Resources for Land and Resources 

Organization and Resource Information

Climate Action and Awareness Fund

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Climate Action and Awareness Fund

Program Summary

The new Climate Action and Awareness Fund will invest $206 million over five years to support Canadian-made projects that help to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. The Climate Action and Awareness Fund is designed to support projects that can create middle class jobs for Canadians who work in science and technology, academia and at the grassroots community level. These projects are critical as we continue to build a sustainable net zero emissions economy by 2050.

The Climate Action and Awareness Fund has three main priorities:

  • support youth climate awareness (request for proposals – closed summer 2020) and community-based climate action (request for proposals – fall 2020)
  • support climate research at Canadian think tanks and in academia (request for proposals – winter 2021)
  • advance climate science and technology (request for proposals – winter 2021)

The Climate Action and Awareness Fund was created with contributions from the existing Climate Action Fund, as well as a significant investment from the Environmental Damages Fund.

Website Link: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/environment/weather/climatechange/funding-programs/climate-action-awareness-fund.html?utm_campaign=eccc-eccc-caaf-outreach-20-21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=caaf-announcement-170920&utm_content=landing-page-en

Eligible Recipients

To be eligible for funding under this request for proposals, lead applicants must be one of the following:

  • not-for-profit non-governmental organization
  • university or academic institution
  • Indigenous organization

Lead applicants are responsible for submitting their proposal and for negotiating and signing a funding agreement if selected. Lead applicants are encouraged to partner with at least one other organization, such as a non-governmental organization, Indigenous organization, university and academic institution, small and medium-sized enterprise, and/or a provincial, territorial or municipal government.

Application Deadline

September 17, 2020, to October 21, 2020, at 11:59 pm EDT

Contact Information

All inquiries related to the current community-based climate action request for proposals may be forwarded to: ec.fasc-caaf.ec@canada.ca.

Indigenous Pathfinder service

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

Indigenous Pathfinder service

Program Summary

The Government of Canada is committed to a renewed relationship with Indigenous Peoples, based on the recognition of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is offering the Indigenous Pathfinder service – a one-stop shop for advice and referral to help navigate the relevant information, tools and support available to start or expand activities in the agriculture and agri-food sector. The service strives to ensure you do not miss out on support and other business opportunities available.

An AAFC advisor will:

  1. listen to your project idea or plan and offer suggestions for next steps
  2. inform you on AAFC funding programs and services
  3. find and refer you to the right AAFC expert
  4. help you connect with other federal support available
  5. follow your progress

Website: https://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/agricultural-programs-and-services/indigenous-pathfinder-service/?id=1525208767407

Eligible Recipients

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit individuals and organizations, including businesses and non-profit associations

Application Deadline

Ongoing

Contact Information

 

EcoFriendly Sask

EcoFriendly Sask

Grants

Program Summary

EcoFriendly Sask strives to inform, encourage, and support Saskatchewan environmental initiatives. As a small, personal undertaking, we provide an online publication as well as grants to support local environmental projects.  Projects should preserve and protect the natural environment. This can be direct (habitat restoration, energy conservation) or indirect (environmental education, promotion of local natural habitats).

Eligible Recipients

Applicants should be individuals, schools, or community groups and institutions in Saskatchewan.

Application Deadline

Ongoing

Contact Information

Email: ecofriendlysask@gmail.com

Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM)

Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM)

Plant Health Network (CAP-PHN)

Program Summary

In 2020-21, SARM continues to administer the Plant Health Network (CAP-PHN) program aimed to provide a human capacity component to support rural municipalities (RM) and First Nations (FNB), south of the Northern Administrative District, dealing with a variety of agricultural crop pest issues throughout the Province. 

The purpose of the Plant Health Network is to establish human resources in each of SARM’s 6 Divisions to provide direct support, education, training to RMs, and their municipally appointed officers, as well as FNBs on how best to manage the agricultural crop pests and prohibited and noxious weeds that all landowners are required to manage under The Pest Control Act and The Weed Control Act in Saskatchewan.

