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LEARN MORE ABOUT INDIGENOUS YOUTH ROOTS GRANTS!

Indigenous Youth Roots Creation is a multi-level funding program that supports strengths-based, community-focused and youth-led projects taking place in communities across Canada.


Grassroot youth groups/collectives (comprised of Indigenous youth ages 15-29) are eligible to apply for funding to support community programs and projects while receiving innovative mentorship, training and capacity-building opportunities. Funding will be provided to projects/groups that seek to create impactful community change and increase the wellness, resiliency and engagement of Indigenous youth.This program aims to support Indigenous youth to take ownership over the wellness of their peers and community.


There are currently two open funding streams. Learn more about each grant below!


Youth Empowerment Stream


  • The Youth Empowerment Stream will provide small grants from $2,500 – $5000 to youth-led projects happening in urban, rural, and remote communities across Canada. The focus of this stream is to fund new and emerging micro-projects that focus on increasing the resilience, engagement, and wellness of youth.

  • Projects must be led by 2+ Indigenous youth (ages 15-29). Youth leaders (grantees) will receive innovative mentorship, training, and capacity-building opportunities throughout the project. The Youth Empowerment Stream can be used as a stepping stone to implement a new idea or start your work with a project idea.

  • The deadline to apply is April 30th, 2024. See the full program guidelines here!



Youth and Community Wellness Grants


  • The Youth and Community Wellness Grants, supported by Manulife funding Stream will provide small grants ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 to Indigenous youth-led initiatives. The focus of this stream is to fund projects that center around engaging youth in programming that focuses on wellness, health and the land.

  • Projects must be led by two or more Indigenous youth aged 15-29. Youth leaders (grantees) will receive innovative mentorship, training, and capacity-building opportunities throughout the project.


  • The deadline to apply is May 2nd, 2024. See the full program guidelines here!

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