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Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund │ Community Foundations of Canada


$5,000 to $30,000


The Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund (IPRF) is an Indigenous-led effort to respond to urgent community needs while taking a long-term view on building community resilience.

The Fund is governed by an Indigenous Advisory Council that approves all governance, resilience fund projects, communications and fund‐raising strategies and recommendations related to the work of fulfilling the purpose of the IPRF.

Eligible Applicants

Applicants will be required to share how their project assists the Indigenous populations they serve, and the impact of the project on the community.

Examples of eligible organizations include:

  • community groups;
  • registered charities;
  • registered not-for-profit organizations;
  • public bodies performing a function of government in Canada

Eligible Expenses

All budget items must be project-related and must be incurred no more than three months prior to the application date and within one year of the application. Eligible expenditures will vary depending on the project. The list below are examples of possible expenditures.

  • Elder honorarium;
  • Wages and employment-related costs for existing or additional staff;
  • Fees for professional service;
  • Disability supports for staff of the recipient;
  • Materials and supplies;
  • Printing and communication;
  • Travel costs including mileage (car mileage using the government of Canada’s standard rates);
  • Utilities;
  • Insurance;
  • Rental of premises;
  • Lease, purchase and maintenance of equipment;
  • Performance monitoring and reporting costs;
  • Data collection; and
  • Knowledge development activities.

Deadline Date

  The Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund is open for monthly intakes
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