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COVID-19 Relief Funding for First Nations and First Nation Businesses

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The purpose of this webinar will be to present information regarding Indigenous Service Canada’s COVID-19 relief programs in BC Region. We will be going over eligibility, application process, funding levels, and further program details.

August 10, 2021 from 11:00am-12:00pm
Join us for 30 minutes of presentations followed by a Q&A period.

Indigenous Community Business Fund (ICBF)
The ICBF program is providing non-repayable funding to help support First Nations, Inuit and Metis community or collectively-owned businesses and microbusinesses whose revenues have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses can apply for funding to support operational losses, debt servicing and adaptation costs.
Speaker:  Stephanie Stewart – ICBF Lead Officer at Indigenous Services Canada, BC Region

Own Source Revenue in Indigenous Communities Initiative (OSRICI)
The OSRICI is a funding initiative providing a one-time special economic response to support First Nations that have experienced a decline in their ability to provide core community programs and important services due to a loss in own-sourced revenue (OSR) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaker: Tyler Fong – OSR Lead Officer at Indigenous Services Canada, BC Region

Indigenous Community Support Fund (ICSF)
The ICSF program provides funding to help support First Nations, Inuit and Metis organizations to design and implement community-based solutions to prevent, prepare and respond to the spread of COVID-19 within their communities. In June 2021, $26.3 million was provided in direct allocations to First Nations (including Block, New Fiscal Relationship (NFR) Grant and Self-Governing Nations). An additional $26.3 million in direct allocation will be provided in September 2021. First Nations are eligible to apply for additional funding, if your community’s needs exceed the ICSF direct allocation provided (on and off reserve).
Speaker: Bob Vern – Acting Manager for Funding Services at Indigenous Services Canada, BC Region

Additional Speakers:
Delyla Daniels – OSRICI Specialist at First Nations Tax Commission
Jesse James – OSRICI Specialist at First Nations Tax Commission

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August 10, 2021
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For those who need support, the IRSSS has a 24-hour crisis line available: 1-866-925-4419
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We acknowledge the trauma caused by Residential Schools, honour the survivors, and remember the children who did not come home. Our offices will be closed today, and we will reopen on Monday, October 2nd.

For those who need support, the IRSSS has a 24-hour crisis line available: 1-866-925-4419

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Deadline to apply has been extended to October 5, 2022.

Learn more about the position and how to apply: ow.ly/Z7Pi50KWnXO
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Full-time Program Assistant needed to support the First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS). 

Deadline to apply has been extended to October 5, 2022. 

Learn more about the position and how to apply: http://ow.ly/Z7Pi50KWnXO

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If you are interested in participating in this training, register here: ow.ly/X69z50KWaJF
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If you are interested in participating in this training, register here: http://ow.ly/X69z50KWaJF

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For more information and details on how to apply: ow.ly/VOvI50KQTvt
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ARMA Vancouver bursaries are intended to provide financial support towards records management education costs such as tuition, certification exams (ICRM & IGP), books, travel expenses, and other education-related costs. The application period runs from September 13 to 27 for 2022.

The ARMA Kelowna Conference is being held from Oct 5-7, 2022, and would be an ideal opportunity for any bursary recipients – plus you can check-out workshop sessions at the conference being led by FNPSS! 

For more information and details on how to apply:  http://ow.ly/VOvI50KQTvt

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Spots are limited, and fill up quickly – register now! 

First Nations youth aged 18-29 who are currently working or are interested in working in the areas of policy and administration are also highly encouraged to register for this event. Spots are available for youth at no-cost. For youth registration, please contact info@fnps.ca.
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