The Fund

Apply for a Grant

The Fund

How To Apply
for a Grant

The Diocesan Reconciliation Committee has been set up by the Archdiocese to discern local needs and to source potential projects, initiatives and grantees for the Indigenous Reconciliation Fund.

Funds will be disbursed to First Nation, Métis and Inuit groups and organizations for local Indigenous projects and initiatives that are geared to one or more of the following:

  • Healing and reconciliation for communities and families.
  • Culture and language revitalization.
  • Education and community building.
  • Dialogues involving Indigenous Elders, Spiritual Leaders and Youth with focus on Indigenous spirituality and culture.


In addition to the above, the Committee will consider the following factors when reviewing requests for grants:

  • The local need addressed in the proposal.
  • The potential local benefits of the project.
  • The capacity of the organization to achieve the desired results.
  • The adequacy of the total project budget and timetable to achieve the desired results.
  • That the project is in harmony with Catholic teaching.
  • The status of the recipient as a registered charity.*

*The Indigenous Reconciliation Fund directs all funds to registered charities. If your group is not a registered charity, let us know and we will work with you to find a trusted registered charity who can serve as a partner by receiving money from the Fund on your behalf.

The Fund

Applying for
the Grant

If your project meets the criteria above and does not exceed $50,000 a year, please follow the four steps to submit your application.

Potential recipients must provide the Diocesan Reconciliation Committee with an overview of their organization, a description of the proposed project and the amount requested. If you require assistance completing the application please email us at
Return the completed application as well as supporting documentation to

The Committee will review the information and finalize the application on the group’s behalf.

The Committee will submit the application to the Board of the Indigenous Reconciliation Fund who approves funding requests.

The Fund

Committee Members

The members of the Diocesan Reconciliation Committee are:

Fred Gloade

Sipekne’katik First Nation Services
Group for the TRC – retired

Dr. Rose-Alma J. McDonald

Akwesasronon Mohawk, Akwesasne
Mohawk Territory

Delores Petier-Corkey

Three Fires Confederacy Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory Clan (residing in Ottawa)

Sheila Ruttan

Inuit Non-Profit Housing
Executive Director

Fr. Gerard Plant

Pastor of St. Leonard, St. Brigid and
St. John the Evangelist Parishes

Anthony Ritchie

Holy Redeemer Parish’s
Indigenous Peoples Committee

Kimberly Walsh

Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall

Download the Application

If your project meets the above criteria and does not exceed $50,000 a year, please follow the four steps to submit your application.