COVID-19 Resource Page

April 28, 2020
FPCC is continuing our support of Indigenous communities operating under COVID-19 measures with ongoing program and resource support. We have compiled a list of resources and links below that can help you through these challenging times. Please continue to reference this resource page, as we will post updates with new information as we receive them.

For more information about FPCC’s response to COVID-19 please click here.

If you have any additional resources, or questions about the resources on this page, please email hannah@fpcc.ca.

STAY INSPIRED, through funding opportunities: 
  • BC Culture Days Ambassador Program - $1,000 for B.C. Emerging Artists to present a community-based project for Culture Days 2020. Deadline June 1, 2020
  • Digital Originals Initiative - Canada Council for the Arts & CBC Radio Canada are offering $5,000 micro grants to help online sharing for artists, artistic groups and organizations. 
  • Micki MacKenzie Educational Craft Bursary – Bursary to support an emerging artist to attend a recognized institution that offers material-based courses. The $4,000 bursary will be paid directly to the institution for tuition and the remainder will be issued to the artist to be used for supplies. Deadline: May 30, 2020
  • Canadian Arts Funding Opportunities - Information on where Canadian artists and freelancers can find help during COVID-19 shutdowns.
  • The Photographer Fund – A $25,000 fund providing up to $500 per person to support anyone in the global photography community who may be facing financial difficulties as a result of COVID-19 outbreak. Applications are accepted until funds are exhausted.
STAY CONNECTED, to Indigenous language, arts and culture: 
  • Practicing allowable, safe language work -  This FPCC one-pager provides language activities that are safe and permitted at this time. 
  • Virtual & at home language revitalization program ideas - This FPCC document includes projects you can do while physical distancing, working from home tips, and technologies you can use to stay connected, while working apart.
  • FirstVoices - This FPCC initiative provides web-based tools and services designed to support Indigenous people engaged in language archiving, language teaching and culture revitalization. FirstVoices also includes FirstVoices for Kids to support young language learners. There are 32 of the 34 First Nations languages of B.C. on the website.
  • Language for Life: Nourishing Indigenous Languages in the Home - FPCC’s handbook provides tools and information on how to use Indigenous language at home everyday. The resource provides practical strategies, tools and activities to guide families as they learn and speak their language together. Download your copy today!
  • FPCC Newsletter - Winter/Spring 2020. 
  • Culture Online – Even when doors close, culture doesn’t stop. Visit museums, view live music, watch dance, explore science centres, from across British Columbia, all from the comfort of your own home.
STAY INFORMED, through COVID-19 resources and funding sites: 
  • CBC News - Trudeau announces $75M for Indigenous people living off-reserve.
  • WORK SAFE BC - Offices: Protocols for returning to operation
  • First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) - Sharing the Harvest during pandemic - Safe Precautions for Distributing Traditional Foods info sheet.  
  • Poster PDF (Cree) - Help reduce the spread of COVID-19: Information for Indigenous communities
  • COVID-19 - More Indigenous Awareness Resources/posters can be found here.
  • Indigenous Services Canada - COVID-19 - PSA in Plains Cree. [PDF]
  • BC Alliance for Arts & Culture - A list of resources related to COVID-19, government, arts, funding, data and general information. 
  • LEAN Canada - Voluntary response network to help arts organizations, big and small, deal with the current COVID-19 crisis. 
  • Canada Council for the Arts - Updates on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is affecting programs and services. 
  • Federal Government of Canada - Outbreak updates and information for Canadian Heritage grants and contributions recipients related to COVID-19. 
  • BC Government – COVID-19 related news release and updates. 
  • First Nations Health Authority - COVID-19 Information for BC First Nations Individuals. Includes what you need to know, protective measures, video messages and podcasts from Chief Medical Officer Dr. Evan Adams. 
  • HealthLink BC – A list of public health updates to provide quick access to the latest information that may affect you and your family. 
  • BC Centre for Disease Control – Resources at a glance page that lists links to posters, guides, factsheets, Q&As, infographics as well as links to other community resources in B.C. 
Social Media: Stay connected and up to date on the latest news through social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Many organizations are using these platforms to share the latest resources and updates. 

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