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Support for Community Negotiations Fund


The Support for Community Negotiations Fund (SCNF) is an Ontario government program that provides annual financial support for Indigenous communities involved in land claim and land-related negotiations with Ontario, to be better able to participate.

Potential fund recipients are identified by the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs, Negotiations and Reconciliation Division on the basis of their involvement in claims and land-related matters accepted for negotiation. The fund is administered by the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs and allocations are approved and monitored through transfer payment agreements between the ministry and the funding recipient.

Funds are provided for specific costs related to specific negotiations and may not be used to support base operating costs of an Indigenous community. The funds may not be used to cover costs incurred prior to or after the time period identified in the transfer payment agreement. Funds are payable to an Indigenous community or organization and not to specific individuals.


The application period is now closed.

Eligibility Requirements

Indigenous communities and organizations that are involved in an active land claim or land-related negotiations with Ontario are eligible to apply.

Further information on eligibility criteria can be found in the 2019-20 SCNF Transfer Payment Funding Guidelines.

Program Guidelines


Business Officer / Financial Officer
Ministry of Indigenous Affairs
Telephone: 416-212-2277
Email: NRD_Finance@ontario.ca

Last updated: February 21, 2020