In this edition of IYR Explains, we’re breaking down the 2024 Budget.


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Budget 2024 At A Glance

  • This budget was expected to bring large investments for measures in combatting the rising cost of living and housing shortages, while also including key priority items like enhancing dental care and pharmacare coverage.
  • We also anticipated seeing funds allocated to the implementation of UNDRIP, with the UNDA Act recently coming into force.
  • Many Indigenous organizations and communities submitted pre-budget briefs outlining their priorities and recommendations for this year’s budget, including the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Métis National Council, Inuit Tapiirit Kanatami, and the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres.
  • Recommendations in these submissions included things like funding for in-community infrastructure, further implementation of Jordan’s Principle, food security, and Indigenous-led conservation initiatives.
  • All page citations refer to the Budget 2024 pdf.

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Further Reading

  • Budget 2024 Homepage
  • Federal budget’s $918M for Indigenous housing and infrastructure falls far short of what advocates say is needed. Joy SpearChief-Morris for the Toronto Star
  • Feds promise $9B in the budget, includes opt-in tax program, loan guarantees. Mark Blackburn for APTN
  • Ottawa starts work on alert system for missing Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people. Olivia Stefanovich for CBC
  • And check out these accounts for more policy content: Yellowhead Institute, Riley Yesno, and Larissa Crawford


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