Indigenous Reaching Home: VNFC Community Entity


April 1st, 2022, the Victoria Native Friendship Centre (VNFC) became the Community Entity (CE) for the federal Indigenous Reaching Home funding stream through to March 31st, 2024. Indigenous Reaching Home is a community-based program, aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness. The CE provides funding access to organizations in support of the delivery of holistic and culturally appropriate services to meet the unique needs of urban Indigenous People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Call for Proposals

Open: January 12th, 2024
Closes: February 12th, 2024

Eligible funds: $1,091,660.66 annually for the next 3 years

Date of funding: April 2024-March 2025 (3-year extension opportunity)

Victoria Native Friendship Centre (VNFC) is inviting proposals from applicant organizations based in the Victoria Census Metropolitan Region and engaged in providing services to Indigenous homeless individuals and families. This Call for Proposals (CFP) is for Indigenous Community Funding only for the period of April 1, 2024-March 31, 2025.

Please note the funding objective of this CFP is to support the delivery of Indigenous Specific Homelessness services.

Eligibility is only for Indigenous led and serving organizations.

NOTE: To book a narrative session, request the full application package, or receive assistance with the application process, please contact IRH Community Engagement Coordinator Katherin Cooper at

Application Package Documents include:

  • Application Guide
  • A-1 Application Form
  • B-1 Budget Form
  • Reaching Home directives

VNFC Community Entity is pleased to announce SOLID Outreach Services, QOMQEM Coastal Connections, and SIEM LELUM as the recipients of the Government of Canada’s Winter 2023-24 Unsheltered Homelessness One-Time Response Funding call.


Inquiry Form

How to Reach Us

8:30am – 4:30pm
Monday to Friday

Program Administrator:
Karryn Hall (

Community Engagement Coordinator:
Katherin Cooper (

Tel: (250) 812-2739

Indigenous Community Advisory Board (ICAB)

The CE brings together members from local stakeholders to form an ICAB and develop a community plan. The ICAB has established priorities to prevent and reduce Indigenous homelessness in the community, encourage collaboration, identify priorities through planning, and approve partnership projects to receive funding from the Community Entity.

VNFC as Community Entity (CE)

The Community Entity has the responsibility to implement the community plan, solicit project proposals, approve projects, contracts, monitor all agreements with third-party service providers, and prepare contribution agreements, report on its activities and disbursements, collect and share data and information and report on the community results.


Reaching Home | CRD

Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy is a community-based program aimed at reducing and preventing homelessness. Officially launched April 1, 2019, the Government of Canada’s homelessness program supports the most vulnerable people in the Capital Region by improving access to safe, stable and affordable housing.

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Contact the Reaching Home Program today for more information