First Nations and Inuit Cultural Education Centres Program
This program provides funding to help preserve and strengthen unique First Nations and Inuit cultures, traditions and languages.
The 2023 to 2024 call for proposals to support activities under the First Nations and Inuit Cultural Education Centres Program is now closed. The deadline to submit a proposal was May 5, 2023 at 11:59 pm, Eastern time.
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About the program
This program supports First Nations and Inuit communities in expressing, preserving, developing, revitalizing and promoting their culture, language and heritage, through the creation and operation of First Nations and Inuit cultural education centres.
The program also helps make relevant cultural programming and services available to First Nations and Inuit students.
The goal of the program is to:
- revive traditional cultural skills among First Nations and Inuit people
- develop contemporary cultural skills among First Nations and Inuit people
- develop First Nations and Inuit peoples' knowledge and use of their traditional languages
- promote cross-cultural awareness in mainstream educational programs and institutions
Who can apply
First Nations and Inuit cultural education centres, member centres supported under the First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres, and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.
Inuit cultural education centres and the Inuit Tapirrit Kanatami may also be eligible to apply for the Inuit Cultural Education Centres Grant Program.
The deadline to submit proposals was May 5, 2023.
How to apply
Applicants must submit a detailed proposal clearly indicating how the proposed project will meet the goals of the program and respond to educational and community needs.
The level of funding for successful proposals is determined on a case-by-case basis. It depends on the number of proposals submitted and total funding available.
ISC reviews and approves proposals. The First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres reviews and approves proposals for recipient centres they fund.
Please follow the instructions in the First Nations and Inuit Cultural Education Centres Program: National Program Guideline 2023 to 2024.
Only electronic forms are accepted. If you have access to the ISC Services Portal you can get the electronic form by opening a session on the portal. If you do not have access to the portal, contact your ISC regional office to get access to the portal.
All proposals will be assessed by these criteria.
To find out more, contact ISC by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 1-800-567-9604 and ask to speak to an education officer.
Guidelines for previous years
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