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The NIB Trust Fund Announces the 2020-2021 Successful Groups and Organizations for Programs aimed at Healing and Reconciliation

The National Indian Brotherhood (NIB) Trust Fund announces approved funding for the 2020-2021 groups and organizations Call for Applications for a wide variety of educational programs and initiatives supporting healing and reconciliation.

The NIB Trust Fund Board of Trustees approved approximately $8.04 million in funding to 101 groups and organizations that will implement education, cultural and healing programs to First Nations and Métis across Canada. The NIB Trust Fund received over 180 applications from First Nation and Métis organizations, communities, cultural centers, and educational institutions. These programs are aimed at revitalizing language, culture, and healing and will be delivered at the community, provincial and national levels.

The NIB Trust Fund allocates funds in accordance with the 2007 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. Funds are available to First Nation and Métis individuals, governments and organizations as part of healing and reconciliation.

The NIB Trust Fund will release the next Call for Applications for groups and organizations in November 2020. Groups and organizations must be registered with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and have Qualified Donee status or a Charitable Number. First Nation communities and organizations on-reserve must contact CRA and start their application now to receive their Qualified Donee status before November 2020 as the process can take up to 6 months. Please visit CRA’s website at to access information on how to apply and for criteria.


The Call for Applications for Individuals will open April and the deadline is June 5, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

NIB Trust Staff

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