Every year proceeds from External link opens in new tab or windowJEDI’s Annual Golf tournament go directly into the JEDI Community Fund. This fund was created to support various Indigenous-led initiatives throughout the province. The objective of the community fund is to allow JEDI to assist communities with financial requests that fall outside of JEDI’s mandate.

 JEDI Community Fund Parameters


The community fund will be allocated in as fair a manner as possible, therefore, JEDI will fulfil a maximum of one request per community per fiscal year. The community fund will only be used to support initiatives related to communities and their endeavours or Indigenous initiatives that support communities.

The community fund will support initiatives according to the following priorities:

  1. Economic Development and Entrepreneurship activities or events
  2. Cultural Events or Community Group Events

Some examples of items that fall under these priorities are school career fairs, job fairs, economic development focused events like inBusiness and Junior Achievement, entrepreneurship events, community pow wows, Sisters in Spirit, community events, multi-community events, and fundraising events where the money goes to community-related issues/activities.

Examples of items that are not covered are ball and hockey tournaments which are open to the public and raise funds on their own or fund-raising for individuals.

To request support from the JEDI Community fund, send your written request to Stanley Barnaby at External link opens in new tab or windowStanley.barnaby@jedinb.ca. In your submission, please include the full details of your initiative, including date, location, description and monetary amount requested.

Monetary support usually ranges between $250-$500 per request. All requests will be evaluated in the priority of when they are received.