About the Grants • Grant Criteria • Deadline • How to Apply • Who Can Apply? • When Should My Event Take Place? • How the Funds Can be Used • Community Stories
The FNHA recognizes the impact that the Indian residential school findings, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the overdose crisis has had on the health and well-being of First Nations individuals, families and communities. It has been a challenging few years, but we also have a lot to celebrate as First Nations peoples. For example, during the pandemic, communities have found innovative ways to continue to practice traditions, promote culture and take care of one another. These examples of intergenerational strength and wisdom support our overall wellness.
As a wellness organization, it's important that we continue to build on our strengths and resiliency through wholistic wellness programs and initiatives. With this in mind, the FNHA is pleased to launch the 2022 Indigenous Peoples Day of Wellness grant cycle to honour and celebrate First Nations people.
This year's theme is Celebrating Generations: Honouring our Ancestors, Elders, Youth and Future Generations through Culture, Language and Traditions.
These wellness events are intended to celebrate culture, resilience and community wellness.
Eligible recipients are able to access a single grant of up to $3,500 (for First Nations Communities or health or social organizations that provide wellness services to First Nations people in BC) and $2,000 (for BC schools). Successful applicants with be required to provide the FNHA with a brief closing report to capture the highlights of their initiative.
The deadline for this year's grant is Monday, April 18, 2022 at 4 p.m.
There are three ways to submit an application:
The FNHA Indigenous Peoples Day of Wellness Grants are open to:
Grants are not awarded to individuals. If you are an individual with an idea or concept, we encourage you to partner with one of the types of group described here. The FNHA will require written confirmation your partnership. Funds will be distributed to the nation, registered organization or education institution.
For example, if you are a certified yoga instructor who wants to provide online courses, this may be an opportunity to work with a local school or First Nations community.
The FNHA recommends the event or initiative take place on June 21 in honour and celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day. However, the event or initiative can take place any time from June 20 to July 8, 2022.
If there are goals outside this timeframe, please contact email@example.com.
The funds can be used to provide an honorarium to an Elder for their services.
Funds cannot be used for:
The grant funds may be used for other forms of prizes, including gift cards.
Here are some community stories to help inspire your Indigenous Peoples Day of Wellness event: