Eagle Eye: November 2017 Funding Scan - Indigenous Funding

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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. "Eagle Eye" posts will keep you in the loop on changes we're seeing unfold across Canada and what they mean for Indigenous communities.  


Our sights are set on a number of funding deadlines in the coming months that could be of interest to our client community. If you have any questions about any of the programs below or need support with an application please feel free to contact us, we're happy to help. 


Read on to learn more about: 

  • Climate Change Adaption Program
  • Northern Community Capacity Building Program
  • Climate Change Preparedness in the North
  • Participant Funding: Northern Manitoba All-Season Road

Climate Change Adaption Program

Natural Resources Canada

Program Details: Natural Resources Canada has published a call for proposals for projects that address climate change adaptation in the areas of coastal management, energy, mining, economics, infrastructure, forestry and training. The objective of the funding is to support the development, sharing and use of knowledge, tools and practices to enhance practical action on adaptation.

Application Deadline: November 27, 2017

Maximum Amount Available: 50% of total project cost


Northern Community Capacity Building Program

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

Program Details: The Community Capacity-Building Program helps northern communities develop the capacity to promote, attract, and support economic growth. The program is made up of three streams: the Strategic Economic Infrastructure, Community Capacity Building Initiatives and Community Capacity Building Events.

Maximum Amount Available: $15,000$1,000,000, 50% of total project cost


Climate Change Preparedness in the North

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

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

Participant Funding: All-Season Road Connecting Northern Manitoba First Nations

Candian Environmental Assessment Agency

Program Details: Manitoba Infrastructure proposes to construct 138 km of all-season road on provincial Crown land. The project, designed as a 2-lane gravel public highway, would consist of three sections of intersecting road located on the east side of Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba. These road sections would begin at the reserve boundaries of the Manto Sipi Cree Nation, the Bunibonibee Cree Nation and God's Lake First Nation. Two major bridges over God's River and Magill Creek could also be constructed as part of the project. Funding is available for eligible individuals and groups to assist their participation in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment

Application Deadline: December 1, 2017


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