Environmental Damages Fund: available funds

Step 1 - Before beginning the application process, refer to the information below to:

  • confirm that funds are available in your area;
  • review the use restrictions; and,
  • determine the application deadline for those funds.

Step 2 - Contact an Environment and Climate Change Canada regional office to:

  • discuss your project idea or receive feedback on a draft;
  • discuss the requirements of Canada’s Official Languages Act and how your project may need to offer services to the public in both official languages; and,
  • obtain more information on submitting a completed application.
Available EDF funding
Province or Territory Available funds
National $0
Alberta $130,741
British Columbia $483,419
Manitoba $80,000
New Brunswick $0
Northwest Territories $42,765
Nova Scotia $0
Nunavut $0
Ontario $456,950
Prince Edward Island $0
Québec $4,275,000
Newfoundland and Labrador $3,450,000
Saskatchewan $87,000
Yukon $0

† There is $3.45 million of funding jointly available in Northern Québec and Labrador. Please Contact Us for more information.

Provinces and Territories

Alberta

Application deadline: July 28, 2017
Location: Alberta
Funds available: $20,000
Use restriction: For projects in Alberta aimed at preventing pollution and/or protecting the environment.

Application deadline: July 28, 2017
Location: Alberta
Funds available: $110,741
Use restriction: For projects which promote the proper management and control of fisheries or fish habitat, and/or the conservation and protection of fish or fish habitat in Alberta. Preference will be given to projects in the Athabasca watershed or adjacent watersheds in Alberta, and in the North Saskatchewan River Watershed.

British Columbia

Application deadline: July 28, 2017
Location: British Columbia
Funds available: $185,402
Use restriction: For projects with the specified purpose of undertaking salmonid habitat restoration, protection or enhancement in British Columbia. Preference will be given to projects in proximity to the City of Powell River.

Application deadline: July 28, 2017
Location: British Columbia
Funds available: $70,000
Use restriction: For projects with the specified purposes of conservation and protection of fish or fish habitat in the Cariboo region of British Columbia.

Application deadline: July 28, 2017
Location: British Columbia
Funds available: $25,000
Use restriction: For projects in British Columbia related to: a) the prevention of wildlife species from being extirpated or becoming extinct, b) providing for the recovery of wildlife species that are extirpated, endangered, or threatened as a result of human activity, and/or c) managing species of special concern to prevent them from becoming endangered or threatened.

Application deadline: July 28, 2017
Location: British Columbia
Funds available: $17,000
Use restriction: For projects with the specified purpose of conservation and protection of fish or fish habitat within the area of the Bulkley River watershed, British Columbia.

Application deadline: July 28, 2017
Location: British Columbia
Funds available: $39,017
Use restriction: For the specified purposes of salmonid habitat restoration, protection or enhancement within Langley, Surrey or Abbotsford, British Columbia.

Application deadline: July 28, 2017
Location: British Columbia
Funds available: $17,000
Use restriction: For projects aimed at preventing pollution, and/ or protecting the environment. Priority will be given to air quality projects.

Application deadline: July 28, 2017
Location: British Columbia
Funds available: $130,000
Use restriction: For projects with the purpose of promoting the proper management and control of fisheries or fish habitat or the conservation and protection of fish or fish habitat.  Priority will be given to projects in the Northumberland Channel, Nanaimo, B.C.

Manitoba

Application deadline: July 28, 2017
Location: Manitoba
Funds available: $80,000
Use restriction:  For projects addressing the conservation and protection of fish or fish habitat in Manitoba, with preference given to projects in the Upper Nelson River watershed.

Northwest Territories

Application deadline: July 28, 2017
Location: Northwest Territories
Funds available: $32,765
Use restriction: For projects focusing on restoration and environmental quality improvement as it relates to protecting, conserving, or restoring the environment within the Yellowknife watershed. Education and awareness projects will also be considered.

Application deadline: July 28, 2017
Location: Northwest Territories
Funds available: $10,000
Use restriction: For projects aimed at preventing pollution, and/ or protecting the environment. Priority will be given to air and water quality projects.

Ontario

Application deadline: July 28, 2017
Location: Ontario
Funds available: $346,700
Use restriction: For projects in Ontario aimed at preventing pollution and/or protecting the environment.

Application deadline: July 28, 2017
Location: Ontario
Funds available: $14,000
Use restriction: For projects with the specified purpose of the protection and/or conservation of species in northern Ontario (districts of Rainy River, Kenora, Thunder Bay, Cochrane, Timiskaming, Algoma, Sudbury, Nipissing and Manitoulin).

Application deadline: July 28, 2017
Location: Ontario
Funds available: $96,250
Use restriction: For projects with the specified purpose of promoting the conservation and protection fish and fish habitat in the Northwest or Northeast Judicial Districts, within Ontario. See map for more information on Judicial districts.

Québec

Application deadline: July 28, 2017
Location: Québec
Funds available: $60,000
Use restriction: For projects addressing pollution prevention and environmental protection through air quality improvement activities in Québec. Priority will be given to projects in the Montréal region. 

Application deadline: July 28, 2017
Location: Québec
Funds available: $765,000
Use restriction: For projects with the specified purpose of preventing the release of industrial or municipal toxic effluents into the environment or to better understand and control their negative impacts on habitats, fauna, and flora. Priority will be given to projects targeting the aquatic ecosystem of the St. Lawrence River in the Montréal region. 

Québec / Newfoundland and Labrador

Application deadline: October 31, 2017
Location: Québec and Labrador
Funds available: $3,450,000
Use restriction: For investment in restoration, environmental quality improvement, or education and awareness activities in northern Québec and Labrador supporting the restoration of fish and fish habitat, with a preference for initiatives in the Bloom Lake - Caniapiscau River Watershed.  Please note: proposals must request a minimum EDF funding amount of $500,000.

Saskatchewan

Application deadline: July 28, 2017
Location: Saskatchewan
Funds available: $87,000
Use restriction:  For projects aimed at preventing pollution and/or protecting the environment. Priority will be given to projects in proximity to Saskatoon.

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