The Strategic Partnerships Initiative (SPI) provides a way for federal partners to coordinate their efforts, reduce administrative burden and pool resources in support of Indigenous communities. This approach fills gaps in other funding programs that might create a barrier to Indigenous involvement in economic opportunities. SPI initiatives can span multiple years, have regional economic [...]
The Aboriginal Business Investment Fund (ABIF) will provide eligible Indigenous community-owned businesses with up to $500,000 in funding for ventures that demonstrate social and economic benefits for their communities. ABIF supports projects that increase: employment opportunities for Indigenous people local revenue streams for Indigenous communities the economies of Indigenous communities
Rupertsland Institute facilitates certified training to qualified Métis individuals and supports real world work experience to help them develop the practical skills required by industry. By partnering with RLI and supporting the employment of Métis workers, you will be able to access the following programs: Employment Partnership – This program is for Métis individuals who have [...]
The Multiculturalism, Indigenous and Inclusion Grant (MIIG) Program supports initiatives and projects that builds intercultural awareness, and understanding. The Program fosters cultural awareness in communities across the province, and an appreciation and celebration of Indigenous Peoples and multicultural society in Alberta. The Program strives to create a province where people feel included and that their [...]
The Skills and Partnership Fund is a demand-driven, partnership-based program that supports government priorities through strategic partnerships by funding projects contributing to the skills development and training of Indigenous workers for long-term, meaningful employment.
The Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) Program is designed to help Indigenous people improve their skills and find employment.
Reaching Home’s Indigenous Homelessness stream provides funding to organizations that provide supports to meet the unique needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The objective of this program is to provide funding to Indigenous organizations located in urban centres.
Indigenous Languages and Cultures Program aims to strengthen Indigenous cultural identity and participation in Canadian society, and preserve and revitalize Indigenous languages and cultures.
Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples is designed to assist First Nations (status and non-status), Inuit and Métis living in or transitioning to urban centres. The program was created in 2017, based on feedback received during the engagement on the Urban Aboriginal Strategy that took place in 2016.
Circuit Rider Training Program provides First Nation operators with hands-on training on how to operate, service and maintain the water and wastewater systems in their community, so that Aboriginal communities have safe access to drinking water. It is a key component of the Government of Canada’s First Nations Water and Wastewater Action Plan.