Family Violence Prevention Program

The Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP) funds the operations of emergency shelters and transitional (second stage) housing to improve the safety and security of Indigenous women, children, families and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people across Canada, including in the North and in urban centres. FVPP also provides funding for community-driven proposals for family violence prevention projects.

Call for proposals closed

The 2021 to 2022 call for proposals for violence prevention activities is now closed. The deadline to submit a proposal was February 20, 2022 at 11:59 pm Eastern time.

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About the program

Shelters and transition homes that serve First Nations, Inuit, Métis, urban and Northern communities across Canada provide vital services to Indigenous women, children, families and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people facing violent situations.

The program also funds activities and key supports to help prevent future violence.

The program funds:

The program supports activities that increase awareness of gender-based violence and provide families and communities with:

Family violence activities of various scopes are funded each year to support Indigenous communities across Canada.

The program also provides core funding to the National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence to act as a national coordinator by supporting Indigenous-led shelters and their staff through:

For more information about budget investments to prevent family violence consult:

Who can apply?

For detailed information about who may apply for funding for different types of projects, consult:

Deadlines

There are 3 different application processes:

Shelters and transition homes

Funding is available to support shelters and transition homes for Indigenous women, children, families and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people across Canada, including in the North and in urban centres.

You can apply for funding at any time until December 2023. The review of applications will be ongoing and the selection of eligible applications will be conducted in phases twice a year at a minimum.

To find out more, visit:

Inuit shelters

You can also submit an application for Inuit-specific shelters. To find out more about the deadline to apply, visit:

Violence prevention activities

The 2021 to 2022 deadline to submit a proposal for violence prevention activities was February 20, 2022 at 11:59 pm Eastern time.

How to apply

Whether you are applying for shelters and transition housing or family violence prevention activities, you should consult:

Shelters and transition housing

For more information regarding the application process for shelters and transition housing, consult:

You can also submit an application for Inuit-specific shelters. To find out more about the application process, visit:

If you'd like to talk to someone about the shelters and transition housing initiative, contact the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's Indigenous and Northern Housing Solutions specialists for your region.

Violence prevention activities on reserve

In some regions, First Nations regional boards are authorized by chiefs to administer violence prevention funds by collecting, reviewing and approving proposals for projects. The First Nations regional boards also take on a strategic visioning and coordinating role by targeting specific needs (such as an annual youth conference) in the area of family violence.

To find out more, please contact your ISC regional office.

ISC-funded shelters wishing to apply for violence prevention funding should contact their ISC regional office.

Violence prevention activities across Canada (proposal-based)

To apply to the 2021 to 2022 call for proposals, consult:

For any questions relating to violence prevention activities nationally, send an email to ppvf-fvpp@sac-isc.gc.ca.

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