Welcome to the first Shared Value Solutions biweekly funding and news digest of 2022. We hope it finds you well.
In this edition, we are thrilled to announce that Karen Restoule has joined SVS as our new CEO. And in case you missed it, check out our much-anticipated new ebook: Harnessing the Power of Maps! Be sure to check out the latest from our job board and meet some of our newest team members. We share inspiring stories from across Turtle Island, as well as our usual round up of funding opportunities for you to check out. Stay well, everyone!
Announcing Our New CEO: Karen Restoule
We are thrilled to announce that Karen Restoule has joined SVS as our new CEO! She is excited to get to know all of our clients and hear about your goals, projects and plans. We are so pumped to have such an experienced leader joining our team.
Meet Karen Here
Read the Official Press Release Here
In Our Blog
ICYMI - New eBook: Harnessing the Power of Maps
Do you work in the lands or consultation department? Are you part of your Indigenous Nation’s planning or Indigenous Knowledge research, or are you part of the leadership team? Are you ready to be inspired by how Nations are leveraging mapping and GIS in innovative ways to protect their rights and interests? This eBook combines some nitty-gritty GIS basics and resource links with examples of these tools in action. Download it for free!
Having control over your maps of your territory and access to GIS tools allows you to do many things:
- Assert jurisdiction
- Further stewardship and cultural revitalization efforts
- Leverage influence in regulatory processes and Impact Benefit Agreement (IBA) negotiations
- Prepare for climate change
- Plan for the future with confidence
Getting to Net Zero by 2050
FNMPC’s 5th Annual Industry Engagement Event
On April 25th & 26th, 2022, the Canadian based First Nations Major Project Coalition (FNMPC) and the US-based First Peoples Worldwide will bring together leading continental Indigenous, corporate and government experts to highlight the best environmental and economic Indigenous partnerships that are leading the way towards a net zero economy.
A must attend event, this two-day hybrid event that has previously brought together over 1100 delegates, including Indigenous communities from across Canada, government and the project finance sectors for focused expert discussions on the advancement of an Indigenous worldview of a net-zero future and their leadership role in the North American landscape to reaching a decarbonized future economy.
Register today for early bird tickets: www.fnmpcindustryevent.com/registration
Available until February 15th, 2022.
Indigenous Funding Programs
Here are some opportunities to check out:
Indigenous Centre for Cumulative Effects (ICCE) Call for Cumulative Effects Proposals in Indigenous CommunitiesThe Indigenous Centre for Cumulative Effects (ICCE) is calling for proposals from Indigenous communities who are engaged in cumulative effects assessment, management or monitoring projects regarding environmental, cultural, social, or health impact on their land, water or air now and in the future. Projects and baseline studies that help build and enhance the scientific and technical capacity of Indigenous communities for cumulative effects management, monitoring and assessment in their territories are eligible. * Please note that ICCE is looking for short-term one-year Community Funding Proposals. The level of funding for each project will be determined on a case-by-case basis up to a maximum of $175,000.00. Applications due by midnight PST (Pacific Standard Time) February 21, 2022.
The Government of Canada announced $340 million in new funding over five years to support Indigenous-led conservation and stewardship. This investment includes more than $173 million for Guardians programs and over $166 million for Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs). The funding is part of Budget 2021’s $2.3 billion commitment to nature conservation.
- Canada Energy Regulator’s Review of the Onshore Pipeline Regulations.
The review process will include two phases: Phase 1: The CER will release a Discussion Paper with questions to guide the review and facilitate feedback; and, Phase 2: The CER will engage with interested parties on specific changes to the Regulations. The CER has offered up to $24,000 ($12,000 per phase) to eligible applicants to facilitate participation and review of the regulations. Funding applications must be submitted online by January 28, 2022.
- Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program is designed to build capacity for climate change adaptation by funding community-designed and driven projects. This program funds First Nations and Inuit communities' efforts to build capacity to adapt to the health impacts of climate change.
