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Canada: Supporting Indigenous Women’s and 2SLGBTQQIA+ Organizations Program

Canada: Supporting Indigenous Women’s and 2SLGBTQQIA+ Organizations Program


Deadline: 11-Feb-22

The Government of Canada is offering grants under “Supporting Indigenous Women’s and 2SLGBTQQIA+ Organizations Program” to:

develop and support relationships based on trust and respect
create opportunities to empower and engage Indigenous women’s and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations in decision-making processes that impact their lives
This program will provide contribution funding for projects that:

increase the ability of Indigenous women’s and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations to engage at the grassroots level
advance grassroots voices and the priorities of Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people within all levels of government
support real and meaningful systemic change in Canada
Objectives
The objective of this call for proposals is to increase the ability of Indigenous women’s and 2SLGTBQQIA+ organizations to:

engage at the grassroots-level and collaborate with all level of governments in Canada,
bring forward their voices and perspectives in the development of policy, program and legislation
Goals
The goals of this program are to:

actively engage grassroots in the development of the governments’ legislative and policy agendas
ensure that government policies, programs, legislation, and services are reflective of grassroots priorities and perspectives
increase awareness of government policies and programs among grassroots through outreach with Indigenous women’s and 2SLGBTQQIA+ communities and organizations
improve access to funding opportunities through relationship building across all level of government
Funding Information
$36.3 million over 5 years beginning in 2021 to 2022, and $8.6 million ongoing was set aside for this program to allow stable and longer-term project funding.

Eligible Activities
Activities that improve organizations’ ability to investigate, develop, propose, review, inform, or consult on policy or program development.

Examples of eligible activities include:

preparing for and participating in federal, provincial or territorial initiatives
preparing for and participating in workshops, conferences, information-sharing and community consultations
activities related to informing the development of government policy, programs, and legislation (such as research or consultations)
developing a strategic and/or advocacy plan to build ability and make positive change
increasing Indigenous organizations’ ability to help bring Indigenous women’s or 2SLGBTQQIA+ voices into policies, programs and legislation
increasing Indigenous organizations’ ability to advocate on Indigenous women’s or 2SLGBTQQIA+ issues
building and improving partnerships to strengthen the not-for-profit Indigenous women’s and 2SLGBTQQIA+ sector
Eligibility Criteria
Incorporated non-for-profit national, regional and community-level:

Indigenous women’s organizations, including:
First Nations women’s organizations
Inuit women’s organizations
Métis women’s organizations
Indigenous women’s organizations serving Non-Status Indian, off-reserve, and urban peoples
Indigenous 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations
For more information, visit https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1641310927019/1641310955839

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