Travel Bursary

On behalf of the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) Gathering Our Voices Indigenous Youth Leadership Training Conference (GOV) is excited to announce that we are able to offer travel bursaries to GOV 2023.


We are offering several travel bursaries to GOV 2023.  If you are or know a youth between the ages of 14-24 who is registered for GOV and is in need of travel assistance please let us know by filling out the GOV Travel Bursary Application


Below are the instruction and criteria for the Canadian Heritage Travel Bursaries.  The deadline for bursary applications is Feb 10, 2023.

Grant Application Deadline: Feb 10, 2023

Max Funding Request: $1,496 (per youth)


Grant Criteria:

    1. MUST be attending GOV as a delegate between the ages of 14-24
    2. Registration fees MUST be paid in full


Eligible Expenses:

**Please note all expenses are reimbursed with receipts only**

    • Travel ($662 max)
        • Air and Ground Transportation (Bus, Car, Truck…)
    • Accommodations ($834)
        • Hotels, Motels and Airbnb’s


There are three ways to submit your application:

    1. OnlineGOV Travel Bursary Application
    2. Email  – GOV Travel Bursary Application to
    3. Mail – GOV Travel Bursary Application to:
        1. 551 Chatham St, Victoria BC, V8T 1E1
        2. Attention: Tara Skobel – GOV Coordinator


If you have any questions please email Tara Skobel at