Elder recording her language for FirstVoices language revitalization online archive

FirstVoices Program


$50,000 for one year, $100,000 for two years
July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2022

Funding for FirstVoices grants is now offered through the Language Technology Program.

FirstVoices.com is FPCC’s internationally recognized online Indigenous language resource that allows communities to document their language for future generations. Teams can upload dictionaries, alphabets, songs, stories, words and phrases as well as audio and video to their community sites. This funding also helps communities to develop new materials that do not already exist in digital format, such as language workbooks and other materials for language teaching and learning.  We provide access to state-of-the-art technologies, training and technical support to community language champions.

The grant is funded by First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation and the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation. 

We are here to help!

If you have any questions or would like assistance with your grant application please contact the program staff listed at the bottom of this page. FPCC staff are available to answer questions about grant eligibility, project proposal ideas, what activities are permitted during COVID-19 restrictions, which program or grant may be best for your project and more. You may also contact an Outreach Coach for information on project planning, resources and information sessions.  

Tools and Resources

Click here for more information regarding the FirstVoices toolkit.

Funding Process

We are here to ensure that the funding application process is as easy as possible and offer a convenient online portal so applicants can more easily apply for programs and submit reports. For additional information please visit the Funding Process page.

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Funding process infogrpahic

Program Contact

Kyra Fortier

Kyra is a grateful non-Indigenous employee at FPCC of Irish ancestry. Kyra started her career working with Gitksan-speaking communities and credits her Gitksan mentors with fostering her passion for language revitalization.