Indigenous Services Canada

Climate Change and Health Adaption Program (CCHAP)

Program Summary

The Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program (CCHAP) supports First Nation communities to identify, assess, and respond to the health impacts of climate Change.   Funding is available for capacity building, research skills development, and creating health-related adaptation plans and communication materials.  Some of the themes from the past include; community risk or vulnerability assessment, adaptation planning, mental wellness, access to land, air quality, knowledge sharing and education, traditional food security, traditional medicines, travel safety, and water quality.


Eligible Recipients

All First Nation communities south of 60°N recognized under the Indian Act are eligible for funding, including Band Councils, Tribal Councils and Associations, and governments of self-governing First Nation communities.

Non-government and voluntary associations including non-profit corporations that work in partnership with First Nation communities are also eligible, but the community must lead the project and identify the chosen organization as a partner.

Application Deadline

Once you prepare your abstract, submit it to the CCHAP team at Indigenous Services Canada through our general inbox at by midnight Pacific Standard Time on or before the submission deadline: August 21, 2020. We will send an e-mail confirming the receipt of your abstract. If you do not receive an email, please follow-up with us to ensure your abstract was submitted correctly.

Contact Information

For more information on CCHAP for First Nations South of 60°N, including funding eligibility, project ideas, or to submit a proposal, please contact one of our Program Officers through our general inbox at You can also visit for more information.