Pathways to Safe Indigenous Communities Initiative
This initiative provides funding to implement Indigenous-designed projects to improve community safety and well-being.
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About the initiative
Community services, such as policing, are an important part of supporting community safety and well-being. However, to proactively support community protection and well-being, a holistic approach must also include complementary, Indigenous-led initiatives which offer a broad spectrum of community support.
The Pathways to Safe Indigenous Communities Initiative will provide $103.8 million over 5 years to assist First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and partners, both on and off-reserve, to implement Indigenous-designed projects to improve community safety and well-being.
This initiative will support projects which:
- recognize the importance of traditional knowledge and practices to contributing to greater community safety and well-being
- recognize holistic models of community safety and well-being
- address existing and emerging needs relating to the safety and well-being of Indigenous women and girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people
The Pathways to Safe Indigenous Communities Initiative will not support enforcement activities or fund policing bodies or organizations.
You can find a list of eligible activities and the terms and conditions of the initiative at:
Who this supports
- First Nations communities and organizations on and off-reserve
- Modern treaty agreement holders
- Self-government agreement holders
- Inuit communities and organizations
- Métis communities and organizations
- Organizations that serve urban Indigenous peoples and Indigenous 2SLGBTQQIA+ people on and off-reserve
There is no deadline for this funding.
How it works
Indigenous Services Canada will work with Indigenous communities and organizations to identify projects to support. These may include those which have already been identified in First Nations community safety plans or comprehensive community plans and are ready to be implemented.
To request funding for your community or organization's project, please contact us.
To find out more please contact the Pathways to Safe Indigenous Communities Initiative administration at firstname.lastname@example.org.