Background

The Government of Canada seeks to contribute towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples through improved coordination, supporting coalitions, and the broadening and strengthening of programming by identifying and addressing local needs of all urban Indigenous peoples.

Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples (UPIP), implemented by Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), funds and supports activities that allow Indigenous organizations to serve clients, and to deliver effective culturally appropriate programs and services to urban Indigenous peoples as well as invest in local stakeholder coalitions across Canada. It also provides opportunities for greater federal coordination of programming and supports research and pilot projects to better understand the urban Indigenous context.

The UPIP aims to improve the quality of life for the more than 780,000 Indigenous people living in Canada’s urban areas. The Program offers four streams of funding: 

  1. organizational capacity
  2. programs and services
  3. coalition tables
  4. research and innovation

NAFC will administer the Friendship Centre’s Organization Capacity and Program and Services funding through its network of Provincial Territorial Associations (PTAs). The NAFC will also administer the program directly to Friendship Centres in the Atlantic Region (5 Centres) and the Yukon (1 Centre).

ISC has retained funding under the organizational capacity and programs and services funding streams and will administer funds for all other Indigenous organizations, through a Call for Proposals.

 

Organizational Capacity

This stream offers core funding for up to five years to Indigenous organizations that deliver programs or services to urban Indigenous peoples. Core funding covers the day-to-day operating costs of an organization, like staffing of key positions, utilities, and rent.

The NAFC has entered into an agreement with ISC to deliver the Organizational Capacity Funding Stream to its member Friendship Centres. The NAFC devolves this responsibility to its PTAs. The NAFC will deliver the program directly to the Atlantic Region (5 Centres) and the Yukon (1 Centre). Below is a breakdown of who and what is eligible.

Funding directly to Friendship Centres
  1. Eligible recipients:
    • Not-for-Profit Indigenous organizations
    • All Friendship Centres will be required to demonstrate they meet this eligibility each year.
  1. Eligible Initiatives and Projects
    • Organizational Capacity stream eligible for funding support include: core funding for Friendship Centres to maintain a stable base from which to deliver programs and services, or provide case management and referral services for clients, that support urban Indigenous peoples and communities.
    • The Organizational Capacity Stream is not intended to supplement a shortage of funding under another program or initiative of any order of government.
  1. Eligible expenditures as a Friendship Centre:
    • Recipient salaries and benefits for the following positions:
      1. Chief Executive Officer or Executive Director
      2. Executive Assistant or Receptionist
    • Organizational overhead and/or infrastructure costs such as office supplies and utilities required to support the staff holding the positions being funded under this stream and/or administration of the agreement
    • Costs for preparing financial and other reporting documentation required to be compliant with the agreement

Example:

Salaries and Benefits:

  • 100% Executive Director or Chief Executive Officer
  • 100% Receptionist or Executive Assistant *The T&Cs for OC refer to the eligibility of overhead and infrastructure costs for the two positions identified as eligible for funding (the ED and the receptionist). This would include travel costs. However, we are willing to allow travel for a total of 2 people to attend the AGM, regardless of their position.

Organizational overhead and/or infrastructure costs such as office supplies and utilities required to support the staff holding the positions being funded under this stream and/or administration of the agreement

  • Office Supplies
  • Office Rent or portion of mortgage costs
  • Utilities
  • Telephone/Fax
  • Insurance
  • Banking fees
  • Property tax
  • Training for professional development including professional fees
  • Travel (within reason and can include the AGM)
  • Equipment rental or purchase (up to $5000)
  • IT support
  • Building Maintenance and Repair (within reason)

Costs for preparing financial and other reporting documentation required to be compliant with the agreement

  • A percentage of the Finance director/officer, bookkeeper or accountant’s salary
  • A percentage of the Program officer/coordinator’s salary
  • A portion of the cost of the Friendship Centres’ audit

The amount or percentage of salary supported through the UPIP should be based on the amount of time each position works on the UPIP file – they be prorated. For example, if a Friendship Centre delivers ten different programs, then 10% of the finance staff person’s salary can be allocated to the UPIP. Alternately, if a Friendship Centre has two programs, then 50% can be allocated to the UPIP.

It is difficult for the NAFC to assess what the percentage should be as Friendship Centres have different levels of capacity. However, Friendship Centres should not cover 100% of these positions’ salaries, unless a strong justification can be provided to do so.

Youth Coordinators’ salaries are not eligible under this funding stream but are eligible under Programs and Services Funding Stream

  1. Ineligible expenditures include:
    • Purchase of capital assets with a market value in excess of $5,000
    • Purchase of automobiles, land, or buildings cosmetic capital renovations
    • Hospitality*
    • International travel
    • Provision of food as an act of food security for individuals and families*
    • Contingency/miscellaneous fees
    • Deficit recovery

*This is eligible under the programs and services funding stream.

Administration funding for PTAs

The PTAs are tasked to oversee the administration of funding and will provide these services on behalf of ISC. Third party delivery organizations cannot allocate core or program funding to themselves. Below is a breakdown of what is eligible.

  1. Eligible Expenditures, subject to Departmental approval, eligible expenditures must be directly related to the administration of the funding and may include the following:
    • Costs of an administrator or other staff time required to support or oversee the project activities and/or administration of the agreement
    • Organizational overhead and/or infrastructure costs applied to supporting the project activities and/or the administration of the agreement, such as: office supplies, telephone/fax, postage, rent, audit, insurance and utilities
    • Costs for preparing financial and other reporting documentation required to be compliant with the agreement to provide funding
    • Travel and transportation for monitoring purposes*
    • Training related to the administration of the funding
    • Meetings

*Expenditures related to travel may not exceed Treasury Board guidelines on travel. If you are unsure, please contact the NAFC.

  1. Ineligible expenditures include:
    • Purchase of capital assets with a market value in excess of $5,000
    • Purchase of automobiles, land, or buildings cosmetic capital renovations
    • Hospitality*
    • International travel
    • Provision of food as an act of food security for individuals and families*
    • Contingency/miscellaneous fees
    • Deficit recovery

Example:

Salaries and Benefits:

  • 100% Technician

Organizational overhead and/or infrastructure costs such as office supplies and utilities required to support the staff holding the positions being funded under this stream and/or administration of the agreement

  • Office Supplies
  • Office Rent
  • Utilities
  • Telephone/Fax
  • Insurance
  • Postage
  • Travel and transportation*
  • Training including professional fees
  • Meeting related costs

Equipment rental or purchase (up to $5000)* Only travel for a total of 2 people to attend the AGM, regardless of their position.

Costs for preparing financial and other reporting documentation required to be compliant with the agreement:

  • % Finance director/officer, bookkeeper or accountant
  • % Program officer
  • % of Executive Director
  • % Program or General Manager
  • Portion of the cost of the audit

As part of the Treasury Board approval of the UPIP, ISC will need to report back to Cabinet, therefore it is important that the program is run consistently across the country, so that ISC can report on the successes and at the same time demonstrate need which would put them in a good position to potentially seek an increase in funding. UPIP expenditures will be monitored closely by ISC for all recipients and therefore it is crucial for technicians to ensure that Organizational Capacity funding is expended accordingly and within the terms and conditions of the funding agreement. Technicians should communicate this to ultimate recipients (Friendship Centres) and moving forward any ineligible expenditures will be recovered.

For additional information or support, please contact:

Jennifer Rankin, Program Manager
Telephone: 613-563-4844 ext. 324
E-mail: jrankin@nafc.ca

Programs and Services

This stream provides project funding for up to five years to organizations that deliver programs and services to Indigenous peoples in urban areas. Projects that focus on these six key areas will be considered for funding:

  1. Women (such as projects to help women transition out of shelters)
  2. Vulnerable populations (such as projects for persons with addictions, disabilities, seniors)
  3. Youth (such as projects that provide land-based activities, mentoring)
  4. Transition services (such as navigator services)
  5. Outreach programs (such as cultural awareness training for non-Indigenous organizations)
  6. Community wellness (such as housing plans or studies, anti-racism, pre-employment supports)
Coalitions

This stream supports local coalitions that bring together all levels of government and other stakeholders.

Under this stream, UPIP will connect organizations and all levels of government to:

  • Identify key local priorities and needs
  • Ensure efficient and coordinated delivery of urban Indigenous Programs

The coalitions will:

  • Promote local collaboration
  • Identify local needs
  • Develop local plans on how best to address the priorities

The funding for this stream will be delivered through targeted calls for proposals. For more details, contact the INAC regional office in your area.

