Environmental Damages Fund: available funds and application process

4-step application process

Step 1: Confirm available funds and project eligibility

Refer to the applicant’s guide to ensure your proposed project activities are eligible:

  • confirm that funds are available in the area you wish to work
  • review the use restrictions associated with each available fund
  • ensure your organization is eligible
  • ensure your proposed project activities are eligible

Step 2: Contact the EDF office in your region at least fifteen days prior to the deadline

A program officer can answer questions about:

  • your project idea
  • provide feedback on the eligibility of your organization and project activities
  • how your project may need to offer products and/or services to the public in both official languages
  • the program and the funding process
  • previously funded projects

Step 3: Submit an expression of interest (EOI)

  • submit an electronic copy of your EOI:
  • applicants will receive an acknowledgement of receipt
  • EDF will review all EOIs; eligible projects that demonstrate the most potential for best use of funds will be invited to submit a detailed project proposal
  • applicants that are invited to submit a detailed project proposal will be given a code.  This code will allow an applicant to access the online Grants and Contribution Enterprise Management System

Step 4: Using the EDF online portal, submit a detailed project proposal using the code you were provided (by invitation only); see Step 3 above

Funding is currently available in the following provinces and territories:

Nunavut

Expression of Interest Deadline: December 13th, 2018
Location: Nunavut
Funds Available: $50,000
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 the Territory of Nunavut. Minimum funding request is $50,000.

British Columbia

Expression of Interest Deadline: December 13th, 2018
Location: British Columbia
Funds Available: $285,000
Use Restriction:  For projects aimed at protecting, conserving or restoring fish or fish habitat in the Fraser River Watershed, inclusive of the Fraser estuary (in the Province of British Columbia), with priority to projects that will take place in the Lower Fraser (British Columbia). Minimum funding request is $50,000.

Expression of Interest Deadline: December 13th, 2018
Location: British Columbia   
Funds Available: $30,750
Use Restriction: For projects aimed at protecting, conserving or restoring the environment in the Province of British Columbia, with preference given to restoration or environmental quality improvement projects as defined by EDF. Minimum funding request is $30,750.

Alberta

Expression of Interest Deadline: December 13th, 2018
Location: Alberta   
Funds Available: $600,000
Use Restriction: ​ For projects aimed at protecting, conserving or restoring the environment in the Province of Alberta, with priority to projects aimed at protecting, conserving or restoring healthy freshwater ecosystems in the Province of Alberta. Minimum funding request is $100,000.

Saskatchewan

Expression of Interest Deadline: December 13th, 2018
Location: Saskatchewan
Funds Available: $150,000
Use Restriction:  For projects aimed at improving or restoring the environment in the Province of Saskatchewan, with priority to projects on Flying Dust First Nation and Island Lake First Nation territories. Minimum funding request is $50,000.

Ontario

Expression of Interest Deadline: December 13th, 2018
Location: Ontario
Funds Available: $138,777
Use Restriction: For projects aimed at protecting, conserving, or restoring the environment in the Province of Ontario.

Québec

Expression of Interest Deadline: December 13th, 2018
Location: Quebec
Funds Available: $240,000
Use Restriction: For projects aimed at protecting, conserving or restoring the environment in the Province of Quebec.

Expression of Interest Deadline: December 13th, 2018
Location: Quebec
Funds Available: $100,000

Use Restriction: For projects aimed at protecting, conserving or restoring the environment in the Province of Quebec. Preference will be given to projects in the city of Amos.

Expression of Interest Deadline: December 13th, 2018
Location: Quebec
Funds Available: $25,000
Use Restriction: For projects aimed at protecting, conserving or restoring the environment in the Province of Quebec. Preference will be given to projects in the region of Laval. Minimum funding request is $25,000.

Newfoundland & Labrador

Expression of Interest Deadline: December 13th, 2018
Location: Newfoundland & Labrador
Funds Available: $200,000
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 the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador.

Expression of Interest Deadline: December 13th, 2018
Location: Newfoundland & Labrador
Funds Available: $35,000
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 the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador. Minimum funding request is $35,000.

Expression of Interest Deadline: January 11, 2019
Location: Newfoundland & Labrador
Funds Available: $170,391.35
Use Restriction: For purposes related to the protection or restoration of the environment, or research into the same, in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Nova Scotia

Expression of Interest Deadline: December 13th, 2018
Location: Nova Scotia
Funds Available: $50,000
Use Restriction: For projects aimed at promoting the conservation and protection of fish and fish habitat, or the restoration of fish habitat in Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy area. Preference will be given to projects in the Gaspereau River watershed. Minimum funding request is $50,000.

Expression of Interest Deadline: December 13th, 2018
Location: Nova Scotia
Funds Available: $30,000
Use Restriction: For projects aimed at promoting the conservation and protection of fish and fish habitat, or the restoration of fish habitat in the Province of Nova Scotia. Minimum funding request is $30,000.

Contact information

For more information about available funds in your province or territory, to get feedback on a project intent or other need, please contact your Environment Canada regional office.
General inquires may be forwarded to EDF National

Atlantic and Québec Region
New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
45 Alderney Drive
16th Floor, Queen Square
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 2N6

Phone: 1-800-663-5755 (toll-free)
E-mail: ec.fdenational-edfnational.ec@canada.ca

Québec
801-1550, avenue D'Estimauville
Québec, Québec G1J 0C3

Phone: 1-800-663-5755 (toll-free)
E-mail: ec.fdenational-edfnational.ec@canada.ca

Ontario Region
4905 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario M3H 5T4

Phone: 416-739-4734
or 1-800-661-7785 (toll-free)
E-mail: ec.fdeon-edfon.ec@canada.ca

West and North Region
Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories and Nunavut
123 Main Street, Suite 150
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4W2

Phone: 204-984-5952 / 1-800-567-1570 (toll-free)
E-mail: ec.fdeouestnord-edfwestnorth.ec@canada.ca

British Columbia and Yukon
#201-401 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3S5
Phone: 1-800-567-1570 (toll-free)
E-mail: ec.fdeouestnord-edfwestnorth.ec@canada.ca

EDF National
45 Alderney Drive
16th Floor, Queen Square
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 2N6

Phone: 1-800-663-5755 (toll-free)
E-mail: ec.fdenational-edfnational.ec@canada.ca

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