Environmental Damages Fund: project map

Interactive map of current and completed projects funded under the Environmental Damages Fund program, including project descriptions.

Organization Funding year Title Status EDF funding contribution Project description Project category Province
Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources, Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland 2017–2018 Restoration of Eelgrass Habitat and Prioritization of Fish Habitat Conservation Areas Completed $25,000.00 [2017 - 2018] This project had 2 main objectives. The first objective was to remove green crabs from high-risk eelgrass habitats in Fortune Bay, Newfoundland. The second was to assess the size and extent of eelgrass habitat at crab-invaded sites. The program used drones to assess invaded sites and set priorities for restoration. Restoration NL
Clean Nova Scotia 2017–2018 Atlantic Reef Ball Program: Restoration of Habitat in the Narrows Region of the Halifax Harbour Completed $98,000.00 [2017 - 2021] Artificial reefs shelter and protect resident and migratory fish species, crustaceans, and mollusks. This program installs reef balls in the Halifax Harbour to create and restore marine habitat. These reef balls will complete a network of over 7.5 hectares of reef structures in Halifax Harbour. Restoration NS
Conseil de gouvernance de l'eau des bassins versants de la rivière Saint-François (COGESAF) 2016–2017 Improvement of Wood Turtle Habitat in the Tomifobia River Valley Completed $38,570.00 [2016 - 2022] Severe flooding and erosion affect wood turtle habitat. The project is restoring wetlands in the Tomifobia River. The project will restore and change culverts to allow the turtles to move more freely. Environmental Quality Improvement PQ
Comité ZIP du lac Saint-Pierre 2015–2016 Prevention and monitoring of water chestnuts in Lake Saint-Pierre Completed $9,000.00 [2016 - 2016] The program prevented the growth of water chestnuts, an invasive species, in Lake Saint-Pierre. Through public education and monitoring, the organization installed control measures to prevent this species from becoming established in the lake. Education and Awareness PQ
Comité ZIP du Sud-de-l’Estuaire 2016–2017 Restoration of the eelgrass bed in the Pointe-au-Père cove Completed $105,939.00 [2016 - 2018] This project restores weakened marine eelgrass at Point-au-Père cove by transplanting healthy eelgrass from a donor meadow in Rimouski Bay. Restoring this ecosystem is a slow process, but it still supports a wide variety of wildlife species. Restoration PQ
Conservation de la nature 2016–2017 Raising awareness among the municipalities, RCMs and private landowners about the removal of beaver dams in the Blanding’s turtle habitat in the Outaouais Completed $19,824.00 [2016 - 2019] This project works to raise awareness in the Ottawa Valley about how dismantling beaver dams can affect the Blanding's turtle. Outreach activities focus on water level control solutions that do not harm turtles. This work will limit or reduce the loss of quality habitat for turtles. Education and Awareness PQ
CREPPA - Université du Québec à Montréal 2018-2019 Evaluation of the issues, sources and impacts of pesticides on the quality of the aquatic ecosystem of the St. Lawrence River in the Montreal area Completed $300,000.00 [2018 - 2023] This project focuses on improving air quality by planting 1,000 trees on deforested sites in the southwest and west of Montreal. The project will deliver an education component on the importance of protecting the environment and the ecological benefits of a diverse urban forest. Research and Development PQ
Explos-Nature, volet Observatoire d’oiseaux de Tadoussac 2015–2016 Monitoring and interpretation program for the Northern Saw-whet Owl and the Boreal Owl at the Observatoire d'oiseaux de Tadoussac (OOT) Completed $6,000.00 [2016 - 2016] This project is part of a nocturnal (at night) banding program for the Northern Saw-whet owl (Aegolius acadicus) and the Boreal owl (Aegolius funereus). An interactive nighttime activity allowed visitors to help band these little owls. A new educational component about Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (WAPPRIITA) explained how the capture, possession and routing of Canadian and foreign species, such as boreal owls, is strictly regulated. Education and Awareness PQ
FaunENord 2016–2017 Establishing of artificial structures promoting Bank Swallow nesting Completed $40,134.00 [2016 - 2018] This project worked to increase birth rates of the bank swallow in Nord-du-Québec and Montérégie. The project installed artificial nests to provide permanent habitats for breeding swallows. The project worked to determine the possibility of establishing new colonies. Restoration PQ
FaunENord 2015–2016 Bank Swallow nesting in northern Quebec. Completed $8,000.00 [2016 - 2016] This project had 2 main objectives. The first objective was to remove green crabs from high-risk eelgrass habitats in Fortune Bay, Newfoundland. The second was to assess the size and extent of eelgrass habitat at crab-invaded sites. The program used drones to assess invaded sites and set priorities for restoration. Education and Awareness PQ
Groupe de recherche appliquée en macroécologie 2017-2018 We’re greening here! - Phase 2 Completed $60,000.00 [2017 - 2019] The project is working to better understand how sewer overflows pollute the coastline of the island of Montreal. Environmental Quality Improvement PQ
Humber Arm Environmental Association Inc. (ACAP Humber Arm) 2015–2016 Connectivity Assessment and Action Plan for Western Newfoundland Completed $16,000.00 [2016 - 2017] This project surveyed waterways in the Bay of Islands area and identified blockages in the water flow that affect fish migration, spawning and feeding. It developed an action plan to prioritize 20 sites for future removal/restoration initiatives. Three of these initiatives have been completed. Research and Development NL
Institut national de la recherche scientifique 2017-2018 Towards the restoration and protection of fish habitats affected by mining in the north: focus on the Caniapiscau River watershed Completed $1,538,676.00 [2018 - 2023] This project studies how the Caniapiscau watershed has been affected by mining. The project focuses on restoring and protecting fish habitats, and encouraging cooperation between local communities and project stakeholders. Research and Development PQ
Institut national de la recherche scientifique 2018-2019 Nanostructured visible light-driven heterojunction for photocatalysts for water treatment Completed $539,500.00 [2018 - 2022] This project explores how light alters materials, with the goal of creating a new hybrid system to treat water pollutants. It will assess the performance of new wastewater treatment structures. Research and Development CA
