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The NIB Trust Fund Approves $4.46 Million to Individual Beneficiaries

OTTAWA, ON - The NIB Trust Fund is pleased to share that 2021-2022 individuals have been notified of funding decisions. This year, the NIB Trust Fund Board of Trustees approved a total of $4.46 M to 1,349 applicants.

Recipients were awarded across three categories: award, bursary, and scholarship. Funding from the Trust Fund will support recipients as they pursue culture and language learning, post-secondary education, certification, or training.


  • 98 awards have been approved to recipients who are pursuing culture and language learning.
  • 76 bursaries have been approved for recipients who are pursuing certification or training.
  • 1,175 scholarships have been approved to recipients who are pursuing post-secondary education.

The 2021-2022 funding allocated brings the total funding to individual beneficiaries to $25.36 Million since the NIB Trust Fund was entrusted to administer the residential school settlement funds in 2015.

The goal of the NIB Trust Fund is to help First Nations and Métis people, organizations, and communities address the long-lasting impacts of the Indian residential school’s system and to support education programs aimed at healing and reconciliation over many years. All NIB Trust funding is accessed through a competitive application process. The next Call for Applications for Individuals will take place in April 2022 and close in June 2022.



Contact Information:

NIB Trust Fund

Kylie Thompson, Communications Officer

[email protected]

NIBTF Communications

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