Northern Ontario First Nations Environment Conference in Thunder Bay, October 4th to 6th We’re going! Are you?

Posted by Zoë Barrett-Wood

on Sep 29, 2016 11:11:40 AM

 
Come visit our tradeshow booth at the Northern Ontario First Nations Environment Conference taking place in Thunder Bay next week, from October 4th to 6th:
 
“The Northern Ontario First Nations Environment Conference is a "don’t miss"event that is the cornerstone venue for anyone interested in discovering the balance between economic and resource development and protecting First Nations communities, people, lands, and lifestyles,” say the conference organizers.
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Topics: Aboriginal Land and Water Stewards, training

Eagle Eye: $1.6 million available for 2016-2017 - Lands and Economic Development Services Program

Posted by Rachel Speiran

on Sep 21, 2016 3:37:12 PM

We've always got our eyes open for shifts in policy and legislation, and the initiatives and funding opportunities that result from them. "Eagle Eye" posts will keep you in the loop on changes we're seeing unfold across Canada and what they mean for Indigenous communities.  

 

The last funding application period for Indigenous communities in Ontario to apply for the Lands and Economic Development Services Program (LEDSP) is here!

Funding applications are being accepted from October 3RD to October 31st.

 

Lands and Economic Development Services Program

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

 

Deadline: October 31st, 2016

 

What is the Lands and Economic Development Services Program?

The Lands and Economic Development Services Program (LEDSP) helps Indigenous communities build and manage a solid land base for economic development activities.

 

There are two LEDSP streams totaling $1.6 million for the Ontario 2016-2017 regional budget:

  • CORE – formula-based core funding; and
  • TARGETED – proposal based funding for initiatives

 

Eligible Applicants

  • First Nation communities and their governments, including Tribal Councils
  • Other persons performing delegated land management functions under Sections 53 and/or 60 of the Indian Act on behalf of First Nations
  • Organizations and associations controlled by Aboriginal people except for those with charitable or religious purposes
  • Non-Aboriginal organizations and associations, except for those with charitable or religious purposes

 

What type of projects are eligible?

  • Initiatives that enhance environmental planning, awareness and support efforts towards pollution prevention in communities
  • Initiatives that support environmental management best practices with land and community assets
  • Initiatives to improve environmental regulatory compliance

 

Examples of Previous LEDSP-supported Projects:

  • Northern Ontario First Nations Environment Conference
  • Recycling program promotion & implementation
  • Waste management program
  • Landfill operator training course
  • Removal of waste oil from four remote communities via winter road for disposal at licensed facility
  • Workshops on fuel contamination and proper remediation procedure
  • Development of guidance manual on small fuel tank systems
  • De-pollution & removal of derelict vehicles from community via winter road

 

Priorities for funding 2016-17 projects include:

  • Projects related to planning: land use plans, comprehensive community plans, waste management plans, recycling implementation plans, economic development plans.
  • Projects linked to an economic activity.
  • Projects with maximized leveraging from other sources.
  • Applicants who have not previously accessed LEDSP/CORP funding before.
  • Environmental / land management / economic development.
  • Geographic distribution of resources across Ontario.

 

How We Can Help

Given the short time period to develop and submit applications for LEDSP we're reaching out to alert our clients - Indigenous nations and organizations working with Indigenous nations – about this funding opportunity to support lands and economic development related projects and capacity initiatives .  If you are not already a client, but are interested in developing an application, Shared Value Solutions can:

  • Assist your community with understanding how this fund could best benefit your community
  • Provide assistance with the application process
  • If appropriate, assist with the implementation of the project
  • We work with Indigenous nations across Canada, and regularly support clients in successfully applying for funding opportunities that help protect environmental integrity and support community economic development objectives.

If your community is interested in this fund and wants assistance please contact Frances Dietrich-O’Connor or Rachel Speiran: 226-706-8888 or info@sharedvaluesolutions.com

 


 

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Topics: training, Funding

Eagle Eye: Up to $150,000 - Fisheries Act Review and Navigation Protection Act Review - DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23

Posted by Don Richardson

on Sep 2, 2016 10:30:50 AM

We've always got our eyes open for shifts in policy and legislation, and the initiatives and Indigenous participation funding opportunities that result from them. "Eagle Eye" posts will keep you in the loop on changes we're seeing unfold across Canada and what they mean for Indigenous communities.  

 

NEW Eagle Eye - September 2016 Special Supplement

In this Special Supplement: Indigenous Participant Funding in Federal Government reviews of the Fisheries Act and Navigation Protection Act.  Up to $150,000 is available for individual Indigenous Groups for participating in the review of both federal Acts.  The federal government's decisions on reforming the Fisheries Act and Navigation Protection Act will impact Indigenous groups across Canada, for many years, if not decades.  

 


 

For more information on what this review process is all about, and its history rooted in Idle-No-More, see our post on Fish, Canoes, Pipelines – Un-gutting Canadian Environmental Assessment.  See our website for previous Eagle Eye Newsletters and other news of interest.  

The Parliamentary Committees examining the changes to the Fisheries Act and the Navigation Protection Act will hear from Indigenous organizations, groups and communities over the course of the components of the review.  Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Transport Canada representatives will also be available to consult directly with Indigenous organizations, groups and communities to seek their views to inform the Committees’ work.

The deadline for applications for the changes to the Fisheries Act and Navigation Protection Act is September 23, 2016.

If you are intending to apply for funding to participate in these important legislative and regulatory reviews, and need help, please contact us.  Give us a call at 226-706-8888 or email us at info@sharedvaluesolutions.com - we're happy to assist, no charge.

 

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Topics: training, Funding