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The Aboriginal Languages Initiative

We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 program year! 

The Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) is open to First Nations Communities and Indigenous organizations located in British Columbia.

ALI 2019-2020 Application Form [PDF] [Word]
ALI 2019-2020 Budget Sheet [PDF] [Excel]
ALI 2019-2020 Funding Guide [PDF]

Deadline for Applications: Extended to Dec 7, 2018 at 4:00pm
Applications must be hand-delivered, couriered or post-marked on or before the deadline date. 

Please contact Rachel Perkins (rachel@fpcc.ca) for further information.


The Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) is a federal program funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage.  Program objectives are to support projects that maintain, revitalize and promote provincial First Nations/Aboriginal Languages.

ALI supports community-based projects that contribute to the revitalization and preservation of Aboriginal languages in B.C. Eligible strategies include participatory (language immersion) programming and resource development (archiving or documentation).

Examples of eligible projects include community-based activities such as:
  • recording, documenting and preserving endangered Aboriginal languages;
  • developing materials to increase Aboriginal language use and proficiency;
  • developing programs for training and certifying Aboriginal language teachers and resource people in the community*
  • developing systems for facilitating communications in Aboriginal languages;
  • promoting traditional approaches to learning, such as language camps, immersion programs, etc; and
  • developing mechanisms for digital tools to sharing share information, materials, and other resources among Aboriginal languages groups.
*Note: Doesn't include accredited courses.

ALI Interim Report Form 2018-2019 [Word]
ALI Community Participant Form 2018-2019 [Word]

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For more information, please contact Rachel Perkins: rachel@fpcc.ca 

funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage


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