Harvesters Support Grant

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What is the grant?

The Harvesters Support Grant is a new addition to the Nutrition North Canada program. It was developed in direct collaboration with Indigenous partners to increase their access to traditional foods by reducing the high costs associated with traditional hunting and harvesting. The grant supports the complete range of harvesting activities and traditions, from community decision making to ceremony and celebration of the harvest. It respects the inherent hunting and harvesting rights of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

It provides $40 million over 5 years, and $8 million per year ongoing, to Indigenous governments and organizations representing eligible Nutrition North Canada communities.

How does the grant work?

The Harvesters Support Grant relies on a distinctions-based design to maximize Indigenous control and decision-making. Because each community has unique harvesting needs and priorities, dedicated grant agreements have been developed to ensure that Indigenous governments and organizations can decide how best to support their own communities. The grant is supporting a wide range of harvesting activities such as:

There are 2 funding streams:

Stream 1 - Land claim organization and self-government stream

For communities with settled land claims, grant funding is being provided to land claim organizations. These organizations will decide how the grant is spent and how harvesting support programs are administered.

Stream 2 - Communities stream

For communities without a settled land claim, an Indigenous organization representing the community will receive and administer the grant. With input from community leaders, the organization will develop the program within their region.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the Harvesters Support Grant, a community must:

Eight communities eligible for the retail subsidy are not reliant on air transportation for more than 8 months each year, and are not eligible for the Harvesters Support Grant as a result. These communities are all on the Quebec North Shore:

Recipient organizations

Community Recipient organization Province or territory
Aklavik Inuvialuit Regional Corporation Northwest Territories
Akulivik Makivik Corporation Quebec
Angling Lake Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board Ontario
Arctic Bay Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Arviat Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Attawapiskat Mushkegowuk Council Ontario
Aupaluk Makivik Corporation Quebec
Baker Lake Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Bearskin Lake Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board Ontario
Big Trout Lake Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board Ontario
Black Tickle Pending Newfound land and Labrador
Brochet Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Manitoba
Cambridge Bay Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Cape Dorset Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Cat Lake Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board Ontario
Chesterfield Inlet Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Clyde River Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Colville Lake Sahtu Dene Council Northwest Territories
Coral Harbour Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Deer Lake Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board Ontario
Deline Sahtu Dene Council Northwest Territories
Eabamet Lake (Fort Hope) Pending Ontario
Favourable Lake (Sandy Lake) Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board Ontario
Fond-du-Lac Prince Albert Grand Council Saskatchewan
Fort Albany Mushkegowuk Council Ontario
Fort Chipewyan Pending Alberta
Fort Good Hope Sahtu Dene Council Northwest Territories
Fort Severn Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board Ontario
Gametì (Rae Lakes) Tłı̨chǫ Government Northwest Territories
Gjoa Haven Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Gods Lake Narrows Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Manitoba
Gods River Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Manitoba
Granville Lake Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Manitoba
Grise Fiord Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Hall Beach Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Hopedale Nunatsiavut Government Newfoundland and Labrador
Igloolik Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Inukjuak Makivik Corporation Quebec
Iqaluit Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Island Lake (Garden Hill) Four Arrows Regional Health Authority Manitoba
Ivujivik Makivik Corporation Quebec
Kangiqsualujjuaq Makivik Corporation Quebec
Kangiqsujuaq Makivik Corporation Quebec
Kangirsuk Makivik Corporation Quebec
Kasabonika Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board Ontario
Kashechewan Mushkegowuk Council Ontario
Keewaywin Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board Ontario
Kimmirut Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Kingfisher Lake Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board Ontario
Kugaaruk Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Kugluktuk Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Kuujjuaq Makivik Corporation Quebec
Kuujjuarapik Makivik Corporation Quebec
Lac Brochet Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Manitoba
Lansdowne House Pending Ontario
Little Grand Rapids South East Resource Development Corporation Manitoba
Lutsel K'e Łutsel K'e Dene First Nation Northwest Territories
Makkovik Nunatsiavut Government Newfoundland and Labrador
Muskrat Dam Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board Ontario
Nain Nunatsiavut Government Newfoundland and Labrador
Natuashish Pending Newfoundland and Labrador
Naujaat (Repulse Bay) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Negginan (Poplar River) South East Resource Development Corporation Manitoba
Norman Wells Sahtu Dene Council Northwest Territories
North Spirit Lake Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board Ontario
Ogoki Pending Ontario
Old Crow Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Yukon
Oxford House Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Manitoba
Pangnirtung Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Pauingassi South East Resource Development Corporation Manitoba
Paulatuk Inuvialuit Regional Corporation Northwest Territories
Peawanuck Mushkegowuk Council Ontario
Pikangikum Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board Ontario
Pond Inlet Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Poplar Hill Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board Ontario
Postville Nunatsiavut Government Newfoundland and Labrador
Puvirnituq Makivik Corporation Quebec
Qikiqtarjuaq Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Quaqtaq Makivik Corporation Quebec
Rankin Inlet Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Red Sucker Lake Four Arrows Regional Health Authority Manitoba
Resolute Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Rigolet Nunatsiavut Government Newfoundland and Labrador
Sachigo Lake Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board Ontario
Sachs Harbour Inuvialuit Regional Corporation Northwest Territories
Salluit Makivik Corporation Quebec
Sambaa K'e Samba'a K'e First Nation Northwest Territories
Sanikiluaq Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Shamattawa Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Manitoba
St. Theresa Point Four Arrows Regional Health Authority Manitoba
Summer Beaver Pending Ontario
Tadoule Lake Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Manitoba
Taloyoak Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Tasiujaq Makivik Corporation Quebec
Tulita Sahtu Dene Council Northwest Territories
Ulukhaktok (Holman) Inuvialuit Regional Corporation Northwest Territories
Umiujaq Makivik Corporation Quebec
Uranium City Prince Albert Grand Council Saskatchewan
Waasagomach Four Arrows Regional Health Authority Manitoba
Wawakapewin Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board Ontario
Weagamow Lake Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board Ontario
Webequie Pending Ontario
Wekweètì (Snare Lake) Tłı̨chǫ Government Northwest Territories
Wha Ti Tłı̨chǫ Government Nothwest Territories
Whale Cove Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Nunavut
Wollaston Lake Prince Albert Grand Council Saskatchewan
Wunnummin Lake Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board Ontario
York Landing Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Manitoba

