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Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones

Community action

This component of the Aboriginal Initiatives Fund II (AIF II) within the “Plan d’action gouvernemental en matière d’action communautaire” (Government action plan in the community action field) aims to support Aboriginal community action organizations. To this end, $8 million has been set aside for them over a five-year period. From this amount, $1 million is reserved for Aboriginal women’s organizations. The goals of this component are to:

  1. Support improving the socioeconomic condition of Aboriginals;
  2. Support the development of Aboriginal services;
  3. Recognize and promote action from Aboriginal community organizations.

A. General terms

In order to access this component of the program, Aboriginal community action organizations must provide the Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones (SAA) with the following:

  1. An instrument of incorporation (charter);
  2. The statutes and general by-laws ratified at a general assembly and which are in effect at the Aboriginal organization;
  3. An activity report or the annual report of the active community organization;
  4. The financial report and the budget forecasts for the funding period;
  5. Any other document deemed relevant by the SAA.

B. Eligible organizations

Aboriginal community action organizations must also have the following characteristics:

  1. Be a non-profit organization;
  2. Be rooted in the Aboriginal community;
  3. Have an associative and democratic life;
  4. Be free to determine its mission, its approaches, its practices and its orientations;
  5. Be directed by a board of directors that is independent of the public network.

C. Eligible projects

All projects relating to the mission of the eligible organization.

D. Eligible expenses

General expenses are eligible, such as rent, salary costs, office material and technological infrastructure.

E. Determining of the financial assistance

The financial assistance will take the form of a grant to support the overall mission of the Aboriginal community action organization. The amount of the grant will be determined according to the needs demonstrated by the eligible organization and the available financial resources.

F. Conditions of payment and reporting

All authorized funding will be the subject of a multi-year funding agreement between the eligible organization and the Gouvernement du Québec. The agreement will define the project, conditions for the grant and commitments of the parties. Moreover, this agreement will provide for a reporting process.

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Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones
905, avenue Honoré-Mercier, 1er étage - Québec (Qc)  G1R 5M6 - 418 643-3166
Online as of: November 2, 2012