Indigenous Services Canada (formerly: Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada) – Strategic Partnerships Initiative (SPI)


“The Strategic Partnerships Initiative (SPI) helps Indigenous communities participate in complex economic opportunities.
SPI promotes partnerships between federal and non-federal groups in key economic areas. This allows SPI to support opportunities that are not eligible for other federal funding. SPI initiatives can span multiple years, have regional economic impacts and serve multiple communities.”

Comments on Funding:

No other details available.


Those eligible to participate in SPI initiatives include:

  • Indigenous businesses, organizations, partnerships and joint ventures;
  • Indigenous communities and local governments;
  • academic institutions;
  • provinces and territories.

Applications Steps:

Applicants must:

For more information, a list of current initiatives and contact information in your area, please email

Other Things to Note:

  1. economic readiness;
  2. economic infrastructure;
  3. expanding viable businesses;
  4. pre-feasibility and feasibility studies;
  5. environmental diagnostics and evaluations;
  6. community economic development planning;
  7. skills development and training. $14.45 million is budgeted for SPI funding per year.

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