The Indigenous Health Initiative Program (IHIP) supports community-based projects in Indigenous communities by administering funds through the Indigenous Health Program of Island Health.
All funding is applied for through the request for proposals (RFP), which is mailed to First Nations, Metis Organizations and Friendship Centres on Vancouver Island. These IHIP funds may be accessed for projects that support the following six strategic themes:
- Enhance relationships and collaboration
- Enhance access and capacity
- Strengthen Cultural Safety and Humility
- Be innovative
- Be accountable
- Work with others to address the social determinants of health
2024-2025 Request for Proposals is Open and Due by November 3 2023.
Mid-term reports are due by November 1 2023.
Final project reports are due by May 1 2024.
Please submit correspondence and mid/final reports to IHIP@islandhealth.ca.