Métis Cultural Development Fund


April 30, 2017

November 2, 2017

If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.
MCDF Guidelines PDF

Dominga Robinson

Outreach Consultant

(306) 780-9295


Type of Funding: Project Funding

The Métis Cultural Development Fund (MCDF) program, in coordination with Gabriel Dumont Institute, seeks to fund activities that preserve, strengthen and transmit Métis culture and traditions in Saskatchewan. 


Maximum Grant Amount: Up to 80% of eligible project expenses, to a maximum of $10,000.


The fund is intended to preserve, strengthen and share Métis culture, traditions and leadership in Saskatchewan. Priority will be given to projects that will provide a significant opportunity to preserve and promote Métis culture and identity.

Priority will be given to:

  • Projects that contribute to long-term cultural awareness and pride;
  • Projects that promote a high level of access and participation in Métis cultural activities;
  • Projects that involve researching, documenting and/or sharing Métis culture;
  • Projects that demonstrate strong community support and partnerships; and
  • Projects that have significant youth involvement, and/or are based in the province’s northern and rural communities.
  • Projects that have not received an MCDF grant in the previous year;
  • Projects and organizations not already funded significantly by other Lottery-supported grant programs; and
  • Organizations who have not received funding support from MCDF in the past, to develop and expand their impact in this area.


Registered, non-profit, Métis community groups based in Saskatchewan, or registered, non-profit community groups partnering with a Métis community or organization, that have a primarily cultural or multicultural mandate are eligible to apply.

Before You Apply

  • Read the program guidelines; and
  • All applicants, especially new applicants, are strongly urged to discuss their request with the grant coordinator prior to submission well in advance of the deadline.
  • If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.

Past Recipients

  • Arpil 2016 MCDF Adjudication Results Download
  • April 2015 MCDF Adjudication Results Download
  • Fall 2015 MCDF Adjudication Results Download

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