Dancers in a circles (logo of NIBTrust)

The NIB Trust Fund Announces 2021-2022 Call for Applications from Groups/Organizations is Now Open

The NIB Trust Fund’s mission is to provide resources to create meaningful opportunities that improve the quality of life for First Nations and address the impact of the Indian residential schools system and support healing.

Ottawa - November 9, 2020 - The NIB Trust Fund launched the 2021-2022 Call for Applications from Groups/Organizations for programs aimed at education, healing and reconciliation, training certification, and cultural and traditional knowledge building. Group/Organization applicants can apply for single or multi-year funding and may apply for funding to support a wide range of programming and operational activities such as:

  • Traditional education programs; back to the land activities, elder and knowledge keeper activities
  • Youth camps
  • Employment training programs
  • Language and curriculum development programs
  • Community radio
  • Leadership and management programs
  • Cultural exchange
  • Mentorship
  • Dramatic art, theater, dance programs
  • Wellness programs
  • Family connection, and kinship programs
  • Healing programs
  • Empowerment programs
  • COVID-19 affected programming – online activities, workshops, etc.

…And more!


The NIB Trust Fund accepts applications from groups and organizations with Qualified Donee status or a charitable number registered with the Canadian Revenue Agency. Groups and organizations may be:

  • First Nations and Métis communities
  • First Nations and Métis organizations
  • Cultural Centres
  • Educational Institutions
  • Societies, Foundations, Charities, Associations
  • Friendship Centers

…And more!

To find out if your First Nations/Métis community or organization is eligible for program funding from the NIB Trust Fund, call us at (888) 268-0520 ext. 0 and we can help you find out.


All NIB Trust Fund Group/Organization applications must be completed online. You can access the online application here. For support with the online application, please visit the NIB Trust Fund Help page here.


Applications must be submitted by January 15, 2021, at 5:00 pm EST. No late applications will be accepted. Only completed applications will move forward to the Selection Committee. For more information about the 2021-2022 Call for Group/Organization Applications please visit or contact us today at [email protected]



The NIB Trust Fund honors the traditional lands of all Indigenous Peoples and communities across Turtle Island, including the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. The NIB Trust Fund acknowledges and respects the traditional and unceded territory of the Algonquin People in the Ottawa area which is home to the NIB Trust Fund Satellite Office and the Haudenosaunee people on the land belonging to the Mohawks of Akwesasne which is home to the NIB Trust Fund Head Office.

NIB Trust Communications

Join our mailing list!

Get news and applications deadline reminders delivered!