Grant Name: Indigenous Languages and Cultures Program

Status:

2022-2023 application period is closed

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Deadline:

 Fiscal year application Single year Multi‑year
(2 years)
Deadline
2021-2022 yes yes Closed
2022-2023 yes no Closed

Description

The Indigenous Languages Component of the Indigenous Languages and Cultures Program supports the efforts of Indigenous communities and organizations to reclaim, revitalize, maintain and strengthen Indigenous languages.

Expected results include:

  • Indigenous communities have access to resources to deliver activities that incorporate Indigenous languages;
  • Indigenous individuals and groups are engaged in activities that strengthen Indigenous languages; and
  • Indigenous individuals and groups are engaged as an integral part of Canadian society, and embrace and share their languages with other Canadians.

The Department of Canadian Heritage continues to collaborate with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation representatives in the management of the Indigenous Languages Component application and review process.

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, you must be a Canadian organization or group, democratically held and managed, and in good standing. The following organizations are eligible for funding:

  • Indigenous not-for-profit organization;
  • Indigenous governing body such as a council, government or other entity that is authorized to act on behalf on an Indigenous group, community or people that holds rights recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982;
  • Indigenous ad hoc committee that has formed to do a specific project;
  • For-profit Indigenous organization, provided that the project for which you are requesting funding will not result in income generation for your sole benefit;
  • Indigenous-led institution including accredited programs; and
  • In exceptional circumstances to be approved by the Program, non-Indigenous not-for-profit organization, in close partnership with Indigenous organizations.

How to Apply?

For information regarding the objectives, the application process and to request and submit your application package, please refer to the list below:

For First Nations languages projects
Applicant location Where to apply
British Columbia First Peoples’ Cultural Council
Ontario First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centers
Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey
Other regions Department of Canadian Heritage

 

For Inuit languages projects
Where to apply
The four Inuit regions will be responsible for the review process of the Inuit languages activities and projects. Department of Canadian Heritage

 

For Métis Nation languages projects
Where to apply
The Métis Nation will be responsible for the review process of the Métis languages activities and projects. Department of Canadian Heritage

 

For Multi-distinctions languages projects
Where to apply
Projects including Indigenous languages activities from more than one distinction are considered as Multi-distinctions. The distinctions are First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Department of Canadian Heritage

If you are applying to the Department of Canadian Heritage

Applicants applying to the Department of Canadian Heritage are required to:

Funding Amount

determined

Contact Information

Indigenous Languages and Cultures Program
Department of Canadian Heritage
15 Eddy Street (15-8-E)
Gatineau, Québec K1A 0M5Email

autochtone-indigenous@pch.gc.ca

Telephone

819-934-1405
1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)

TTY

1-888-997-3123 (toll-free)

Processing Fee

N/A

Location/Classification

Canada

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