Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, launched the annual call for proposals for seven existing environmental funding programs that will provide over $15 million to help Canada address climate change, conserve the natural environment, and protect fresh water.
Projects that could be funded under the program include supporting Indigenous engagement in the Lake Winnipeg basin, preventing toxic and nuisance algae in Lake Erie developing land-management strategies for caribou habitat, or monitoring marine-mammal populations along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
“By tackling climate change, we bring Canadians together to protect our land, air, and water—and improve the health of our towns and cities—for future generations,” said McKenna. “I encourage all eligible parties to submit proposals for this round of funding to spark change, strengthen our economy, and develop programs that have a positive impact in Canada.”
The government is seeking a wide range of submissions from Indigenous organizations, landowners, environmental groups, nature trusts, educational institutions, provinces, community-based wildlife societies, and conservation organizations.
Previous programs have assisted species at risk, such as a project to restore Lake Sturgeon in the lower Saint-François river. For 2018–19, it is expected that about 600 projects across the country will receive grants and contributions from Environment and Climate Change Canada.
For more information on program criteria and on how to apply to the funding programs, see the links below.