Each of the 203 First Nations and the 7 agencies that serve Métis people in B.C. are invited to apply for $30,000.
The Ministry of Children and Family Development announced Saturday all B.C. First Nations, as well as Métis-serving agencies, will share $6.4 million to help keep Indigenous families together and improve outcomes for children and youth.
The Ministry says that the investment is part of government’s broader response to recommendations made in Grand Chief Ed John’s report which in November 2016 called for provincial and federal partners to invest in the development and delivery of child and family services directly within First Nations communities in the province.
First nations and agencies have until October 20, 2017 to apply. The application must include a proposal outlining their community’s prevention and family-support needs, and how the funding can help them address those needs.