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OFIFC Call for Proposals: Jordan’s Principle Information Toolkit for Urban Indigenous Communities

Jordan’s Principle Information Toolkit for Urban Indigenous Communities


The Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC), a not-for-profit organisation, invites social service professionals to submit proposals for the development of an information resource/toolkit for Jordan’s Principle supports.

About the OFIFC

Founded in 1971, the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) works to support, advocate for, and build the capacity of member Friendship Centres across Ontario.

Emerging from a nation-wide, grass-roots movement dating back to the 1950’s, Friendship Centres are community hubs where Indigenous people living in towns, cities, and urban centres can access culturally-based and culturally-appropriate programs and services every day. Today, Friendship Centres are dynamic hubs of economic and social convergence that create space for Indigenous communities to thrive. Friendship Centres are idea incubators for young Indigenous people attaining their education and employment goals, they are sites of cultural resurgence for Indigenous families who want to raise their children to be proud of who they are, and they are safe havens for Indigenous community members requiring supports.

In Ontario more than 85 per cent of Indigenous people live in urban communities. The OFIFC is the largest urban Indigenous service network in the province supporting this vibrant, diverse, and quickly-growing population through programs and initiatives that span justice, health, family support, long-term care, healing and wellness, employment and training, education, research, and more.

Friendship Centres receive their mandate from their communities, and they are inclusive of all Indigenous people – First Nation, Status/Non-Status, Métis, Inuit, and those who self-identify as Indigenous.

Learn more about the work the OFIFC does to support Friendship Centres at


The OFIFC is seeking to contract the creation of an information resource/toolkit to guide and assist urban Indigenous communities and Friendship Centre program staff in accessing and navigating systems for Jordan’s Principle funding and supports.

The following categories describe the criteria relevant to OFIFC’s evaluation of applicants and proposals.

Contractor Profile

Ideally, the OFIFC is looking for a social service professional with a proven track record in supporting Indigenous communities, and with strong knowledge of the history of Jordan’s Principle supports and the current Jordan’s Principle application process. A proven record of strong communications skills is key. Graphic design capabilities are considered an asset, but not essential.

Contractor Overview

Please provide the background to your professional experiences, areas of knowledge, and any affiliation to urban Indigenous communities. It is most beneficial to partner with a contractor who has experience within our industry.


Provide a minimum of three (3) references that the OFIFC can contact to assist in the evaluation of your performance. Please ensure that you provide full contact details of each of the references. The OFIFC reserves the right to contact these references directly and without your intervention.

Tools and Processes

Provide details of the additional tools and processes that you have at your disposal to enhance the provision of development of the information resource/toolkit, graphic design, and maintenance. In this proposal you should indicate if these tools are provided at no additional charge or if OFIFC would be expected to license these tools. In the latter case, please ensure that the relevant cost information is contained in the Price Component only.

Knowledge Management

Provide details of how you will manage knowledge transfer between OFIFC staff and your staff. You should indicate the time you anticipate for this to be completed and the level of commitment that will be required from OFIFC staff and contractors during this exercise.

Service Delivery Plan

Provide an overview of the development plan, including a detailed timeline for milestones and dates of key deliverables, a list of proposed subcontractors (if any), as well as the methodology used to develop the information resource/toolkit.

Pricing and Payment Mechanism

OFIFC will be looking for commercial arrangements that result in an understandable and predictable cost to the organization. Pricing should include terms of payments, detailed costs related to graphic design software, on an as needed basis.

Data Security and Data Protection

OFIFC stores and processes large amounts of sensitive data about vulnerable individuals and takes very seriously its obligation to protect such data from unauthorized and improper access, use, or dissemination. The OFIFC will not enter into any contract that could compromise its rights or ability to deny access to its data to any unauthorized individuals.

Code of Conduct

Signature of and adherence to the OFIFC Code of Conduct is an obligation of all OFIFC employees, contractors, volunteers, and other affiliated workforce. While on OFIFC property this same obligation will be required of the contractor(s).

Please review the attached document and submit your Proposal to:

Justine Barone, Program Manager
Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres
219 Front Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 1E8
[email protected]
416-956-7575 ext. 237
no later than 12:00 noon (local Toronto time) February 18th, 2022.

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