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May 20, 2021

Indigenous Youth & Community Futures Fund (IYCFF)

Through the Indigenous Youth & Community Futures Fund (IYCFF), we invest in opportunities for Indigenous youth to connect with their land, languages and cultures, and strengthen and deepen their relationships within and across Indigenous communities. We also support the transmission of cultural practices and knowledge to future generations.

We believe that these processes support the cornerstones of reconciliation efforts: decolonization, nation-building and cultural resurgence.

This call is open to Indigenous youth-led groups that are based in both remote and urban territories spanning Ontario. A youth-led group is a project that will be led by at least two young Indigenous people between the ages of 14 to 29. However, we also welcome groups with younger members or adult allies, community members, elders or knowledge keepers playing supportive roles as long as young people, who self-identify as Indigenous Peoples, come up with the project idea and lead the project. 

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Our grant is inclusive of First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Afro-indigenous, 2SLGBTQ+ and disabled young people.