Indigenous Youth Grant Recipients

It has been our honour to partner with so many Indigenous-led organizations working alongside Indigenous youth to address social inequalities in a holistic and self-determined way. Highlights include:
in grant funding awarded
young people directly impacted by program funding
of initiatives support youth in rural and remote communities
of funding is directed to Indigenous-led organizations or programs

Featured Grant Recipients

ENAGB Indigenous Youth Agency

To provide a safe, inspiring space for at-risk youth to gather and access culturally-informed social supports.

Kenora Chiefs Advisory

To facilitate the intergenerational knowledge transfer of traditional teachings, skills, and food harvesting techniques.

Kitselas First Nation

To engage and motivate youth and their families through a community-supported basketball program.

The Nihewan Foundation

To promote reconciliation between young learners in Canada through The Cradleboard Teaching Project curriculum and partnership program.

Victoria Native Friendship Centre

To improve mental health, wellbeing, and leadership outcomes for urban Indigenous youth through a land-based climate action program.

We Matter

To enable a welcoming and accessible online gathering space for facilitated learning around identity, culture, support, and education.

2022/2023 Grant Recipients

During the launch phase of our Indigenous Youth Grant Program, the Peter Gilgan Foundation awarded grants to 10 important Indigenous-led initiatives, empowering young people from coast to coast.

  • 4Rs Youth Movement
  • Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family & Community Services
    $50,000 over two years
  • Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre
    $50,000 over two years
  • Outside Looking In
  • Red Deer Native Friendship Society
  • SchoolBOX Inc.
  • Shinah House Foundation
  • Urban Society For Aboriginal Youth
  • Women of First Light – Wapna’kikewi’skwaq