Advancing Indigenous Gender Equality

The Indigenous Innovation Initiative is looking for bold ideas that will advance equality for First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit peoples across Canada. Approaches must be grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing and apply a gender lens. Projects led by Indigenous women and 2SLGBTTQQIA+ innovators will be given priority.


Eligible applicants can be:

1. Canadian not-for-profit corporations, partnerships, associations, and trusts;

2. Canadian for-profit corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships, associations, and trusts, if the nature of the funded activity is non-commercial and not intended to generate a profit;

3. Indigenous governments, including band councils, tribal councils, and self-government entities and their agencies, however organized located in Canada;


Grants can be up to $250,000 for a funding period of up to 24 months (2 years).


Two-step Application Process:

Jun 9, 2020: Expression of Interest Deadline. SFU Signature Sheet is not required at this stage. Applicants (not ORS) submit EOI to the agency.

Aug 7, 2020: Full Proposal Deadline. SFU Signature Sheet and full proposal due to no later than 3 business days prior to the deadline. Applicants (not ORS) submit applications via agency's portal.

Reminder: Based on the revision of Postdoctoral fellow (PDF) policy (R50.03), please continue to include 14% of PDF benefit in all your proposal budgets.



Upcoming Deadlines

August 07, 2021August 07, 2021 *
August 04, 2021 Aug. 04, 2021 August 04, 2021 16:00:00 August 04, 2021 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Advancing Indigenous Gender Equality .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.