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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls+ Community Response Fund

Thank you for your interest in the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls+ Community Response Fund. 

Applications must be received no later than October 31, 2023.

The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to advancing reconciliation in collaboration with First Nation and Métis communities and organizations to address the issues raised in the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The grants are for projects that promote and enhance prevention and build safety for Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirit+ people, along with their families and communities.

The ministry may publish recipients, events, projects and grant amounts.


1. Who Can Apply

An authorized representative(s) of a Saskatchewan-based:

  • Local grass-roots Indigenous group;
  • Indigenous non-profit group*;
  • Non-profit* organizations and municipalities who are seeking authentic partnerships with Indigenous communities, such as:
    • Local grass-roots Indigenous groups;
    • First Nations Band Councils /Tribal Councils;
    • Métis Locals/ Métis Regions; and
    • First Nations or Métis agencies or representative groups.
  • Non-Indigenous non-profit organizations with Indigenous involvement and whose programs/services benefit a primarily First Nations or Métis clientele.
  • Authentic partnerships may include federal, provincial or municipal governments, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, First Nations, Tribal Councils, Métis Nation-Saskatchewan locals or regions, First Nations or Métis representative organizations, or private-sector firms.
  • You must provide contact information for the project partners who may be contacted to confirm their participation.

*Please note that non-profits must provide an incorporation number to confirm active status with Information Services Corporation (ISC) to be eligible to apply.


2. Eligible Projects and Funding Criteria

We are encouraging projects focused on:

  • Prevention through partnership building and development; and
  • Activities promoting and enhancing prevention that build safety for Indigenous women and girls and Two-spirited+ people, their families and communities.

Funding criteria:

  • All costs must be specific to the project.
  • The Ministry of Government Relations may provide a maximum of $40,000 for projects.
  • A maximum of 10 per cent of the grant provided by the ministry can be considered for administrative project costs.
  • In-kind contributions are encouraged among the partner groups and can allow your group to target spending strategically.

Ineligible projects/expenses include:

  • Projects already receiving federal funding from Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Canada are not eligible to apply to the provincial MMIWG+ funding envelope;
  • Existing staff salaries or wages;
  • Administrative expenses over 10 per cent of the grant amount;
  • Corporate/business projects intended to make a profit; and
  • Out-of-province travel.

3. Things to Consider

  • The Government of Saskatchewan will acknowledge receipt of your application and/or project proposal within 10 business days.
  • All applications and project proposals must be signed, complete, accurate, comprehensive, and presented using the provided form.
  • Missing or incomplete information will slow the application processing and may result in its rejection.

4. What You Need to Know Before You Start

  • Read the fact sheet to prepare your funding application.
  • Use the project and budget proposal forms below that can also be emailed to you.
  • Ensure your application is accurate, complete and signed before submitting it.

5. Conditions of Funding

Recipients may receive up to $40,000 for eligible projects.

The ministry may publish recipients, events, projects and grant amounts.


6. Applications

Applications must be received by October 31, 2023.

You will also need to complete and submit a proposed project budget with your application.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls+ Community Response Fund Application


7. Next Steps

Applications will be evaluated based on:

  • Clear, achievable prevention-focused objectives;
  • Grassroots involvement;
  • Innovation and creativity;
  • Partnership and relationship building;
  • Inclusion of diverse and/or multigenerational groups (2S+, men/boys, youth, Knowledge Keepers/Elders);
  • Measurement to determine impact; and
  • Budget.

Recipients of approved projects will need to sign and return a Letter of Offer, which details the conditions under which the funding is to be used and includes reporting requirements.


8. For More Information

If you have questions about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls+ Community Response Fund or the application process, email or call the First Nations and Métis Relations Unit at 306-798-0183.

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