The NIB Trust Fund is pleased to release the details of the funded programs for the 2022-2023 year. This year, the Trust Fund supported several healing and reconciliation, employment and education, culture, language, and youth and family kinship programs and initiatives for First Nations and Métis people across Turtle Island.
The NIB Trust Fund Board of Trustees approved $7.52 million in funding to 70 projects. The NIB Trust Fund received 140 applications from First Nations and Métis communities, organizations, cultural and friendship centres, museums, and educational institutions. The projects will be delivered at the community, provincial and national levels.
In accordance with the 2007 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, the NIB Trust Fund allocates funds to provide resourcing to create meaningful opportunities that improve the quality of life for First Nations and Métis people. Funds are available to First Nations and Métis individuals, governments, and organizations as part of healing and reconciliation efforts and for the revitalization and support of traditional First Nations and Métis cultures and languages.
The NIB Trust Fund will release the next Organization Call for Applications in November 2022. Organizations must have Qualified Donee status or a CRA Charitable Number. First Nation communities are encouraged to contact CRA and start their application now for Qualified Donee status as the process can take many months. Please visit CRA’s website here for more information.
The Individual Call for Applications for Individuals opens April 14, 2022, and the deadline is June 3, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Kylie Thompson, Communications Officer