ICCE Community Funding Program
Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) EcoAction Community Funding Program
Description: Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) EcoAction Community Funding Program is now accepting applications for funding until March 3, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. PST / 3:00 p.m. EST for projects beginning summer.
Funding is available for new projects that engage Canadians and clearly demonstrate measurable, positive results related to the key Environmental Priority: Fresh Water.
Your project must link to one of the related Priority Results:
- Canadians contribute to the improvement of water quality through the diversion and reduction of harmful substances in Freshwater.
- Canadians contribute to the improvement of Freshwater management and increase climate resilience through action involving the development and/or restoration of natural infrastructure.
Preference will be given to proposals that engage Indigenous Peoples, youth or small businesses. All proposals must fully meet program requirements.
For more information on this funding opportunity, please visit the EcoAction Community Funding Program or contact your Regional Office. Program Officers are available to discuss your project ideas and to provide advice on completing your application. The 2021-22 Applicant’s Guide is attached.
For questions regarding projects in the West & North Region: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For GCEMS technical assistance, please contact: email@example.com.
Click here to access the EcoAction Community Funding Program Applicant’s Guide 2021-2022.
(Information from: Environment and Climate Change Canada)
French to follow:
Le Programme de financement communautaire ÉcoAction d’Environnement et Changement climatique Canada (ECCC) accepte jusqu’au 3 mars 2021 à 12 :00 HNP /15 :00 HNE les demandes de financement pour des projets débutant à l’été 2021.
Du financement est disponible pour des nouveaux projets qui mobilisent les Canadiens et qui démontrent clairement l’atteinte de résultats environnementaux positifs et mesurables relativement à la priorité environnementale suivante : l’eau douce.
Votre projet doit porter sur l’un des résultats prioritaires connexes suivants:
- Les Canadiens contribuent à l’amélioration de la qualité de l’eau par le détournement et la réduction des substances nocives dans l’eau douce.
- Les Canadiens contribuent à l’amélioration de la gestion de l’eau douce et au renforcement de la résilience climatique grâce à des mesures de développement et/ou de restauration d’infrastructures naturelles.
La préférence sera accordée aux propositions qui mobilisent les peuples autochtones, les jeunes ou les petites entreprises. Toutes les propositions doivent satisfaire à la totalité des exigences du programme.
Pour de plus amples renseignements sur cette occasion de financement, consultez le Programme de financement communautaire ÉcoAction ou communiquez avec votre bureau régional. Des agents de programme sont disponibles pour discuter de vos idées de projets et vous fournir des conseils sur la façon de compléter votre demande. Le guide du requérant pour 2021-22 est joint.
Pour les questions concernant les projets dans la région de l’Ouest et du Nord: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pour assistance technique avec SGESC, veuillez contacter : email@example.com.
2020-21 Inuit Nunangat Research Program (INRP)
Description: The Inuit Nunangat Research Program (INRP) is an Inuit-led component of North by North, a program operated by the ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence. In tandem with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s implementation of the National Inuit Strategy on Research (NISR), the INRP advances Inuit self-determination in research by creating space for Inuit to design research projects, develop partnerships to build capacity and strengthen the impact and effectiveness of Inuit Nunangat research for Inuit. The INRP has a budget of roughly $900,000 per year over the next four years. The program will consider funding arrangements from 1-2 years with an additional call for proposals as required.
Now Accepting Research Ideas for 2020-21
The Inuit Nunangat Research Program is now accepting research Ideas for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvesters Support Grant
Description: The Harvesters Support Grant is a new addition to the Nutrition North Canada program. It was developed in direct collaboration with Indigenous partners to increase their access to traditional foods by reducing the high costs associated with traditional hunting and harvesting. The grant supports the complete range of harvesting activities and traditions, from community decision making to ceremony and celebration of the harvest. It respects the inherent hunting and harvesting rights of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
It provides $40 million over 5 years, and $8 million per year ongoing, to Indigenous governments and organizations representing eligible Nutrition North Canada communities.
How does the grant work?
The Harvesters Support Grant relies on a distinctions-based design to maximize Indigenous control and decision-making. Because each community has unique harvesting needs and priorities, dedicated grant agreements have been developed to ensure that Indigenous governments and organizations can decide how best to support their own communities. The grant is supporting a wide range of harvesting activities such as:
- transportation and related capital investments
- maintenance of equipment
- harvesting equipment
- temporary shelter and outdoor clothing
- safety and rescue equipment
- training, certification and education
- traditional knowledge, practices and techniques
- processing, food preparation and storage such as community freezers
- maintenance of harvesting sites
- innovation in harvesting
- community, research, culture, and food sharing initiatives
There are 2 funding streams:
Stream 1 – Land claim organization and self-government stream
For communities with settled land claims, grant funding is being provided to land claim organizations. These organizations will decide how the grant is spent and how harvesting support programs are administered.
Stream 2 – Communities stream
For communities without a settled land claim, an Indigenous organization representing the community will receive and administer the grant. With input from community leaders, the organization will develop the program within their region.
To be eligible for the Harvesters Support Grant, a community must:
- lack year-round surface transportation (no permanent road, rail or marine access)
- be reliant on air transportation for more than 8 months each year
- meet the territorial or provincial definition of a northern community
- have an airport, post office, or grocery store
- have a year-round population according to the national census
Eight communities eligible for the retail subsidy are not reliant on air transportation for more than 8 months each year, and are not eligible for the Harvesters Support Grant as a result. These communities are all on the Quebec North Shore:
- La Tabatiere
- Mutton Bay
- Harrington Harbour
- La Romaine
- Port Menier
Source: Information obtained from Government of Canada website. For more information on this funding opportunity, click here.