Research and Innovation

This stream provides funding to academics, researchers and organizations in order to:

  • Better understand the urban Indigenous reality
  • Gather information on best practices, methodologies and programming approaches
  • Pilot innovative programs and services to address systemic challenges in new ways

The funding for this stream will be delivered through an open call for proposals. For more details on who can apply and how to apply, please visit the INAC website.

Funding Allocation

UPIP 2018-2019 Organizational Capacity Funding Stream 

  • Organizational Capacity funding to member Friendship Centres: $15,447,059.00
  • Organizational Capacity funding to the NAFC: $1,415,160.00
  • Administration funding for the NAFC and six PTAs: $2,561,384.98
  • National Total funding to date: $8,993,168.49
  • Annual National Total funding:   $17,986,336.98

UPIP 2018-2019 Programs and Services Funding Stream 

  • Program & Services funding to member Friendship Centres: $9,123,748.12
  • Program and Services funding to the NAFC: $399,064.92
  • Administration funding for the NAFC and six PTAs: $702.863.64
  • National Total funding to date: $2,924,999.56
  • Annual National Total funding (Excluding 2017-2018 Carryover): $5,849,999.99
  • Annual National Total funding (Including 2017-2018 Carryover): $10,103,952.55*
  • *$4,253,952.56 of Programs & Services funds were carried over from 2017-2018

UPIP 2017-2018 Organizational Capacity Funding Stream

  • Organizational Capacity funding to member Friendship Centres: $16,610,892.00*
  • *The NAFC provided Funding to the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres directly until June 20, 2017. Visit their website for more details for the remainder of the year.
  • Organizational Capacity funding to the NAFC: $1,543,175.90
  • Administration funding for the NAFC and seven PTAs: $1,403,400
  • National Total funding to date: $19,557,467.90**
  • **Due to payment schedules, $595,486 to be released by March 31, 2018
  • Annual National Total funding: $19,557,467.90

Friendship Centre

Organizational Capacity

2018-2019

Programs & Services

2018-2019

Organizational Capacity 2017-2018

British Columbia

$3,859,480.00

$2,750,000.00

 

$4,037,794.00

Cariboo Friendship Centre

$180,200.00

$110,000.00

 

$180,200.00

 

Conayt Friendship Society

$132,580.00

$110,000.00

 

$132,594.00

 

Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre

$151,100.00

$110,000.00

 

$151,100.00

Fort Nelson Aboriginal Friendship Centre

$140,400.00

$110,000.00

 

$140,400.00

Fort St. John Friendship Society

$151,100.00

$110,000.00

 

$151,100.00

Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association

$120,000.00

$110,000.00

 

$120,000.00

Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert

$151,100.00

$110,000.00

 

$151,100.00

Hiiye’yu Lelum (House of Friendship) Society

$151,100.00

$110,000.00

 

$151,100.00

Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society

$180,200.00

$110,000.00

 

$180,200.00

Kermode Friendship Centre

$151,100.00

$110,000.00

 

$151,100.00

Ki-Low-Na Friendship Centre

$151,100.00

$110,000.00

 

$151,100.00

Lillooet Friendship Centre

$137,700.00

$110,000.00

 

$137,700.00

Mission Friendship Centre

$169,500

$110,000.00

 

$169,500.00

Nawican Friendship Centre

$120,000.00

$110,000.00

 

$120,000.00

North Okanagan Friendship Centre

$137,700.00

$110,000.00

 

$137,700.00

Ooknakane Friendship Centre

$120,000.00

$110,000.00

 

$120,000.00

Port Alberni Friendship Centre

$180,200.00

$110,000.00

 

$180,200.00

Prince George Native Friendship Centre

$202,000.00

$110,000.00

 

$202,000.00

Quesnel Tillicum Society

$180,200.00

$110,000.00

 

$180,200.00

Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre

$122,400.00

$110,000.00

 

$122,400.00

Tansi Friendship Centre Society

$120,000.00

$110,000.00

 

$120,000.00

 

Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Society

$172,900.00

$110,000.00

 

$172,900.00

 

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society

$205,200.00

$110,000.00

 

$205,200.00

 

Victoria Native Friendship Centre

$209,300.00

$110,000.00

 

$209,300.00

 

Wachiay Friendship Centre

$122,400.00

$110,000.00

 

