Payments to Indigenous payees


At UVic we recognize the special role the university can play in relation to Canada's Indigenous peoples. We continue to build on our commitment and our greatly valued relationship with Indigenous communities.

To support this effort, Accounting Services has developed the following process in conjunction with the Office of Indigenous Academic & Community Engagement to ensure that payments made to Indigenous payees are completed in a culturally sensitive way. There are procedures and guidelines in place and steps that you need to take to facilitate this goal.

These forms and resources are intended to facilitate payment to Indigenous payees or for Indigenous events or services.All other payees should complete the Business expense reimbursement claim or Payment request form. Payment made directly to UVic employees should be made using the Payroll Special payments form.

Review the information below for guidance on the appropriate form for the specific circumstances, the payee information you are required to collect and the risks and responsibilities associated with Accountable Advances.

In order to facilitate efficient payment processing, please contact Accounts Payable at 250-472-4525 if you have any questions or require clarification.

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