Theme 1: Education and training initiatives for criminal justice system professionals

This call for proposals is now closed. We are no longer accepting funding applications.

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Objectives of the funding

The objective of this theme is to fund provincial, territorial and national level targeted projects that will increase knowledge and understanding of criminal justice professionals regarding the root causes of Indigenous overrepresentation in the criminal justice system and community-led options for addressing crime, including Indigenous and restorative justice programs.

Who can apply for this funding?

*Priority will be given to Indigenous-led organizations.

**Professional associations, academic institutions, and provincial and territorial governments must have confirmed Indigenous partners. Letters signed by Indigenous partners outlining their involvement in the development and delivery of training will be required prior to final project approval. Funding for these partners will be considered an eligible project expense.

Selection criteria and mandatory elements


Mandatory Elements

Funded projects must:

Proposals must contribute to the following planned outcomes:

Available funding for each project

The level of funding will vary from project to project based on the nature and scope of the proposed activities.

National: Up to $500,000 is available per project for up to 30 months.

Provincial, territorial or regional: Up to $300,000 is available per project for up to 30 months.

Funds are limited and there is a need to ensure a regional distribution of the limited funds. Unfortunately, it may not be possible to fund all eligible projects.

Length of project

Multi-year projects (up to 30 months)

Additional information

If you have questions while completing the application, staff would be happy to help you and are available by email at:

Information session on the call for proposals

It is highly recommended that applicants watch a pre-recorded information session on how to apply for this call for proposals.

To receive a copy of the pre-recorded information session, please send an email to the following address:

How to apply

This call for proposals closed on August 19, 2021. We are no longer accepting funding applications.