020 for specific requirements and send your proposal by email to:
Director, Negotiation Support Directorate
Treaties and Aboriginal Government