Indigenous Cultural Safety and Cultural Humility Training Program

Union of BC Municipalities

Relevent Country: Canada

Applications are now open for the Indigenous Cultural Safety and Cultural Humility Training Program to enhance cultural safety and humility in the delivery of local emergency management programs and services.

Activities include cultural safety and humility training, adapting emergency management tools to be inclusive of Indigenous peoples, and activities related to partnering with, or providing assistance to, Indigenous communities during emergency mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Funding Information

The Indigenous Cultural Safety and Cultural Humility Training funding stream can contribute a maximum of 100% of the cost of eligible activities to a maximum of $30,000.00.


Intended learning outcomes must be in the context of emergency management and could include:

  • Recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ unique connection to the land and the concept of Indigenous worldviews and knowledge;
  • Identifying key historic events marking the history of Crown-Indigenous relations in Canada;
  • Recognizing the concept of intergenerational trauma and resiliency and how it affects contemporary Indigenous Peoples;
  • Improved individual and collective abilities to work effectively with Indigenous Peoples;
  • Identifying, discussing, and addressing individual and structural barriers to reconciliation.

Eligible Projects

  • To qualify for funding, proposed activities must demonstrate the extent to which proposed project(s) will provide emergency management personnel with Indigenous cultural safety and cultural humility training.
  • In addition, to qualify for funding, projects must be:
  • A new or a subsequent phase of a project (retroactive funding is not available);
  • Capable of completion by the applicant within one year from the date of grant approval;
  • Where applicable, eligible for required approvals, authorizations and permits; and,
  • In alignment with the First Nations Health Authority Policy Statement on Cultural Safety and Cultural Humility.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All First Nations (bands and Treaty First Nations) and local governments (municipalities and regional districts) in BC are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible applicants can submit one application per funding stream intake. This includes applying as a partnering applicant in a regional application.