First Nations Confederacy Of Cultural Education Centres

2021-2022 and 2022-2023 First Nations Call For Proposal Applications

The Indigenous Languages and Cultures Program is a Canadian Heritage funding program. The First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres (FNCCEC) is working in collaboration with Canadian Heritage on Indigenous languages. The FNCCEC is the delivery agent for First Nation languages in Ontario.

The First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres established in 1972 is a national organization representing First Nation Cultural Education Centres in Canada. The FNCCEC is grassroots driven and directed by community members to carry the national mandate to protect, promote and revitalize First Nation languages and culture. The organization reinforces the revitalization of first languages, culture retention and traditional knowledge by protecting and supporting the identity and heritage of First Nations communities through the promotion, revitalization and safe keeping of ancestral languages and cultures.

Please read carefully the information in the Funding Guidelines, pages 1 to 9.

Mandatory Requirements: Application Forms And Deadline

Applicants are required to use the following templates:

Please Note: Applications will not be accepted if these templates are not used.

The deadline for applications is FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. (Ottawa, Ontario local time). No applications will be accepted after February 19th, 2021.

Applications can be sent by EMAIL or MAIL

By Email:

Please ensure proposal application is emailed no later than FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. (Ottawa, Ontario local time) – FNCCEC email system will confirm the date and time the email was sent by applicant and received by FNCCEC.

By Mail:

FNCCEC / Language Secretariat
666 Kirkwood Avenue, Suite 302
Ottawa, Ontario K1Z5X9

Mailed applications must be sent by Canada Post and postmarked on or before deadline date FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. (Ottawa, Ontario local time).

Important Information:

FNCCEC is not responsible for any application sent directly to Canadian Heritage by the applicant and not provided by Canadian Heritage to the FNCCEC by the FNCCEC specified application deadline date and time. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure your application is received by FNCCEC by the specified date and time set by FNCCEC.

Inquiries Or Assistance:

Should you have any questions or require assistance, please contact FNCCEC either by email to or by phone 613-728-5999.

We look forward to receiving your application to the ILC funding program.

Kitchi Megwetch / Thank you
Claudette Commanda, Executive Director
Christine Stevens, Program Manager