Rural, Remote & Indigenous Overdose Grants

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With no part of BC left untouched by overdose it is recognized that the most effective action comes from strengthening local responses. In partnership with the Provincial Overdose Emergency Response Centre (OERC), CAI is offering funding for rural, remote & Indigenous overdose initiatives or projects.

Applicants must be in alignment with the OERC’s core package of comprehensive interventions and applicants are encouraged to align with recommendations made during the October 2019 Rural and Indigenous Overdose Action Exchange. Applicants could apply for up to $50,000 in one-time-only funding.

We are pleased to share the recipients of the Rural, Remote and; Indigenous Overdose Grants:

Quesnel Shelter & Support Society
Dze L K’ant Frienship Centre Society
Fort Nelson First Nation
Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations
Indigenous Women’s Sharing Society
Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society
Kwakiutl District Council Health
Lil̓wat Nation – Lil̓wat Health and Healing
Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society (LFVAS)
McLeod Lake Indian Band
Nislaa Naay Healing House Society
OneSky Community Resources
Shuswap Indian Band
Positive Living North
Spuzzum First Nation
LIFT Community Services
Takla Nation
Ts’ewulhtun Health Centre, Cowichan Tribes (Kwunatsustul)
Tsay Keh Dene Nation
Unlocking the Gates
Westcoast Community Resources Society
Carrier Sekani Family Services
Penticton Indian Band
Mid-Island Peer Network
Salt Spring and Southern Gulf Islands Community Services Society
Red Earth Medicine

The link to the past application form and application guidelines can be found by clicking the links below:

‣ Rural, Remote & Indigenous Overdose Grants Application Form

‣ Rural, Remote & Indigenous Overdose Application Guidelines


Janine Stevenson, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Special Projects
[email protected]