Calls for proposals

Calls for proposals issued by Indigenous Services Canada are listed below. Closed calls are listed for 2 years after their deadline.

Calls for proposals issued by Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) can be found on the CIRNAC Calls for proposals page.

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Open calls

Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections program 2024 to 2025
The call for proposals to support First Nations and Inuit STBBI projects and initiatives is now open. The deadline to submit a proposal is June 5, 2024 at 11:59 pm Pacific time.
Education Partnerships Program 2024 to 2025
This program is designed to advance First Nations student achievement in First Nations independent, provincial or territorial schools.
The call for proposals for the Regional Education Agreement component is now open. The deadline to submit a proposal is June 15, 2024, at 11:59 pm Eastern time.
Post-Secondary Partnerships Program 2024 to 2025
The call for proposals is now open for the Post-Secondary Partnerships Program. This program funds band councils of recognized First Nations bands, organizations designated by band councils and First Nations established post-secondary education institutions.
On-reserve Income Assistance program
This program helps eligible on-reserve residents and Status Indians in Yukon cover daily living costs and access pre-employment supports. There's no deadline for this program. You can apply at any time.
Emergency Management FireSmart program
A call for proposals for applications for 2024 to 2025 is now open. There is no deadline to apply. Proposals will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until funding is exhausted.
Emergency Management Non-Structural Mitigation and Preparedness program
The 2024 to 2025 period to submit proposals is now open. Proposals will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until funding is spent.

Closed calls

2024

Education Partnerships Program 2024 to 2025
This program is designed to advance First Nations student achievement in First Nations independent, provincial or territorial schools.
The call for proposals for the Partnerships and Structural Readiness components is now closed. The deadline to submit a proposal was March 8, 2024 at 11:59 pm Eastern time.
First Nations and Inuit Skills Link Program 2024 to 2025
The call for proposals to support activities under the First Nations and Inuit Skills Link Program is now closed. The deadline to submit a proposal was February 9, 2024 at 11:59 pm, Eastern time.
First Nations and Inuit Summer Work Experience Program 2024 to 2025
The call for proposals to support activities under the First Nations and Inuit Summer Work Experience program is now closed. The deadline to submit a proposal was February 9, 2024 at 11:59 pm, Eastern time.
High-Cost Special Education Program 2024 to 2025
The call for proposals to help eligible First Nations students with high-cost special education needs is now closed. The deadline to submit a proposal was May 15, 2024 at 11:59 pm Eastern time.
Research and Learning Program 2024 to 2025
The call for proposals is now open for the Research and Learning Program. This program supports research projects that show the positive impacts of educational initiatives for First Nations students. The deadline to submit proposals was April 30, 2024 at 11:59 pm Eastern time.
Innovation in Education Program 2024 to 2025
The call for proposals is now open for the Innovation in Education Program. This program supports innovative programs and projects, which aim to improve outcomes for First Nations communities, schools and students. The deadline to submit proposals was April 30, 2024 at 11:59 pm Eastern time.
First Nations and Inuit Cultural Education Centres Program 2024 to 2025
The 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 6, 2024 at 11:59 pm, Eastern time.
Inuit Cultural Education Centres Grant Program 2024 to 2025
The call for proposals to support activities under the Inuit Cultural Education Centres Grant Program is now closed. The deadline to submit a proposal was May 6, 2024 at 11:59 pm Eastern time.

