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Call for Applications: Indigenous Youth & Community Futures Fund, Laidlaw Foundation

Deadline November 6, 2017.

Are you an Indigenous youth-led group based in Ontario? Do you have a project that will connect Indigenous young people with opportunities to learn about your culture, rights,lands and languages? Apply before November 6th to the Indigenous Youth & Community Futures Fund.

Grant Details

Your group can apply for funding to support youth-led projects and activities that will connect yourselves, your peers, friends and Indigenous youth communities to your lands, languages, rights, laws and cultures. Projects could include:

  • Land-based learning opportunities and culture camps
  • Language immersion opportunities
  • Culture-based education that includes ceremonies, medicines, arts, sciences, intergenerational health and healing
  • Social justice, law and rights-based education
  • Healing, life promotion and community building
  • Other projects that communities deem important to support decolonization, reconciliation, nation building and cultural resurgence


This funding stream supports:

  • Indigenous youth-led groups that are based in traditional territories spanning/encompassing Ontario
  • Generally aged 14-29, and it’s ok if you have members that are older and younger than this
  • You don’t need to be a charity or working with a charity to apply for funding. We work with grassroots groups and collectives

How to apply:

For more information about the fund and how to apply, please visit our website:

If you would like to download the program guideline and application template please click the links below 

If you're ready to get started on your application, logon to the application portal:

The deadline to submit your application is November 6th, 2017.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us:

Ana Skinner
Phone: 416 964 3614 x 305

Ajeev Bhatia
Phone: 416 964 3614 x309