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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.
Funding applications are being accepted now until November 10, 2024.

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.

For additional details about this funding and how to apply, please download this fact sheet.


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 Nation 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 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls+ 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 Application Fact Sheet to prepare your funding application.
  • Ensure your application is accurate and complete before submitting it.
    • Attach signed letters of support from your partner(s), if applicable.
    • Complete and attach a project budget. If you have questions about preparing a budget, please contact

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

We prefer you use our online application form as you can save your work and return later to complete it. The online form allows you to attach your proposed project budget and signed letters of support from any project partners.

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

Contact the First Nations and Métis Relations Unit if you require an application package mailed or faxed to you.


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.

If your project receives funding, you will need to complete a Reporting Form to describe your project's outcomes for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls+ Community Response Fund.


8. Supported Projects and Events

The following projects and events were supported through the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls+ (MMIWG+) Community Response Fund in 2023-24.

Recipient Project Amount
AskÎy Healing Lodge Inc. AskÎy Healing Lodge $40,000
Caring Hearts Counselling Caring Hearts - Supporting the Loss of MMIWG+ $40,000
Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan Ispiciwin $40,000
Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) Pathways of Healing: Strengthening Missing Persons Toolkits for MMIWG2S+ $40,000
File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council FHQ Women's Council MMIWG Awareness & Prevention Youth Workshop $34,935
File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council FHQ Women's Council MMIWG/Human Trafficking Awareness Youth Workshop $39,145
Gabriel Dumont Institute, Culture and Heritage Department MMIWG2S+ Ribbon Skirt and Ribbon Shirt Workshop $38,500
Gateway Regional Victim Services The Break Free Project $18,260
Kimosom Pwatinahk Collegiate - Deschambault Lake High School Deschambault Lake MMIW Wellness Project $40,000
Maman Aen Noor Counselling and Community Consultation Maman Aen Noor Counselling and Community Consultation $39,000
Men of the North Strengthening Families Project $39,953
Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S) MMIWG+ Families Overcoming Together Gathering $40,000
Northern Lights School Division #113 – Hector Thiboutot community school MMIWG+ Mural and Community Workshops $40,000
PA Outreach Program Inc. Continuing the Conversation: Heart Spirits Saskatchewan $15,439.35
Prince Albert Métis Women’s Association The Soleil Project $40,000
Prince Albert Mobile Crisis Unit Sage Yourself $39,000
Regina Public School Board - Winston Knoll High School Winston Knoll-Educational Tipi Teachings $3,700.65
RCMP Heritage Centre Wasnokya Omnijayabi $40,000
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Empowering Our People Initiative $40,000
Saskatoon Police Service Honouring MMIWG2S+ Feast & Round Dance $30,000
Sturgeon Lake Health Centre nihtawiki Program - Sturgeon Lake Health $39,000
Wapi Kihew Attention to Creative Solutions Inc. CREEating Safe Families $38,350
YWCA Regina Inc. Trauma Recovery Program for Indigenous Women $24,717
  TOTAL: $800,000

9. 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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