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New Relationship Fund

Description

The New Relationship Fund (NRF) is an Ontario government program designed to help eligible First Nation and Métis communities and Indigenous organizations participate in meaningful consultation and engagement with governments and the private sector on lands and resources matters. It also supports long-term planning related to lands and resources including economic development. The Ministry of Indigenous Affairs administers the Fund.

NRF funding supports First Nation and Métis communities on lands and resources matters by:

• Assisting eligible First Nation and Métis communities in building consultation and engagement capacity and expertise;

• Assisting eligible First Nation and Métis communities in participating in consultation and engagement processes with the Government of Ontario, municipalities in Ontario, and the private sector; and

• Assisting in developing and improving relationships between the Government of Ontario, municipalities in Ontario, industry and First Nation and Métis communities.

Deadline

The application period is now closed.

Eligibility Requirements

First Nation and Métis communities and Indigenous organizations can apply as single applicants or partner with other communities or organizations to submit a joint application.

Further information on eligibility criteria for single and joint applicants can be found in the Application Guide.

Program Guidelines

For program guidelines, application information, and reference material, please refer to the following documents:

Contacts

Enquiries related to the NRF may be directed to:

The Program and Services Branch Office, Ministry of Indigenous Affairs
Email: newrelationshipfund@ontario.ca

June Taylor
Telephone: 437-224-0754
Email: june.taylor@ontario.ca

Technical questions regarding Grants Ontario may be directed to:

The Grants Ontario Customer Service Line
Email: GrantsOntarioCS@Ontario.ca.
Telephone: (416) 325-6691 or 1-855-216-3090,
Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Last updated: June 25, 2019