Aboriginal Affairs (Secretariat)

PO Box 6000
Fredericton NB E3B 5H1
Telephone: (506) 452-5177
Fax : (506) 444-5142
Email : [email protected]


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The Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat’s (AAS) Grants Program funds small- scale, non-profit projects/initiatives of a social, cultural, and educational nature. AAS provides small grants to individuals, First Nation communities, and Aboriginal Organizations for a variety of events, projects and initiatives to help improve the government’s relationship with First Nation communities and Aboriginal organizations.

Website: www.gnb.ca/rdc

Regional Development Corporation

Chancery Place
PO Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Telephone: (506) 453-2277
Fax: (506) 453-7988

To provide funding for eligible capital costs of projects in support of youth and family related activities that, without such support, would otherwise not proceed.

This program is administered by the Regional Development Corporation and is designed to complement federal and provincial programs related to youth and family development.

Assistance will be available to non-profit organizations, local service districts and / or municipalities engaged in youth and family related projects such as playgrounds, sports / recreational facilities, community centres and community equipment.

The applicant shall allow any authorized representative of the Regional Development Corporation, at its discretion, to visit the project site to verify that the project has been undertaken and completed in accordance with the program objectives and guidelines.

Assistance under the Family and Youth Capital Assistance Program will be in the form of non-repayable grants. Only one grant is available for each project.

The level of assistance available for eligible capital costs under the Family and Youth Capital Assistance Program will be based on the type of project.

  • Playground type projects will be eligible for 100% of the total approved material costs to a maximum level of $15,000. Eligible costs include fixed playground structures and pea gravel. (Operational costs, harmonized sales tax (HST), land costs, machinery, planning, design and labour costs are not eligible costs.)
  • All other project types will be eligible for 50% of the total approved project costs to a maximum level of $50,000. Eligible costs include materials, building materials, land preparation, machinery rental, purchase of recreational equipment, and labour associated with the project. (Operational costs, harmonized sales tax (HST), land costs, design and planning costs are not eligible costs.)

To be considered for funding, applicants must complete, sign and forward the attached application form including contractor/supplier estimates of the project costs to the Regional Development Corporation.

An affidavit is required for volunteer contributions (maximum of 25% of the eligible project cost).

Donations of materials, equipment, or services are not eligible to be included in the claim as they are not actual costs incurred (paid out) on the project. Only actual costs incurred and volunteer labour are eligible for reimbursement.


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Wellness Branch

Sartain MacDonald Building
PO Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Telephone: (506) 453-4217
Fax: (506) 444-5722


This grant program will provide up to $1000 to support after school hours initiatives that are held during the school year. This program is intended to support affordable opportunities that are offered to all school aged children to be active, pro-social and engaged in fun activities while building positive relationships.

To be considered for funding, programs (eg. community groups and/or organizations, daycares, recreational organizations) must demonstrate after school opportunities for school aged children (5-17 years old) including children with disabilities with a minimum of 3 days per week and a minimum of 2 hours per day during the priority time frame of 3pm – 6pm.

All programs must follow the After School Hours Guidelines provided.

Programs must clearly identify opportunities in ALL 4 components as outlined in the After School Hours Guidelines:

  • Physical activity
  • Healthy Eating
  • Community Strengths
  • School Work/Homework

Programs must clearly identify partners and build on community assets.

Only one application per organization will be accepted.

If there is an enhancement in the initiative and the activity report has been submitted, a second grant may be given to the same organization.


To encourage and support New Brunswick schools to contribute to the wellness of their students and their community.

These grants are available to all Public Schools and First Nations’ Schools in New Brunswick with students in grades kindergarten to twelve.

The grants provide financial resources to schools to support the implementation of Comprehensive School Health (CSH) approaches to increase mental fitness, healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco free living among their students and within their community. See link below for more information on CSH.

The application process guides schools through best practices in community mobilization such as identifying an action team, using data to identify a current problem in the school, developing a CSH approach to address that problem, identifying possible evaluation criteria, etc.

Grants are available on an annual basis. The application is typically open from mid-April to the end of May. Grant funding is distributed in 2 amounts, 70% in September and 30% in April.


One time grants for conferences, workshops, presentations that enhance wellness in the province of New Brunswick.

To be considered for funding your initiative must align with the Wellness Learning Opportunities Grant Program in the following ways:

  • Must focus on building capacity on wellness by demonstrating impact on at least 1 key focus area:
    • Mental Fitness and Resilience
    • Healthy Eating
    • Physical Activity
    • Tobacco Free Living
  • Contribute to the goals of the Wellness Learning Opportunities Grant program which are:
    • To increase awareness of, participation in and adoption of long term healthy lifestyle behaviors.
    • To increase capacity to create environments in support of mental fitness and resilience, healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco-free living
    • To build knowledge and / or skills to support long term action
    • To engage new partners who will initiate or enhance efforts in wellness
  • Embrace a Mental Fitness approach in the planning and the delivery of the wellness initiative (using the CAR Model to ensure that basic psychological needs are met: Competence, Autonomy and Relatedness)
  • Priority will be given to initiatives that involve one or more of the following groups: youth, seniors, people living in poverty, people with disabilities.

For more information, see their Application Guide.

