UPIP has four (grants and contributions) funding streams: Organizational Capacity; Programs and Services; Coalitions; Research and Innovation.
Organizational capacity funding is allocated to urban Indigenous organizations for core operation costs, and friendship centres are also eligible to apply to the Research and Innovation funding stream, when it is launched in the fall 2017.
Programs and services funding will be allocated to a variety of recipients to assist with the creation and delivery of programs and services (see Annex C for the types of projects to be funded) to support urban Indigenous peoples.
Set aside allocations will be provided to distinction-based organizations, namely three main groups:
Inuit Organizations, the Métis Nation and also the National Association of Friendship Centres.
Coalitions funding will be allocated to support local-multijurisdictional collaboration and identify local needs and priorities. Discussions will take place in the first quarter of 2017-2018 with local organizations.
Research and Innovation funding will be allocated for research and innovative projects that support a better understanding of the urban Indigenous reality.
It also provides support to address challenges faced by some of the most at-risk community members, including Indigenous women.
Call for Proposals
The Coalitions funding stream has a targeted Call for Proposals that will be led by INAC regional offices.
The application period for the research and innovation stream will begin in late 2017. The Call for Proposals will be posted on INAC’s website when available and Friendship Centres may apply directly to INAC.
The list of criteria to apply for UPIP may be found in the Terms and Conditions.
Common eligibility requirements for all streams include:
Eligible recipients must be located off-reserve and in an urban centre.
- All initiatives and projects must advance the objectives of the UPIP program.
- In addition, all non-Indigenous organizations, including municipal governments, health and education authorities and institutions, require demonstrated support from Indigenous organizations or Indigenous community groups to be eligible for funding.
- Individuals are eligible to apply under the Research and Innovation stream, if they are associated with education authorities or institutions, universities and/or Indigenous organizations.
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Please note: we are currently no longer accepting Doula applications. Please check back in April for further updates.
- This program is based on a First come first serve policy until funds become fully allocated.
- Families who are expected to birth before March 15th, 2018.
- Families expected to birth after March 14th, 2018 will not be eligible to apply within this current 2017-18 fiscal year.
Doula Service Provider Survey
You are invited to participate in the Doulas for Aboriginal Families Grant Program: Doula Service Provider Survey.
We would like to learn from your experiences in providing doula services through the Doulas for Aboriginal Families Grant Program to better understand what has been successful, the value and benefits of improving access to doula services, how current cost barriers might be addressed, and how the grant program might be improved upon moving forward. Responses from service providers are intended to be used for program evaluation and reporting purposes only. Please know that findings will be reported on at the group level; any information that you share will not be associated with personal identifiers, such as name (i.e., information will remain strictly anonymous). Both BCAAFC and FNHA want to make sure that your experience as a service provider is a positive one. Findings from this survey will help to ensure this goal is achieved.
The BCAAFC and the FNHA appreciate any time you set aside to complete this survey, and we look forward to learning from your experiences.
The Friendship Centre movement in BC understands the importance of encouraging and engaging with Aboriginal youth to overcome barriers, embrace their culture, and to reach their educational goals.