Eligible Recipients

 Rural municipalities (RM) and First Nations (FNB), south of the Northern Administrative District

Application Deadline

Ongoing

Website: https://sarm.ca/programs/administered-programs/ag-programs/cap-phn

Contact Information

For more information, please contact SARM, toll free, at 1-800-667-3604 or Annette Ellert, Programs Manager, at (306) 761-3744 or aellert@sarm.ca

Invasive Plant Control Program (CAP-IPCP)

Program Summary

In 2020-21, SARM will administer a 50:50 cost-share rebate program to provide financial assistance to rural municipalities (RM), First Nations Bands (FNB) south of the Northern Administrative District, and through RMs and FNBs, other stakeholders with costs to undertake and coordinate the control of Prohibited Weeds as well as specific Noxious Weeds that are persistent and problematic invasive plants.

Eligible Recipients

 Rural municipalities (RM) and First Nations (FNB), south of the Northern Administrative District

Application Deadline

July 2, 2020

  • Current Weed Management Plan (WMP)
  • 2020 Weed Inspector appointment letter
  • Cooperative Weed Management Area agreement (if applicable)

October 31, 2020:

  • Claim Forms; one for each weed species being claimed
  • Copy of Herbicide Application Records for each claim form
  • Copy of invoices for the purchase of pre-approved herbicides used in this program year
  • For Prohibited Weeds only:  up to 50% of herbicide application costs are eligible to expenses provided a copy of invoices are provided to support pre-approved herbicide

Website: https://sarm.ca/programs/administered-programs/ag-programs/cap-phn

Contact Information

For more information, please contact SARM, toll free, at 1-800-667-3604 or Annette Ellert, Programs Manager, at (306) 761-3744 or aellert@sarm.ca

Beaver Control Program (CAP-BCP)

Program Summary

In 2020-21, SARM will administer a 50:50 cost-share rebate program to all rural municipalities (RM) and First Nations Bands (FNB), south of the Northern Administrative District, to control the beaver population in their respective jurisdictions. The CAP-BCP will focus on the humane removal of nuisance beaver by providing rebates to RMs and FNBs that operate a humane beaver management program between April 1, 2020 and February 15, 2021. Funding for rebates for this program year is to a maximum of $450,000.

Eligible Recipients

 Rural municipalities (RM) and First Nations (FNB), south of the Northern Administrative District

Application Deadline

The deadline to claim under the 2020-21 CAP-BCP is February 15, 2021. 

Website: https://sarm.ca/programs/administered-programs/ag-programs/cap-phn

Contact Information

For more information, please contact SARM, toll free, at 1-800-667-3604 or Annette Ellert, Programs Manager, at (306) 761-3744 or aellert@sarm.ca

Rat Control Program (CAP-RCP)

Program Summary

In 2020-21, SARM will administer the rat control program (CAP-RCP) to provide financial assistance to rural municipalities (RMs), First Nations Bands (FNBs) south of the Northern Administrative District. The cost-share rebate program is designed to achieve maximum results and accountability, while keeping administrative requirements for RMs and FNBs to a minimum.  The CAP-RCP will provide cost-share rebates in the amount of $1.2 million for this program year (April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021).

The program will provide up to a 50:50 cost-share payment to RMs and FNBs that are active in their rat control efforts and who follow the minimum level of service determined by the 2020-21 CAP-RCP. 

Eligible Recipients

 Rural municipalities (RM) and First Nations (FNB), south of the Northern Administrative District

Application Deadline

December 31, 2020 is the deadline to claim under the 2020-21 CAP-RCP. 

