Indigenous Service Canada is currently accepting proposals for the 2022-2023 Family Violence Prevention Program.

This program provides operational funding to Indigenous-led shelters and transition homes that address family violence, and funds Indigenous-led, culturally-appropriate and community-driven family violence prevention activities across Canada for Indigenous women, children, families and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.

The current Family Violence Prevention call for proposals is for family violence prevention activities that focus on Inuit, Métis, as well as Indigenous 2SLGBTQQIA+, and urban populations.

**Proposals for family violence prevention activities aimed towards First Nations on reserve should be sent to the Manitoba Regional ISC office.**

The focus of activities must be on family violence prevention. Proposals can range from short term activities with a smaller budget (such as $50,000 for 1 year) to multi-year projects in the average upper range of $100,000 per year.


The following organizations, associations, and governments can apply for this Call for Proposals:

  • First Nations, governments and communities in Canada, including bands, district, tribal councils and associations
  • Inuit and Metis representative organizations, governments, communities, and settlements
  • Indigenous organizations, National Indigenous organizations
  • Municipalities
  • Non-governmental and voluntary associations and organizations, including non-profit corporations
  • Educational or research institutions and associations

Non-Indigenous organizations are only eligible for funding if they have support from the Indigenous clients they expect to serve.

How to Apply

Visit the 2022-2023 Family Violence Prevention Program page for full details on eligible activities and selection criteria.

Email proposal and included documents to: [email protected]

Applications from organizations with outstanding funding reports will not be reviewed.


The deadline to submit a proposal for the 2022-2023 Family Violence Prevention Program is January 30, 2023. Single year projects during the 2022-2023 year must be completed by March 31, 2023.