Relationship Development and Engagement

Indigenous Agriculture and Relationship Development

Relationship Development and Engagement

The Relationship Development and Engagement program supports actions and activities related to engagement and enhancing relationships between industry, academia, and Indigenous peoples, by:

Intake Information

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Eligible Applicants

NOTE: Applicants must demonstrate how the engagement project will tie into future initiatives and support advancing economic reconciliation. Non-Indigenous applicants are required to discuss the project with the associated Indigenous community and community members before they apply.

Eligible Expenses

The following expenses are eligible for reimbursement:

  • Culturally appropriate gifts, capped at 10% of total approved eligible expenses
  • Elder and/or Knowledge Keeper fees and travel accommodations, up to $350 for a full day or $175 for a half day
  • Facility and equipment rentals
  • Food and refreshments
  • Knowledge transfer expenses related to the development, design and distribution of communication and extension materials
  • Materials and supplies
  • Overhead expenses (e.g. internal administration, use of own materials and supplies, use of own equipment, etc.), capped at 10% of total approved eligible expenses
  • Professional speaker and facilitator fees and travel accommodations

Project Timeline

Up to 12 months

Cost Share Funding

100% government funding to a maximum contribution of $5,000

Additional Information and Documents

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Terms and Conditions Program Guide