FAQs

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Q. How did The Circle get it’s name?

A. What was the Circle on Aboriginal Grantmaking in Canada is now the Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. What appears to be a minor change of a few words was a very interesting, collaborative learning process reflective of the efforts of Circle members. Read more!

Q. How can I join the Circle?

A. Our network consists of individuals and organizations of all kinds that are committed to and actively advancing: giving, sharing and philanthropy, for the benefit of, First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities in Canada. Find out more about membership here. Membership in the Circle brings you into a broad network of foundations, not-for-profit, charitable and funding organizations committed to connecting with and supporting the empowerment and achievement of First Nations, Inuit and Métis nations, communities, and individuals in Canada.

Q. Does The Circle give grants or provide funding opportunities?

A. The Circle main activity isn’t a funding organization, however we do from time to time collaborate with members and provide small granting opportunities – sign up to receive our social media posts or visit regularly to this website!  Many of our friends grant! One of our main pillars of governance is building Alliances. How is this realized? We strengthen the level, innovation, and community reach of financial and human investments in Aboriginal communities across the country to support the flourishing of aboriginal models of philanthropy. This is how we foster the development of real mutual relationships.