Grant Name: Support for Traditional Hunting and Harvesting

Status:

Active

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Deadline:

N/A

Description

How the Harvesters Support Grant works, eligible communities, and funding streams.

The Harvesters Support Grant increases access to country foods by providing funding to support traditional hunting, harvesting and food sharing in isolated communities. The Harvesters Support Grant is a new addition to the Nutrition North Canada program. It was developed in direct collaboration with Indigenous partners and respects the inherent hunting and harvesting rights of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

The Harvesters Support Grant currently provides $40 million over 5 years, and $8 million per year in ongoing funding to Indigenous governments and organizations representing eligible communities.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Harvesters Support Grant, a community must:

  • lack year-round surface transportation (no permanent road, rail or marine access)
  • be reliant on air transportation for more than 8 months each year
  • meet the territorial or provincial definition of a northern community
  • have an airport, post office, or grocery store
  • have a year-round population according to the national census

Thirteen communities eligible for the retail subsidy are not reliant on air transportation for more than 8 months each year, and are not eligible for the Harvesters Support Grant as a result. These communities are on the Quebec North Shore and the Northwest Territories:

  • Pakuashipi
  • La Tabatière
  • Mutton Bay
  • Tête-à-la-Baleine
  • Harrington Harbour
  • Chevery
  • La Romaine
  • Port Menier
  • Nahanni Butte
  • Tsiigehtchic
  • Fort McPherson
  • Inuvik
  • Tuktoyaktuk

How to Apply?

Funding Amount

Funding per organization

There are 2 streams of funding available to recipient organizations.

Stream 1: Land claim organization and self-government

For communities with settled land claims, grant funding is provided to land claim or self-government organizations. These organizations are accountable to their own citizens for how they use and allocate the funding.

Stream 2: Communities

For communities without a settled land claim, a call for proposals was issued to Indigenous organizations representing eligible communities. The proposals were developed in partnership with the communities and described their harvesting needs and objectives.

These recipient organizations received funding for the 2021 to 2022 fiscal year.

Stream 1: Land claim organization and self-government recipient organizations

Tlicho Government
Length of agreement: 5 years
Total funding: $503,995

Sahtu Secretariat Inc.
Length of agreement: 5 years
Total funding: $772,485

Vuntut Gwitchin (Old Crow)
Length of agreement: 5 years
Total funding: $277,275

NunatuKavut Community Council
Length of agreement: 4 years
Total funding: $112,000

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
Length of agreement: 5 years
Total funding: $3,435,000

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
Length of agreement: 5 years
Total funding: $14,885,000

Makivik Corporation
Length of agreement: 5 years
Total funding: $7,156,250

Nunatsiavut Government
Length of agreement: 5 years
Total funding: $3,148,750

Stream 2: Communities recipient organizations

Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board
Length of agreement: 3 years
Total funding: $1,943,906

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak
Length of agreement: 3 years
Total funding: $1,056,983

Island Lake Tribal Council
Length of agreement: 2 years
Total funding: $401,880

Southeast Resource Development Council Corporation
Length of agreement: 3 years
Total funding: $414,070

Mushkegowuk Tribal Council
Length of agreement: 3 years
Total funding: $569,873

Sambaa K’e First Nation (Trout Lake)
Length of agreement: 3 years
Total funding: $126,197

Lutsel K’e First Nation
Length of agreement: 3 years
Total funding: $126,197

Prince Albert Grand Council
Length of agreement: 3 years
Total funding: $241,498

Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen
Employment and Training Services
Length of the Agreement: 3 years
Total funding: $629,871

Athabasca Tribal Council
Length of Agreement: 2 years
Total Funding: $133,195

Innu Nation
Length of Agreement: 1 year
Total Funding: $60,000

Contact Information

If you live in an eligible community, the best way to learn more is to contact your local community leadership.

  • If your community does not have a settled land claim or self-government agreement, contact your local band council or other leadership office
  • If your community has a settled land claim or self-government agreement, you can contact hunters and trappers organizations, land claim organizations or regional governments directly

For other questions about the Harvesters Support Grant, email aadnc.nutritionnordcanada-nutritionnorthcanada.aandc@canada.ca.

Processing Fee

N/A

Location/Classification

Canada
Farming / Agriculture

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