2021 Program & Application Guide

The First Nations Well Being Fund supports First Nations in their efforts to promote well being, increase quality of life for all community members (both on and off-reserve) and reduce poverty at the community and/or Nation level.

The First Nations Well Being Fund offers funding to First Nations and Tribal Councils to support projects related to community well being and poverty reduction. Areas of particular focus for funding will include, but are not limited to, food security, social and cultural supports, employment, education and training, families, children and youth, mental health, and transportation.

Stream 1 – Community Projects Overview

The intent of this funding stream is to support First Nations to undertake local projects in order to promote wellness and to reduce poverty at the community level. This stream may include projects that will assist First Nation members, such as:

Local food security initiatives, such as community kitchens or community gardens / greenhouses that support training and social inclusion

Initiatives that provide employment opportunities

Training and skills building opportunities

Cultural initiatives that will strengthen the community and support decolonization

Available Funding

  1. A maximum of $35,000 per project will be available where one First Nation is the applicant
  2. A maximum of $70,000 per project will be available where there are two (2) First Nations involved under Stream 1 (Community Projects)
  3. A maximum of $105,000 per project will be available where there are three or more partnering First Nations in a region involved

Stream 2 – Planning Projects Overview

The intent of this funding stream is to support First Nations to undertake planning and community engagement activities to develop a plan (or begin discussions on a plan) that will assist in promoting well being and reducing poverty at the community level. A key component of this funding stream is to provide resources to support dialogue within First Nation communities and Nations about how they wish to measure wellness within their community.

Available Funding

  1. A maximum of $25,000 will be available where one First Nation is the applicant
  2. A maximum of $50,000 will be available where there are two (2) First Nations involved, under Stream 2 (Planning)
  3. A maximum of $80,000 will be available where there are three or more partnering First Nations in a region involved

To apply

Deadline to Apply: May 30, 2021

  1. Read the 2021 Program & Application Guide (also attached as a PDF file). It outlines applicant and project eligibility, project types, funding stream definitions, eligible costs and activities, provides application requirements and details the review process.
  1. Complete the Application form and submit the Application in full by the deadline.

Access the Stream 1 – Community Projects Application

Access the Stream 2 – Planning Projects Application

Have questions? Check out the First Nations Well Being Fund Frequently Asked Questions document, below.

Knowledge Sharing Sessions: Register now!

Wednesdays - April 28th, May 5th, & May 12th

This series of knowledge sharing sessions focuses on supporting communities in undertaking planning and community engagement activities and exploring opportunities for measuring wellness. Speakers in the series include Gwen Phillips (Ktunaxa Nation), Jessie Hemphill (Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations), Cara Basil (Secwepemc Nation), and Trish Porter (Secwepemc Nation), along with guests from the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and First Nations Public Service Secretariat.

  • Community Engagement: Strategies for Working Effectively with Members
    • Wednesday, April 28th, 10:30am - 12:00pm
    • This workshop will introduce you to effective approaches to community engagement, both online and in person. Join Cara Basil and Trish Porter from Secwepemc Nation, as they share tips and tricks around effective community engagement for small and large groups and discuss how to use a cultural approach to build relationships. Come prepared to engage! In addition, the First Nations Public Service Secretariat will provide an overview of funding opportunities through the new First Nations Well Being Fund.
      Click here to register. 
  • Measuring Wellness: Developing Indicators for Community Priorities
    • Wednesday, May 5th, 10:30am - 12:00pm
    • What are indicators and why do they matter? Join Gwen Phillips (Ktunaxa Nation) and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), as they discuss how to determine what wellness means for your community and explores approaches to measuring wellness using community-identified indicators. In addition, the First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) will provide an overview of funding opportunities through the new First Nations Well Being Fund.
      Click here to register.
  • Planning for Well Being: Developing a Community-Led Plan
    • Wednesday, May 12th, 10:30am - 12:00pm
    • Join Cara Basil (Secwepemc Nation) and Jessie Hemphill (Gwa'sala-Nakwaxda'xw Nations), as they review planning basics and discuss the importance of determining what wellness means for your community, starting where you are at, and incorporating language, culture, and unique elements for your community. A representative from the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) will share information on the "Health and Wellness Planning Toolkit for BC First Nations" and the First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) will provide an overview of funding opportunities through the new First Nations Well Being Fund.
      Click here to register.

Brought to you by

Organizer

The First Nations Well Being Fund has been developed and is being implemented by the First Nations Public Service Secretariat (an initiative of the First Nations Summit Society).

Funder

The Province of British Columbia has provided funding for this initiative as part of its actions to reduce poverty in British Columbia. For more information about the BC Government’s poverty reduction strategy, see: TogetherBC: British Columbia’s Poverty Reduction Strategy.

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Join Byron Flekke (St'at'imc) from Statistics Canada as he shares stories on the power of data and how it can be accessed by all First Nations across Canada, Len Garis (National Indigenous Fire Safety Council), and Robert Harding (University of the Fraser Valley) as they share their experiences with accessing data to tell stories in their own workplaces.

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Description:
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It’s your weekly reminder- don’t miss out on applying for the 2021 First Nations Well Being Fund! Deadline to apply is May 30, 2021 at 11:00pm. 

There are two streams of project funding available: Stream 1: Community Projects and Stream 2: Planning Projects. 

Have questions? Visit our website https://fnps.ca/community-projects/wellbeingfund for Q&A’s, or DM us. 

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Register now for our upcoming webinar: The Power of our Data
Date: Wednesday, April 14th, 2021
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Cost: Free

Description:
Numbers and statistics are used all the time to tell us things about our communities and how we compare. How can we take charge of all of this information to tell the stories we want to tell about our people? Join us for a webinar on the power of data and the ways in which the stories we tell can open doors to new ways of seeing.

Join Byron Flekke (St'at'imc) from Statistics Canada as he shares stories on the power of data and how it can be accessed by all First Nations across Canada, Len Garis (National Indigenous Fire Safety Council), and Robert Harding (University of the Fraser Valley) as they share their experiences with accessing data to tell stories in their own workplaces.

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#WebinarWednesdays
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Register now for our upcoming webinar: The Power of our Data
Date: Wednesday, April 14th, 2021
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Cost: Free

Description:
Numbers and statistics are used all the time to tell us things about our communities and how we compare. How can we take charge of all of this information to tell the stories we want to tell about our people? Join us for a webinar on the power of data and the ways in which the stories we tell can open doors to new ways of seeing.

Join Byron Flekke (Statimc) from Statistics Canada as he shares stories on the power of data and how it can be accessed by all First Nations across Canada, Len Garis (National Indigenous Fire Safety Council), and Robert Harding (University of the Fraser Valley) as they share their experiences with accessing data to tell stories in their own workplaces.

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