Jonathan Wilkinson, minister of environment and climate change, has launched a call for proposals for eight environmental funding programs.
These programs will contribute to community-based projects that will have positive and measurable impacts on the environment and Canadians.
“Canadians across the country are stepping up with innovative solutions to some of our most pressing environmental challenges,” said Wilkinson. “I encourage all eligible groups with innovative environmental projects to apply for funding. We look forward to supporting initiatives that will have a positive impact on our community and natural environment.”
For example, potential projects funded this year could help restore and protect water quality in the Great Lakes. Funding for these projects is available through the Great Lakes Protection Initiative (more information about the initiative is available here).
Potential projects could also help restore and protect water quality in the Lake Winnipeg Basin. Funding for these projects is available through the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program (more information about this program is available here).
In addition to these opportunities, funding is available to help address plastic pollution and climate change, contribute directly to the recovery of species at risk, and improve long-term sustainability of ecosystems in Atlantic Canada.
Canadians across the country—Indigenous communities, landowners, environmental groups, schools, other levels of government and businesses—are invited to apply.
Over the past four years, an average of 264 projects per year have received grants and contributions funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada.