Environmental Damages Fund: available funds and application process

4-step application process

Step 1: Confirm available funds and project eligibility

  • confirm that funds are available in the area you wish to work (see below)
  • review the use restrictions associated with each available fund
  • refer to the potential applicant’s page to ensure your proposed project activities are eligible

Step 2: Discuss your project idea with a representative from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)

  • contact an ECCC regional office to discuss:
    • your project idea and receive feedback
    • how your project may need to offer products and/or services to the public in both official languages
    • more information on the funding process

Step 3: Submit an expression of interest (EOI)

  • submit an electronic copy of your EOI (maximum 2 pages; see Appendix A template) by email to your regional office
  • we encourage you to apply for the full EDF funding
  • you will be notified by email that your EOI has been received

Step 4: Submit a project proposal (by invitation only)

  • we will review all EOIs; if your project demonstrates the most potential for best use of funds, we will invite you to submit a detailed project proposal
  • all proposals will undergo a technical review and thorough evaluation

Funding is currently available in the following provinces:

New Brunswick

Funds available: $50,112
Deadline for expression of interest: May 4, 2018
Use restriction: For projects aimed at promoting the proper management and control of fisheries or fish habitat, or the conservation and protection of fish or fish habitat, in New Brunswick.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Funds available: $35,000
Deadline for expression of interest: May 4, 2018
Use restriction: For projects aimed at protecting, conserving, or restoring the environment in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island

Funds available: $40,000
Deadline for expression of interest: May 4, 2018
Use restriction: For projects aimed at protecting, conserving or restoring the environment in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and/or Prince Edward Island. Preference will be given to projects focused on the protection and/or conservation of migratory birds.

Regional offices

Atlantic and Québec region

New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island
Email: ec.fdenational-edfnational.ec@canada.ca
Phone: 902-426-8521
or 1-800-663-5755 (toll-free)

Québec
Email: ec.fdenational-edfnational.ec@canada.ca
Phone: 418-648-3444
or 1-800-663-5755 (toll-free)

West and North region

Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Saskatchewan
Email: ec.fdeouestnord-edfwestnorth.ec@canada.ca
Phone: 204-984-5952
or 1-800-567-1570 (toll-free)

British Columbia and Yukon
Email: ec.fdeouestnord-edfwestnorth.ec@canada.ca
Phone: 1-800-567-1570 (toll-free)

Appendix A

Environmental Damages Fund: expression of interest (accessible version)

Environmental Damages Fund: expression of interest

The Environmental Damages Fund (EDF) is a Government of Canada program administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). EDF is a national program that uses court-awarded fines for projects with positive environmental impacts and in the manner intended by the court. EDF follows the ‘Polluter Pays Principle’, which ensures that those who cause damage to the environment take responsibility for their actions. Funds are allocated to Canadian projects that relate as closely as possible to the original incident in terms of type of resources damaged and geographic location.

Applicant’s name:
(Applicant signs a funding agreement with ECCC if the project is approved and must be a legal entity)

Project title:

Applicable use restrictions (as stated on EDF website):

Applicant information

Address:

City:

Province/Territory:

Postal Code:

Website (if applicable):

Project contact:

Name:

Title:

Phone (work):

Phone (mobile):

Email:

2nd Project contact:

Name:

Title:

Phone (work):

Phone (mobile):

Email:

Organization type (Select one: non-governmental organization, university or academic institution, Indigenous group, provincial government, municipal government, territorial government): Choose an item.

Project type (Select one: restoration, environmental quality improvement, research and development, education and awareness):  

Project start date (day/month/year):  

Project end date (day/month/year):

Geographic location of project activities:

Funding summary

Total funding requested from EDF:

Total cash funding from other sources (including revenues):

Total in-kind contribution from other sources:

Total project value:

Provide a summary explaining how the project directly relates to the use restrictions (Approximately 200 words):

Briefly describe the project’s main goals, activities, methodology and results (Approximately 300 words):

Please provide your project estimated target values for all EDF performance indicators on which your project will deliver (click here to see applicable EDF performance indicators; select at least one from the list).

When completed, please submit to your respective EDF Regional Office.

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