Indigenous Healing and Wellness Grants

Key dates

  • Applications open: Tuesday, October 31, 2023
  • Applications close: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 11pm
  • Review: December 2023 to January 2024
  • Council report: March 2024
  • Payments: April 2024 

Programs occur over 12 months.

Grant amounts available: Maximum of $20,000

The Indigenous Healing and Wellness Grants program supports Elders and Knowledge Keepers who provide traditional, spiritual, or cultural healing and wellness activities in Vancouver's urban Indigenous community.


In 2014, Vancouver City Council designated Vancouver as a “City of Reconciliation". In 2015, staff developed the City of Reconciliation overarching vision:

As a City of Reconciliation, the City of Vancouver will form a sustained relationship of mutual respect and understanding with local First Nations and the Urban Aboriginal community, including key agencies, to incorporate a First Nations and Urban Aboriginal perspective into the work undertaken and decisions made by the City of Vancouver and, ultimately, to provide services that benefit members of these communities.