Eagle Eye: July 2017 Funding Scan

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. 

Review of the Fisheries Act and Navigation Protection Act (Canada)

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Transport Canada


Application Deadline: July 13, 2017

Eligible Applicants: This is a continuation of the 2016 call for applications for funding to review the Fisheries Act and Navigation Protection Act. Only applicants that received funding in 2016 may apply again.

Transport Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada have launched a call for applications for funding to participate in a second phase of the federal reviews of the Fisheries Act and Navigation Protection Act. During phase one of the review, Transport Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada asked Indigenous communities for their views on the aspects of navigation and fisheries protection that are most important to them. The Government of Canada has taken these views into consideration, proposed legislative/policy/program changes to address concerns, and is now seeking further feedback from Indigenous communities regarding these changes. Funding is now available to support the following activities:

  • Organize meetings to enhance knowledge, strengthen awareness, and gather views on the proposed changes to fisheries and/or navigation protection
  • Review documents and prepare written submissions that represent community views on the proposed changes to fisheries and navigation protection

Maximum Amount Available: $3,000 - $50,000 (amount available varies according to type of applicant)


Environmental Damages Fund (Canada)

Environment and Climate Change Canada


Application Deadline: July 28, 2017

Eligible Applicants: Non-governmental organizations, universities and academic institutions, Aboriginal groups, provincial/territorial or municipal governments

The Environmental Damages Fund is a specified purpose account, administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada, to provide a mechanism for directing funds received as a result of fines, court orders, and voluntary payments to priority projects that will benefit our natural environment. Funds are currently available to support a range of projects focused on pollution prevention, protection of fish habitat, fisheries management, and several other topics in various regions across Canada.

Maximum Amount Available: $9,005,875 (for all initiatives throughout Canada, see link for amounts available for each province/territory and other funding restrictions)


Participant funding for Nuclear Regulatory Oversight Reports:

Uranium and Nuclear Substance Processing Facilities

Uranium Mines and Mills and Decommissioned Sites in Canada

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission


Application Deadline: August 22, 2017

Eligible Applicants: Members of the public/other stakeholders with a direct local interest in the project, or Indigenous groups with Aboriginal traditional knowledge relevant to the project or interests in potential project impacts

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is offering participant funding to assist members of the public, Indigenous groups and other stakeholders in reviewing CNSC staff’s Regulatory Oversight Report for Uranium Mines and Mills and Decommissioned Sites in Canada: 2016 and their Regulatory Oversight Report for Uranium and Nuclear Substance Processing Facilities in Canada: 2016 and submitting written comments to the Commission. Participant funding is being offered for new, distinctive and valuable information through informed and topic-specific written submissions to the Commission.

Maximum Amount Available: $25,000


Aboriginal Participation Fund - Values Mapping (Ontario)

Ministry of Northern Development and Mines


Application Deadline:Ongoing, until funding is depleted

Eligible Applicants: Aboriginal communities in areas of high mineral exploration and/or development activity

This fund will support projects that focus on values identification or related projects between Aboriginal communities, which will support the capacity of communities to effectively participate in and respond to specific information requests in regulatory processes under the Mining Act.

Maximum Amount Available:  Not specified, until funding is depleted


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About Us - Shared Value Solutions Ltd.:


Shared Value Solutions (SVS) has an unshakable commitment to a land where all peoples can reach their full potential, share prosperity, and uphold their rights. We believe all of this begins and ends with healthy lands and waters.

SVS is a small, rapidly growing 20-person environmental and community development consulting firm located in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, that works primarily for and with Indigenous clients. 

We assist Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and private sector companies in coming together to create shared value for all parties involved. Our values are to “have fun, make money, do good, and do good work”.

We are a B Corp and we bring the best engineering, design, environment, architecture and other technical discipline expertise to address your challenges and opportunities: 

  • Strategic Environmental Assessment guidance, coordination and support
  • Collaborative land and resource use planning and management- process design and delivery
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge Studies & Traditional Knowledge Studies
  • Traditional Land Use Studies (TLUS)/ Traditional Land Use and Occupancy Mapping
  • Design and delivery of programs promoting/supporting positive behaviour change- environmental stewardship, community-based social marketing, health/environmental health promotion
  • Contributing human environment considerations to technical assessments and management plans in sectors such as water resources, remediation, land use, mining, oil & gas, linear corridor development, forestry, renewable energy, nuclear waste, contaminated sites, brownfield redevelopment, watershed planning, drought planning, water use planning, waste management and waste diversion
  • Aboriginal and Industry Partnerships working with First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities
  • Value Engineering & Value Analysis: we facilitate project teams to optimize a project by understanding functions, objectives, costs and social, cultural and environmental considerations.

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