Path Forward Community Fund

About the Fund  

The objective of the Path Forward Community Funds is to increase community safety planning and capacity building to ensure the self-determination of Indigenous communities in addressing Indigenous-specific systemic causes of gender-based violence.
The distribution of medium-sized grants will be guided by diverse Indigenous people(s) who will serve on the adjudication committee that reflect the various regions, on-and off-reserve, disabled community members, 2SLGBTQQIA+ communities, and Elders and youth, First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and non-status communities. The Path Forward Community Fund will be accessible to First Nations communities, urban / off-reserve communities, Métis and 2SLGBTQQIA+ communities.
The Path Forward funds eligible activities include:  
  • Building capacity;
  • Hosting engagement and facilitation;
  • Support the development of crisis response plans;
  • Materials for communication plans;
  • Information sharing and tools to navigate the justice and public safety systems;
  • Culturally appropriate safety training; and
  • Cultural support and healing.
Applicant Eligibility Requirements
This funding is open to any of the following Indigenous agencies and communities in B.C.:
  • Applicant(s) identified as Indigenous organization(s);
  • Applicant(s) identified as a First Nations, Bands, and/or Tribal Councils, Treaty First Nation Governments;
  • Métis Chartered Communities;
  • Métis organizations or services providers; and
  • Urban / off reserve Indigenous organization/communities(s).


Path Forward Community Fund – Application window has now closed. Thank you for applying!
Please forward all  correspondence and inquiries to the following:
Emilie Luhowy
Path Forward Assistant
Phone: (250) 388-5522 Ext. 231

Please download the application form to your computer to fill out and complete. The PDF form can be completed using the ‘Fill & Sign’ function on the Adobe Acrobat Reader desktop application. Download the latest free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader here:

Learn More

Learn about funded projects for Round 1 of the Path Forward Community Fund: 
For more information on the Path Forward, visit:
To read Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, visit:
To learn more about the BCAAFC Statement, see: