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Posted: February 5, 2023

Local Truth and Reconciliation societies gets grants

Approximately $5 million in grants have been committed to 23 Indigenous-led non-profit organizations from the Indigenous Resilience and Recovery Grant Initiative, including two Cranbrook-based societies.

The funding is part of the $34-million Recovery and Resiliency Fund announced in March 2022 with $30 million from the province and $4 million from Vancouver Foundation. The initiative includes two funding streams and is being administered in partnership with the Vancouver Foundation, United Way BC and New Relationship Trust, a B.C. Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction media release stated.

The New Relationship Trust administered the grant application and award process for Indigenous-led non-profit organizations with annual operating budgets of more than $1 million. Through this funding stream, 22 organizations will each receive $72,000 per year over three years, for a total of $216,000, and one organization will receive $150,000 over two years.

Highlighting the grant funding is the Tkamnin’tik Children’s Truth and Reconciliation Society in Cranbrook, which will receive $150,000 over two years.

Twenty-two B.C. organizations will receive $72,000 per year over three years, for a total of $216,000 including Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child And Family Services Society  and Tkamnin’tik Children’s Truth and Reconciliation Society.

“Indigenous-led non-profit organizations deliver critical programs and services to individuals and families,” said Megan Dykeman, Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development and Non-Profits. “This investment recognizes the essential role of Indigenous-led organizations in supporting communities.”

The multi-year, flexible funding will support Indigenous organizations with pandemic-related recovery support and enhance organizational and economic resilience.

This partnership with New Relationship Trust aligns with government’s commitment to advancing meaningful reconciliation. Indigenous-led non-profits have faced immense challenges through the pandemic and recovery, and the grants will help address critical gaps in their operations. This grant process for Indigenous-led organizations is being led by Indigenous decision-makers, the ministry said.

Indigenous-led organizations with budgets of less than $1 million were eligible to apply for the funding stream administered by Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with the United Way, which closed in October 2022. Decisions on those applications are expected soon.


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