Capacity Building Grant for First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and Urban Indigenous led Bed-based Treatment and Recovery Operators

Apply now! Please see details below. Applications close on July 3, 2024.


The Capacity Building Grant is a one-time funding opportunity up to $25,000 for First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and urban Indigenous led organizations currently providing bed-based treatment and recovery services to develop and/or implement capacity building strategies within their organization in alignment with the Provincial Standards for Registered Assisted Supportive Recovery Services, or the Community Care and Assisted Living Act Residential Care Regulation including but not limited to:

  • Programming to support wellness, culture, traditional practice, and maintain service quality
  • Development of organizational documents, policies, and processes
  • Expanded training and supports for staff
  • Administrative and staffing supports
  • Other capacity building initiatives, as determined by your organization

This grant is established in partnership with Community Action Initiative (CAI) and the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions (MMHA). Grant funds can be used for expenses such as program and event supplies, equipment, technology, staff wages and benefits, honoraria, travel expenses, consultant fees, staff training, administrative costs, resident resources, and other expenses related to proposed capacity building initiatives.


Grant ProcessKey Dates
Applications openMay 22, 2024
Applications closeJuly 3, 2024
Review and selection processMay – July 2024
Applicants notified of decisions                            August 2024
Grant awards distributedSeptember 2024
Project activities completed and funding spent byAugust 2025

Grant Details

How to Apply

The application process was created to be as low barrier as possible. It has two steps with an emphasis on orally sharing your organization’s story and proposal.

Step 1: Complete a short application (includes basic eligibility questions, 1-2 paragraph description of proposed activities, and proposed budget)

Step 2: Participate in a call with the grant review committee to share more about your proposal (30 minutes)

  • For Step 2, eligible applicants may be invited to participate in an online call or phone call with the grant review committee.
  • The goal of these conversations is to use storytelling to share more about your organization and how these funds can support you.  You will have the opportunity to discuss your application further, share additional information about your proposed activities, answer questions, and receive suggestions/feedback.


For any questions, please contact:

  • Zavi Swain, Community Grants Manager – Community Action Initiative
  • [email protected], 604-638-1172