Released on November 7, 2022
Today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls+ (MMIWG+) Community Response Fund, committing $400,000 for 2022-23.
The funding provides support for projects that promote and enhance prevention, and build safety for Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirit+ people, their families and communities.
“This new funding program will support valuable community-led Indigenous projects to address the issues raised in The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls,” Minister Responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs, Don McMorris said. “We are proud to work collaboratively with Indigenous women, who know first-hand how these projects can help enhance prevention and build safety. I thank them for their valuable contributions on this important work.”
Funding will support at least 10 community projects, each receiving up to $40,000.
First Nation and Métis communities, organizations in Saskatchewan and organizations partnering with Indigenous entities are eligible and encouraged to apply for funding starting today.
The fund criteria and supporting documents were developed with input from four Indigenous women: Lori Whiteman, Marlene Bear, Myrna LaPlante and Autumn Larose-Smith, who have been instrumental in launching the fund.
For full eligibility requirements and application instructions for the MMIWG+ Community Response Fund, visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/first-nations-citizens/saskatchewan-first-nations-metis-and-northern-initiatives/mmiwg-community-response-fund
The intake deadline for the 2022-23 applications is December 16, 2022.
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