ACTION PLAN SUPPORT FUND
Formerly known as the Indigenous Directions Fund, the purpose of the Indigenous Directions Action Plan Support Fund is to provide financial support to projects or events that advance the Indigenous Directions Action Plan developed by the Indigenous Directions Leadership Council (IDLC). The Indigenous Directions Action Plan is a set of Recommended Actions that university stakeholders are called upon to take up as a first step in our collective efforts of decolonizing and Indigenizing Concordia University.
The Indigenous Directions Action Plan Support Fund is a means to help enable members of the Concordia community to engage meaningfully with this mandate. Funds distributed through this initiative are intended to support projects that seek to build capacity within Concordia, and build mutually beneficial relationships between Concordia and First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and other Indigenous communities.
Eligibility and Funding Criteria
All Concordia students, faculty, staff and units (academic and administrative) are eligible to apply for this funding. Projects may be designed and/or implemented in partnership with alumni or external partners.
Projects must be aligned with one or more of the mandate areas outlined in the Indigenous Directions Action Plan:
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the Fall and Winter semesters. However, please note that due to processing times it will take at least four weeks for successful applicants to receive funds so be sure to apply in advance.
Information for faculty members:
There is a high demand for this funding from full-time and part-time faculty members. In order to ensure we are allowing as many faculty as possible to access this financial assistance, we have instituted a new policy that allows faculty to apply for a maximum of $500/semester from the Indigenous Directions Action Plan Support Fund, unless otherwise determined by the evaluation committee.
We recognize that there are many faculty members who are working to ensure Indigenous knowledges and experiences are valued and engaged with critically in their courses, and, for this reason, we encourage departments to dedicate financial resources to help support this important work.
Please submit your application and any questions to: