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Positive Action Canada Indigenous HIV/AIDS Initiative (PACII)

Grants to Canada Nonprofits to Enhance
HIV/AIDS Care and Services for Aboriginal People

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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ViiV Healthcare ULC and Positive Action Canada

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Grants of up to $50,000 to Canada nonprofits for services and programs that focus on HIV prevention education for Aboriginal men, women, and youth. The funding source is particularly interested in proposals that place an emphasis on targeting Aboriginal youth. Proposals should aim to respond to a community-identified need, build on community strengths, and be driven by the community it serves.

Please note that for the purposes of these grants, the terms Indigenous and Aboriginal are both used to respectfully include First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples in Canada.

Proposals must not duplicate or replicate programs or services already offered in the geographic area served by the applicant organization.

Proposals should implement the following GIPA/MIPA Principles:

- Recognizing the important contribution Aboriginal people living with HIV/AIDS (APHAs) can make in response to the epidemic; and
- Creating space within society for the meaningful engagement and active participation of APHAs in all aspects of that response.

Proposals based on Indigenous culture and teachings are strongly encouraged.

A proposal’s focus within the Indigenous community can range from broadly-based to highly focused. However, proposals must still define the demographic or lived-experience which best describes the primary group of Indigenous people the project seeks to reach.

Examples are as follows:

- Indigenous community in the agency’s catchment area • Indigenous community off-reserve
- Indigenous community on-reserve
- Indigenous men in the agency’s catchment area
- Indigenous men off-reserve
- Indigenous men on-reserve
- Indigenous women in the agency’s catchment area
- Indigenous women off-reserve
- Indigenous women on-reserve
- Indigenous youth in the agency’s catchment area
- Indigenous youth off-reserve
- Indigenous youth on-reserve
- Indigenous men living with HIV/AIDS
- Indigenous women living with HIV/AIDS
- Indigenous youth living with HIV/AIDS

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161559

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $50,000

Term of Contract:

The project start date should be between July 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. Project completion date should be between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

PACII proposals must be implemented in Canada only.

Only Canadian nonprofit non-governmental organizations (NGOs) accountable to their members may apply. Charitable status recognized by Canada Revenue Agency is an asset.

Organizations submitting proposals must be:

- Indigenous community-focused and based;
- A member of the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN), or work collaboratively in partnership with CAAN or a CAAN member organization.

Applicant organizations must work primarily in the field of HIV/AIDS and have demonstrated expertise in the management of projects with the population to be served, or must partner with an organization that has such expertise and is accountable to the population it serves.

PACII encourages innovative proposals with clearly defined objectives that develop new or strengthen existing partnerships. Applicant organizations must have a demonstrated ability to work in partnership with other agencies.

Project Eligibility:

- The project must be in the planning or implementation stage.
- Completed projects are not eligible.
- Projects with a future sustainability plan are encouraged.

Pre-Application Information:

Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to download the grant guidelines.

Note: Only one PACAI 2017 application per applicant organization will be accepted.


- All applications must be submitted online. Applications sent by email, fax, or mail will not be accepted and will not be evaluated
- Grant applications will be reviewed by ViiV Healthcare in consultation with the PACII Community Advisory Committee comprised of Indigenous HIV/AIDS community experts drawn from across Canada.
- Application deadline: September 1, 2017
- Notification of grants: November 27, 2017

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Click here to apply online:

Canadian Head Office
ViiV Healthcare in Canada
245 Armand-Frappier Boulevard
Laval, Quebec H7V 4A7

Tel: (450) 680-4810 / 1-877-335-2186
Fax: (450) 680-4801

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon