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 and safety planning  
The distribution of medium size 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, LGBTQA2S+ 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 
  • Cultural support and Healing 
Call for Interest: BCAAFC Path Forward Adjudication Committee – Apply by July 1, 2022
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BC Association of Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) is seeking eight (8) adjudication committee members to support the distribution of the Indigenous Path Forward Community Funds to help end violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people(s). Committee members will reflect all femme-identifying and gender-diverse persons, and persons with a disability, and represent urban and rural regions throughout the province.
Learn More:
For more information on the Path Forward, visit:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/law-crime-and-justice/about-bc-justice-system/inquiries/mmiw/mmiwg-status-update.pdf
To read Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, visit: https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/final-report/
To learn more about the BCAAFC Statement, see: https://bcaafc.com/2022/04/11/bcaafc-statement-path-forward-community-fund/