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Applications for the Indigenous Languages Program (ILP) Funds are now open!

Step one: Below is a guide to the ILP application. Please read and note any questions about the program and application process.

Step two: Attend the ILP webinar and Q&A happening on Friday, June 16th at 1:00pm EST. You can skip step two if you have no questions.

Step three: Complete the application form: 

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Submit application form here.

Important application information

  • Please note that funding is limited and not every application is guaranteed funding. Friendship Centres (FCs) and Provincial/Territorial Associations (PTAs) are eligible to apply for up to $90,000 per year for a 2-year period with a total of $180,000 to support Indigenous Languages Programming.


Program Guidelines

The following document is intended to help guide Friendship Centres (FCs) and Provincial Territorial Associations (PTAs) that are interested in applying to the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) for the Indigenous Languages Program (ILP) through the steps of preparing and submitting their application.

Program Overview

Through funding from Heritage Canada, the NAFC will distribute $3.75 million to FCs and PTAs to support the delivery of Indigenous language programs and to establish best practices for the development and delivery of Indigenous language programs, to reclaim, revitalize, maintain, and strengthen Indigenous languages.

The ILP is also designed to revitalize the use of Indigenous languages and produce new speakers. The ILP will be launched on June 16, 2023, and will close on June 30, 2023. FCs and PTAs can apply to receive up to $90,000 per year for a 2-year period with a total of $180,000 to support an existing or new Indigenous languages program.