Theme 2: Systemic change focussed initiatives (changes to policies, practices, processes and institutions)

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 targeted projects that will support Indigenous-led community, regional and national efforts to change policies, practices, processes, and structures to address systemic barriers and discrimination of Indigenous people in the mainstream criminal justice system.

Who can apply for this funding?

Selection criteria and mandatory elements

Applicants are expected to identify the area of focus for their project and why they believe work is needed in this area. However, applicants do not need to provide details on the specific intervention or “change” they would like to implement; they only need to provide details on how they will work with partners and community members to develop and deliver the project.

Projects should include the following key activities:

a) Partnerships

b) Examine context and conduct needs assessment

c) Determine and choose an option

d) Implementation

e) Knowledge sharing

Important considerations

Projects proposing the following types of activities will not be considered under this call for proposals:

Proposals must contribute to the following planned outcomes:

Project deliverables (after approval)

Month 4: Detailed work plan, performance measurement plan, and list of project partners, including a description of their contributions.

Month 12: Needs assessment report (at 12 months).

Note: Performance and financial reporting requirements and timelines will be determined after the proposed project has been approved.

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 36 months.

Provincial, territorial or regional: Up to $300,000 is available per project for up to 36 months.

Community: Up to $250,000 is available per project for up to 36 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 36 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.