2020 Equipment Grant

Application intake NOW OPEN!

I·SPARC (The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council) is accepting applications for its Winter edition of the Equipment Grant Program until February 26, 2020.

All First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities and Friendship Centres are eligible to apply for the Equipment Grant for up to $1500. In addition, some community not-for-profit organizations that deliver Indigenous sport, recreation and/or physical activity programs will be eligible to apply. The equipment must be used to promote healthy active lifestyles for Indigenous communities by reducing barriers and increasing access to sport, recreation and physical activity programs.


Please make sure you have visited I·SPARC EQUIPMENT GRANT  for complete information before applying.

Applications that demonstrate the following will rank highest within the application evaluation process:

  • New programs and initiatives which address gaps in basic access to sport, recreation and/or physical activity
  • A well-defined need for the equipment, plan for its use, and description of the barriers it will help to reduce
  • A large number of Indigenous people benefiting from use of the equipment
  • Easy access, qualified supervision, and shared use of equipment

PLEASE NOTE: Sport Apparel (jerseys, pinnies) electronics (projectors, scoreboards, fitness trackers), large single-user items such as treadmills and items for one individual athlete are NOT ELIGIBLE for the Equipment Grant Program. See a list of generally approved equipment HERE

All applications must include an official purchase quote or invoice from the supplier, and letter(s) of support. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Funds will be awarded either by reimbursement on submission of receipts showing method and proof of purchase, or by direct billing. Equipment placed on supplier accounts will not be eligible.

Due to limited funds, not all applicants will be selected.  All grant recipients will be required to complete and submit a final report which will be provided by I·SPARC.

For more information please visit, or contact Patti Campbell at


 Métis Cultural Kinnections Youth Forum

The Métis Cultural Kinnections Youth Forum is an initiative of Métis Youth British Columbia (MYBC) that aims to provide an opportunity to Métis youth ages 15-19, from across the province who are living in care or in an out-of-care arrangement to learn about their culture and connect with the land. The forum will provide a culturally safe and supportive environment for the youth where they can connect with respected Métis Elders, leaders, community members, and other Métis youth. Through these relationships, youth will connect with their culture and their people. There will also be many opportunities to be out on the land and participate in outdoor activities such as archery and hiking.

Who is eligible to attend?
MNBC Youth Citizens and self-identified Métis Youth living in the province of BC, who are in the Continuing Custody (CCO) of the Director or on a Youth Agreement (YAG). Métis Youth do not need a MNBC citizenship card to attend the forum.

Travel and Accommodation
Travel and accommodation will be organized and paid for by Métis Nation British Columbia. Please ensure that your contact information on the forms is complete and that your travel and preferences are clearly stated. Once your registration forms have been submitted, you will be contacted by a Coordinator to arrange your travel booking. Please note that all travel will be booked in the most cost-effective and efficient manner possible.  You must be available to travel for the full day on Friday, February 28th and Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Date and Location of Camp
February 28th – March 1st, 2020 at Ness Lake

Please have youth connect with Brittney through their social worker or email their social worker with me CC’d in the email. My contact information is, Brittney Bertrand Youth program coordinator.