Environmental Damages Fund

The Environmental Damages Fund (EDF) is a Government of Canada program administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada. The Fund receives money from fines, penalties, court orders, and voluntary payments for environmental violations. This money is used to support projects that will benefit Canada’s natural environment, usually in the area where the violation occurred.

The Fund invests in projects falling within 4 funding categories:

Since 1995, more than $195 million has been invested in over 500 projects benefitting ecosystems and communities across Canada.

Apply for funding

The EDF generally issues one to two calls for proposals each year. Explore the information in this section to learn more about the process.

News releases

The EDF news releases and announced projects can be found below.

Contact us

For general questions, enquiries, and news about the EDF, including future funding opportunities, please contact the National EDF Office or any of our regional offices.

National EDF Office

East and Central Region (Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island)
E-mail: fde.est.centre-edf.east.central@ec.gc.ca

West and North Region (British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut)
E-mail: fdeouestnord-edfwestnorth@ec.gc.ca

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