The Government of Saskatchewan announced on November 7, 2022, the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls+ (MMIWG+) Community Response Fund, committing $400,000 for 2022-23. 

They say the funding provides support for projects that promote and enhance prevention and build safety for Indigenous women, girls, and Two Spirit+ people, their families, and communities.

“This new funding program will support valuable community-led Indigenous projects to address the issues raised in The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls,” Minister Responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs, Don McMorris said. “We are proud to work collaboratively with Indigenous women, who know first-hand how these projects can help enhance prevention and build safety. I thank them for their valuable contributions on this important work.”

The Government funding will support at least 10 community projects, each receiving up to $40,000. 

First Nation and Métis communities, organizations in Saskatchewan, and organizations partnering with Indigenous entities are eligible and can apply for fundraising. 

The Sask. Government says the fund criteria and supporting documents were developed with input from four Indigenous women: Lori Whiteman, Marlene Bear, Myrna LaPlante, and Autumn Larose-Smith, who have been instrumental in launching the fund. 

For full eligibility requirements and application instructions for the MMIWG+ Community Response Fund, click here. 

The deadline to enter is December 16, 2022.