Family Violence Prevention Program (Proposal Based Funding)

Participating Nations can apply for funding to deliver activities in their communities that help prevent family violence and promote healthy relationships.

The Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP) is also a part of Social programs and the overall objective is to promote a reduction of family violence. Programs include family violence education campaigns, online workshops and virtual support groups.



Q. What are Family Violence Prevention Projects?

A. These culturally appropriate prevention projects must demonstrate that they promote a reduction in family violence and support a more secure environment for families on reserve. These include workshops, stress and anger management seminars, and support groups.


Q. What costs are allowable for Family Violence Prevention?

A. Eligible expenditures may include the following: costs for books, pamphlets and materials; costs for workshops, outreach and awareness; reasonable travel costs; facilitator per diem; and refreshments.


Rent and maintenance costs for facilities located on reserve are not eligible expenditures.


Examples of Prevention Projects

The FVPP provides funding for community-driven prevention projects such workshops, stress and anger management seminars, support groups.


Prevention projects include the following activities:

Treatment and Intervention: to help women, children, youth and men dealing with family violence and related issues (residential school trauma, grief, substance abuse and addictions, mental health illness, suicide intervention) for the duration of the prevention project only.


Culturally Sensitive Services: elder and traditional teachings, family healing, healing circles and traditional healing, inner healing, residential school survivor support. Other examples: cultural camps for the whole family with elders and support staff in attendance.


Awareness: alternatives to violence, anger management, bullying, characteristics of abuser, cycle of violence, men's programs.


Self-Development: financial management skills, healthy parenting, healthy relationship, healthy sexuality, life skills, social skills development for youth and adults (women and men).


Delivery methods of prevention projects include:


Seminars and Workshops: project must demonstrate that the event will achieve an increase in knowledge, skill development, networking, or information sharing on a subject related to preventing family violence in First Nations communities.


Traditional Delivery Methods: to address family violence in a way that is responsive to community needs such as healing circles, traditional healing, cultural camp, elder and traditional teachings.