Website: https://sarm.ca/programs/administered-programs/ag-programs/cap-phn

Contact Information

For rat control technical assistance, please contact the Rat Control Technical Advisor for your SARM Division:

Southern SARM Divisions 1, 2 & 3:  Grant Peeling (306) 631-7141 gpeeling@sasktel.net
Northern SARM Divisions 4, 5 & 6:  Colette Melnychuk (306) 269-7067 melnychuk@sasktel.net

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – Emergency Management Assistance Program

Emergency Management Assistance Program

Program Summary

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) supports all four pillars of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery, as well as forest fire suppression activities.

Under ISC’s Emergency Management Assistance Program, the department works with provincial and territorial governments and non-government organizations to support First Nations and ensure they have access to comparable emergency assistance services available to other residents in their respective jurisdiction.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • protect the health and safety of First Nations individuals and their infrastructure from natural or accidental hazards
  • assist in the remediation of critical infrastructure and community assets affected by emergency events

This is done through timely assessment of emergency management needs and facilitation of an appropriate emergency response from emergency management partners and stakeholders or other areas within ISC or the Government of Canada.

Eligible Recipients

To be eligible for funding under the Emergency Management Assistance Program, an emergency event must take place on, or affect a First Nation located on:

  • a reserve, as defined in s. 2 (1) of the Indian Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. I 5
  • lands set apart as defined in s. 36 of the Indian Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. I 5
  • lands formerly defined as a reserve which now form part of modern treaty settlement lands

Application Deadline

Ongoing

Contact Information

ISC Public Enquiries Contact Centre
Indigenous Services Canada
10 rue Wellington
Gatineau, QC K1A 0H4

Email: InfoPubs@aadnc-aandc.gc.ca
Phone: (toll-free) 1-800-567-9604
Fax: 1-866-817-3977
TTY: (toll-free) 1-866-553-0554

Natural Resources Canada – Indigenous Forestry Initiative

Indigenous Forestry Initiative

Program Summary

The Indigenous Forestry Initiative is a program that provides funding to support the economic development of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The activities we fund promote greater participation by Indigenous communities in all natural resource sectors, especially the forest sector.

Proposed projects must be aimed at achieving economic development through one of the following activity areas:

  • Clean technology and participation in the forest bioeconomy (e.g. a project that promotes using biomass for heat and power to reduce reliance on diesel fuel)
  • Environmental stewardship (e.g. a project that focuses, on climate change mitigation and adaptation, land reclamation, or environmental/ecological services)
  • Use and management of forest resources (e.g. a project that gives people in the community training in forest management)

As well, eligible projects must have at least one partner (e.g. federal or provincial government, industry, or research organization) that has agreed to contribute financially or with in-kind goods or services.

Eligible Recipients

  • Indigenous communities and governments such as:
    • band and tribal councils
    • governments of self-governing First Nations
    • local governments of Inuit communities
    • Métis organizations
    • economic development corporations
  • for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, associations, co-operatives and institutions that are Indigenous or majority-owned and controlled by Indigenous people or fully endorsed by an Indigenous partner organization or community
  • provincial, territorial, municipal and regional governments working with an Indigenous partner organization
  • academic institutions and research associations working with an Indigenous partner organization

Application Deadline

Proposals are accepted throughout the year, as funds allow.

Contact Information

Trevor Longpre
National Coordinator, Indigenous Forestry Initiatives
National Capital Region

Trade, Economics and Industry Branch
580 Booth Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E4

Tel.: (613) 219-7544
trevor.longpre@canada.ca

Urban Systems – Pathways to Service Delivery

Urban Systems

Pathways to Service Delivery

Program Summary

The Pathways to Service Delivery website is a collection of information and tools for developing and administering municipal service agreements. This was developed for B.C. First Nations. Information available maybe suitable for use in other parts of the country.
 

