Indigenous Community Corrections Initiative (ICCI)
In order to address the trend of Indigenous over-representation in Canada’s criminal justice system, help support communities, and rehabilitate and reintegrate Indigenous offenders, Public Safety Canada was allocated $10M over five years in Budget 2017 for the Indigenous Community Corrections Initiative (ICCI), a program designed to help close the gaps in services for Indigenous Peoples in the criminal justice system.
The ICCI provides contribution funding to March 31, 2022 to eligible recipients to develop tailored approaches that are responsive to the concerns, priorities and unique circumstances of Indigenous people. The objectives of the Initiative are to support the development of alternatives to incarceration; and also to provide reintegration support.
Who can apply?
- Indigenous not-for-profit organizations (on and off-reserve, First Nation, non-status Indian, Métis, Inuit and urban);
- Indigenous governments and/or municipal governments working in collaboration with Indigenous organizations and/or communities;
- Indigenous communities; and
- Canadian universities and colleges
Eligible initiatives include:
- Knowledge building;
- Knowledge sharing;
- Capacity building;
- Implementation readiness; and
- Project implementation.
Total funds available for all approved projects over the course of five years (2017/18 to 2021/22) are broken down as follows:
- 2017/18 – $706,000;
- 2018/19 – $1,115,000;
- 2019/20 – $2,315,000;
- 2020/21 – $2,315,000; and
- 2021/22 – $2,315,000.
More information about the call for proposals can be found here: