Alberta Indigenous Court Work Program

Apply for a grant to fund Indigenous Court Work Program services.

Application deadline

Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Purpose and objectives

The grant funds Indigenous Court Work Program services:

  • provided by Alberta-based Indigenous communities and organizations
  • for a maximum of 3 years

This court work program makes sure Indigenous clients can get services in criminal, youth or family court that are:

  • fair
  • equal
  • culturally relevant


Help Indigenous clients understand:

  • their right to speak for themselves or to ask for a lawyer
  • what the charges against them mean
  • how the criminal justice system or family court functions

Help staff working in the criminal justice system and family court understand Indigenous peoples’:

  • values
  • customs
  • languages
  • socio-economic conditions

Deal with misunderstandings between Indigenous clients and staff working in the criminal justice system and family court.


Applicants must be located in Alberta and be one of the following:

  • First Nations
  • Metis Settlements General Council and Metis Settlements
  • Metis Nation of Alberta
  • treaty organizations
  • Indigenous not-for-profit organizations

Ineligible applicants

  • municipalities
  • for-profit organizations
  • schools or school boards

How to apply

Grant application deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2023

  1. This is a proposal based process – there is no application form.
  2. Email [email protected]
  • for proposal guidelines and instructions or
  • if you have any questions


Connect with the Indigenous Court Work Program:
Email: [email protected]