Indigenous Services Canada

Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative

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Initiative details

Who can apply?

  • Individuals of First Nation, Inuit or Métis Nation heritage
  • Representatives of First Nation, Inuit or Métis Nation government
  • Indigenous representatives of a First Nation-, Inuit- or Métis Nation- owned and operated private or not-for-profit entity

Key Dates

  • Launch: April 11, 2019
  • First-stage screening: Fall 2019
  • 26 applicants selected for Accelerator: December 2019
  • Accelerator begins: January 2020
  • Second-stage screening: Beginning spring 2020
  • Project Implementation Period: 2020-2024


  • Accelerator Period: Up to 26 applicants will receive up to $350,000 worth of funding and support services
  • Project Implementation Period: 15 to 26 projects that successfully complete the Accelerator Period will move to second-stage screening and could receive up to $2 million per project.