Call for proposals - International Aboriginal Youth Internships Initiative

This call is now closed. The deadline for proposal submissions was March 28, 2017. Proposals received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Important notice: Update regarding preliminary Performance Measurement Framework - Indicators for intermediate outcomes

Due to space restrictions in the application form, applicants are not required to include all five of the mandatory indicators in support of the two mandatory intermediate outcomes. Applicants must include a maximum of two of these mandatory indicators per mandatory intermediate outcome (instructions on page 15 of the application form).

We may require that successful applicants incorporate all five of the indicators into the Performance Measurement Framework once their contribution agreements are signed.

Important notice

Please note the following amendment to the International Aboriginal Youth Internship initiative list of general participation criteria for interns:
“Aboriginal youth who are enrolled in, but have not yet completed, a university degree at the time of the signing of the internship contract are eligible (the internships cannot be used toward a credit or a diploma).”

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The total amount of funding available under the International Aboriginal Youth Internships (IAYI) initiative call for proposals is valued at up to ten million five-hundred thousand Canadian dollars (C$10,500,000) over five (5) years. Global Affairs Canada may fund any number of proposals, up to the maximum funding available.

You must submit your proposal to this call before the deadline. Global Affairs Canada will not accept any late submissions. Before beginning your application, be sure to read the instructions "Apply through a call for proposals" and the instructions available on the application form.

Objective

The International Aboriginal Youth Internships initiative call for proposals is intended to:

Under this call, your project proposal must contribute to the achievement of this ultimate outcome, exactly as indicated:

Your project proposal must also contribute to all of the following intermediate outcomes, exactly as indicated:

Your project proposal must also contribute to all of the following immediate outcomes, exactly as indicated:

You must not alter any of the above outcome statements.

Your application must include all of the following indicators, exactly as indicated, at the ultimate level in the Preliminary Performance Management Framework:

Your application must include all of the following indicators, exactly as indicated, at the intermediate level in the Preliminary Performance Management Framework:

Organization eligibility

Global Affairs Canada will not pre-assess or comment on the eligibility of specific potential applicants. Carefully review the following eligibility screening requirements that Global Affairs Canada will use on submitted application packages for this particular call. To be eligible, you must be able to respond to each requirement and, where stipulated, provide supporting documentation.

To be eligible:

If you are unable to respond to any of the above requirements, your organization is not eligible to apply under this particular call.

Project idea conformity

Carefully review the parameters of this call and judge whether your project idea will fit. You must be able to answer "yes" to all of the following statements in order for your application to be considered for funding under this call:

If your proposed project does not conform to the above parameters, it will not be assessed or considered for funding under this call.

Available resources

There are a number of resources available online to help you develop your application package. Global Affairs Canada strongly encourages you to read all of the following tools and guidance documents before beginning your application process. Failure to meet the mandatory requirements, minimum standards and deadlines set out in the application process will result in your application not being considered for funding.

How to submit your application package

In order to be considered for this call, you must submit your complete application to Partners@International by March 28, 2017 before 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4).

Your application package must include all of the following documents:

Questions

If you have questions about this call for proposals, please send them to correspondence.pdi@international.gc.ca by February 28, 2017 before 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5). Global Affairs Canada will not respond to questions on specific organizational circumstances or on specific project proposals. Answers will appear on the Questions and Answers web page of the International Aboriginal Youth Internships initiative site.

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