The Indigenous-Led Data Research Projects Program funds innovative Indigenous-led approaches to improving data methodologies specific to missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people, including initiatives that:

  • work to develop qualitative distinctions or identity-based indicators
  • address existing methodological gaps for groups who are underserviced or underrepresented in data
  • work to define safety through Indigenous ways of understanding

All of these will ultimately work to improve existing data and expand data related to missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.

Who can apply?

  • Indigenous organizations, including but not limited to:
    • Indigenous women’s and Indigenous 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations
    • Urban or off-reserve Indigenous organizations
    • Métis and non-status Indigenous organizations
    • Inuit organizations
    • Indigenous service providers
    • Indigenous political or representative organizations
  • First Nation communities, organizations and governments
  • Tribal Councils
  • Indigenous researchers affiliated with one of the entities outlined above

How to apply:

Applicants will need to submit:

  • A completed Project or Workplan Funding Application form (See below)
  • An itemized budget
  • A short narrative (up to a maximum of 2,500 words) that clearly demonstrating how the proposed project will contribute to improving data, improving data methodologies or to better understanding safety for Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people

Click here for the Application Guidelines

Click here to download the Project or Workplan Funding Application form


The deadline to submit a proposal for the 2022-2023 fiscal year is September 16, 2022.

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