Eagle Eye: May 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. 

Northern Responsible Energy Approach for Community Heat and Electricity Program (Yukon, NWT, Nunavut)

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada


Funding Available: Ongoing, until funding is depleted

Eligible Applicants: Indigenous communities, organizations and self-governments

The program objective is to reduce Northern communities’ reliance on diesel for heating and electricity by increasing the use of local renewable energy sources and energy efficiency. This will result in environmental, social and economic benefits to support developing healthier, more sustainable Northern communities.

Maximum Amount Available: Not specified, until funding is depleted


Promoting Life Skills in Aboriginal Youth Program (Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia)

Right to Play


Application Deadline: May 26th, 2017

Eligible Applicants: Indigenous communities and organizations

This program is designed to provide Indigenous children and youth access to high-quality programs that use play to build and enhance their life-skills to make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others:

  • Training and support for local youth workers
  • Youth leadership opportunities
  • Sport and recreation activities for children and youth
  • Inter-generational activities
  • After-school and summer camp programming
  • Funding to hire a local youth worker and funding to facilitate a year-long program

Maximum Amount Available: $8,000 for in-community program costs, base costs for all training and planning resources, and up to 50% of a local youth worker’s salary (max. $20,000).


First Nation Adapt Program (Canada)

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada


Funding Available: Ongoing, until funding is depleted

Eligible Applicants: Indigenous communities, organizations and tribal councils

This program provides funding to First Nation communities located below the 60th parallel to assess and respond to climate change impacts on community infrastructure and emergency management.

The program works with First Nation communities to identify region-specific priorities, impacts, and opportunities for climate change projects:

  • vulnerability assessments of climate change impacts on community infrastructure or emergency management
  • development and assessment of adaptation options
  • cost benefit analysis of adaptation options

Maximum Amount Available: Not specified, until funding is depleted


Aboriginal Participation Fund - Values Mapping (Ontario)

Ministry of Northern Development and Mines


Funding Available: 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


CNSC Regulatory Oversight Report - Participant Funding

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission


Funding Deadline: June 19, 2017

Eligible Applicants: Funding will be offered to individuals or organizations able to provide new, distinctive and valuable information through informed and topic-specific written submissions to the Commission.

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 on the Use of Nuclear Substances in Canada: 2016, and submitting written comments to the Commission.

Maximum Amount Available: $20,000




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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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