Eagle Eye: Federal Funding - Indigenous Communities and Climate Change

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We've always got our eyes open for shifts in policy and legislation, and the initiatives and funding opportunities that result from them. This funding scan is focused on programs that will support Indigenous communities with research projects, renewable energy projects, monitoring programs and adaption plans related to climate change.


Our sights are set on a number of funding deadlines in the coming months that will support Indigenous communities to develop projects related to climate change, and Indigenous knowledge and climate change. If you have any questions about any of the programs below or need support accessing Indigenous funding please feel free to contact us, we're happy to help. 


Community Based Climate Monitoring Program

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Eligible Applicants: Indigenous communities and organizations

Program Details: Designed to help communities document their Indigenous traditional knowledge and traditional ecological knowledge, and monitor indicators of climate change that are relevant to communities. Eligible projects include:

  • community-based environmental monitoring programs designed to gather observations of ecological change related to climate change
  • Indigenous Knowledge research, information sharing and data management related to environmental changes

Application Deadline: February 26, 2018


Climate Change Preparedness in the North

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Eligible Applicants: Indigenous and northern communities in Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut

Program Details: This program funds climate change adaption and planning projects in Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Eligible projects include:

  • vulnerability and risk assessment of climate change impacts
  • development of hazard maps and adaption plans
  • creation of a guide or best practices document related to climate change adaption
  • retrofit of vulnerable or at risk community infrastructure assets in areas effected by permafrost degradation


Climate Change Health Adaption Program

Health Canada

Eligible Applicants: Indigenous communities in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Program Details: Supports projects that improve the ability of communities to understand the impacts of and adapt to climate change. Eligible activities include:

  • research efforts that identify and document where communities are facing risks related to climate change
  • the development of climate change adaption plans
  • Indigenous knowledge research, monitoring programs, on the land camps, youth engagment and education


Northern Responsible Energy Approach for Heat and Electricity (REACHE) Program

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Eligible Applicants: Indigenous communities in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut

Program Details: The program objective is to reduce Northern communities' reliance on diesel fo heating and electricity by increasing the use of local renewable energy sources and energy efficiency. 


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About Us - Shared Value Solutions Ltd.:

We are an Ontario B Corp, and we assist Indigenous communities with regulatory advice, negotiation and business strategy, relevant supporting studies, and technical reviews of environmental impact assessments related to major development projects such as mines, hydroelectric facilities, transmission lines, highway expansions, oil and gas pipelines, and nuclear power. 


For us, it’s all about building long-term relationships with our clients. We want to get to know you and what you want to do so we can help you move your plans forward. We have deep context and experience behind the recommendations we provide, having worked for our clients on almost every major project in Canada over the last 10 years.

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