Action Plan to Address Family Violence and Violent Crimes Against Aboriginal Women and Girls

Funding

The Government of Canada is taking important steps to address violence perpetrated against Aboriginal women and girls. The five-year Action Plan outlines concrete actions to prevent violence, support Aboriginal victims, and protect Aboriginal women and girls from violence.

Status of Women Canada – Women’s Program

Objective: Achieve full participation of women in the economic, social and demogratic life of Canada. Funding is provided to eligible organizations in support of time-specific projects of 36 months at the local, regional and national levels that address the following three priority areas:

  • Ending violence against women and girls
  • Improving women's and girls' economic security and prosperity
  • Encouraging women and girls in leadership and decision-making roles

Eligibility : Funding is provided for activities related to a project that:

  • Occurs within a specific period of 36 months or less;
  • Contributes to the Women’s Program’s mandate by addressing the Program’s objective;
  • Falls within one or more of the Program’s areas of focus;
  • Articulates clear plans to achieve demonstrable results; and
  • Involves women who are affected by the issue being addressed by the project.

Call for Proposals: You can contact a Status of Women Canada office to discuss the application process with a project officer.

Department of Justice – Justice Partnership and Innovation Program, Violence against Aboriginal women and girls component

Objective: Support initiatives that contribute to reducing the vulnerability of young Aboriginal women to violence, including through breaking intergenerational cycles of violence and abuse.

Eligibility :

  • National, provincial, municipal, regional, Aboriginal, community or professional non-for-profit organizations;
  • Provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments;
  • Canadian educational institutions;
  • Bands, tribal councils, self-governing First Nations and Inuit.

To Apply for Funding: To apply for funding, complete the application form available on the Department of Justice Website.

Department of Justice – Victims Fund

Objective: Support projects and activities that encourage the development of new approaches, promote access to justice, improve the capacity of service providers, foster the establishment of referral networks, and/or increase awareness of services available to victims of crime and their families.

Eligibility : This component is accessible only by provincial and territorial governments.

To Apply for Funding: To apply for funding, complete the application form available on the Department of Justice Website.

Public Safety Canada – Aboriginal Community Safety Development Contribution Program

Objective: Support communities in the development of efficient, integrated approaches that can maximize government investments. This will be accomplished by supporting three broad activities:

  • developing community capacity, both through training and information/knowledge dissemination; (knowledge building, knowledge sharing, direct training);
  • supporting communities to develop community safety plans; and/or
  • supporting community-based pilot projects designed to explore and implement holistic, Aboriginal healing models responding to the safety needs of Aboriginal women and girls. (implementation readiness and implementation)

Eligibility :

  • Aboriginal not-for-profit organizations (on and off-reserve, First Nation, non-status Indian, Métis, Inuit and urban);
  • Aboriginal governments;
  • Aboriginal communities; and
  • Canadian universities and colleges.

To Apply for Funding: To apply for funding, contact Public Safety Canada through the Aboriginal Community Safety Development Contribution Program.

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada - Family Violence Prevention Program

Objective: Improve the safety and security of Aboriginal women, children and families. The FVPP has two components:

  • funding for the day-to-day operations of a network of shelters that provide services for women and children living on reserve in provinces and in the Yukon.
  • funding for community-driven prevention projects such as public awareness campaigns, conferences, workshops, stress and anger management seminars, support groups, and community needs assessments on reserve. Funding is also available for off-reserve projects since April 1, 2015.

Eligibility (*Consult the program section for more details on eligibility)

  • Chiefs and Councils of First Nation bands recognized by the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
  • Tribal Councils
  • Provinces
  • Yukon Territory
  • First Nations authority, board, committee or other entity approved by Chief and Council
  • Incorporated shelters
  • First Nation Child and Family Services (FNCFS) Agencies or Societies
  • Aboriginal communities and organizations

To Apply for Funding: To apply, contact the the AANDC regional office nearest you.

Other Funding Opportunities

Capacity-Building Fund
Department of Justice
Skills and Partnership Fund
Employment and Social Development Canada
Federal Income Support for Parents of Murdered or Missing Children Grant
Employment and Social Development Canada
Community-Based Justice Fund
Department of Justice

About the Artist - Rosalie Favell

image of Ann E. Visits Emily by Métis artist Rosalie Favell, from the Collection of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. Reproduced with the permission of Rosalie Favell.

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