Funding Organizations in your CommunityIn 2014, the NAFC announced new funding allocations under our Community Capacity Support (CCS) program established by the recently realigned Urban Aboriginal Strategy (UAS). Simply roll your cursor over your community to find your Friendship Centre (or other urban organization).

Urban Aboriginal Strategy (UAS)

On February 6, 2014, the National Association of Friendship Centers (NAFC) and the Government of Canada announced a renewed and enhanced partnership to deliver services to urban Indigenous people in Canada. Under this funding realignment, the NAFC will administer $43 million of the $50.8 million announced for the new UAS.

The goal of the realignment is to increase the services for urban Aboriginal people and foster greater collaboration and develop partnerships between all levels of government, organizations, urban Aboriginal communities and other stakeholders to increase the participation of urban Aboriginal peoples in Canada’s economy.

The two new programs include: Community Capacity Support (CCS) and Urban Partnerships (UP), replacing the Aboriginal Friendship Centres Program (AFCP), Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth (CCAY) and Young Canada Works – for urban Aboriginal youth (YCW-AUY). The change is designed to provide more funds to support community organizations and projects.

Urban Partnerships

The Urban Partnerships (UP) program is one of the two available funding streams made possible by the Urban Aboriginal Strategy (UAS). Funding for UP is distributed by the NAFC to meet the needs of Indigenous people living in an urban environment.

UP provides a total of $17 million annually for the next two years (2014-2016) in project based funding focusing on three key activity areas: youth, social economy/social enterprise and innovation.

UP provides more funds going directly to supporting community organizations and projects by supporting urban Indigenous partnership building and increasing Indigenous participation in the economy. Part of an outreach process to urban Indigenous multi-service providers, this new program encourages partnerships and community planning in order to best address regional and local urban service needs.

Each Provincial/Territorial Association (PTA), regional affiliates of the NAFC, deliver the program in their region.

Projects that will be considered for funding include initiatives, research and approaches that increase the economic participation of urban Aboriginal individuals and communities. Organizations that are offering programs or initiatives that support these priorities are welcome to apply.

HOW TO APPLY?

Contact the PTA in your region for more information.
Learn more here: http://nafc.ca/uas/

Community Capacity Support

Community Capacity Support (CCS) program is one of the two available funding streams made possible by the Urban Aboriginal Strategy (UAS). CCS provides core-like funding to Friendship Centres and other urban Aboriginal organizations so they can have a stable base from which to deliver programs and services that increase urban Indigenous participation in the economy, and attract additional investments.

Each Provincial/Territorial Association (PTA), regional affiliates of the NAFC, deliver the program in their region.

HOW TO APPLY?

Contact the PTA in your region for more information.
Learn more here: http://nafc.ca/uas/

Ongoing Initiatives