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Inuit Cultural Education Centres Grant Program

Grants to Canada Inuit Individuals and Community Centers
in Multiple Provinces for Cultural Heritage Programs

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Government of Canada - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)

Deadline Date:

05/07/21 11:59 PM ET


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Quebec individuals in eligible locations of Inuit background and community-based Inuit cultural and education centers to promote and develop cultural heritage programs. The purpose of this program is to assist Inuit communities in expressing, preserving, developing, promoting and sharing their cultural heritage with other Canadians, thereby promoting awareness of Canada's cultural diversity. Eligible Inuit individuals are those that are ordinarily resident in Nunatsiavut (Labrador), Nunavik (Quebec), Nunavut, and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in the Northwest Territories.

About the program:

  • This program supports Inuit individuals and communities in expressing, preserving, developing and promoting their cultural heritage.
  • The program also helps Inuit share their cultural heritage with other Canadians, promoting cross-cultural awareness between Inuit and non-Inuit communities.

Eligible activities:

Activities funded under the program promote awareness of Canada's cultural diversity. They must support:

  • The expression, preservation, development and promotion of Inuit cultural heritage
  • The sharing of Inuit cultural heritage with other Canadians

Eligible expenditures:

Payments are limited to covering the direct costs of one-time projects related to Inuit culture which are outlined in the proposals submitted and include:

  • Materials and supplies
  • Printing and publishing
  • Communications
  • Travel

Travel expenses are to be claimed at actual cost, but cannot exceed the rates and allowances established in the National Joint Council Travel Directive in effect at the time of travel.

Expenses which exceed the rates and allowances set for in the directive are ineligible and will not be paid.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181286

Estimated Size of Grant:

A maximum amount of $5,000 may be made available per recipient within a fiscal year for eligible expenditures.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible recipients:
- Inuit individuals ordinarily resident in eligible areas
- Community-based Inuit cultural education centers

For an Inuk residing outside of their land claim settlement area, a copy of a birth certificate and a letter of recognition from one of the Inuit land claim organizations or regional governments may be required (for example, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Makivik Corporation, Nunatsiavut Government).

Ineligible expenditures:
Payments do not include the following expenditures:
- Ongoing activities or operations
- Periodic events such as annual meetings or festivals

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to submit a proposal is May 7, 2021 at 11:59 pm Eastern time.

Only electronic forms are accepted. If you have access to the department's Services Portal you can get the electronic form by opening a session on the portal. If you do not have access to the portal, please contact your regional office to get access to the portal.

ISC's regional staff review and approve proposals.


Contact Information:

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

Services Portal:

To gain access to the portal, contact your regional office:

To find out more, contact ISC by email at or by telephone at 1-800-567-9604 and ask to speak to an Education officer.

Education Branch
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
10 Wellington Street
Gatineau QC K1A 0H4

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador: Nunatsiavut;   Northwest Territories: The Inuvialuit Settlement Region ;   Nunavut;   Quebec: Nunavik;

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