Eligible Recipients

Resources are available on the website

Toronto Dominion Bank – Friends of the Environment Foundation

Toronto Dominion Bank

Friends of the Environment Foundation

Program Summary

The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on environmental education and green space programs.
Eligible projects include:

  • Schoolyard greening and outdoor classrooms
  • Park revitalization & restoration work
  • Butterfly gardens & pollinator programs
  • Community gardens
  • Natural playgrounds (natural play elements only)
  • Citizen science projects in public green spaces
  • Bio blitzes
  • Trail building and restoration
  • Neighbourhood park programming
  • Recycling/composting programs
  • In-class/indoor and outdoor environmental education programming

Eligible Recipients

  • Registered Canadian charities with a Charitable Registration Number (CRN)
  • Educational institutions (primary/secondary/post-secondary)
  • Municipalities
  • Aboriginal groups

Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation – Built Heritage Grant

Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation

Built Heritage Grand

Program Summary

The grant provides funding for municipally or provincially designated heritage properties. Our funding can help with costs relating to the stabilization restoration of these buildings.
 

Eligible Recipients

Not-for-profit organizations, private individuals and corporations
properties must be designated as Municipal Heritage Property or Provincial Heritage Property. Applications will be accepted from owners of heritage property that cannot be legally designated as Provincial or Municipal Heritage Property. This includes structures on Federally regulated land such as train stations, grain elevators and structures on First Nations reserves, that are 40 years of age or older.
 

Application Deadline

March 1 and October 1

Saskatchewan Government – Saskatchewan Geographic Place Name

Saskatchewan Geographic Place Name

Program Summary

Outlines the process to propose a new geographic place name or name change
 

Contact Information

Saskatchewan Geographic Names Program
Heritage Conservation Branch
Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport
2nd Floor, 3211 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4S 5W6

Saskatchewan Government – First Nation and Métis Consultation Participation Fund

First Nation and Métis Consultation Participation Fund

Program Summary

A First Nation may apply for funding after receiving an official notification from the government that a duty to consult has been triggered. Staff from the Aboriginal Consultation Unit will work with applicants to prepare an application, work plan and budget.
 

Eligible Recipients

First Nation and Métis communities who have received official notification from the government that a duty to consult has been triggered.

Nature Conservancy Canada – Resources for Land Trusts

Resources for Land Trusts

Program Summary

SKFN-Conservancy-Land-TrustsLand trusts and conservation organizations across Canada may be able to obtain financial support for their work in conserving ecologically sensitive land and improving best practices within their organization.

All of the financial assistance programs listed below are administered by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) with funding provided by Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Nature Conservancy Canada – Resource Centre

Resource Centre

Program Summary

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is a leader in conservation science and planning. Learn more about some of the concepts and terms behind our work, or download some of our conservation planning documents.

Nature Conservancy Canada – Natural Areas Conservation Program

Natural Areas Conservation Program

Program Summary

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The Natural Areas Conservation Program (NACP) is a partnership to accelerate the rate of private land conservation and protect important natural habitat in communities across southern Canada.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) administers the program, securing ecologically significant lands —including forests, grasslands and wetlands — with the participation of Ducks Unlimited Canada and other land trusts. Habitat protected under the NACP connects or enhances corridors to existing protected areas such as national parks, national wildlife areas and migratory bird sanctuaries.

Nature Conservancy Canada – Forest Conservation

Nature Conservancy Canada

Forest Conservation

Program Summary

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) works in a wide range of forests across the country, each with their own unique characteristics and needs. Since 1962, NCC has helped protect 696,840 acres (282,000 hectares) of forested habitat across Canada. That’s an area larger than the combined areas of Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver.

Natural Resources Canada – Energy Innovation Program

Energy Innovation Program

Program Summary

The Energy Innovation Program funds innovation in the clean energy sector that supports Canada’s sustainable economic growth and the achievement of Canada’s long-term GHG reduction goals. 

Eligible Recipients

1) Legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada, including:

  • For profit and not for profit organizations such as electricity and gas utilities, electricity system operators, transmissions owners and operators, companies, industry associations, research associations, and standards organizations;
  • Indigenous organizations and groups;
  • Community groups; and
  • Canadian academic institutions.

2) Provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies where applicable.

