Family Violence Prevention Program: off reserve call for proposals 2018-2019

The 2018-2019 call for proposals for family violence prevention projects off reserve that support First Nations, Inuit or Métis is now closed. The deadline to submit a proposal was Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 11:59p.m. Eastern Time.

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About the call

The Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP) supports the day-to-day operations of 41 shelters and provides funding for community-driven proposals for family violence prevention projects on and off reserve.

For this call, Indigenous organizations, associations and societies that have family violence prevention as part of their mandate will be prioritized.

The total amount of funding available per proposal is $50,000.

Eligible activities

Projects that fit the following themes will be prioritized:

  • trauma-informed care and mental wellness
  • family violence prevention awareness for Indigenous youth
  • empowering Indigenous women and girls
  • vulnerability to violence associated with the transition between on and off reserve
  • engaging Indigenous men and boys
  • trafficking and sexual exploitation

If your project doesn't fit with one of these themes, note in your cover letter how it addresses a specific need.

Selection criteria

Priority will be given to family violence prevention projects that identify:

  • a target audience (for example, women, men, youth, children or families)
  • a specific need (for example, addressing violence in high-risk communities)
  • a delivery method (for example, seminar, healing circle, cultural camp)
  • an emphasis on leveraging partnerships and additional resources
    • partners could include federal, provincial, municipal or community governments, as well as communities and non-government organizations
    • in your cover letter briefly note the role of partners with your application
  • tangible and measureable expected results
  • strong community participation
  • linkages with community planning, objectives or identified needs
  • a sustainable best-practice project that could be shared and adapted for use elsewhere


  • Overhead administrative costs such as supplies, IT equipment, rent, etc. cannot exceed 15% of the total approved amount.
  • Prevention project expenses must be incurred by the project completion date, as set out in the approved project proposal. For example, salaries can only be paid for the duration of the project and cannot be used for permanent positions.
  • Ongoing costs, such as treatment or counselling services, must be incurred by the project completion date. However, the funding recipient can refer clients to other services.
  • Applicants are encouraged to seek out cash or in-kind contributions to their project.
    • In-kind contributions can be any non-monetary good or service provided by an interested party without any expectation of reciprocal favorable treatment. Letters supporting additional sources of funding should be included with your application.
  • Successful applicants will be required to complete a Family Violence Shelter and Prevention Project Annual Report (175 Kb, 5 pages) by May 31, 2019.
  • The maximum amount of eligible funding per proposal cannot exceed $50,000.

Who can apply?

Organizations located off reserve that provide programs or services to First Nations, Inuit or Métis.


The deadline to submit a proposal was Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Projects must be completed by March 31, 2019.

How to apply?

  1. Consult the Proposal Assessment Criteria
  2. Write a cover letter including a mailing address and a brief overview explaining how the project addresses at least one of the six themes identified or addresses a specific need and how the proposal meets the Proposal Assessment Criteria. (250 word maximum, not including mailing address and contact information)
  3. Complete the 2018-2019 Family Violence Prevention Program Prevention Project Proposal Form (165 Kb, 2 pages)
  4. Develop a budget and monthly cash flow
  5. Email your proposal to:
  6. All documentation, including attachments, should not exceed a total of 10 letter-sized pages

Only proposals submitted electronically via the FVPP email address noted above will be considered.

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