PopUP FUNDING OPPORTUNITY for Youth-led Groups in Ontario – Resilience 150

Posted: June 30th, 2017 at 10:06am

Resilience 150

Supporting Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth to acknowledge and celebrate thousands of years of Indigenous resilience on this land

Young people are playing an important role in creating new possibilities for a decolonized and reconciled Canada. Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth are leading, co-creating and involved in intergenerational efforts to address the ongoing impacts of colonization and to build cross-cultural relationships based on mutual respect and understanding.

To give voice to alternative narratives and actions during this contentious year, we are offering micro-grants of up to $1000 to support projects and events created and/or co-created by young people that celebrate Indigenous resilience and resistance on this land. These grants will support opportunities for learning, reflection and relationship building that strengthen community efforts to ensure the stories, experiences, and priorities of Indigenous voices are not drowned out by fireworks and festivities in this year of Canada’s 150th birthday.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Monday, July 31st, 2017 by 5 pm

PopUp Grant Details

Resilience 150 grants will support events, field trips, workshops, action projects, intergenerational exchanges, arts-based initiatives and other activities that explore:

  • The stories, histories and present day experiences of Indigenous peoples on the lands in your community
  • The stories, histories and present day examples of Indigenous resilience and resistance on this land
  • What is possible for the next 150 years


  • Are you a youth-led group (young people between the ages of 15-29) led by and/or co-creating with Indigenous youth? (you can be an intergenerational group and have members older or younger than 15-29).
  • Are you based in Ontario?
  • Do you have a project or idea that will acknowledge and celebrate the thousands of years of Indigenous resilience on this land?
  • Would some funding/resources help you get this project going? Then apply for a Resilience 150 grant.
  • *Please note, you do not need to be a charity to apply. You can be a grassroots group and apply on your own or in partnership with another group.

How to apply:

Logon onto the application portal by clicking here.

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