- Through the "Green Jobs in Green Spaces" funding program, Project Learning Tree Canada can provide a 50% wage-subsidy to support sustainability-focused youth employment in the forest and conservation sectors.
Habitat Stewardship Program for Aquatic Species At Risk Call for 2022-2023 proposals. The HSP provides funding for projects submitted by Canadians that contribute directly to the recovery of species at risk. To ensure the HSP is able to achieve its mandate to "contribute to the recovery of endangered, threatened, and other species at risk by engaging Canadians from all walks of life in conservation actions to benefit wildlife.”
- TELUS Community Grants for Indigenous Led Solutions Indigenous Communities Fund provides flexible grant funding up to $50,000 to Indigenous-led programs supporting Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Funding is available for projects focused on, but not limited to: health, mental health and well-being; access to education and resources; community building and enhancement; language and cultural revitalization; Inter-community sharing of cultural stories. 2022 application deadlines are March 4, 2022 and October 14, 2022.
- Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has launched a multi-phase process to co-develop a new Indigenous broadcasting policy with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit broadcasters, content creators, and audiences. Public consultations engagement sessions are upcoming to obtain a range of views from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people on how the broadcasting system in Canada can best complement the broadcasting interests and needs of Indigenous Peoples moving forward. The CRTC offers several funding and support resources to Indigenous Broadcasters.
- The Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk is provided to support and promote the conservation, protection and recovery of target species and their habitats on Indigenous lands or lands where traditional food, social, and ceremonial activities are carried out. The Fund also supports engagement and leadership of Indigenous peoples in the conservation and recovery of the target species and their habitats. The Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk is provided to support habitat projects that benefit Species at Risk and that prevent others from becoming a conservation concern. Deadline is January 25, 2022
In The News
The UN International Decade of Indigenous Languages begins in 2022|CBC
The United Nations is recognizing 2022 as the start of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages. The resolution was adopted by the General Assembly a few years ago to draw attention to the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages.
Make Inuktitut official language in Canada, says Inuit rep on UN task force| CTV
Aluki Kotierk, Inuit representative on a UNESCO task force set up to mark a decade of Indigenous languages, says she wants Canada to set an example by making Inuktitut an official national language alongside English and French.
The Ontario Arts Council recently announced a one-time grant support for Indigenous artists and art organizations, aimed at creating more opportunities and mitigating the effects of the pandemic on the arts community.
SVS eBooks for Download: Collect them all!
Check out our collection of informative eBooks that are available for free download:
Still Available: Free Emergency Consultation Department Support During COVID-19 from SVS
First Nations are reporting that, even in the midst of a pandemic that has many band offices closed, resource development proponents continue to send referrals to move projects forward. We have ideas on how to support. Get in touch.
Meet Emma Barnes
Introducing one of our newest team members, Emma Barnes! Emma joins the team here at SVS as a Social Researcher and Project Coordinator. Emma is a researcher with a background in history, traditional land use studies, archival research, cultural heritage assessment, and consultation. Her experience has had her working closely with Indigenous communities, proponents, and local governments in various regulatory, economic development, and community capacity building settings.
SVS is Hiring!
From coast to coast to coast, our team at Shared Value Solutions is busy
working with our First Nations, Métis and Inuit clients - and we are looking to fill the following
In the spirit of reconciliation and diversity, we are committed to increasing our number of Indigenous employees. Please let us know in your application if you are First Nations, Métis or Inuit. And please let us know if you speak: French, Cree, Ojibway, Oji-Cree, Innu, or other languages that might be useful for this position! Please share these posts widely with your networks.
Reconciliation Circle Update
SVS's Reconciliation Circle was born out of our commitment to the TRC Calls to Action. As a company, Call to Action #92 is a place we can directly put our efforts. We see it as a place we can influence the culture and operations within our company and hopefully influence other companies with our examples. We are a team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous professionals who have seen and learned much on our journeys – and acknowledge that we have so much more to learn and to know.
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