$122,400.00

 

Alberta

$3,158,712.00

$2,435,524.18

 

$3,090,105.33

 

Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary

$205,207.00

$115,977.34

 

$205,207.00

Athabasca Native Friendship Centre Society

$120,000.00

$115,977.36

 

$120,000.00

Bonnyville Canadian Native Friendship Centre

$176,667.00

$115,977.34

 

$176,667.00

Canadian Native Friendship Centre

$205,207.00

$115,977.34

 

$205,207.00

Cold Lake Native Friendship Centre

$120,000.00

$115,977.36

$120,000.00

Edson Friendship Centre

$120,000.00

$115,977.34

$120,000.00

Grande Prairie Friendship Centre

$176,667.00

$115,977.34

$176,667.00

High Level Native Friendship Centre Society

$154,693.00

$115,977.34

$154,693.00

High Prairie Native Friendship Centre

$150,448.00

$115,977.34

$150,448.00

Hinton Friendship Centre Society

$120,000.00

$115,977.34

 

$120,000.00

Lac La Biche Canadian Native Friendship Centre

$120,000.00

$115,977.34

 

$120,000.00

Lloydminster Native Friendship Centre

$137,673.00

$115,977.34

 

$137,673.00

Mannawanis Native Friendship Centre Society

$148,128.00

$115,977.34

 

$148,128.00

Miywasin Friendship Centre

$120,000.00

$115,977.34

 

$51,393.33

Napi Friendship Association Centre

$148,128.00

$115,977.34

 

$148,128.00

Nistawoyou Association Friendship Centre

$148,631.00

$115,977.34

 

$148,631.00

Red Deer Native Friendship Society

$137,673.00

$115,977.34

 

$137,673.00

Rocky Native Friendship Centre Society

$148,128.00

$115,977.34

 

$148,128.00

Sagitawa Friendship Society

$148,128.00

$115,977.34

 

$148,128.00

Sik-Ooh-Kotoki Friendship Society

$176,667.00

$115,977.34

 

$176,667.00

Slave Lake Friendship Centre Society

$176,667.00

$115,977.34

 

$176,667.00

Saskatchewan

$2,035,252.00

$1,253,750.74

 

$2,035,252.00

Battleford Indian and Metis Friendship Centre

$182,270.90

$113,977.34

 

$205,000.00

Buffalo Narrows Friendship Centre

$162,096.17

$113,977.34

 

$144,083.42

Ile a la Crosse Friendship Centre

$185,022.00

$113,977.34

 

$185,913.65

Indian and Metis Friendship Centre of Prince Albert

$185,022.00

$113,977.34

 

$192,092.47

Kikinahk Friendship Centre

$185,022.00

$113,977.34

 

$205,000.00

La Loche Friendship Centre

$174,934.63

$113,977.34

$177,748.09

Newo Yotina Friendship Centre

$155,676.93

$113,977.34

$164,060.86

North West Friendship Centre

$180,436.83

$113,977.34

$180,230.61

Qu’Appelle Valley Friendship Centre

$171,266.50

$113,977.34

$197,017.91

Saskatoon Indian and Metis Friendship Centre

$184,104.97

$113,977.34

$182,176.90

Yorkton Friendship Centre

$155,676.93

$113,977.34

$158,258.80

Unallocated

 

 

$43,669.29

Manitoba

$2,154,583.00

$608,881.00

 

$2,154,583.00

Brandon Friendship Centre

$215,467.35

$60,888.10

 

$225,324.44

Dauphin Friendship Centre

$215,467.35

$60,888.10

$231,186.48

Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre

$215,467.35

$60,888.10

$225,324.44

Flin Flon Friendship Centre

$215,467.35

$60,888.10

$232,139.44

MaMowWeTak Friendship Centre

$215,467.35

$60,888.10

$225,324.45

Selkirk Friendship Centre

$215,467.35

$60,888.10

$225,324.44

Lynn Lake Friendship Centre

$196,352.35

$60,888.10

$206,209.44

Portage Friendship Centre

$215,467.35

$60,888.10

$219,462.40

The Pas Friendhsip Centre

$192,607.35

$60,888.10

$202,464.44

Riverton Friendship Centre

$154,748.35

$60,888.10

$161,823.04

Ontario

N/A

N/A

$1,391,970.90

Atikokan Native Friendship Centre

 

