Capacity-Building Funding for Indigenous Communities 

In support of PDAC’s priority to promote engagement between Canada’s Indigenous communities and the mineral development sector, PDAC has developed a comprehensive catalogue of all available federal, provincial, and territorial government capacity-building support programs that can serve to facilitate Indigenous engagement with the mineral development sector, and to contribute to active participation in related activities. There is no similar comprehensive compendium of cross-jurisdictional programming in Canada currently available to the public.

Organized by jurisdiction and spanning all stages of the mineral development cycle, the programs listed below outline all available programming and funding for consultation capacity, skills & job training, and economic development.

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National Programs

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Participant Funding Program
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Economic & Social Development Canada
Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS)
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Mining Industry Human Resources Council
Mining Essentials
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Crown-Indigenous Relations & Northern Affairs Canada
Strategic Partnerships Initiative
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British Columbia

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BCIT School of Construction & the Environment
Mining and Mineral Exploration Program
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Coast Mountain College
School of Exploration and Mining
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Coast Mountain College
Applied Earth & Environmental Studies
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First Citizens Fund
Aboriginal Business Loan Program
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Prairie Provinces

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Gov. of Saskatchewan Government Relations
First Nations and Métis Consultation Participation Fund
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Gov. of Manitoba Indigenous & Northern Relations
Crown-Aboriginal Consultation Participation Fund
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Government of Alberta
Employment Partnerships Program
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Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT)
Mining Industry Pre-Employment Program Certificates
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SIIT (Saskatchewan)
Women in Trades Program
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Government of Alberta
Aboriginal Business Investment Fund
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Ontario

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Energy, Mines & Northern Development
Aboriginal Participation Fund
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Indigenous Affairs
New Relationships Fund
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Northern College
Mining Programs
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Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)
Northern Ontario Internship Program
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Energy, Mines & Northern Development
Northern Community Investment Readiness Initiative
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Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation
Community Capacity Building Program
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Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation
Strategic Economic Infrastructure Program
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Indigenous Affairs
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Quebec

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Sécretariat aux affaires autochtones
Aboriginal Initiatives Fund III: Consultation Support Fund
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Centre de formation professionale Val-d’Or
National Mining Centre Programs
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Atlantic Provinces

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New Brunswick: Joint Economic Development Initiative
Minerals Processing Operation / Introduction to Trades Programs
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New Brunswick: Energy & Resource Development
Prospecting Courses
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Territories

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Northwest Territories
Mine Training Society
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Nunavut Arctic College
Apprenticeship Programs
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Government of Nunavut
Nunavut Mine Training Fund
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Government of Nunavut
Nunavut Prospectors Program
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