Thank you to all applicants for submitting their proposals to the second review phase that ended in December 2022, and resulted in the selection of seven (7) proposals to receive funding for construction and ongoing operational support.
Projects are selected by an Indigenous-led committee comprised of representatives from CMHC, ISC, organizations representing First Nations, Métis, Indigenous 2SLGBTQQIA+ and urban communities as well as subject matter experts and people with lived experience of shelter and/or transitional housing needs.
The Selected Projects at a Glance since the Launch of the Initiative
|9 emergency shelters
New Brunswick (1)
Nova Scotia (1)
|9 transitional housing projects
Newfoundland and Labrador (2)
|1 mixed use project
||British Columbia (1)
Applications for Inuit-specific shelter and transitional housing projects are reviewed by an Inuit-led committee. To this date, the committee approved four (3) projects .
|Emergency shelters (2)
||Sanikiluaq, Nunavut (1)
Puvirnituq, Nunavik (1)
|Transitional housing project (1)
||Puvirnituq, Nunavik (1)
Since the launch of this initiative, twenty-two (22) projects have been selected: eleven (11) shelters, ten (10) transitional housing projects, and one (1) mixed used project. These shelters and transition homes will provide Indigenous women, children and 2SLGBTQQIA+ survivors of gender-based violence a vital refuge and culturally appropriate supports and services.
Application intake is ongoing, and we encourage all applicants to submit their project at any time during the year. Reviews of applications and subsequent discussions with proponents are key to ensure projects are eligible and adequate information is provided to cover all areas reviewed by the committee. Information on the evaluation criteria is available below under the Resources tab.
During 2023, all applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis as they are submitted. Emphasis will be placed on a call for projects supporting Indigenous urban and 2SLGBTQQIA+ populations as well as Métis and Inuit, with selected projects selected throughout the year. Selected projects on reserves will be announced at the beginning of 2024.
Based on the number of projects selected and remaining funding available, we anticipate accepting applications until March 2024.