The Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund (IPRF), a fund that is built upon the resiliency of, and guided by Indigenous Peoples to support Indigenous communities and organizations through the current public health crisis. On July 9, 2020, IPRF approved their first round of support to Communities across Canada. At the end of December 2021, IPRF has approved support to 316 community leader and volunteer through 20 different intakes.
The Fund is governed by an Indigenous Advisory Council that approves all governance, resilience fund projects, communications and fund‐raising strategies and recommendations related to the work of fulfilling the purpose of the IPRF.
Any Indigenous-led organization working to foster resilience in Inuit, Metis and First Nations communities anywhere in Canada can apply for resiliency support ranging from $5,000 to $30,000. For examples of eligible projects, see the Applicant Guide.
IPRF benefits from a strong and supportive network of partners, champions, and allies. Including The Counselling Foundation of Canada, Donner Canadian Foundation, Edmonton Community Foundation, Enbridge, Frontline Fund, Green Shield Canada, Laidlaw Foundation, Lawson Foundation, Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security, McConnell Foundation, Medavie Health Foundation, Metcalf Foundation, The Sprott Foundation, Suncor Energy Foundation, Toronto Foundation, Trottier Family Foundation, VanCity Community Investment Bank, Vancity Credit Union, Vancouver Foundation, The Walmart Foundation and several anonymous donors.
We warmly invite others to join us on this journey to advance community resilience for Indigenous Peoples.