Climate Action Fund: highlights

Climate Action Fund

Projects funded

Location Recipient Project description More details
National Random Acts of Green Random Acts of Green is launching a mobile app to encourage Canadians to make everyday choices that will help cut pollution. With up to $200,000 in funding, the app will help users understand the impacts of their choices and offer a reward points system for the clean choices they make. Canada supports climate action by Random Acts of Green
New Brunswick Science East Science Centre Science East Science Centre will create teaching material on environmental issues related to climate change. It will also invite organizations and companies to hold events where projects are displayed and career advice is offered, in communities across New Brunswick. Canada supports climate education by New Brunswick’s Science East Science Centre
Nova Scotia Clean Foundation Clean Foundation’s Clean Climate Action School program teaches students both scientific-based and traditional Mi’kmaq knowledge about climate change Government of Canada supports climate education by Clean Foundation’s Clean Climate Action School
Ontario
Canada Green Building Council Canada Green Building Council will help raise climate change awareness among small and medium-sized businesses and increase knowledge of the design, adoption, and application of zero carbon buildings Government of Canada announces support to accelerate transition to zero carbon buildings
Ontario Ecology Ottawa Ecology Ottawa will launch the Youth Climate Ambassadors program to help increase awareness of climate change and make Ottawa greener Government of Canada supports climate action to help Ottawa youth become environment leaders

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Map of funded projects

Climate Action Fund projects
Program name Project name Project description Ultimate recipient name Program contribution Estimated total project cost Province/Territory Announcement date Rank
Climate Action Fund Little Green Thumbs Garden-Based Climate Education Provide students with a better understanding of the factors that contribute to climate change and its effects on society, the economy, and the environment. Mobilize the knowledge, the ideas, and the resources that exist within the teacher network. This would be accomplished through a garden-based climate education teachers’ guide which would include the best practices, activity ideas, and inspiration for integrating climate change education into classrooms. This project will also develop a digital evaluation tool to measure the impact of garden-based climate education on student behaviours, knowledge, and attitudes. Students, Youth $97,100 $107,100 Saskatchewan September 6, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund How Do I Teach This Stuff? Building Teachers' Capacity to Teach Climate Change The New Brunswick Environment Network will help teachers’ and educators’ bring awareness of climate change to Canadians young and old. Students, Youth $140,000 $270,135 New Brunswick September 5, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund Saskatchewan Low Carbon Stories Engagement of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), students, youth and Indigenous communities in SK in a conversation about opportunities asocaited with clean growth. Includes research and development of strategic engagement strategy tailored specifically to SK farmers, economic developers in rural SK, and rural youth and students -- three groups historically less engaged on the issue of climate change. Students, Youth, Indigenous Governments or Organizations, Private For-Profit $75,710 $92,350 Saskatchewan September 5, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund Building with the climate: Mobilizing small- and medium-sized real estate enterprises to help fight and adapt to climate change Meeting with developers and producing materials and best practices for construction for climate change, especially for low income and seniors Private For-Profit $144,947 $153,947 Quebec September 5, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund 200 Million Tonnes of Provincial Opportunity Use "Business Energy and Emissions Profile" software tool at the provincial level for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which would be the first time the tool has been used to precisely map out the SME greenhouse-gas inventory of a province or, in the case of Atlantic Canada, a collection of provinces. Private For-Profit $80,000 $481,000 British Columbia September 4, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund Carbon Conversations TO Engage 8 - 16 Canadians for a total of 192 participant hours by hosting 2 new Carbon Conversations group series in Toronto. The sessions will take participants through the most impactful areas to reduce their carbon footprint and participants will create a personal climate action plan with a number of different carbon footprint reduction opportunities for participants to choose from. Other activities include: growing the CCTO network and online community, hosting a large public event to reconnect previous CCTO participants to reignite motivation and encourage continued action, and creating a Home Energy game for Ontario residents. Youth $14,339 $37,994 Ontario September 4, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund Amplifying Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Sharing and replication of best practices within the conservation community, and educating our constituencies about the importance of climate action. A major part of this will be to organize the first ever national conference bringing together Canada’s leading conservation organizations to have a conversation about the threat of climate change to natural ecosystems and the crucial role that healthy natural systems can play in climate change mitigation and adaptation, and ecosystem resilience. Students, Youth, Indigenous Governments or Organizations $80,000 $210,000 National September 3, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund My Climate Story My Climate Story will be an online platform for Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth (under 30 years old) to share their personal stories of climate change impacts and learn about youth-led climate solutions in British Columbia. Students, Youth, Indigenous Governments or Organizations, Private For-Profit $50,000 $67,100 Bristish Columbia September 3, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund Launching Emissions Reduction Leaders Develop a program to support youth employment in climate change related jobs. Deliverables include (1) a 1-year certification Students Energy Leaders program (webinar-based), with coaching for participants (2) mentoring the participants and providing seed funding to implement local emissions reductions projects; Timeframe: Dec. 2018-March 2020 Students, Youth, Indigenous Governments or Organizations $119,089 $1,270,000 British Columbia August 19, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund Food Waste Prevention in Schools Develop and deliver multi-lingual presentations to schools and Indigenous communities in Winnipeg about food waste prevention and its connection to climate change. A web-based game will also be developed and posted on the organization's website to complement the presentations and reach a wider audience. Students, Youth, Indigenous Governments or Organizations $35,000 $40,000 Manitoba August 7, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund Raising small- and medium-sized enterprise Awareness and Action in Manitoba on Climate Change IISD will provide small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) tailor-made, evidence-based information on climate change impacts and implications for the province and region, what this means to their businesses, and help them identify and capitalize on low-carbon alternatives and growth opportunities. The project will be carried out through a series of capacity building activities, including identification of knowledge gaps on climate change, development of capacity building materials, programming and outreach sessions to disseminate information and build capacity, and collectively work with SMEs to identify ways to foster and accelerate climate action within SMEs in the province, while ensuring climate resilience and economic sustainability. The outreach, materials, and conclusions will be developed at each step, in full collaboration with the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce and SMEs. These materials and outcomes will have national relevance for SMEs across Canada. Private For-Profit $125,000 $125,000 Manitoba August 7, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund Our People, Our Climate This project proposes to address barriers and incubate cycling potential as a way to take action against climate change in the suburban city of Markham, Ontario. The project will first develop a interactive and visual personal transportation GHG audit tool to residents about climate change. The tool will also include a map where residents can identify commonly visited destinations within 5km of their home or place of work, the outputs of which will be presented at various public events. A community bike hub will also be opened, with barriers such as bike loans to address common barriers to cycling. Students, Youth, Indigenous Governments or Organizations, Private For-Profit $200,000 $230,000 Nunavut July 26, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund Markham Cycles - Incubating Cycling Hubs in Suburban Canadian Communities This project proposes to address barriers and incubate cycling potential as a way to take action against climate change in the suburban city of Markham, Ontario. The project will first develop a interactive and visual personal transportation GHG audit tool to residents about climate change. The tool will also include a map where residents can identify commonly visited destinations within 5km of their home or place of work, the outputs of which will be presented at various public events. A community bike hub will also be opened, with barriers such as bike loans to address common barriers to cycling. Students, Youth, Private For-Profit $250,000 $273,034 Ontario July 3, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund Bringing young farmers together to take action on climate change Project with a suite of activities to bring together young farmers along with students and other allies to educate participants about climate change, plan for action, and engage networks. Specific activities will include: Kitchen Table meetings to build awareness of climate change and associated opportunities for action; a climate workshop; and a presentation of findings and a model for engaging with young farmers on climate change at the Union's annual National Convention. Students, Youth, Private For-Profit $83,606 $99,856 Ontario June 6, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund Exploring Climate Change by the Seat of your Pants Virtual field trips, connecting students with specialists in the field on-line. They are proposing that their 2019 