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Nation Rebuilding 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.

Through Budget 2018, funding has been made available for 5 years starting in fiscal year 2018 to 2019, to support activities that would facilitate Indigenous communities’ own path to reconstituting their nations. Funding is provided annually, for up to 5 years, through contribution agreements. 2018 and 2019 calls for proposals resulted in the selected projects below, some of which are multi-year. The total amount of funding available for this program is $100 million over 5 years, amounting to $20 million per fiscal year to distribute across the country.

Eligible Applicants

Preference will be given to Indigenous nations representing multiple Indigenous communities.

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

  • Indigenous nations entities (as self-defined and representing nation-based collectives – 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 entities
  • national and regional Indigenous organizations
  • self-governing Indigenous governments

Eligible Expenses

  • salaries and wages
  • accommodations
  • hardware and software needed for capacity development
  • administrative costs
  • supplies and materials
  • information and training services
  • travel costs
  • professional services, such as speakers, legal advice, and coordinators
  • event, meeting or workshop costs, such as rentals, related supplies, and logistics
  • honoraria
  • communications

Deadline Date

  December 17, 2021
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