Na-mi-quai-ni-mak Community Support Fund
Small grants to support community-based healing and remembrance
The act of remembering will shape generations to come….
Funds are available to support Indigenous communities, Survivor Organizations, registered non-profits, and others with small grants for memorial activities.
Communities and Residential School Survivors know what activities best support healing, memorials and remembrance in their communities. The program will support communities in pursuing the activities they feel are best.
Some possible activities could include, but are not limited to:
- Community-led healing gatherings.
- Ceremonial activities (memorial feasts, give-aways, etc.).
- Memorial or commemorative markers (healing gardens, murals, carvings, plaques, etc.).
- Maintenance of burial sites (fencing, cutting back overgrowth, etc.).
When can I apply?
You are welcome to submit your application (DOCX) at any point in time. Processing applications will take a minimum of three months.
How do I apply?
Written application (DOCX) forms in English, French or your preferred Indigenous language or oral applications through recorded interviews via Zoom, Skype or a similar platform.
How will my application be assessed?
Applications will be reviewed by a Grants Committee comprised of Indigenous Elders and Residential School Survivors from across Canada.
Download the poster here (PDF)
For More information refer to the FAQ
NCTR’s spirit name – bezhig miigwan, meaning “one feather”.
Bezhig miigwan calls upon us to see each Survivor coming to the NCTR as a single eagle feather and to show those Survivors the same respect and attention an eagle feather deserves. It also teaches we are all in this together — we are all one, connected, and it is vital to work together to achieve reconciliation.