Cultural Spaces in Indigenous Communities Program
Contribution program to support Indigenous communities in re-establishing and revitalizing cultural spaces.
The Cultural Spaces in Indigenous Communities Program call for proposals closed on December 1, 2021. The program is working with 66 funding recipients as they complete their cultural space projects.
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About the program
As part of the Federal Pathway to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People, Budget 2021 invested $108.8 million funding over 2 years, starting in 2021-2022, to re-establish and revitalize Indigenous cultural spaces.
Through the Cultural Spaces in Indigenous Communities Program, the Government of Canada has supported construction and revitalization projects including, but not limited to:
- long houses
- women’s lodges
- powwow grounds
- heritage parks
- cultural centers
- facilities to support cultural ceremonies and teachings
The program has offered opportunities for Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQI+ individuals to strengthen their identities and have safer, barrier-free, permanent and meaningful access to their cultures and languages.
The 2021 call for proposals received an enthusiastic response with more than 340 proposals received. This led the department to secure additional funding, resulting in more than $120 million being delivered to 66 recipients across 11 provinces and territories. The Cultural Spaces in Indigenous Communities Program funding mandate ended on March 31, 2023.
Map of funded projects
Visit the Cultural Spaces in Indigenous Communities Program interactive map to learn more about funded projects.
- New Multi-use Cultural Space: Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke
- Northern Secwepemc First Nations new cultural centre: Northern Secwépemc Tribal Council Society
- Gwich’in Wellness Camp renovation: Gwich’in Tribal Council
- Gukwdzi (Bighouse) Project: Gwa’sala-'Nakwaxda’xw Nations
- Traditional pit home and museum facility: Skeetchestn Indian Band
- Red Turtle Lodge Cultural Centre: Fisher River Cree Nation
- iit’l gudaad: We Remember Haida Heritage Plaza project: Old Massett Village Council
- Camp Chiputneticook Centre of Excellence project: Peskotomuhkati Nation at Skutik
- Nunamiutuqaq - Building from the Land project: Kitikmeot Inuit Association
- Meadow Lake Tribal Cultural Centres Project: Meadow Lake Tribal Council
- Chief Elsie Bouchie Cultural Camp to revitalize Anishinaabe culture: Berens River First Nation
- Culture and Language Camps Project: Métis Nation of Ontario
- Witset Youth Healing Lodge Project: Witset First Nation
- Big Grassy First Nation Cultural Space and Shelter Building Project: Big Grassy First Nation
- Indigenous Wellness and Culture Feasibility Studies in New Brunswick: Nataoganeg First Nation and Neqotkuk First Nation
- Mary Webb’s Gathering Place Building Project: Flat Bay Band-No’kmaq Village
For more information, please email CSICP-PECCA@sac-isc.gc.ca.
For the 2023-24 Reporting template, enter 4548549 in the Filter items field of The Reporting Guide web page: Program Reporting Forms – Data Collection Instruments (DCIs) 2023-2024.
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