Indigenous Languages Seeks to contribute to the preservation, development and vitality of indigenous languages in Quebec by carrying out activities or developing products that promote the learning and use of these languages.
The purpose of these programs is to ensure the protection and enhancement of heritage assets, as well as to improve the equipment and quality of cultural infrastructures, in particular by supporting projects for the construction, expansion, renovation and restoration of cultural infrastructures.
They also aim to promote citizen access to and participation in the arts and culture.
SODEC offers financial assistance in 4 areas of arts and culture:
Film and Television ProductionSupport the development of original screenplays, the production of films of different genres (fiction, documentary, animation) and different formats (feature, medium and short films), as well as the marketing and exploitation of films, in order to facilitate the circulation of works in the regions, as well as festivals.
Music and VarietyContribute to the production and promotion of sound recordings and variety shows, touring shows in and outside Quebec and national events.
This program was created to help you celebrate your community – both its past and its present. This program increases opportunities for local artists, artisans, heritage performers or specialists to be involved in their community through festivals, events and projects. It also allows local groups to commemorate their local history and heritage.
The Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program offers funding through three separate components:
Local Festivals Provides funding to local groups for recurring festivals that present the work of local artists, artisans and heritage performers.
Community Anniversaries Provides funding to local groups for non-recurring local events, with or without a minor capital project. Funding is available for non-recurring events that mark the 100th anniversary or greater, in increments of 25 years (e.g., 125th, 150th); of a significant local historical event or personality.
Legacy Fund Provides funding for community-initiated capital projects that involve the restoration, renovation, or transformation of existing buildings or exterior spaces (e.g. a statue, a community centre, a monument, a purchase related to a garden or a work of art) intended for community use.
strengthen Indigenous cultural identity and participation in Canadian society
preserve and revitalize Indigenous languages and cultures
The Indigenous Languages and Cultures Program offers two funding components to eligible Indigenous organizations:
Indigenous Languages The Indigenous Languages Component supports the reclamation, revitalization, maintenance, and strengthening of Indigenous languages through community-driven activities (formerly known as Aboriginal Languages Initiative).
The Paul Yuzyk Youth Initiative for Multiculturalism may also offer an interesting avenue for Indigenous youth. It offers funding for youth-led projects that promotes diversity and inclusion, while addressing racism and discrimination in local communities.
« The Brian Bronfman Family Foundation is especially interested in Applied Peace – that is, programs and approaches which, in very concrete ways, make ours a more harmonious and less violent society, with increased empathy, greater acceptance of diversity, more emotional intelligence, better communication, and a greater ability to prevent and resolve conflicts in a peaceful and effective manner. »
The BBFF provides financial assistance to registered Canadian charities only.
« Open, inclusive, flexible and tailored to First Nations cultures’ needs and realities, as well as to their specific ways of creating and disseminating artworks, the Recognition program is designed to support the First Nations artistic community’s reappropriation, reconstruction and development efforts. »
The program provides funding opportunities for Aboriginal artists and Aboriginal cultural organizations.
This program is reserved for First Nations and Inuit artists in Canada. It aims to support their engagement in their artistic practice, « regardless of whether your artistic practice is traditional, customary, contemporary or a mixture thereof ».
To be eligible, you must have taken part in, produced, presented or distributed a work outside of your training or educational program in a setting recognized by your peers, Elders or community.
Impetus – First grant This component is designed to provide an initial grant to Inuit and First Nations artists in order to give their career a boost. An artist’s application is submitted by a peer or cultural worker tasked with putting together the related file.
« This program supports Indigenous individuals, groups, Indigenous-led arts organizations and arts/cultural sector development organizations that foster a vital and resilient Indigenous arts ecosystem. »
The Young Volunteers Program offers support to young Quebecers aged 16 to 29.
« No matter whether you want to create your own business or become a self-employed worker, this program allows you to try out a business project and test your entrepreneurial skills, motivation and determination through activities similar to those involved in a business start-up. »
This program helps extend the useful life of electronic equipment, reduce the environmental impact of electronic waste and offered practical work internships to young Canadians to help them develop advanced digital skills for the job market.
The CFS+ program also provides computers and other digital devices to assist libraries, not-for-profit organizations, Indigenous communities and eligible low-income Canadians. This is achieved through CFS+, the CFS+ Internship program and the Connecting Families initiative.
Through the Paul Yuzyk Youth Initiative for Multiculturalism, you can receive a grant to fund a youth-led project that promotes diversity and inclusion, while addressing racism and discrimination in local communities.
The AIFIII I is made up of seven different components that are managed by the Minister responsible for Native Affairs. The goal of the fund is to support the economic, social, and community development of Aboriginal people and to meet government requirements for consultation. PDF
Here are a few funding envelopes that can be used to support cultural and artistic projects with a social impact:
Financial assistance is available for projects, initiatives, and partnership agreements targeting social development in Aboriginal communities through relevant action adapted to the realities of Aboriginal people. Such projects may have significant benefits in terms of improving the living conditions of Aboriginal people in Québec.
Aboriginal nation communities recognized by the Québec National Assembly, Aboriginal non profit organizations or equivalent, non-Aboriginal non profit organizations that provide services for Aboriginal people, and the Assembly of the First Nations of Québec and Labrador and its committees are eligible to submit applications.
The objectives of this component are to create an environment that fosters economic development, allow Aboriginal organizations to access conventional sources of funding and benefit from competitive interest rates, create and develop businesses, and create and protect jobs.
Crown-Indigenous Relations Canada (CIRNAC) and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) provide funding for programs, services and initiatives to First Nations, Inuit and Northern communities, governments and individuals as well as to Aboriginal and Métis organizations.
The purpose of the digital development of tourism businesses agreement (EDNET) is to enable regional tourism associations (ATRs) to support businesses in their region in order to help them identify the digital development challenges they must meet and to carry out digital development projects.
Indigenous communities and nations recognized by the National Assembly, as well as small and medium-sized businesses that meet certain criteria, are eligible for the program.
This component offers financial assistance over 5 years to allow Aboriginal community action organizations, located in communities, to obtain the infrastructure they need to get started.
This financial assistance is offered to Aboriginal communities and nations recognized by the Québec National Assembly, Aboriginal non profit organizations or equivalent, and Aboriginal community action organizations in the start-up phase, located in communities.
AIF III is made up of seven different components, including one for community infrastructures, that are managed by the Minister responsible for Native Affairs. The goal of the fund is to support the economic, social, and community development of Aboriginal people and to meet government requirements for consultation. (PDF)
The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) supports the improvement of physical conditions for arts, heritage, culture and creative innovation. The Fund supports renovation and construction projects, the acquisition of specialized equipment and feasibility studies related to cultural spaces.
Support for projects concerning the repurposing of places of worship of heritage value aims to preserve the heritage value of buildings while promoting a transition towards a new use rooted in the needs of the community.
This program has two distinct components: (1) Incubator for repurposing projects; (2) Repurposing of places of worship of heritage value.