Food Security

Food Security Information

Second Harvest

Second Harvest

Emergency Fund

Program Summary

Second Harvest is pleased to have partnered with the Federal Government: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada and The Sprott Foundation to offer two emergency funding streams to support registered charities and non-profits across Canada.  These funds have allowed Second Harvest to respond to the increased demand for food support by providing communities with food, grocery gift cards and funding during COVID-19. 

Website Link: https://secondharvest.ca/emergency-funding/

Eligible Recipients

First Nations

Application Deadline

Deadline: July 31, 2020 

Contact Information

1450 Lodestar Road Unit 18
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 3C1

Ph: 416-408-2594

Email: email@secondharvest.ca

The Indigenous Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative

Indigenous Service Canada

The Indigenous Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative

Program Summary

The objective of the Indigenous Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative is to increase economic development opportunities of Indigenous Peoples and communities in Canada. This initiative will support Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs who are ready to launch agriculture and food systems projects and others who want to build their capacity to participate in the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector.

Website Link: https://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/agricultural-programs-and-services/indigenous-agriculture-and-food-systems-initiative/?id=1542835055742

Eligible Recipients

  • Indigenous communities and governments (includes band and tribal councils, governments of self-governing First Nations, local governments of Inuit communities and Métis organizations)
  • Indigenous for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, associations, cooperatives and institutions
  • Indigenous businesses, partnerships and joint ventures

Application Deadline

Proposals will be accepted until September 30, 2022, or until the funding has been fully committed or until otherwise announced by the Initiative. The Initiative ends on March 31, 2023.

Contact Information

  • Phone
    • Telephone: 1-866-367-8506
    • TTY: 613-773-2600
  • Mail

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Indigenous Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative
    1341 Baseline Road, Tower 7, Floor 6
    Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C5

  • Email

    iafsi-isaaa@canada.ca

Climate Change and Health Adaption Program (CCHAP)

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.

Website: http://www.climatetelling.info/uploads/2/5/6/1/25611440/cchap_funding_application_guide_2021-2022_en.pdf

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 sac.cchap-pccas.isc@canada.ca 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 sac.cchap-pccas.isc@canada.ca. You can also visit www.climatetelling.info for more information.

Local Food Infrastructure Fund through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

Indigenous Services Canada

The Local Food Infrastructure Fund through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

Program Summary

The Local Food Infrastructure Fund (LFIF) is a five-year, $50 million initiative ending March 31, 2024. The program is part of the Government of Canada’s Food Policy which is Canada’s roadmap for a healthier and more sustainable food system in Canada. The LFIF objective is to strengthen food systems and to facilitate access to safe and nutritious food for at-risk populations.

Website Link: https://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/agricultural-programs-and-services/local-food-infrastructure-fund/contact-information/?id=1563476024898

Eligible Recipients

  • community or charitable organizations
  • Indigenous groups
  • not-for-profit co-operatives

Application Deadline

Proposals will be accepted until September 30, 2022, or until the funding has been fully committed or until otherwise announced by the Initiative. The Initiative ends on March 31, 2023.

Contact Information

E-mail: aafc.foodprograms-programmesalimentaires.aac@canada.ca
Telephone: 1-877-246-4682
TDD/TTY: 613-773-2600