2023

Education Partnerships Program 2023 to 2024
This program is designed to advance First Nations student achievement in First Nations independent, provincial or territorial schools.
The call for proposals for the Partnerships and Structural Readiness components is now closed. The deadline to submit a proposal was March 31, 2023 at 11:59 pm Eastern time.
The call for proposals for the Regional Education Agreement component is now closed. The deadline to submit a proposal was October 31, 2023.
Post-Secondary Partnerships Program 2023 to 2024
The call for proposals is now closed for the Post-Secondary Partnerships Program. This program funds band councils of recognized First Nations bands, organizations designated by band councils and First Nations established post-secondary education institutions.
Income Assistance First Nations Youth Employment Strategy 2022 to 2023
The Income Assistance First Nations Youth Employment Strategy pilot helps on reserve and Yukon First Nations youth receiving Income Assistance transition to the workforce or return to school, reducing long term dependency on income assistance. There is no deadline to submit proposals for this pilot.
First Nations Environmental Contaminants Program
The call for proposals for the First Nations Environmental Contaminants Program is now closed. The deadline to submit your proposal was October 21, 2023, 11:59 pm Mountain time.
Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program
The call for proposals for the Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program is now closed. The deadline to submit your proposal was October 20, 2023, 11:59 pm Mountain time.
First Nations Baseline Assessment Program on Health and the Environment
The call for proposals for the First Nations Baseline Assessment Program on Health and the Environment is now closed. The deadline to submit your proposal was September 29, 2023, 11:55 pm Mountain time.
High-Cost Special Education Program 2023 to 2024
The call for proposals to help eligible First Nations students with high-cost special education needs is now closed. The deadline to submit a proposal was May 15, 2023 at 11:59 pm Eastern time.
First Nations and Inuit Cultural Education Centres Program 2023 to 2024
The 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.
Inuit Cultural Education Centres Grant Program 2023 to 2024
The call for proposals to support activities under the Inuit Cultural Education Centres Grant Program is now closed. The deadline to submit a proposal was May 5, 2023 at 11:59 pm Eastern time.
Research and Learning Program 2023 to 2024
The call for proposals is now closed for the Research and Learning Program. This program supports research projects that show the positive impacts of educational initiatives for First Nations students. The deadline to submit proposals was April 30, 2023 at 11:59 pm Eastern time.
Innovation in Education Program 2023 to 2024
The call for proposals is now closed for the Innovation in Education Program. This program supports innovative programs and projects, which aim to improve outcomes for First Nations communities, schools and students. The deadline to submit proposals was April 30, 2023 at 11:59 pm Eastern time.
First Nations and Inuit Skills Link Program
The call for proposals to support activities under the First Nations and Inuit Skills Link Program is now closed. The deadline to submit a proposal was February 7, 2023 at 11:59 pm, Eastern time.
First Nations and Inuit Summer Work Experience Program
The call for proposals to support activities under the First Nations and Inuit Summer Work Experience program is now closed. The deadline to submit a proposal was February 7, 2023 at 11:59 pm, Eastern time.

2022

Education Partnerships Program

This program is designed to advance First Nations student achievement in First Nations independent, provincial or territorial schools.

The call for proposals for the Partnerships and Structural Readiness components is now closed. The deadline to submit a proposal was June 19, 2022.

The call for work plans for the Regional Education Agreement component is now closed. The deadline to submit a work plan was December 31, 2022.

Indigenous Community Infrastructure Fund, Urban Component
The call for proposals for 2023 to 2024 and 2024 to 2025 Indigenous Community Infrastructure Fund, Urban Component funding is now closed. The deadline to submit a proposal was December 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm, Eastern time.
Capacity building for water and wastewater operators
The deadline to submit a proposal was May 9, 2022.
High-Cost Special Education Program
Indigenous Services Canada's High-Cost Special Education Program helps eligible First Nations students with high-cost special education needs to access quality programs and services that are culturally sensitive and reflective of generally accepted provincial or territorial standards. The deadline to submit proposals was May 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm Eastern time.
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 deadline to submit proposals was May 6, 2022.
Inuit Cultural Education Centres Grant Program
This program provides funding to help preserve and strengthen unique Inuit cultures, traditions and languages. The deadline to submit proposals was May 6, 2022.
Research and Learning Program
This program supports research projects that show the positive impacts of educational initiatives for First Nations students. The deadline to submit proposals was April 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm Eastern time.
Innovation in Education Program
This program supports innovative programs and projects, which aim to improve outcomes for First Nations communities, schools and students. The deadline to submit proposals was April 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm Eastern time.

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