Application Deadline

Currently closed

Natural Resources Canada – ecoEnergy for Renewable Power

ecoEnergy for Renewable Power

Program Summary

The ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program was launched in April 2007 to encourage the generation of electricity from renewable energy sources such as wind, low-impact hydro, biomass, photovoltaic and geothermal energy.
 

Eligible Recipients

Criteria not available on website at this time
 

Application Deadline

Currently closed.

Natural Resources Canada – ecoEnergy Innovation Initiative

ecoEnergy Innovation Initiative

Program Summary

The ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative is a program that received $268 million in funding as part of the Next Phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, for a comprehensive suite of research and development (R&D) and demonstration projects.
 

Eligible Recipients

Criteria not available on website at this time
 

Application Deadline

Currently closed.

Natural Resources Canada – Climate Change Adaptation Platform

Climate Change Adaptation Platform

Program Summary

Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform, chaired by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), brings together representatives from industry, Indigenous, municipal, professional and not-for-profit organizations, federal, provincial and territorial governments, and research institutions to address shared adaptation priorities. To support the objectives identified by Adaptation Platform working groups, Natural Resources Canada is soliciting proposals for cost-shared projects that address climate change adaptation in the areas of coastal management, energy, mining, economics, infrastructure, forestry and training.

Funding for this Call comes from NRCan’s Climate Change Adaptation Program, which facilitates the development, sharing and use of knowledge, tools and practices to enhance practical action on adaptation.
 

Eligible Recipients

Eligible recipients include individuals and legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada including for-profit and not-for-profit organizations such as: academic and research institutions; non-governmental organizations; industry and professional associations; companies and businesses; community, regional and national Indigenous organizations and governments; and provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies. Proponents must demonstrate that their organization has the expertise and financial capacity necessary to deliver the project.
 

Contact Information

nrcan.adaptation.rncan@canada.ca

Visit website to read Climate Change Adaptation Call for Proposals

Natural Resources Canada – Clean Energy Fund

Natural Resources Canada

eClean Energy Fund

Program Summary

The Clean Energy Fund provided funding over five years for the demonstration of promising technologies.
 

Eligible Recipients

Criteria not available on website at this time

National Energy Business Centre of Excellence – Indian Resource Council (IRC)

National Business Centre of Excellence

Indian Resource Council (IRC)

Program Summary

First Nations directed and operated organization, to provide leadership and promote collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships between oil and gas producing First Nations, government and industry with the intent of increasing First Nations direct involvement in, and understanding these sectors. Services include:
Business Advisory, business information, workshops and networking
 

Eligible Recipients

Oil and Gas producing First Nations
 

Contact Information

Steven Saddleback – Director of National Energy Business Centre of Excellence
steves@irccanada.ca

www.fnresources.com
www.ircanada.ca

Ministry of Government Relations (Province of Saskatchewan) – Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP)

Ministry of Government Relations (Province of Saskatchewan)

Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP)

Program Summary

PDAP is in place specifically to help Saskatchewan residents, small business owners, owners of agricultural operations, and communities to recover from the effects of severe weather. The program provides financial assistance to claimants for uninsurable, essential property damaged as a result of natural disasters.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – FNIHB – Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program for Southern First Nations

Indigenous Services Canada – First Nations Inuit Health (ISC – FNIH)

Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program for Southern First Nations

Program Summary

Provides up to $100,000 annually for community-based or regional research and action oriented projects. This program creates an opportunity for First Nations to engage with their communities and/or regions in monitoring, research, assessment, and discussion in order to develop local and/or regional adaptation action plans to reduce health risks caused by a changing climate.

Eligible Recipients

All southern First Nation communities are eligible for funding. Southern is defined as being located
south of 60oN.

  • Individuals, Band Councils, Tribal Councils and Associations, First Nation organizations and governments of self‑governing First Nation.
  • Non-government and voluntary associations and organizations, including non-profit corporations that work on behalf or in partnership with First Nation communities. The community must identify them as partners in the research.

Contact Information

Erin Myers
Senior Program Officer
Climate Change and Health Adaptation
First Nations and Inuit Health Branch
Health Canada
Tel.: 613-291-3887
hc.cchap_fnihb_phpcd-pccas_dgspni_dspsp.sc@canada.ca

 

Environment and Climate Change Canada – Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk

Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk

Program Summary

This funding assists the department in meeting its environmental legal obligations in a timely manner and to support a working collaboration in terms of environmental management capacity with First Nations communities. Funding is available for three main categories:

  • Initiatives that enhance environmental planning, awareness, and support efforts towards pollution prevention on reserve;
  • initiatives that support environmental management best practices with land and community assets on reserve; and
  • Initiatives to improve environmental regulatory compliance on reserve.

Environment and Climate Change Canada – EcoAction Community Funding Program

EcoAction Community Funding Program

Program Summary

The EcoAction Community Funding Program funds projects across Canada to encourage Canadians to take action to address clean air, clean water, climate change and nature issues, and to build the capacity of communities to sustain these activities into the future.

Take action for your environment

Your organization may be eligible to receive financial support from Environment and Climate Change Canada’s EcoAction Community Funding Program to address environmental issues of importance in your community. Your project must have measurable, positive environmental results and promote community participation.

Eligible Recipients

  • Non-profit organizations are eligible to apply. This includes environmental groups, community groups, youth and seniors groups, community-based associations, service clubs, and Aboriginal organizations.
  • Organizations must secure at least half of the total project funding from sources other than the federal government.
  • Organizations must be able to measure the direct positive environmental results of the project and build the community’s capacity to take action toward priority environmental issues.

Environment and Climate Change Canada – Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk

Program Summary

The Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk (AFSAR) plays an important role in the recovery of species at risk on Indigenous lands by encouraging meaningful involvement of Indigenous Peoples and communities in the implementation of the Species at Risk Act. Funds are allocated to projects that protect habitat and contribute to the recovery of species at risk, as well as to projects that prevent other species from becoming a conservation concern.

The fund supports Indigenous organizations and communities across Canada in building their ability to participate in the protection and recovery of species at risk, preventing species from becoming a conservation concern, and recovering and protecting important habitat on Indigenous lands and waters.

Funding under AFSAR is separated into two streams:

  • The AFSAR Species at Risk (SAR) Stream focuses on projects addressing the recovery of species at risk listed on Schedule 1 of SARA; and
  • The AFSAR Prevention Stream focuses on projects addressing other species, beyond those listed on SARA, to prevent them from becoming a conservation concern.

Eligible Recipients

  • Indigenous associations/organizations
  • Territorially based Indigenous groups
  • District councils/Chief and council
  • Traditional appointed advisory committees
  • Indigenous corporations
  • Tribal councils
  • Indigenous partnerships and groups
  • Indigenous school authorities
  • Indigenous cultural education centres
  • Indigenous land/resource management authorities
  • Indigenous cooperatives
  • Indigenous societies
  • Indigenous boards and commissions
  • Other organizations (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) if mandated by one of the above eligible recipients

Funding is Canada-wide. Projects must take place on:

  • Reserves and Lands set apart for the use and benefit of Indigenous Peoples under the Indian Act or under section 91 (24) of the Constitution Act, 1867;
  • Other lands directly controlled by Indigenous Peoples (e.g., Métis Settlement lands, and land claim/treaty settlement lands), and lands set aside in the Yukon and Northwest Territories pursuant to Cabinet Directive, circular No.27;
  • Lands and waters where traditional activities (harvesting or other) are carried out; and
  • Federal waters.

Application Deadline

The application period for projects commencing in 2020/2021 is now open and will close on February 28, 2020, at noon (Pacific Time).

In accordance with ECCC’s Grants and Contributions Service Standards, applicants will receive an acknowledgement that their application was submitted successfully within five (5) working days of submitting an application. Please contact ec.sgesc-gcems-sgesc-gcems.ec@canada.ca and copy your regional AFSAR coordinator if you have submitted an application but have not received this acknowledgment.

