Indigenous Partnership Fund

Call for proposals is now closed

The Indigenous Partnership Fund is no longer accepting new proposals. The deadline to submit applications was 11:59 PM (PST) January 30, 2024.

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The Indigenous Partnership Fund supports ongoing consultation and cooperation with Indigenous peoples to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration), the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (UN Declaration Act) and measures included in the UN Declaration Act Action Plan.

Implementation, in consultation and cooperation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis, will contribute to the Government of Canada’s continued efforts to break down barriers, combat systemic racism and discrimination, close socio-economic gaps, and promote greater equality and prosperity for Indigenous peoples.

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Justice Canada will provide funding to support Indigenous peoples’ continued participation in the various implementation, monitoring and oversight processes described in the Action Plan.


The Indigenous Partnership Fund supports consultation and cooperation between the Government of Canada and Indigenous partners on:

Who is eligible

Indigenous-led organizations located in Canada, including:

The above may include First Nations, Métis and Inuit groups or organizations advocating for the rights of Indigenous women, youth, Elders, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQI+ persons, as well as urban/off-reserve Indigenous organizations and other Indigenous-led sectoral groups.

Eligible activities

Eligible activities should contribute to the implementation of the UN Declaration and the UN Declaration Act Action Plan, including:

Eligible expenses

Ineligible expenses include:

Length of project and available funding

Funding is available from April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025.

The level of funding will vary from project to project based on the nature and scope of the proposed activities and available resources. The following funding ranges are recommended:

Please provide as much detail as possible in your project description and budget to support a full assessment.

How to apply

To apply, please download a Word version of the application form and email it to us at: or complete the online application.

To obtain a Word version of the application form by email, please contact us at:

Submit the required supporting documents, a detailed budget and a workplan with your application.

All workplans must include:

  • Proposed activities
  • Timelines
  • Clear outputs (service or product)
  • Clear outcomes (results)

Application form

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM (PST) January 30, 2024.

When your completed application is received by the Department of Justice Canada, departmental staff will review it for eligibility under this Fund. A program analyst may contact you during this review.

Please note: Funding under the Indigenous Partnership Fund is limited and there is a need to ensure a regional and distinctions-based distribution of funds. While Justice Canada will make every effort to support all eligible projects, not all eligible projects may be funded.

The Department of Justice Canada thanks you for taking the time to complete and submit an application.  Please do not hesitate to share your comments on how to improve our process and template.

If for any reason the application cannot be submitted electronically, a paper copy can be mailed to the address below.

Contact information

Indigenous Partnership Fund
284 Wellington Street, 6th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8
Telephone: 613-941-4193
Fax: 613-954-4893

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