"Post-secondary school is a privilege for me, and the NIB Trust Fund has helped me to accomplish my short-term goal of becoming a registered nurse while maintaining the quality of life for myself and my children." - A. Rosenberger

Important Announcement from NIB Trust Fund: Protecting Your Personal Information

Future Generations Foundation (formerly NIB Trust Fund) is reaching out to all current and former funding applicants and recipients to inform them of a recent incident that may have affected the privacy of their personal information. We take this matter very seriously and want to assure our applicants and recipients that we are committed to safeguarding their data.

National Indian Brotherhood Trust Fund (NIBTF) announces launch of Beyond Reconciliation Fundraising Campaign and name change

NIBTF introduces the Beyond Reconciliation $100 Million Fundraising Campaign, addressing Indian Residential Schools' impact. The organization's name change to Future Generations Foundation (FGF) reflects a commitment to empower Indigenous communities and bridge historical gaps. TD Bank Group kicks off the campaign with a $5M donation. Join us in creating lasting change.

Hudson's Bay Foundation Commits $1.2 Million to NIB Trust Fund, Supporting First Nation Communities, Organizations, and Individuals

NIB Trust Fund (NIBTF) and Hudson's Bay Foundation (HBF) announce a transformative partnership, committing $1.2 million over three years to support Indigenous communities across Canada. The collaboration marks a pivotal moment in NIBTF's journey toward creating positive impact and reconciliation for First Nations individuals and communities nationwide. With a focus on education and employment, NIBTF and HBF aim to uplift and empower Indigenous peoples through this meaningful alliance.

NIB Trust Fund Announces the 2023-2024 Individual Call for Applications is Now Open

The NIB Trust Fund is now accepting applications for funding from individuals for the 2023-2024 year. Individuals may apply for funding from the NIB Trust Fund through the online application accessible at nibtrust.ca.

The NIB Trust Fund Approves $9.8 Million to Groups and Organizations

The NIB Trust Fund approves $9.8 Million for the 2023-2024 year to First Nation and Métis organizations, communities, and governments.

Connor, Clark & Lunn Foundation Donates to NIB Trust Fund as part of Continued efforts to address the harmful legacy of Residential Schools System

CC&L Foundation commits $125,000 to First Nation community groups and students through NIB Trust Fund as part of ongoing investment in wellness, diversity, and inclusion.

Canadian Western Bank Donates to NIB Trust Fund to Bolster Economic Inclusivity

$50,000 Donation will Support First Nation Communities & Individuals Pursuing Healing & Reconciliation Programming

Laurentian Bank Supports NIB Trust Fund in the Continued Efforts to address the harm of Residential Schools

Laurentian Bank donates $50,000 toward NIB Trust Fund as part of commitment toward reconciliation

The NIB Trust Fund Approves $4.7 Million to 2022-2023 Individual Beneficiaries

The NIB Trust Fund approves $4.7 Million for the 2022-2023 year for culture, language, and education opportunities.

NIB Trust Fund Announces the 2022-2023 Individual Call for Applications is Now CLOSED

The NIB Trust Fund is no longer accepting applications for funding from individuals for the 2022-2023 year. We aim to provide funding decisions mid to late September 2022. The next call for Individual Applications will be available in April of 2023.

The NIB Trust Fund Announces The 2022-2023 Organizations Funded Programs Aimed at Healing and Reconciliation

This year, the Trust Fund supported several healing and reconciliation, employment and education, culture, language, and youth and family kinship programs and initiatives for First Nations and Métis people across Turtle Island.

Check Out the New NIB Trust Fund Grants Explorer

The NIB Trust Fund is happy to announce the Grants Explorer, a new interactive beneficiary map highlighting the NIB Trust Fund beneficiaries across turtle island.

Continuing our Journey

NIB Trust Fund provides resources to create opportunities that improve the quality of life for First Nations and Métis in Canada. These are some of our stories.

The Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve is an Anishinaabe First Nation near Roblin, Manitoba, close to Duck Mountain Provincial Forest, making it the perfect place for hikers and those seeking a connection with the land. Over the summer of 2022, the Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve hosted the project “TTR Youth Training Camp” with the help of funding from the FG Foundation. The project trained 17 youths to become registered hunting and backcountry guides. The program sought knowledge from Elders and traditional on-the-land teachings to guide the curriculum. Participants were given the opportunity to partake in the Manitoba Hunting Safety Course, wilderness safety, survival training, wildlife awareness, predator safety training, and on-the-land training.

Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve 292

Edward Martin is an Intergenerational Survivor from Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation who, with the help of an FG Foundation scholarship, is currently studying to receive his Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Victoria. Edward has had a challenging road to his success but is excited to walk across the graduation stage in fall of 2023, and says he is grateful for the support of the FG Foundation, his mother and family, his “rockstar” husband, his professors, and Listuguj First Nation.

Edward Martin

The Saskatoon Survivors Circle (SSC) was founded in 2019 with the principle: “nothing for us, without us” to ensure that, unlike institutions offering similar assistance, the services and activities provided by SSC were not “token or paternalistic.” The SSC is a support network for Residential School Survivors with four main priorities: Cultural Connectedness, Holistic Wellness, First Nations, Métis, and Non-Indigenous Inclusion, and Systemic Change. With the continued support of the FG Foundation, and the hard work of volunteers and Survivors, the SSC has forged lasting cultural connections with their network through traditional craft, ceremony and technology and has become an organized, dynamic support group for its members in the city of Saskatoon.

City of Saskatoon

The Waseskun Healing Centre is a non-profit, Indigenous-led organization focused on the healing of incarcerated Indigenous men and their successful re-entry into their communities. Last year, a grant from the FG Foundation helped Waseskun Healing Centre and The Barbara Monture Malloch Education Resource Centre (BMMERC) offer courses in operating power tools and light construction equipment, as well as preparatory classes for the high school equivalency test (GED). The program also supported a new library, including computer equipment, empowering residents to improve their career prospects. Read more about the BMMERC here.

Waseskun Healing Centre

The Mary Duncan School in Manitoba founded its seasonal land-based learning program in Sept. 2021 in an effort to decolonize public school education. The “Reclaiming Indigenous Knowledge in Public Schools” program, supported by the FG Foundation, was a six-month endeavor to introduce traditional Northern Cree and Metis teachings to students from grades 7 to 12. Young people had the opportunity to earn high school credits while learning in First Nations, Metis and Inuit studies. Activities include drumming, beading, and ribbon skirt making workshops, and taking part in other land-based activities.

Mary Duncan School (Kelsey School District)

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