NIB Trust Fund Announces 2021-2022 Call for Applications from Individuals is Now Open

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NIB Trust Fund Announces 2021-2022 Call for Applications from Individuals is Now Open

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 2021314 Views

The NIB Trust Fund’s vision is for today’s youth and future generations to be grounded in language and culture and a way of life that fosters a strong identity and resiliency.

Ottawa – April 16, 2021 – The NIB Trust Fund is now accepting applications for funding from individuals for the 2021-2022 year. Individuals may apply for funding in the form of a scholarship, bursary, or award from the NIB Trust Fund through the online application accessible at

The NIB Trust Fund supports a wide range of activities for First Nations and Métis applicants to pursue, including but not limited to:

  • Programs which promote the preservation, reclamation, development or understanding of First Nations or Métis history, cultures, or languages
  • Cultural education (traditional teachings, workshops, ceremony, etc.)
  • Healing programming
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Training
  • Certification
  • Professional Development and Job Skill Training
  • Capacity Building Workshops
  • And more!

Funding to NIB Trust Fund successful individuals will be dispersed in the form:

  • Scholarship (Post-Secondary) – Scholarships are money awards you receive for post-secondary education studies (i.e. University and College level studies).
  • Bursary (Training/Certification) – Bursaries are money awards you receive for certificate programs and training from non-post-secondary institutions (i.e. Nechi Institute, AFOA, or other non-post-secondary institution).
  • Award (Healing, Cultural/ Language/ Traditional Knowledge Building) – Awards are set dollar amounts for individuals who wish to pursue healing, cultural, language or traditional knowledge building. This could include life skills programs, learning a language or skill from an elder or expert, learning traditional ceremonies, or acquiring land-based skills, etc.


The Individual Call for Applications is open to First Nations and Métis people ages 18 and over with a social insurance number.

Application Process

The NIB Trust Fund 2021-2022 Individual Call for Applications is accessible online. The application is open from April 16, 2021 – June 04, 2021. You can access the online application here. For support with the online application, please visit the NIB Trust Fund help page here. Funding is not guaranteed to all applications, it is a competitive application process.

Deadline to Apply

Applications must be submitted online by June 04, 2021 at 5:00 PM (EDT). No late applications will be accepted. Only completed applications will move forward to the Selection Committee. For more information about the 2021-2022 Individual Call for Applications please visit or contact us today at

Virtual Information Sessions

Information Sessions for the 2021-2022 Call for Applications will be held virtually throughout the duration of the application. Participants can register for any of the 1-hour sessions listed below and take part to become familiar with the required documents and what to expect when applying for funding through the NIB Trust Fund.



The NIB Trust Fund honors the traditional lands of all Indigenous Peoples and communities across Turtle Island, including the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. The NIB Trust Fund acknowledges and respects the traditional and unceded territory of the Algonquin People in the Ottawa area which is home to the NIB Trust Fund Satellite Office and the Haudenosaunee people on the land belonging to the Mohawks of Akwesasne which is home to the NIB Trust Fund Head Office.

Contact Information:

NIB Trust Fund
Kylie Thompson, Communications Officer


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