Canada: Indigenous Justice Strategy Engagement Funding
Through this call for proposals, Justice Canada will provide funding to Indigenous partners and organizations to engage with their members and citizens on what an Indigenous Justice Strategy (IJS) in Canada could and should include.
This funding aims to support engagement to inform the development of the IJS, and identify legislative, program, and policy initiatives needed to address the overrepresentation of Indigenous peoples and systemic discrimination in the Canadian justice system.
The objective of this call for proposals is to support Indigenous peoples and eligible organizations to undertake Indigenous-led engagement to gather input, ideas and proposals to inform the development of a future Indigenous Justice Strategy—including.
Key activities under this call for proposals could include:
developing an engagement work plan, on behalf of a community, group of communities, or organization, to seek community members’ input on an IJS
developing questions and tools to support engagement on the IJS
coordinating with other communities or organizations in developing an engagement plan for the IJS or in conducting engagement on the IJS
conducting research to inform engagement or recommendations on the IJS
conducting engagement on the IJS
managing and analyzing the data from engagement on the IJS
completing a final report or recommendations on the IJS
providing guidance on implementation of the IJS
There is a maximum of $11 million available for all engagement projects, until March 31, 2024. Funding through this call for proposals can be provided through a multi-year grant. The level of funding will vary from project to project based on the nature and scope of the proposed activities.
Community: up to $250,000 is available per project for up to 25 months.
Provincial, territorial, or regional: Up to $400,000 is available per project for up to 25 months.
National: Up to $500,000 is available per project for up to 25 months.
This call for proposals is open to:
First Nations, Inuit or Métis governing bodies, Tribal Councils, local, regional and national Indigenous organizations
non-profit community organizations, societies, and associations which have voluntarily associated themselves for a non-profit purpose
Given the objective of this call for proposals and limited funding available, only Indigenous organizations and Indigenous-led engagement activities will be considered for funding.
For more information, visit https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/fund-fina/f_17.html