Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

January 17, 2012 14:34 ET

Advocacy and Public Information Program Promoting Healing and Reconciliation

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 2012) - The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today launched a call for proposals for the 2012-2013 funding for the Advocacy and Public Information Program (APIP).

In its sixth year, the program works with partners to support the sharing of information and to ensure that the Aboriginal community, particularly former residential school students and their families, are aware of all aspects of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

"Our government supports opportunities and gestures to strengthen efforts toward reconciliation between Aboriginal people, their families and communities and all Canadians. The Advocacy and Public Information Program is designed to promote a better understanding of the legacy of residential schools and build new partnerships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples," said Minister Duncan.

In addition, APIP proposals must include efforts to use their existing networks to inform former students of September 19, 2012, Independent Assessment Process application deadline and other components of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

The call for proposals can be found on AANDC's website. The deadline for submitting proposals is February 17, 2012. General information on the Advocacy and Public Information Program and on previously funded projects can be found on AANDC's website at: www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca.

Please also see: APIP: Call for Proposals - Fiscal Year 2012-2013

This release is also available on the Internet at www.aandc.gc.ca.

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Contact Information

  • Minister's Office
    Jan O'Driscoll
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Honourable John Duncan
    819-997-0002

    Media Relations
    Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
    819-953-1160