 

 $43,467

Barrie Native Friendship Centre

 

 

 $35,213

Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre

 

 

$43,467

Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre

 

 

$35,213

Dryden Native Friendship Centre

 

 

$35,213

Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre

 

 

$43,467

Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre

 

 

$40,399

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre

 

 

$51,841

Indian Friendship Centre – Sault Ste. Marie

 

 

$43,467

Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre

 

 

$60,216

Thunder Bay – Satellite Office

 

 

$30,431

Ininew Friendship Centre

 

 

 $45,140

Kapuskasing Indian Friendship Centre

 

 

$35,213

M’Wikwedong Native Cultural Resource Centre

 

 

 $35,213

N’Amerind Friendship Centre

 

 

 $60,216

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

 

 

 $60,216

Ne’Chee Native Friendship Centre

 

 

$51,841

Niagara Regional Native Centre

 

 

 $52,177

Nishnawbe-Gamik Native Friendship Centre

 

 

 $53,508

Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre

 

 

 $35,213

North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre

 

 

 $51,841

N’Swakamok Friendship Centre

 

 

  $51,841

Odawa Native Friendship Centre

 

 

 $43,467

Parry Sound Friendship Centre

 

 

 $43,467

Peel Aboriginal Network

 

 

$35,213

Red Lake Indian Friendship Centre

 

 

 $62,216

Sarnia-Lambton Native Friendship Centre

 

 

 $35,213

Thunderbird Friendship Centre

 

 

 $51,841

Timmins Native Friendship Centre

 

 

 $43,467

Timmins Native Friendship Centre – Satellite Office

 

 

 $30,432

United Native Friendship Centre

 

 

$51,841

Quebec

$1,859,190.00

$1,379,728.10

$1,699,729.00

Centre d’entraide et d’amitié autochtone de Senneterre

$148,128.00

TBA (et. all)

$154,728.00

Centre d’amitié autochtone de Lanaudière

$120,000.00

 

$120,000.00

Centre d’amitié autochtone de La Tuque

$176,667.00

 

$186,127.00

Centre d’amitié autochtone de Val-d’Or

$205,207.00

 

$205,207.00

Centre d’amitié autochtone de Québec

$205,207.00

 

$205,207.00

Montréal Autochtone

$218,205.00

 

$205,207.00

Centre d’amitié eenou de Chibougamau

$185,776.00

 

$192,207.00

Centre d’amitié de Sept-îles

$120,000.00

 

$120,000.00

Centre d’amitié Autochtones à Trois-Rivières

$120,000.00

 

$120,000.00

Centre d’amitié autochtone du Saguenay

$120,000.00

 

$120,000.00

Centre d’amitié autochtone de Maniwaki

$120,000.00

 

$51,323.00

Centre d’amitié autochtone du Lac St-Jean

$120,000.00

 

$57,263.00

Atlantic

$845,000.00

$289,943.40

$845,000

 

Labrador Friendship Centre

$205,000.00

$57,988.68

 

$205,000.00

Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre

$205,000.00

$57,988.68

 

$205,000.00

People of the Dawn Indigenous Friendship Centre

$120,000.00

$57,988.68

 

$120,000.00

St. John’s Native Friendship Centre Association

$195,000.00

$57,988.68

 

$195,000.00

Under One Sky – Monoqonuwicik-Neoteetjg Mosigisg Inc.

$120,000.00

$57,988.68

$120,000.00

NT/NU

$1,356,528.00

$347,932.02

$1,356,528.00

 

Deh Cho Friendship Centre

$166,590.00

$57,988.67

 

$166,590.00

Ingamo Hall Friendship Centre

$213,906.00

$57,988.67

$213,906.00

Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre

$137,673.00

$57,988.67

$137,673.00

The Tree of Peace Friendship Centre

$229,205.00

$57,988.67

$229,205.00

Tłįchǫ Łeàgı̨ą Ts’ı̨ı̨̨ Kǫ

$137,673.00

$57,988.67

$137,673.00

Uncle Gabe’s Friendship Centre

$195,491.00

$57,988.67

$195,491.00

Yukon

$178,314.00

$57,988.68

$178,300.00

 

Skookum Jim Friendship Centre

 

$178,314.00

$57,988.68

 

$178,300.00