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Centennial Building
PO Box 6000
Fredericton NB E3B 5H1
Telephone : (506) 453-3115
Fax : (506) 457-4984
Email : [email protected]


The New Brunswick Athlete Assistance Program (NBAAP) provides direct financial assistance to New Brunswick high performance athletes who have achieved significant results at the junior/senior national and/or international level in their pursuit of athletic excellence; or have demonstrated the potential to earn a place on a Canadian National Senior or Junior team in the near future. Funding of the NBAAP is provided by the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture – Sport and Recreation Branch. The effective delivery of the NBAAP is based on a partnership between the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture and the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic and relies heavily on input from the national and provincial sport organizations.

Only athletes who have the potential to make the national senior or junior team in the near future will be considered for this program. Athletes must:

  • Be involved in a year-round training and competition plan, competing in national and/or international competition;
  • Be a Canadian citizen or have landed immigrant status;
  • Be a New Brunswick athlete;
  • Not be receiving athlete assistance funding from another province or territory;
  • Not be on the list of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) for any doping or doping related offence

Athletes not eligible for this program include:

  • athletes who compete only in masters events (Active for life);
  • athletes who compete in sports or sport disciplines which do not have a recognized national team program (i.e.: athletes who compete at a national championship and proceed directly to an international competition without going through a selection process).

A New Brunswick athlete is defined as someone who is:

  • Registered with their Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) in New Brunswick (if there is no PSO in New Brunswick, the athlete must be registered with their National Sport Organization); and
  • Training in the province of NB and has been training in the province for at least 8 months, registered with their New Brunswick Provincial Sport Organization and represents New Brunswick at national competitions.


Training outside of the province because he / she is attending a post- secondary institution out-of-province throughout the full academic year or is attending a national training center, or is unable to receive the required level of training in New Brunswick.

Athletes training outside of the province must maintain strong ties to the province of New Brunswick (e.g., born in NB, lived a considerable amount of time in NB, primary residence in New Brunswick, parent/guardian(s) still live in NB, etc…) and have not made another Province or Territory their permanent residence.

The program aims to assist athletes towards a podium finish at a Major International Games or World Single Sport Championship. Funding is provided to New Brunswick’s top senior and junior athletes. Preference is given to applicants who are competing in a sport and discipline featured in a major games (Olympics/Paralympics/Pan Americans/Parapan American/Commonwealth). Support is provided to off-set training and competition expenses. Individual athlete applications are generally coordinated and reviewed by an evaluation committee before being evaluated by the provincial sport organization (PSO) and the national sport organization (NSO). Athletes can apply directly to the Sport and Recreation Branch.


The Go NB grant is designed to strengthen physical literacy and reduce barriers to sport participation for children and youth, with a particular focus on under-represented populations.

Provincial and Local Sport organizations, municipalities, non-profits and First Nations are all eligible for this grant.

Applicants must demonstrate their capacity to plan and implement programs that develop physical literacy and/or reduces barriers to sport participation. Applicants must also provide clear evidence that they have qualified leaders/instructors.

Objective 1 – Physical Literacy (Active Start, FUNdamentals, and Learning to Train of the Canadian Sport for Life model).

Objective 2 – Under-represented populations (Aboriginal youth, persons with a disability, women and girls, economically disadvantaged).

The Go NB Grant Program is the result of a bilateral agreement between the Government of Canada (Sport Canada) and the Province of New Brunswick.


Support is provided to assist with the growth and development of New Brunswick provincial organizations whose mandate includes the development of sport, recreation or active living opportunities.

Provincial organizations must be registered as non-profit under the New Brunswick or Federal Companies Act, or constituted as a non-profit organization.

This department supports the concept of a single umbrella organization in each sport or activity, providing services to all disciplines. Each provincial organization must be the provincial leader in its business and a member of its national association where one exists. A constitution/by-laws that has been approved by the general membership and on file with the department is mandatory. All organizations must have held an annual general meeting within the last 12 months and be accountable to its membership.

The department support of eligible organizations may be available in the form of funding, programs and/or consulting services. The level of support provided will be dependent upon the competition for available resources and a provincial organization’s contribution towards the goals of the Branch.

This department provides financial support through three mechanisms – Funding Model I (primarily single sport provincial organizations), Funding Model II (primarily Recreation or Multi-sport organizations), Funding Model III (primarily organizations that offer sport and recreation opportunities but have an overall mandate that is not sport and recreation).


A grant program aimed at increasing opportunities for New Brunswickers to engage in physical activity, increasing awareness of the benefits to be gained from it and building sustainability of leadership.

All applicants must come from, or be partnered with a community organization. Organizations eligible to apply for Active Communities Grant Program funding include:

  • Non-profit volunteer local, regional and provincial organizations and groups; community-based coalitions and networks; professional organizations and associations; and,
  • Communities/Municipalities.

This Grant Program will provide support for activities and projects that raise awareness of the importance of physical activity, provide new or expanded opportunities for New Brunswickers to be active and provide opportunities for networking with the intent of building capacity. The objectives of the grant program are to:

  • increase opportunities for New Brunswickers to engage in physical activity as part of their everyday life;
  • encourage, support and build sustainable physical activity leadership;
  • increase public awareness of the benefits and enjoyment of physical activity;
  • address common barriers to physical activity; and,
  • encourage the participation of those who are not currently active.
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