Additional recipient organizations serving communities marked "pending" are in the process of submitting proposals.

Funding per organization

The organizations shown below are recipients that registered in the 2019 to 2020 fiscal year. Funding has been set aside for all eligible communities, with an understanding some proposals are pending and some may be modified.

Stream 1 — Land claim organization and self-government recipient organizations

Tlicho Government
Length of agreement: 5 years
Total funding: $503,995

Sahtu Secretariat Inc.
Length of agreement: 5 years
Total funding: $772,485

Vuntut Gwitchin (Old Crow)
Length of agreement: 5 years
Total funding: $277,275

Nunatukavut Community Council (Black Tickle) – PENDING
Length of agreement: 4 years
Total funding: $75,596

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
Length of agreement: 5 years
Total funding: $3,435,000

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
Length of agreement: 5 years
Total funding: $14,885,000

Makivik Corporation
Length of agreement: 5 years
Total funding: $7,156,250

Nunatsiavut Government
Length of agreement: 5 years
Total funding: $3,148,750

Stream 2 — Communities stream recipient organizations

Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board
Length of agreement: 3 years
Total funding: $1,943,906

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak
Length of agreement: 3 years
Total funding: $1,056,983

Four Arrows Regional Health Authority
Length of agreement: 1 year
Total funding: $200,940

Southeast Resource Development Council Corporation
Length of agreement: 3 years
Total funding: $414,070

Mushkegowuk Tribal Council
Length of agreement: 3 years
Total funding: $569,873

Sambaa K'e First Nation (Trout Lake)
Length of agreement: 3 years
Total funding: $126,197

Lutsel K'e First Nation
Length of agreement: 3 years
Total funding: $ 126,197

Prince Albert Grand Council
Length of agreement: 3 years
Total funding: $241,498

Contact information

If you live in an eligible community, the best way to learn more is to contact your local community leadership.

For other questions about the Harvesters Support Grant, email aadnc.nutritionnordcanada-nutritionnorthcanada.aandc@canada.ca.

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