The requests for proposals for the Health Services Integration Fund (HSIF) for the 2021-2022 fiscal year is open.

Due to COVID-19, integration projects may not be in the forefront of priorities, however, integrated services and programs at the local level are critically important for pandemic planning, navigation, and coordination. Through this request, you can share your community’s ideas on how health services can better be integrated and delivered.

Your proposals need to be submitted/received by 4:30 pm Central Time on Friday, March 5, 2021. Any proposal received after this time will not be considered.

If you have any questions or need more information, contact:

Donavan Fontaine by phone at (204) 983-8401
Email: [email protected]


Alyssa Hemminger by phone at (204) 984-1732
Email: [email protected]

The criteria for your proposal is below. You can also download a template here.

Basic project criteria for all types of integration projects:

For projects which aim to increase access to services, proposals will include baseline measures/descriptions as well as a credible approach for demonstrating improved access as a result of the project.

Key project criteria:

  • Project involves multiple First Nations and Inuit communities or impacts at least 5000 individuals (not mandatory but encouraged)
  • Project objective is well-defined and focused on the achievement of tangible deliverables
    Note: The new HSIF intends to move beyond the development of theoretical models to the practical implementation of those integrated models of care.
  • Project partners demonstrate a commitment to jointly implement a specific, tangible systems change that will increase/improve access to health services.
  • Proposed integration arrangement is sustainable within existing non-HSIF resources (both federal and provincial)
  • Project proposes at least one credible, measurable metric to demonstrate increased/improved access to health services over time as a result of the project
  • Proposal includes a work plan that identifies timelines, milestones, roles, and responsibilities and verifiable deliverables or outputs
  • Work plan appears realistic given planned resources, experience of team, quality of partnerships, previous history, etc.
  • Proposal identifies the qualifications, specific role, and time commitments of project team members
  • Project proponent and key partner organizations demonstrate that they possess a core team of permanently employed staff who are able to dedicate sufficient quantities of time to the project
  • Budget contains only eligible expense categories (i.e., Personnel, Supplies/Services, Travel/Accommodation, Equipment/Office Rental, Communication, and Training/Development)