The New Relationship Trust and the First Nation communities realize the importance of our Elders. Accordingly, the NRT Board of Directors identified Elders as a strategic priority. Our Elders provide the key to a healthy and vital future. The ongoing support and participation of this group is essential to strong, healthy Nations.
The New Relationship Trust allocated $250,000 for 2018/19 to assist BC First Nation Elders in their communities.
The Elders Grant Initiative is available to all BC First Nation Elders groups at the community level. Priority will be given to Elders Groups. This grant can also be used for Elders Groups wanting to attend the 42nd Annual Elders Gathering in Duncan Hosted by the Cowichan Tribes this summer. The maximum amount available is $2,500 per Elders group or First Nation/community/organization.