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This page lists federal funding opportunities related to family violence prevention and response. It includes opportunities that are accepting proposals as well as those that are currently closed.

To be notified as new funding opportunities are launched throughout the year please subscribe to stopfamilyviolence e-notifications.

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)'s Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP) provides funding to assist First Nations in providing access to family violence shelter services and prevention activities to women, children and families ordinarily resident on-reserve. There are two components to the program: operational funding for an existing network of 41 shelters in the provinces and in Yukon; and proposal-based prevention projects. The expected outcome of the FVPP is the enhanced safety and security of women, children and families living on-reserve.

For further information on FVPP and eligible recipients, please consult INAC FVPP.

Please note that each INAC Regional Office has its own proposal process for review and approval for prevention projects. Please contact your INAC Funding Services Officer in your Regional Office for more information.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Links to information on programs and financial assistance

Programs and Financial Assistance

Shelter Enhancement Program (SEP) -- On-Reserve

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
(IRCC) administers Inter-Action, Canada's Multiculturalism Grants and Contribution Program. The Program supports IRCC's mandate and the Canadian Multiculturalism Act by assisting the integration of individuals and communities and their contributions to building an integrated and socially cohesive society. The Settlement and Resettlement program funds services to help newcomers settle and adapt to life in Canada. These funds are both broad and could help to support several activities; some of these may include Family Violence projects or events.

Department of Justice Canada
The Department of Justice supports the development, implementation, testing and assessment of models, strategies and tools to improve the justice system's response to family violence. It also supports projects that raise public awareness of the issue and encourage public involvement in responding to family violence.

Family Violence Initiative Fund

Victims Fund

Youth Justice Fund

Family Justice

Access to Justice for Aboriginal Women

Public Health Agency of Canada
The Public Health Agency of Canada invests in community-based projects to support the health of victims of domestic violence and child abuse. The Agency invites eligible organizations to submit applications for projects that will address gaps in current knowledge about the effective design and delivery of multi-sectoral approaches that address the physical and mental health needs of victims of domestic violence and child abuse

Grant and Contribution Funding Opportunities

Public Safety Canada
Public Safety Canada's National Crime Prevention Strategy encompasses the following three funding programs: the Crime Prevention Action Fund (CPAF), The Northern and Aboriginal Crime Prevention Fund (NACPF) and the Youth Gang Prevention Fund (YGPF) that have the capacity to fund projects that may directly or indirectly address the issue of family violence.

The Aboriginal Community Safety Planning Initiative supports communities in the development of effective approaches to address community safety issues. Projects are designed to develop community capacity, both through training and information/knowledge dissemination; support communities to develop community safety plans; and/or support community-based pilot projects designed to explore and implement holistic, Indigenous healing models responding to the safety needs of Indigenous women and girls.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
The RCMP Family Violence Initiative Fund (FVIF) distributes annual funding to support communities in responding to Relationship and Family Violence, Victim Issues and Sexual Assault Investigators training. This year the RCMP will distribute funds through the Federal Family Violence Initiative to: RCMP detachments; non-profit community organizations; and municipal, provincial and territorial partners.

Status of Women Canada
The objective of the Women's Program is to achieve the full participation of women in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada. Funding is provided to eligible organizations in support of projects at the local, regional and national levels that address the following three priority areas:

  • Working to end violence against women and girls
  • Increasing women's and girls' economic security and prosperity
  • Encouraging women and girls in leadership and decision-making roles

Health Canada
Health Canada is investing to support enhanced access to mental health counselling for First Nations and Inuit victims of violence and provide better coordinated, trauma-informed and culturally appropriate services.

The link to FNIHB's Victims of Family Violence investments is currently under the Healthy Canadians page.