theme be climate change. Students $50,000 $50,000 National May 31, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund Canadian Clean Growth small- and medium-sized enterprise Success Stories Compile case studies of small business clean economy success stories from across Canada, select in partnership with representative groups 20 projects, highlight projects as success stories and host public roundtables on success stories Students, Youth, Private For-Profit $223,100 $313,000 National May 22, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund Informing and Accelerating Canada's Clean Growth Transition Produce a new series of policy-research reports that showcase how the right policies and actions can help Canada achieve its 2030 greenhouse gas (GHG) target, while driving economic growth and competitiveness. Proposed activities: engagement and outreach to share outcomes of policy work, Clean Growth Summit (Spring 2019), workshops and events to build a network around reports and policy discussions. Students, Youth, Private For-Profit $245,000 $570,000 National May 22, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund Engaging Health Professionals in Climate Change Health Impacts, Mitigation & Adaptation Canadian Health and Environment Education and Research Foundation (CHEER) will create a climate change toolkit for health care professionals to raise awareness of the health impacts of climate change. Private For-Profit 134,000 162,000 Ontario April 30, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund Random Acts of Green App Implementation The “Random Acts of Green” App aims to encourage both individuals and organizations to reduce their GHG production actively. The App will include incentives such as “Green Points” and discounts on its online catalogue that will be rewarded according to the self-reported amount of reduced GHG production. Although the development of the App was approved and funded in January 2018, the cancellation of the Cap and Trade program resulted in the loss of funds to implement it and measure its effectiveness. The funds will be used to spread awareness and use of the App; to spearhead quarterly effective public social media GHG reduction challenges; to help companies build, develop, and maintain Corporal Social Responsibility programs; and to monitor, analyze, evaluate and report on the amount of GHG emissions reduced individually and collectively across Canada. Private For-Profit $200,000 $408,600 National April 18, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund Climate Change in New Brunswick: Impacting our Communities Project is creating a K-12 curriculum, with both an in-class and hands-on component, focussing on environmental issues, including climate change. Community outreach events will also be utilized to invite environmental organizations, companies, and agencies to display interactive booths to share projects, informaiton, and career advice to New Brunswick communities. Students, Youth, Indigenous Governments or Organizations, Private For-Profit $50,000 $180,000 New Brunswick April 16, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund Driving Climate Action through Outreach and Promotion in the Hamilton - Burlington "Bay Area" This project will drive climate action through outreach and promotion that engages the (Hamilton - Burlington) Bay Area community to build awareness and understanding of climate change impacts and practical actions, targeting youth and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In order to achieve this, the Centre for Climate Change at Mohawk (CCCM), a multi-sector regional collaboration, will focus on a project called the Bay Area Climate Change Office (BACCO). BACCO aims mainly to advance deep climate actions in the Bay Area. The project will include a national-scale, multi-day, multi-partner Climate Change Summit with a Youth Climate Change Summit to motivate and empower individuals and organizations to take action in their communities. In addition, the Collaboration will organize a series of free public seminars on community climate change. A strategic Climate Communications plan will support all of the above. This preparation, which is anticipated as the bulk of the work, will take place in the first fiscal year, and will also include the development of the required materials. Students, Youth, Indigenous Governments or Organizations, Private For-Profit $262,610 $374,275 Ontario April 4, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund Clean Climate Action School Climate Action School seeks to develop and implement climate-focused curriculum and hands-on workshops for students in Nova Scotia that draws upon traditional Mi'kmaq and scientific knowledge to increase awareness and stewardship and build skills. Students, Youth, Indigenous Governments or Organizations $118,964 $118,964 Nova Scotia March 11, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund Accelerating to Zero Carbon Accelerating to Zero Carbon - enable Zero Carbon Buildings across Canada by supporting small- and medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), with a specific focus on architectural, engineering and renewable energy firms, to increase their knowledge for the design, adoption and application of Zero Carbon Buildings. The project will create capacity for Zero Carbon Buildings with the support of leading colleges and industry association partners including but not limited to George Brown College, Humber College, British Columbia Institute of Technology and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and by engaging Canada Green Building Council’s 1,000 emerging green building professional members (young professionals and students) who are eager to make Zero Carbon Buildings the norm. Begins January 2, 2019 and ends December 31, 2019. Students, Youth, Private For-Profit $496,333 $496,333 National February 20, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund Youth Climate Change Ambassador Program This group will plan an event (which will engage with various levels of government, enviornment NGOS and businesses and seek to recruit youth for the program), further youth recruitment, development of the Youth Ambassador program itself, followed by the training of the 40 selected youth. Upon recieving their training, Ambassadors will work with Ecology Ottawa to host four public events that focus on areas relevant to Ottawa becoming a climate leader. Youth will also be expected to make one presentation to either schools or other interested groups. Students, Youth $125,000 $164,000 Ontario February 15, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund Engaging Prairie Region SMEs in Sustainability Issues / Climate Change Action Eco-West Canada will work with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to raise awareness and provide risk mitigation training to municipalities across the Prairies. These partnerships will allow communities to develop climate action and resiliency plans. Small and medium businesses $100,000 - Manitoba January 20, 2020 5
Climate Action Fund Understanding barriers to climate change action in Canadian youth Canadian youth are very aware of the threat that climate change poses to their future, however, they may experience barriers to action because of their place in their household or community.Assiniboine Park Conservancy will work with youth to identify key barriers they face to effective climate change action and collaboratively create a social media campaign to address those barriers. This project will help young Canadians raise awareness and build skills to influence positive change on the environment. Youth $100,000 - Manitoba January 20, 2020 5
Climate Action Fund Gibsons Marine Education Centre Society - Climate Adaption Program Gibsons Marine Education Centre Society is applying to the Climate Action Fund for support of new initiatives that will advance the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. The proposed programming will align with the Framework’s core pillar of ‘adaptation and climate resilience’, focusing on the translation of scientific information and Traditional Knowledge. Through curation of the Society’s community aquarium, environmental education programs for students and youth, workshops for community and business leaders, and unique special events, Gibsons Marine Education Centre Society will build regional expertise and capacity, supporting actions to ensure that communities on the Sunshine Coast thrive in a changing climate. Students $100,000 - British Columbia September 19, 2019 5
Climate Action Fund Let's Talk Green Economy Let’s Talk Green Economy will develop and market a comprehensive Green Economy workshop series for businesses in the Ottawa region to expand awareness of climate change and capacity for business action. The program will build on EnviroCentre’s expertise in energy, home retrofits and business sustainability, and will build momentum for climate action through GHG reductions and expansion of the Green Economy. The program will address skills/knowledge gaps in the areas of Green Economy and Jobs, Green Retrofits, Green Certifications, Occupant Behaviour, Smart-Tech and more. This pilot-stage project will expand past project end as a stand-alone business model, scalable nationally through our partners in GEC and other. Small and medium businesses $100,000 - Ontario September 5, 2019 5
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