Support for the Wellbeing of Families and Survivors of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People Contribution Program: application guidelines

A contribution program that funds projects that provide assistance and services for the healing journeys of Indigenous family members and survivors of women, girls or 2SLGBTQQIA+ people who are missing or were murdered.

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About the program

Successful projects will be focused on supporting family members and survivors of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people to find healing in whatever form that is meaningful to them. This includes 2 types of supports:

Selected eligible projects will be funded based on the need demonstrated in the proposal application.

Program background

As part of its efforts to respond to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Final Report, the Government of Canada has committed to:

Supporting the healing journeys of families and survivors of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people is a key part of this work. Through Budget 2021, the Government of Canada is providing $12.5 million in funding over 5 years with $2.5 million on-going to support the wellbeing of families and survivors on their healing journeys. This initiative stems from the Federal Pathway to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People, the Government of Canada's contribution to the National Action Plan, under the themes of Health and Wellness and Justice. Specifically, it supports Indigenous led healing and mental wellness services, strengthens protective pathways against violence, and supports the enhancement of culturally safe supports for families.

Who can apply

How to apply

For funding requests covering the 2021 to 2022 to 2022 to 2023 fiscal years, the call for proposals for this program will be by invitation and will close on September 30, 2021. As of April 1, 2022, proposals will be accepted throughout the year.

Submissions to this program require a completed application form that demonstrates how the proposed project will contribute to the healing journey of individual Indigenous family members and survivors who are missing or have lost loved ones to violence. The application will include:

Applicants may be asked to provide additional documentation:

Applicants can include additional and supporting documentation with their application form, including a narrative description of their project, in other formats of their choosing.

Application forms are available upon request by email from the address listed in Contact us.

Eligible activities and expenditures

Eligible activities may include but are not limited to:

Selection process

Applications to this program will be reviewed by an interdepartmental review committee and assessed against the program's terms and conditions. Criteria that will be assessed are, but not limited to:

Selected eligible projects will be funded based on the need demonstrated in the proposal application.

Reporting requirements

Projects approved for the 2021 to 2022 fiscal year are to have an expected completion date of March 31, 2022. Projects approved for the 2021 to 2022 and 2022 to 2023 fiscal year are to have an expected completion date of March 31, 2023.

Recipients are expected to provide a report on the results and outcomes, including an assessment on the wellbeing of families and survivors, and a report on the use of funds, to be submitted by June 30 following the project's end date.

Contact us

To request an application form
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For any questions or information about this program
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If you would like assistance with the preparation of your funding application, please contact:

Email: aadnc.mmiwg-programsffada-programmes.aandc@canada.ca

Address:
Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women And Girls Secretariat
10 rue Wellington, 20th Floor
Gatineau, Quebec  K1A 0H4
Canada

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