Grant Name: Family Violence Prevention Program: Call for proposals 2021 to 2022


The 2021 to 2022 call for proposals for family violence prevention activities is now closed.



The deadline to submit a proposal for 2021 to 2022 was February 20, 2022 at 11:59 pm Eastern time.

Single-year projects funded in 2021 to 2022 must be completed by March 31, 2022.

Proposals received in 2021 to 2022 may be reconsidered for funding in 2022 to 2023.


The Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP):

  • provides operational funding to shelters and transition homes
  • funds culturally appropriate and community-driven violence prevention activities across Canada

This call for proposals concerns violence prevention activities that focus on First Nations, Inuit, Métis, urban or 2SLGBTQQIA+ people facing gender-based violence. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • enhanced wrap-around services
  • case management
  • programs to reduce the risk of sexual exploitation
  • culturally appropriate mental health and addiction supports
  • public outreach and awareness
  • conferences and workshops
  • stress and anger management seminars
  • support groups
  • community needs assessments

Proposals can range from short term activities with a smaller budget (such as $50,000 for 1 year) to a multi-year project requiring a larger amount of funding due to the nature and scope of proposed activities.

Proposals should include the funds needed to undertake the planned activities in a meaningful way, annually, if applicable.

The amount of funding for a multi-year project is anticipated to be in the average upper range of $100,000 to $250,000 annually.

We may also consider funding strong and comprehensive proposals beyond the anticipated average range.


  • First Nations, governments, and communities in Canada, including bands, district, tribal councils and associations
  • Inuit representative organizations, governments, and communities
  • Métis representative organizations and settlements
  • Indigenous organizations
  • National Indigenous organizations
  • Municipalities
  • Non-governmental and voluntary associations and organizations, including non-profit corporations
  • Educational or research institutions and associations

All non-Indigenous organizations, including provincial, territorial and municipal governments, require demonstrated support from Indigenous organizations or Indigenous community groups to be eligible for funding.

Activities can focus on Indigenous populations across Canada.

We may prioritize:

  • Indigenous organizations, associations and societies that have violence prevention as part of their mandate or who have partnered with these organizations
  • organizations with a mandate to reach marginalized individuals at a higher risk of violence

How to Apply?

  • Review the requirements on this page and consult the:
  • Write a cover letter that briefly outlines:
    • your organization’s mandate
    • how the proposed project addresses the selection criteria
    • how the proposed project addresses at least 1 of the 6 prioritized themes, 250 word maximum, not including mailing address and contact information

Only proposals submitted electronically via the FVPP email address ( will be considered.

All documentation, including attachments, should not exceed a total of 10 letter-sized pages.

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Funding Amount

Min $100,000
Max $250,000

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