"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

FG Foundation Approves $11.2 Million to 115 Organizations

The Future Generations Foundation is excited to announce the funding decisions for the 2024-2025 organizations. This year, the Board of Trustees has approved a total of $11.2 Million to support 115 organizations. This sum comprises of $10.05 Million of Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement and $1.2 Million in Beyond Reconciliation Donation funds.

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.

Hailing from Pine Creek First Nation in Manitoba, Matthew Parenteau's path has been marked by both personal struggles and professional dedication as a social worker with West Region Child and Family Services. Rooted in his traditional upbringing, Matthew has been a steadfast participant in ceremony since 2013, drawing strength and guidance from ancestral teachings. However, family challenges have posed to be significant obstacles to his spiritual journey. Financial constraints have prevented Matthew from attending ceremonies and accessing the healing he so desperately needs. Despite these challenges, Matthew remains determined in his commitment to cultural reconnection and personal healing. Through the Future Generations Foundation's support, Matthew participated in a series of healing and cultural ceremonies, including Sundance, fasting, and sweat lodge ceremonies. These ceremonies offer not only spiritual nourishment but also opportunities for reconciliation and healing from past traumas. Matthew's involvement in his First Nation and Métis community, coupled with his professional experience in child welfare, positions him as a valuable advocate for cultural preservation and healing. Matthew is inspired to pass on these invaluable teachings to his children, peers, clients, and community members.

Matthew Parenteau

Patrick Stubbington's journey from a traumatic childhood to university success is a testament to resilience. A Sixties Scoop survivor from Saik'uz First Nation, Patrick endured severe abuse before finding solace in academics. Despite learning disabilities, he pursued an Environmental Planning degree, with the help of a Future Generations Foundation scholarship at the University of Northern British Columbia. Patrick’s advocacy extends beyond academics; he actively engages in mental health discussions, facilitating panels at UNBC. As an Indigenous Ambassador, he fosters dialogue on critical issues. Patrick's dedication also extends to his community, advocating for sustainable projects for future generations. Through perseverance and community engagement, Patrick embodies hope and empowerment.

Partick Stubbington

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.

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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

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