Partner with Us


We invite indigenous and non-indigenous individuals, corporations, industry, foundations, charities, and government to explore opportunities to collaborate and work with New Relationship Trust to support First Nation communities in meaningful, relevant, and impactful ways.

The New Relationship Trust (NRT) is a statutory not-for-profit organization created under the New Relationship Trust Act (2006) to build capacity that strengthens the social, economic, environment, governance, and natural capital of First Nation communities across BC. NRT is independent, politically neutral, and self-sustaining and willing to innovate and bring strengths together to support First Nation priorities.

Let’s have a conversation. If you wish to explore the various ways you can collaborate with NRT on financial or non-financial initiatives, please reach out to NRT’s Director of Business Development and Communications – Jessie Williams [email protected].

In the meantime, see information below to learn more about partnership opportunities.

For Corporations, Foundations, and Industry

Welcome to a world where empathy and partnerships can come together to empower all First Nations in becoming independent, powerful, and prosperous communities.

We believe Corporations, Foundations, and Industry across Canada want to support initiatives that build brighter futures in First Nation communities but may not know how or what to support. The NRT can assist your organization to develop and administer a giving plan that creates positive and measurable impacts in First Nation communities that need it the most.

How We Create Value

The New Relationship Trust uses its $100 million fund to support First Nations in building resilient and vibrant communities. Since 2007, we have funded over $101 million in disbursements covering over 7,000 projects and education awards to First Nation communities and students.

Our Value Proposition

  • We are authentically Indigenous for Indigenous
    • NRT board of directors are comprised of 100% Indigenous leaders from B.C
    • NRT staff are comprised of 90% indigenous professionals.
    • NRT legislative purposes is to provide services to First Nations in BC
    • NRT has a relationship with every First Nation Community in B.C.
  • We are independent and self-sustaining organization
    • We are not being managed by a funding agreement from Canada or the Province
    • We generate sufficient internal revenues to pay our own way
    • We pride ourselves as being an efficient and cost-effective organization
  • We are expert Grant Program Administrators
    • We have experience curating purpose-designed Indigenous funding programs based on collaborative decision-making and trusted relationships with First Nation communities to deliver broad streams of support to them.
  • We can deliver maximum value for money impact
    • We seek to leverage our economies of scale and not take administration fees away from our donors or strategic partnerships which means 100% of funding or giving plans from corporations and industry go directly to causes and initiatives for First Nations.
    • NRT will match funding from corporations and industry to have maximum impact on initiatives that are most relevant in First Nation communities.

If you wish to explore the various ways your organization can engage in reconciliation or support initiatives that are important to your employees and aligned with First Nation values, let’s collaborate and see if there is a good fit to work together to build better futures in every First Nation community in BC.

Please reach out to NRT’s Director of Business Development and Communications to learn more.

Contact Jessie Williams at: [email protected]