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

Applications are now closed

  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 28, May 5 & May 12

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.

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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We are looking for an Iconics Project Manager and Iconics Project Coordinator to join our team!

Deadline for applications - Monday June 21, 2021.

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#FirstNations, #Inuit and #Métis communities & #Indigenous organizations serving Indigenous Peoples in urban centres and off reserve can submit requests for the Indigenous Community Support Fund. https://t.co/FRI84YwH0O #COVID19

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Registration is now open for the June 23 & 24 Our Gathering, 2021 kexwkexwntsút chet, tə sq̓əq̓ip ct virtual sessions focused on First Nations Administration and Governance.

Join co-hosts GCIndigenous, BC Assembly of First Nations, First Nations Summit, and UBCIC, with virtual support from #FNPSS, for these two half-day sessions tailored for those working in First Nations administration. Session topics will include: the 10-Year Grant, Professional & Institutional Development (P&ID) Session, ISC client services, and more.

Dates: June 23 & 24, 2021
Times: 8:30am – 12:30pm PDT each day

Visit our website to learn more about session topics and to register now: fnps.ca/og2021/

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Registration is now open for the June 23 & 24 Our Gathering, 2021 kexwkexwntsút chet, tə sq̓əq̓ip ct virtual sessions focused on First Nations Administration and Governance.

Join co-hosts GCIndigenous, BC Assembly of First Nations, First Nations Summit, and UBCIC, with virtual support from #FNPSS, for these two half-day sessions tailored for those working in First Nations administration. Session topics will include: the 10-Year Grant, Professional & Institutional Development (P&ID) Session, ISC client services, and more. 

Dates: June 23 & 24, 2021
Times: 8:30am – 12:30pm PDT each day

Visit our website to learn more about session topics and to register now: https://fnps.ca/og2021/

#RegisterNow #OurGathering2021 #JoinUs

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Thank you to everyone that’s participated in our Engagement Sessions! Haven’t had the chance? Extra sessions have been added on June 9th and 16th!

The First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) is undertaking engagement with BC First Nations. We are inviting First Nations to participate in online dialogue sessions about the ways that FNPSS can support them to strengthen their administration and governance capacity.

Our May and June sessions are primarily for First Nation Administrators and administration. However, all sessions are inclusive, and we encourage all First Nations representatives to attend the session(s) that are convenient for you.

Register for a session now! Click here to learn more and sign up: fnps.ca/fnpss-first-nations-engagement-sessions/

We thank you in advance for sharing your time, experience, and knowledge to help guide the work of FNPSS and help us ensure we are providing the most relevant and needed capacity support to BC First Nations Administrations.

#BCFirstNations #Engagement #OnlineSessions #Administration #SignupNow #Feedback
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Thank you to everyone that’s participated in our Engagement Sessions! Haven’t had the chance? Extra sessions have been added on June 9th and 16th! 

The First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) is undertaking engagement with BC First Nations. We are inviting First Nations to participate in online dialogue sessions about the ways that FNPSS can support them to strengthen their administration and governance capacity. 

Our May and June sessions are primarily for First Nation Administrators and administration. However, all sessions are inclusive, and we encourage all First Nations representatives to attend the session(s) that are convenient for you.

Register for a session now! Click here to learn more and sign up: https://fnps.ca/fnpss-first-nations-engagement-sessions/

We thank you in advance for sharing your time, experience, and knowledge to help guide the work of FNPSS and help us ensure we are providing the most relevant and needed capacity support to BC First Nations Administrations.

#BCFirstNations #Engagement #OnlineSessions #Administration #SignupNow #Feedback

The deadline to apply for the 2021 First Nations Well Being Fund is this Sunday, May 30, at 11:00pm PDT! Don’t miss out on getting your communities’ application in – please email applications to us via info@fnps.ca with a subject line stating “Well Being Fund Application”.

Looking for details on required application contents or more information about the Well Being Fund overall? Visit our website at www.fnps.ca/community-projects/wellbeingfund/.

#ApplyNow #BCFirstNations #FundingAvailable
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The deadline to apply for the 2021 First Nations Well Being Fund is this Sunday, May 30, at 11:00pm PDT! Don’t miss out on getting your communities’ application in – please email applications to us via info@fnps.ca with a subject line stating “Well Being Fund Application”. 

Looking for details on required application contents or more information about the Well Being Fund overall? Visit our website at www.fnps.ca/community-projects/wellbeingfund/. 

#ApplyNow #BCFirstNations #FundingAvailable

“#Announcement: New opportunity to work with #FNPSS!

Role: Virtual Host – Contract (Remote)

The Virtual Host provides comprehensive virtual meeting support to FNPSS clients via Zoom. Duties include: liaising and supporting clients with virtual event set up, coordination pre and post-event, moderation, and live tech support during events to ensure all technical aspects run smoothly.

This role is ideal for aspiring Indigenous youth with an interest in governance and leadership.

To find out more about this opportunity, please contact us at info@fnps.ca.
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“#Announcement: New opportunity to work with #FNPSS! 

Role: Virtual Host – Contract (Remote)

The Virtual Host provides comprehensive virtual meeting support to FNPSS clients via Zoom. Duties include: liaising and supporting clients with virtual event set up, coordination pre and post-event, moderation, and live tech support during events to ensure all technical aspects run smoothly. 

This role is ideal for aspiring Indigenous youth with an interest in governance and leadership.

To find out more about this opportunity, please contact us at info@fnps.ca.
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