Contact 

For general ECCC or Canadian Wildlife Service inquiries, please contact 1-800-668-6767 or ec.enviroinfo.ec@canada.ca.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at ec.faep-afsar.ec@canada.ca or contact your regional AFSAR coordinator. Please note that regional AFSAR coordinators are available to answer questions during regular business hours, local time.

AFSAR Regional Coordinators

New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador
Isabelle Robichaud
Email: isabelle.robichaud@canada.ca
Telephone: 506-364-5198

Quebec
Jordan Drapeau
Email: jordan.drapeau@canada.ca
Telephone: 418-648-7025

Ontario
Cheyenne Loon
Email: cheyenne.loon@canada.ca
Telephone: 416-739-4100

Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan
Carmen Callihoo-Payne
Email: carmen.callihoo-payne@canada.ca
Telephone: 780-951-8672

Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon
Dawn Andrews
Email: dawn.andrews@canada.ca
Telephone: 867-669-4767

British Columbia
Danielle Prevost
Email: danielle.prevost@canada.ca
Telephone: 236-334-1922

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – Saskatchewan Tax Loss

Saskatchewan Tax Loss

Program Summary

This program provides grant payments to the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) and the the Province of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Education to address tax loss compensation for affected rural municipalities (RM’s) and school divisions related to the conversion of lands to reserve status as provided in the Treaty Land Entitlement (TLA) Framework agreements. The program also provides for the payment of property taxes in the event Canada fails to meet the 75 day service standard for reserve creation identified in the TLE Framework Agreement (TLEFA).

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – Strategic Partnerships Initiatives (SPI)

Strategic Partnerships Initiatives (SPI)

Program Summary

The initiative seeks to increase economic development opportunities for Aboriginal Canadians by stimulating partnerships between federal and non-federal partners within various economic sectors. Immediate priority sectors include agriculture, fisheries, forestry, mining and energy. Additional sectors include culture and tourism.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – Service Agreement with Province of Saskatchewan

Service Agreement with Province of Saskatchewan

Program Summary

Indigenous Services enters into a collaborative agreement with the Province of Saskatchewan to ensure that First Nation communities have access to comparable emergency assistance services available to other residents in the province. Through this agreement, Indigenous Services provides funding to cover the costs related to emergency assistance in First Nation communities while the province provides services.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392 North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – Reserve Lands and Environmental Management Program (RLEMP)

Reserve Lands and Environmental Management Program (RLEMP)

Program Summary

RLEMP provides financial support to First Nation communities, First Nation institutions and professional development organizations for services associated with Indian Act land and environmental management services. The program is expected to enhance decision making at the community level in regards to land use and increase the capacity of the First Nations.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – LEDSP Community Economic Development Program

LEDSP Community Economic Development Program

Program Summary

Community Economic Development Program provides core financial support for First Nation and Inuit communities for public services in economic development planning and capacity development initiatives, development of proposals and leveraging financial resources, and carrying out economic development activities.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – Lands and Economic Development Services Program (LEDSP) Targeted

Lands and Economic Development Services Program (LEDSP) Targeted

Program Summary

This program provides economic development support services to assist in achieving LEDSP’s objective of supporting First Nation communities with enhancing economic development in their communities. Included are initiatives to enhance the economic development capacity of communities and to support the establishment of the conditions for economic development to occur.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – Forest Fire Suppression

Forest Fire Suppression

Program Summary

Indigenous Services (Sask. Region) has an agreement with the Province of Saskatchewan (Sask. Environment) to provide forest fire prevention and control services in respect of Indian Reserve lands.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392 North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – Forest Fire Protection

Forest Fire Protection

Program Summary

This program provides funding to selected recipients to maintain and train forest fire crews.

Eligible Recipients

Provided as fixed contribution.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – First Nation Land Management Initiative – Operational

First Nation Land Management Initiative - Operational

Program Summary

This program provides FNLM First Nations with operational funding to manage their land and resources in accordance with the First Nation’s own Land Code, the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management and the First Nations Land Management Act.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – First Nation Land Management Initiative – Developmental

First Nation Land Management Initiative - Developmental

Program Summary

This program provides FNLM approved First Nations with funding for activities required to develop and ratify their Land Codes.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – First Nation Adapt Program

First Nation Adapt Program

Program Summary

First Nation Adapt program supports community projects that develop and build the capacity of First Nations on reserve to address climate change impacts on their communities. We know that climate change is already having and will continue to have impacts on communities across Canada with significant implications for infrastructure and community well-being. First Nations communities are particularly vulnerable due to their location and close ties to the land. As such, the central goal of the program is to improve community resiliency to climate change.  

Eligible Recipients

  • First Nation communities
  • Band or tribal councils
  • Indigenous organizations

Application Deadline

Ongoing Intake of Applications

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan (FCSAP)

Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan (FCSAP)

Program Summary

Funding is intended to address high risk, historic (prior to April 1,1998) and DISCtive contaminated sites on federal lands that the department has taken responsibility for. Allocation of FCSAP funding is carried out through a national priority ranking of contamination sites.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – Environmental Management Support Program (EMS)

Environmental Management Support Program (EMS)

Program Summary

This funding assists the department in meeting its environmental legal obligations in a timely manner and to support a working collaboration in terms of environmental management capacity with First Nations communities. Funding is available for three main categories:

  • Initiatives that enhance environmental planning, awareness, and support efforts towards pollution prevention on reserve;
  • initiatives that support environmental management best practices with land and community assets on reserve; and
  • Initiatives to improve environmental regulatory compliance on reserve.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – Designation, Commercial Leasing, and Land Survey Management

Designation, Commercial Leasing, and Land Survey Management

Program Summary

This program provides funding to First Nations to assist in the completion of designation votes.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392 North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – Community Opportunity Readiness Program

Community Opportunity Readiness Program

Program Summary

This program provides contribution funding for project-based initiatives, which are expected to lead to community economic benefits. Eligible projects include activities related to:

  • Employment of community members
  • Business development
  • The development of land and resources under community control
  • Access to opportunities originating with land and resources
  • Promoting the community as a place to invest
  • Research and advocacy

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392 North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – Additions to Reserve

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)

Additions to Reserve

Program Summary

This program provides funding to entitlement First Nations for projects which increase the capacity of First Nations with regard to additions to reserve creation.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392 North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) – Publications & Resources

CIER Publications & Resources

Program Summary

CIER has a variety of free publications and products for download and upon request. The publications and products have been organized according to program areas, except for those relating to organizational governance, plans and reporting, which fall within the area ‘Corporate’.

Eligible Recipients

Available through their website.

Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) – CIER Projects

Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER)

CIER Projects

Program Summary

CIER is a national, First Nation-directed environmental non-profit organization with charitable status. CIER works with clients to develop and implement sustainable solutions to proactively address environmental issues affecting First Nations lands. They approach all efforts using an integrated approach that combines multiple perspectives and fosters collaborative relationships. CIER’s work focuses upon meeting First Nation needs, as they define them, and by sharing the tools and solutions they work with First Nations to take action to solve the environmental problems that affect their lands and water.

Eligible Recipients

CIER does not receive core funding from any sources, government or corporate. All of CIER’s funding is secured on a project by project basis through donations, grants and contracts from foundations, government department funding programs, corporations, corporate foundations and private donors. They work with project partners to determine which sources of funding they are comfortable with accepting.

Canadian Trails Federation

Canadian Trails Federation

Canadian Trails Federation

Program Summary

The Canadian Trails Federation is a united for trails throughout Canada which will link communities and meet the needs of diverse cultures and trail users for their outdoor recreation and healthy living.