Kativik Regional Government (KRG) 2017-2018 Inventory and Restoration of Abandoned Outfitting Camps in the Caniapiscau Watershed Region of Nunavik Ongoing $1,451,324.00 [2019 - Ongoing] The project is creating an inventory of the outfitting camps in the Nunavik Sector of the Caniapiscau River watershed. It is cleaning up and restoring the affected environment so it is safe for human use. Environmental Quality Improvement PQ
Maliseet Nation Conservation Council 2017–2018 Saint John River Management Planning Completed $55,000.00 [2017 - 2018] This project developed an International Watershed Management workshop to gain information about issues in the Upper Saint John River Basin watershed. The program worked with the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation. It created a sustainable business model to continue the important work of watershed management. Environmental Quality Improvement NB
Nature NB 2016–2017 Protecting Migratory Bird in Southern NB through enhanced research and public awareness Completed $125,000.00 [2017 - 2019] This project educates the public about the importance of protecting migratory birds and their habitat. It also supports the research programs of the Point Lepreau Bird Observatory and the Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch along the Bay of Fundy. Research and Development NB
Nature Quebec 2016–2017 Preservation of swallows in the Marais-de-la-baie-de-L'Isle-Verte IBA (Important Bird Area) Completed $15,000.00 [2017 - 2019] This project protects and enhances the breeding habitat of four species of swallows: bank swallows, barn swallows, American cliff swallows and tree swallows, in the Important Bird Area (IBA) of Marais-de-la-Baie-de-L'Isle-Verte. The program will create action plans to ensure the Rivière Verte bank swallow colony continues to thrive. The presence of the American cliff swallow will be documented to ensure its protection in the IBA. Restoration PQ
Nova Scotia Nature Trust 2017–2018 Conserving Hemeon's Head Migratory Bird Habitat through Community Stewardship Completed $17,000.00 [2017 - 2018] This project assessed and restored migratory bird habitat by removing invasive species and marine debris. It also developed a plan for the long-term restoration and conservation of Hemeon's Head. The program engaged the public in education sessions. Restoration NS
Pictou County Rivers Association 2017–2018 Fish Habitat Restoration in the West River Watershed, Pictou County, Nova Scotia Completed $25,000.00 [2017 - 2018] This project worked to restore Six-Mile Brook by reducing the buildup of material in the stream system. This helps restore 800 square meters of good spawning and nursery habitat for Atlantic salmon and speckled trout. Restoration NS
Regroupement QuébecOiseaux 2016–2017 Establishing of independent structures promoting Barn Swallow nesting Completed $32,750.00 [2016 - 2018] This project supports the nesting of barn swallows in the fields of Montérégie. Five artificial nests will be installed. The project will determine if it is possible for nesting habitats to coexist with modern farming practices. Restoration PQ
Société pour Vaincre la Pollution 2017-2018 Overflow infrastructure monitoring Completed $65,700.00 [2017-2019] The project is working to better understand how sewer overflows pollute the coastline of the island of Montreal. Environmental Quality Improvement PQ
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq 2017–2018 Barneys River Atlantic Salmon Monitoring and Habitat Restoration Completed $28,139.00 [2017 - 2018] This project worked to help recover the Northumberland Straight Atlantic salmon population. It restored and monitored fish habitat by removing illegally dumped waste and by installing structures to aid migrating fish in the Barneys River watershed. Restoration NS
Trout Unlimited Canada Prince County Chapter 2016–2017 Restoration of Kennedy Road Branch, Trout River, Prince Edward Island Completed $30,000.00 [2016 - 2019] This project restores fish habitat and passage in the Trout River to make one branch a safe haven for salmon and trout. The project removes blockages and installs brush mats to trap debris, which could reduce the risk of fish kills. Restoration PE
Université du Québec à Rimouski 2018-2019 Behavioural and physiological responses of cultured bivalves to harmful algal blooms: early warning system and risk assessment Completed $537,000.00 [2018-2021] This project studies how cultured mollusks react to common toxic algae found in Atlantic Canada. Atlantic deep-sea scallop and blue mussel will be introduced to Alexandrium tamarense, a type of marine plankton that is primarily responsible for harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Canada. The goal is to develop a system of early warning and risk assessment. Research and Development CA
Water First 2017-2018 The Community Based Fish Habitat Restoration & Education Project (Caniapiscau River Watershed) Ongoing $500,000.00 [2018 - Ongoing] This project is increasing and stabilizing fish populations in the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach traditional territory waterways. It will deliver an educational program on fish stewardship to 5 Indigenous communities across northern Quebec and Labrador. Restoration PQ
Water First (previously Tin Roof Global) 2016–2017 The Community Based Walleye Spawning Habitat Restoration Project for the Kipawa Area Completed $146,333.00 [2017 -2019] This project stabilizes walleye populations in Lake Kipawa. The project works with Eagle Village First Nation on spawning habitat restoration projects. It also increases awareness of and stewardship of walleye habitat among the Eagle Valley First Nation members. Restoration PQ
Seneca College 2015–2016 Environmental Awareness and Best Practices for the Canadian Dry Cleaning Industry Completed $131,519.00 [2016 - 2018] This project developed videos to promote best practices for dry cleaning. The topics included wet cleaning, tetrachloroethylene (PERC) use and alternative solvents. The bilingual videos are available on the Green Citizen website. A one-day webinar was held at Seneca College. Education and Awareness CA
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue 2015–2016 Using remote sensing in ecological planning at the scale of industrial development in northern Canada Completed $276,500.00 [2016 - 2020] This project promotes the co-existence of biodiversity (variety of species), conservation and industrial development in northern Canada, including northern Québec. It uses remote sensing technology to identify sites that have a large variety of species and are also likely to have rare species. Research and Development CA
University of Guelph 2016-2017 Microbial consortia in mining waste rock: understanding microbial dynamics to optimize metal recovery, minimize metal migration and facilitate revegetation in cold environments Completed $665,608.00 [2016-2021] This project studies the possibility of using microorganisms to undo the effects of mining in the boreal zone of Canada. These microscopic organisms have the potential to fix damaged environments by breaking down or stabilizing metals in the soil. Research and Development CA
University of Northern British Columbia 2015–2016 Evaluating the resiliency of aquatic ecosystems to a catastrophic mine tailings spill event: The 2014 mount Polley incident in the Quesnel River Watershed, British Columbia Completed $986,580.00 [2016-2021] In 2014, a tailings pond breach caused mining waste and wastewater to flow into the Quesnel River Basin. This project is assessing the short- and long-term recovery of this area. Project results will help set restoration priorities and help guide future mining policy directives. Research and Development CA
University of Saskatchewan 2015–2016 A water quality monitoring system of the Qu'Appelle River catchment for long term water management policy development Completed $309,478.00 [2016 - 2019] This project is installing a system to measure the water quality of the Qu'Appelle River. It is also developing a decision tool that will help strike a balance between economic development, social harmony and environmental integrity. Research and Development CA
Alderville Black Oak Savanna 2017–2018 Stream to Shore Completed $82,640.00 [2018 - 2020] This project is improving water quality and restoring 2.75 hectares of habitat for species at risk in the Alderville First Nation territory within the Lower Trent Watershed. A long-term restoration strategy is being created. Community members and Indigenous youth are being engaged in volunteer opportunities to support the project. Environmental Quality Improvement ON
Carleton University 2017–2018 Mitigating Methane Emissions from Landfills in Ontario using an Engineered Biocover Completed $70,000.00 [2019-2021] This project studies the efficiency of an engineered landfill cover as a way to reduce methane emissions from landfills in Ontario. A study at Ridge Road Landfill in Ottawa is looking for ways to improve cover designs that perform over the long term and adapt to climate. Environmental Quality Improvement ON
Garden River First Nation 2017–2018 Bailey Bridge Slope Remediation Completed $110,250.00 [2017-2019] This project is working to protect and restore habitat for endangered Lake Sturgeon and Wood Turtle in the Garden River First Nation territories. Community members are being engaged in efforts to repair and restore the severely eroded Bailey Bridge slope. Restoration ON
Junction Creek Stewardship Committee 2016–2017 Pollution reduction using Low Impact Development Completed $86,629.00 [2019 - 2019] This project used low impact development (LID) techniques to prevent and clean up pollution in the Junction Creek area. It restored the riverbank of Junction Creek by working with volunteers to clean up garbage and plant along the shoreline. Environmental Quality Improvement ON
Lakehead Region Conservation Authority 2017–2018 Neebing River Watershed Wetland Evaluation, Lake Superior Watershed Completed $67,662.00 [2018 - 2019] This project assesses wetlands in the Thunder Bay area to ensure their long-term protection under the Conservation Authorities Act. This information will be used to guide future development in wetland areas. About 3 500 hectares will be assessed and protected from future development. Environmental Quality Improvement ON
Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association 2016–2017 Manitoulin Streams Habitat Restoration 2017 Completed $100,000.00 [2017 - 2018] This project restored the shoreline banks on the Mindemoya River and installed riverbank protection on the Grimesthorpe Creek. It worked with M’Chigeeng First Nation and Wikwemikong First Nation to help Lakeview School students restore M'Chigeeng Creek through educational awareness. Restoration ON
Nickel District Conservation Authority 2016–2017 Pollution reduction using Low Impact Development Completed $86,629.00 [2018 - 2019] This project reduces pollution in the City of Greater Sudbury by using a low impact development (LID) system to capture and treat storm water. The LID system will allow contaminants in storm water to settle before entering local water bodies. This will improve water quality, decrease peak flows during rain events and allow groundwater to recharge. Environmental Quality Improvement ON
North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority 2015–2016 Erosion Restoration in the Callander Bay-Wasi Watershed Completed $88,500.00 [2016 - 2017] This project improved fish habitat in the Callander-Wasi watershed by engaging property owners to restore shorelines. It also educated the public about the importance of preventing erosion. Restoration ON
Ontario Streams 2015–2016 Ontario Streams Fish Habitat Enhancement and Rehabilitation Initiative 2016 Completed $18,315.00 [2016 - 2017] The project rehabilitated and improved in-stream habitat within the Lake Ontario watershed (Don River, Rough River and Humber River). It achieved this by working with community volunteers to stabilize streambanks, remove blockages, and plant native trees and shrubs. Restoration ON
Ontario Streams 2017–2018 York Region Water Quality Improvement and Pollution Prevention 2018-2019 Completed $45,813.00 [2018 - 2019] This project reduces the negative effects of pollution from urban and agricultural landscapes along streams within York Region. Controlling erosion and creating better riverbank buffers will improve water quality and reduce pollution, and provide opportunity for community engagement. Restoration ON
Pine River Watershed Initiative Network 2017–2018 Protecting Mature Riparian Forest Area on the Pine River Completed $33,850.00 [2018 - 2020] This project is improving water quality in the South Pine River, which is part of the Pine River Watershed. More than 25 hectares will be improved and will help filter and prevent agricultural nutrients and toxins from entering the river. Restoration ON
rare Charitable Research Reserve 2015–2016 Habitat and Channel Restoration of Bauman Creek Completed $11,685.00 [2016 - 2017] The project restored Bauman Creek, creating valuable Brook Trout habitat. This was achieved by re-aligning the creek and improving habitat with tree and shrub planting. Restoration ON
Rural Lambton Stewardship Network 2016–2017 Sydenham River Nutrient Reduction Initiative/Matlovich Property Completed $20,000.00 [2016 - 2017] This project improved biodiversity (variety of species) in the Sydenham River region. It restored native tallgrass prairie and wetlands to create habitat for wildlife. The public and corporate partners were encouraged to get involved in these conservation initiatives. Environmental Quality Improvement ON
Water First 2015–2016 The Community Based Walleye Spawning Area Restoration Project for Lake Temagami Area Completed $88,662.00 [2016 - 2017] This project restored streambed and banks at 3 walleye spawning sites in Lake Temagami. The goal was to reduce sedimentation and erosion. Temagami First Nation Elders and youth were involved in this collaborative, community-based project through volunteer and employment opportunities. Environmental Quality Improvement ON
Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society 2015–2016 Riparian restoration in the Battle River Sub-basin through reforestation and improved management. Completed $61,573.00 [2016 - 2018] This project improved riverbed ecosystems in the Battle River sub-basin. It improved water quality, decreased localized flooding, and increased wildlife habitat. Awareness of related environmental issues will be shared through community outreach. Restoration AB
Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society 2015–2016 Fish habitat conservation through riparian habitat improvements in the Athabasca River watershed. Completed $44,900.00 [2016 - 2018] This project improved fish habitat management in the Athabasca River watershed. It identified current issues around land use management, suggested potential solutions, and helped implement changes to improve fish habitat. Educational activities highlighted the importance of fish and fish habitat management. Environmental Quality Improvement AB
Carrot River Valley Watershed Association Inc. 2015–2016 Wakaw Lake Shoreline Assessment & Outreach Project Completed $10,257.00 [2016 - 2017] This project engaged shoreline property owners, local municipalities, and the community to assess and protect Wakaw Lake ecosystems. It conducted shoreline assessments to strengthen conservation and protection efforts and improve the aquatic health of Wakaw Lake and the entire river system. Restoration SK
Corporation of Delta 2015–2016 Cougar Creek Watershed Project Completed $70,000.00 [2016 - 2020] This project conserves and enhances fish habitat by increasing habitat diversity in parts of the Cougar Creek system. It is developing a channel relocation project to create more habitat, and to help reduce the impacts of flooding. Environmental Quality Improvement BC
Evergreen (Vancouver) 2015–2016 Serpentine River Salmon Habitat Restoration Completed $15,075.00 [2016 - 2017] This project restored riverbanks to improve fish habitat downstream from the Tynehead Hatchery. It removed invasive plants, reduced erosion and created fish habitat. The project benefits fish species such as the Coho, Chinook, Chum and Steelhead. Restoration BC
Ktunaxa Nation Council (Canadian Columbia River Inter-tribal Fisheries Commission) 2015–2016 Habitat availability and food web potential of anadromous fish to transboundary white sturgeon Completed $25,132.00 [2016 - 2017] Salmon were once abundant in the Columbia River Basin and contributed to the food-web. This project reintroduced young salmon into the Columbia River Basin. It also increased nutrients in the basin to aid in the recovery of white sturgeon. Research and Development BC
Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) 2015–2016 Anderson Creek Salmon Habitat Restoration and Stewardship Completed $34,908.00 [2016 - 2019] This project is restoring and enhancing salmon habitat in Anderson Creek. The project aims to control erosion on two sites and place large woody debris to improve instream habitat for salmon and relocate a walking trail. The project will also remove invasive species, replacing them with native plants. Restoration BC
Lower Qu’Appelle Watershed Stewards Inc. 2015–2016 Lake Shoreline Outreach Project Completed $23,950.00 [2016 - 2017] This project protected and improved surface water quality and aquatic health in 6 lakes. The project conducted shoreline assessments and, through public engagement sessions, educated shoreline property owners about the health of their lake and shorelines. Environmental Quality Improvement SK
Municipal District of Bonnyville No.87 2015–2016 Crane Lake Riparian Restoration and Preservation Program Completed $106,124.00 [2016 - 2018] This project introduces ways to manage riverbeds and create a process to standardize shoreline development. It will host outreach sessions to share information with community members on best management practices. The data collected will be used to establish ways to develop lakes and inform restoration activities. Education and Awareness AB
North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance 2016–2017 Physical Fish Habitat Survey and Riparian Health Assessment Leading to Restoration of Fish Habitat and Spawning Areas in the Sturgeon River Watershed in Alberta Completed $147,000.00 [2016 - 2018] This project assessed the riverbank areas of the Sturgeon River. The project assessed and identified high-priority areas that need to be restored, improved or protected to create healthy riverbank areas critical for the protection of fish habitat. Environmental Quality Improvement AB
Okanagan Nation Alliance 2015–2016 Lower Columbia River Aquatic Invasive Species Reduction Program Completed $74,868.00 [2016 - 2018] This project restored fish habitat in the Columbia River. The project developed a program to restore native fish habitat in the Lower Columbia River, near Castlegar, and to address the effects of invasive species. Restoration BC
Trout Unlimited Canada 2015–2016 Chipman Creek Restoration Initiative Completed $24,000.00 [2016 - 2018] This project restored streams in the Chipman Creek area to improve water quality and fish habitat for the threatened Bull Trout and Westslope Cutthroat Trout. The project engaged local groups to identify the areas in need of restoration and monitor the results of restoration. Environmental Quality Improvement AB
University of Saskatchewan 2015–2016 Development of a fish biomonitoring program for northern Saskatchewan Completed $124,220.00 [2016 - 2020] This project created a system to assess the effects of human stressors on fish habitat in Northern Saskatchewan. This project sampled areas affected by ongoing industrial activities to determine how the health of these sites compared to natural or pristine sites. Research and Development SK
Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre Inc. 2016–2017 Wildlife Haven Wildlife Rescue Completed $65,076.00 [2016 - 2017] This rescue group worked to protect wildlife from environmental damage by improving onsite assessments and available supplies. The project trained staff and volunteers on the proper techniques of de-oiling wildlife and developed programming for the Education Centre. Education and Awareness MB
Yukon Invasive Species Council (YISC) 2016–2017 Restoration of Range Point Park Access Completed $33,500.00 [2018 - 2020] The project reduces the harmful effects of agricultural pesticides on the aquatic ecosystems of tributaries of the St. Lawrence River near Montreal. With the help of partners, the program is developing a global and integrated model for assessing the impacts of pesticides on the health of aquatic ecosystems. Restoration YT
Acadia University 2018-2019 Post-breeding and early migration movements, and habitat use for four declining swallow species Completed $40,000.00 [2019 - 2019] This project will identify the movements and key habitats of four endangered swallows following their breeding season in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. This is a critical time for survival, and project research will help inform conservation efforts for these declining migratory bird species. Research and Development NB
Humber Arm Environmental Association Inc. (ACAP Humber Arm) 2018-2019 Spatial and Temporal Interactions, American Lobster and Aquatic Invasive Species Green Crab Completed $35,000.00 [2019 - 2020] This project will identify the potential impact of green crab, an invasive species, on lobster in Newfoundland. Project research on the interactions between species will help improve efforts to protect both lobsters, and their habitat. Research and Development NL
Conseil de gestion durable du lac Saint-Jean 2018-2019 Monitoring of Annual Abundance of Littoral Forage Fish in Lake Saint-Jean Completed $112,500.00 [2018 - 2022] MELCC and MFFP will carry out a project in partnership with Rio Tinto Alcan to acquire knowledge on the prey species of small fish in Lake Saint-Jean. The project results will be used to measure the success of future lake management actions. Research and Development PQ
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq 2018-2019 East River Tributary Remediation and Atlantic Salmon Monitoring Initiative Completed $30,402.00 [2018 - 2019] This project will improve Atlantic salmon and other salmonid habitat through stream restoration and monitoring in the East River, Pictou. Research and Development NS
Pictou County Rivers Association 2018-2019 Fish Habitat Restoration in the West River Watershed, Pictou County Completed $20,000.00 [2018-2019] This project will protect and restore spawning and nursery fish habitat in rivers located in Pictou County. Research and Development NS
Royal Ontario Museum 2017-2018 Underwater rainforests: perils of the decline of coral reefs Completed $25,000.00 [2018-2021] This project will raise awareness of the effects of human impacts on tropical corals, coral-reef fishes, and of Canadian deep-water corals. Education and Awareness ON
University of Waterloo 2018-2019 Restoration of Peatland Ecosystems Impacted by Linear Disturbances within Subwatersheds of the North Saskatchewan River Watershed, Alberta, Canada Completed $200,000.00 [2018-2021] This project is restoring peatlands that have been disturbed by linear disturbances, such as seismic lines and winter roads. The project will research the ways to restore peatland that are best suited to the area. This may include activities such as tree planting and fertilization. Restoration AB
Trout Unlimited Canada 2018-2019 Upper North Saskatchewan Watershed Rehabilitation Project Completed $91,200.00 [2018-2021] This project is working to restore riverbank and aquatic health in the North Saskatchewan River Watershed. Activities will focus in areas important for native salmonids, a family of fish that includes salmon, trout, chars, and freshwater whitefishes. The project aims to identify high priority locations where riverbank and aquatic health is being negatively impacted. Then these areas will be repaired using bio-engineering solutions such as willow staking and cattle fencing. The community will be engaged through the media and volunteer days. Restoration AB
Assiniboine Park Conservancy Inc. 2018-2019 Poweshiek Skipperling Recovery Project Completed $50,000.00 [2018 - 2020] This project is working to increase the local, wild Poweshiek skipperling butterfly population to healthy, stable levels in Manitoba. The project aims to complete the first-ever release of captive farmed Poweshiek back into the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve. The project will monitor the release of the butterfly into the wild, research egg laying habits and improve early larval survival and hatching success by developing an off-site conservation program at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Restoration MB
ACAP Humber Arm Environmental Association Inc. 2018-2019 Agriculture and the Riparian Zone: Ecological Assessment and Restoration Completed $115,000.00 [2019 - 2021] This project will engage western Newfoundland’s agricultural sector in restoring and protecting the environment. ACAP Humber Arm will conduct ten farm-based ecological assessments, which will lead to appropriate restoration activities to improve fish habitat, lower in-stream temperatures and reduce flooding. These activities may include planting and fencing, reducing fecal bacteria, nutrient loading, erosion, siltation, pollution run-off and invasive species. Restoration NL
WWF-Canada 2018-2019 Parkers Brook Habitat Restoration for Arctic Char Completed $85,000.00 [2019-2022] World Wildlife Fund-Canada will restore critical coastal habitat for a unique localized population of Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) in Parker’s Brook, Newfoundland. The project will ensure the migratory pathway is protected from blockages caused by erosion and siltation in the river system and will benefit Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) returning to the river. Restoration NL
Bay St. George South Area Development Association 2018-2019 Develop Habitat Assessment for Aquatic Species in Rivers of Bay St. George Completed $35,000.00 [2019 - 2020] This project aims to develop habitat conservation and improvement plans for rivers in the areas of Bay St. George, Newfoundland. Surveys of tributary streams will be used to create an inventory of habitat factors that could be affecting Atlantic salmon and other aquatic species. Debris and barriers within the rivers will be removed and water-quality monitoring will identify sources of water contaminants from residential and agricultural activity. Restoration NL
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - NL and Labrador 2018-2019 Coastal Seabird Habitat Improvement for Avalon Peninsula Completed $89,000.00 [2019-2021] This education and awareness project will target coastal communities and businesses in eastern Newfoundland about the harmful effects of lighting on Leach’s Storm-Petrels. The project will monitor dark coastlines to understand the effects of light on young Leach’s Storm-Petrels, and will teach volunteers how to capture and release birds that become stranded due to light pollution. Techniques to reduce harmful lighting will be developed in collaboration with businesses and community members. Education & Awareness NL
Bird Studies Canada 2018-2019 Launching the First Newfoundland Breeding Bird Atlas to Improve Protection of Newfoundland’s Bird Communities in Terrestrial, Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Completed $81,391.35 [2019-2021] This project will document the distribution, abundance, and status of breeding birds in insular Newfoundland through the production of a Breeding Bird Atlas. The atlas will benefit the environment by collecting the information needed to allow for informed decision-making in regard to conservation, management and policy related to breeding bird populations, including species at risk, at multiple spatial scales. Research and Development NL
Acadia University 2018-2019 Examining the upstream passage of migrating fish through the White Rock dam in the Gaspereau River, Nova Scotia Completed $50,000.00 [2019-2022] This project will examine upstream migration timing and passage success of alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) at the White Rock Dam on the Gaspereau River, Nova Scotia. To test the stress of migration, the research team will tag alewife with Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tags, track their movement with an antenna system, and conduct biological sampling for physiological stress markers. The research has the potential to aid Nova Scotia Power Inc. in the management of fish passageways for upstream migrating fish species, including alewife and the endangered Atlantic salmon. Research and Development NS
Nova Scotia Salmon Association 2018-2019 South River Natural Channel Restoration and Riparian Reforestation Completed $30,000.00 [2019 - 2020] This project aims to restore Atlantic salmon and brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) habitat by improving spawning substrates and juvenile breeding habitats. This project will also work to improve adult salmon migration through the creation of holding pools for adult fish. The project will apply fish habitat restoration techniques, like stream-bank stabilization to reduce erosion, and rock sill and deflector installations to re-establish the natural flow of the stream and riverbank vegetation. Restoration NS
Institut de développement durable des Premières Nations du
Québec et du Labrador (IDDPNQL)
2018-2019 Restoration of Abandoned Sites – Atikamekw Traditional Territory Completed $130,000.00 [2019-2022] This project aims to rehabilitate degraded sites in the Atikamekw traditional territory (Nitaskinan). The project will provide a mapping inventory of orphaned sites, such as abandoned forest camps, mineral exploration sites, wild deposits and abandoned oil reservoirs for the purpose of restoration. The project will engage First Nations and local communities through public meetings to incorporate traditional and local knowledge, and to maximize restoration efforts. Restoration QC
Société Provancher 2018-2019 Control of Invasive Alien Plants and Restoration of the Exceptional Areas of the Société Provancher Completed $35,000.00 [2019 - 2021] This project aims to restore and protect habitats on the sites managed by Société Provancher through the control of invasive species, especially common reeds and Japanese knotweed. Restoration activities will be implemented following an intervention protocol recently developed specifically by a committee of scientific experts for the special conditions of these environments. Restoration QC
Fédération de l’UPA de la Montérégie 2018-2019 Showcase and Promotion Project for the Improvement of Aquatic and Grassland Habitats in the Pot au Beurre River Watershed Completed $66,080.00 [2019 - 2022] This project targets aquatic and rural habitats of threatened, troubled and local species in the Pot au Beurre River watershed. This project aims to raise awareness among agricultural stakeholders on best practices to improve the natural habitat in this watershed. A series of wildlife management projects, including shoreline improvements, will be carried out, and a set of best management practices will be created to encourage stakeholders to improve wildlife habitat in this watershed. Restoration QC
Water First Education and Training Inc. 2018-2019 A Community Based Fish Habitat Restoration & Education Project in Lac Simard area Ongoing $108,920.00 [2019 - ongoing] Water First will partner with Long Point First Nation to improve fish habitat on the Nation’s traditional territories. The project aims to restore two walleye spawning areas in the Lake Simard area by removing sediment from spawning substrate, stabilizing the shoreline to prevent erosion and sedimentation, and creating optimal spawning substrate. The project will hire and train community members from Long Point First Nation in the assessment, planning, execution and monitoring of restoration activities for walleye spawning habitat. Restoration QC
Éco-Nature 2018-2019 Riverbank Restoration Between 8th and 9th Avenues in Laval Completed $25,000.00 [2019-2021] This project aims to restore and sustain wildlife habitat along the Mille Îles River in Laval. Project activities include removing an asphalt surface from the shoreline, restoring the original natural plant succession, and stabilizing the bank using techniques inspired by plant engineering to recreate quality wildlife habitats. By transforming a highly artificial environment into a natural environment of quality, the shoreline and coastline will return to their original ecological functions and the habitat will once again be favourable to the rich fauna and flora of the region. Restoration QC
Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority 2018-2019 Restoring Healthy Waters, Habitats and Communities: Nottawasaga Valley and South Georgian Bay Completed $138,777.00 [2019-2022] This project aims to engage Nottawasaga Valley watershed residents to implement over 20 water quality improvement and on-the-ground habitat restoration projects. Approximately 44 hectares will be restored by increasing forest cover in critical groundwater recharge areas to increase infiltration and reduce flood potential. Over three kilometres of stream bank will be restored to provide shade for aquatic habitat. Environmental Quality Improvement ON
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology 2018-2019 Removing mineral footprint and restoring ecohydrologic functions of freshwater peatlands affected by in-situ oil and gas activities in northern Alberta Ongoing $349,025.00 [2019 - ongoing] The project’s overall objective is to reclaim mineral features (well pads and access roads used for resource extraction) that have been built in boreal peatlands which will reduce the negative impact of mineral fill on peatland hydrology, chemistry, and vegetation. Planned activities include selecting suitable study sites, completing a pre-restoration assessment and instrumentation, completing reclamation of the well pads, including civil earth work and revegetation, monitoring and assessing hydrology, chemistry, and vegetation. Restoration AB
Trout Unlimited Canada 2019-2020 Cutthroat in Porcupine Hills Environmental Rehabilitation (CIPHER) Project Completed $109,810.00 [2019 - 2022] The project aims to improve aquatic and riparian habitat in the Trout Creek watershed to rehabilitate Westslope Cutthroat Trout. The organization will work with stakeholder groups, resource managers and community members to implement a rehabilitation program and increase public awareness on the threats facing native trout populations and measures to address them. Restoration AB
Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society (Cows and Fish) 2018-2019 Responding to Riparian Requests - Follow up to Benefit Riparian Ecosystems in Alberta Completed $336,165.00 [2019 -2023] The project aims to improve riparian health through improved knowledge, skills and the implementation of management changes among local landowners. Planned activities include delivering outreach activities, identifying and working with landowners to select priority riparian areas and assess their health and management needs, restoring riparian areas through installation of off-site watering systems, installing fencing, and planting trees and shrubs. Environmental Quality Improvement AB
Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition 2018-2019 Peach-Salwein Salmon Habitat Restoration Completed $189,176.00 [2019 - 2020] This restoration project will protect, conserve or restore fish habitat in the Fraser River watershed. The project’s overall objectives are to restore and create new fish habitat by targeting off-channel flood plain habitat in the Vedder River. Project activities include constructing a pond, constructing a stable outlet berm and weir, extending a groundwater channel, adding stream habitat enhancements, such as boulders and large woody debris, addressing encroachment of reed canary grass, planting native species, managing invasive species and installing permanent signage. Restoration BC
British Columbia Conservation Foundation 2018-2019 Lower Fraser Fish Habitat Inventory Update Completed $95,824.00 [2019 - 2021] The British Columbia Conservation Foundation will help protect, conserve or restore fish habitat in the Fraser River watershed through the development of a stream-mapping database for the Lower Fraser River Valley. The project aims to prioritize fish-habitat restoration projects for areas affected by the cumulative impacts of activities including transportation, industrial and residential development and agricultural activities. Research and Development BC
Okanagan Nation Alliance 2018-2019 Fort Shepherd Conservancy Environmental Restoration Project Completed $30,750.00 [2019 - 2020] The project aims to restore ecological function and improve the environmental quality of a 15-hectare area within the 890 hectares of Fort Shepherd Conservancy lands south of Trail, British Columbia, owned by The Land Conservancy of British Columbia. Planned activities include conducting forest health surveys, replanting the micro-sites with native trees, conducting invasive plant inventories, manually removing noxious plants and developing long-term treatment prescriptions for all the proposed restoration areas. Environmental Quality Improvement BC
Flying Dust First Nation 2018-2019 Flying Dust Riverbank Restoration Project Completed $166,750.00 [2019-2021] The project aims to improve the quality of the water on the Flying Dust First Nation territory. The organization wants to gain a better understanding of the nearby Meadow Lake and Meadow River and decrease sedimentation by restoring habitat for fish, birds and other species in and around the local river. Planned activities include conducting a bathymetric survey and hydrogeological study, creating a model that will include a visual and topographic survey of the river corridor and show flow velocity, removing derelict vehicles and debris, installing erosion control blankets along riparian areas identified as part of the study, and planting indigenous shrubs and plants. Restoration SK
University of Sherbrooke 2018-2019 Laccase-mediated elimination of emerging contaminants from wastewaters Ongoing $398,500.00 [2019 - ongoing] The project aims to develop wastewater treatment technology using laccases (LAC) to efficiently remove contaminants, such as pharmacetical compounds (PhCs), from municipal and hospital wastewaters. Research and Development CA
Parkland County 2017–2018 Green Acreages Fisheries Restoration Project Completed $6,668.00 [2018-2021] This project will provide education materials and expertise to landowners to improve the quality of the shoreline and riparian habitat on their properties. Project outcomes include reduced erosion and run-off, improved fish habitat and the establishment of native vegetation. Environmental Quality Improvement AB
Muriel Lake Basin Management Society (“MLBMS”) 2015–2016 Install Beaver Dam Level Control Devices at Muriel Lake Completed $16,414.00 [2016 - 2019] This project has identified natural and human causes of water level loss in Muriel Lake. Beaver dam level control devices will be installed to prevent the build-up of additional water in dams, increasing the flow of fresh water to the lake. Increased flow into the lake will contribute to the restoration of fish habitat. Restoration AB
Federation of Alberta Naturalists 2017–2018 Shoreline Naturalization Incentive project at Pigeon Lake and Lac La Nonne Completed $110,741.00 [2018 - 2021] This project aims to rehabilitate and restore fish and fish habitat at Pigeon Lake and Lac La Nonne in Alberta. Project activities will aim to naturalize and stabilize the shoreline. This project will increase the natural habitat, decrease invasive species and improve water quality. Restoration AB
Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI) 2017–2018 Bull Kelp Monitoring and Enhancement Plot Project Completed $73,570.00 [2018 - 2019] This project aims to help bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana) forests continue to thrive in the Northumberland Channel and north of the Winchelsea Islands. Bull kelp forests act as a refuge for vulnerable, out-migrating juvenile salmon and forage fish. Enhancement plots will be installed at the two sites. A comparative research project on the successional patterns of bull kelp forests at the two sites will also be completed. Environmental Quality Improvement BC
The Nature Trust of British Columbia 2017–2018 Chilcotin River Fish Habitat Protection Completed $36,956.00 [2018 - 2019] The Chilcotin Lake Conservation Area protects more than 4 km of the Chilcotin River in the Cariboo region of British Columbia. The Chilcotin River is an important spawning ground for Chinook, Sockeye, Pink Salmon and Steelhead. To help protect and conserve the fish and improve the river's fish habitat, fencing was installed to restrict livestock access. Environmental Quality Improvement BC
Wildlife Preservation Canada 2017–2018 Fraser Wetlands Endangered Wildlife Recovery Completed $25,000.00 [2018 - 2019] This project aims to help the recovery of Oregon spotted frogs and Coastal western painted turtles in the Fraser Valley. This project will re-establish the species where historical populations would have otherwise been present and establish populations in restored habitat. The project will be a key element of a larger, multi-partner effort to save and recreate functioning natural wetland ecosystems in the region. Restoration BC
City of North Vancouver & District of North Vancouver Joint Application 2016–2017 Lower Mackay Creek Fish Habitat Restoration Completed $85,000.00 [2017 - 2019] This project provided dedicated habitat for salmonids and resident trout species in the Mackay Creek by creating protected off-channel features with long-term stability and functionality. The project included riverbank restoration and diversification and the creation of a stormwater treatment wetland resulting in improved water quality in the creek.
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Powell River Regional District 2017–2018 Palm Beach Restoration Project Completed $25,300.00 [2018 - 2019] Through this project, Powell River Regional District completed a shoreline topographic survey, an inventory of flora and fauna and an analysis of inter-tidal and coastal processes. The project also completed a Shoreline Biophysical Assessment and Environmental Management Plan. The information gathered through this project will guide future site restoration. Restoration BC
Ocean Wise Conservation Association 2017–2018 PollutionTracker: Contaminant Monitoring in Northumberland Channel Completed $56,430.00 [2018-2022] This project will establish two new PollutionTracker monitoring sites in British Columbia's Northumberland Channel. PollutionTracker is a new coast-wide monitoring initiative that is generating high-quality contaminant data to address pressing issues related to ocean pollution as well as concerns expressed by First Nations communities. Research and Development BC
Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) 2017–2018 West Creek Instream Restoration Project Completed $39,017.00 [2017 - 2019] Through this project, Langley Environmental Partners Society created rearing and overwintering habitat for salmonid species in the West Creek Watershed. The project activities included completing an instream enhancement project, promoting options for private land stewardship and engaging community members. Restoration BC
Fraser Basin Council 2017–2018 Workshop to Introduce the Online Woodsmoke Education Portal Completed $17,000.00 [2018 - 2018] This education and awareness project will promote the tools available to help reduce the pollution caused by local wood smoke. The Fraser Basin Council (FBC), along with partners, is developing an Online Woodsmoke Education Portal (OWEP) to provide education about wood smoke and health, wood storage and burning. Education and Awareness BC
University of Saskatchewan 2017–2018 Ecosystem services-based regional strategic environmental assessment: Framework development and a model application for Saskatoon’s Northeast Swale Completed $87,000.00 [2018-2020] This project will develop and test a Regional Strategic Environmental Assessment (RSEA), an ecosystem services-based framework for impact mitigation and sustainable land-use decision support. The project will submit a model application for Saskatoon's Northeast Swale, an area that is subject to the stresses of a growing city and home to more than 150 species, including federally-identified species of concern. The RSEA framework and supporting tools will be publicly available and transferable to other cities across Canada. Research and Development SK
Concordia University 2017-2018 Design of novel biochar biofiltration system for optimization of municipal wastewater Completed $399,300.00 [2018 - 2022] The project will design a novel biofiltration system to remove pollutants not captured by conventional treatment systems. This project will also optimize sewage treatment by further removing contaminants in the St-Lawrence River. Outcomes of this project include improved water quality in the St. Lawrence River, among others. Environmental Quality Improvement QC
Groupe de recherche appliquée en macro-écologie (GRAME) 2017-2018 HERE, we breathe! Completed $60,000.00 [2017 - 2019] This project saw the planting of 1,000 trees on sites in the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) sector and among the municipalities and boroughs of the greater South-West and West of Montreal. The project's main long-term goal is to improve air quality through the planting of trees and the critical role they play in the interception of pollutants such as dust, ozone and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as well as the capture of carbon dioxide. Environmental Quality Improvement QC
Maliseet Nation Conservation Council 2018-2019 Restoration and Bank Stabilization of the “Snake Stream”, Madawaska, New Brunswick Completed $48,384.00 [2019-2020] This restoration project will stabilize and restore the eroded stream bank and enhance deteriorated areas of fish habitat in Snake Stream, Madawaska, NB. The stream originates from the springs in the mountains near Edmundston and winds through the forested and residential areas of the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation. The Maliseet Nation Conservation Council will work with environmental restoration consultant Parish Aquatics Ltd. on the project. Restoration NB
C-Core 2018-2019 Miawpukek First Nation's Wetlands Inventory (MWI) Completed $34,000.00 [2019 - 2020] This project will develop a wetland inventory map of Newfoundland's Conne River watershed. This inventory will be used by Miawpukek First Nation to monitor and promote the proper management and control of the river’s Atlantic Salmon habitat. Research and Development NL
Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island 2019-2020 Restore a Cutover Block in PEI National Park Completed $9,462.00 [2019 - 2020] This restoration project will reforest an area of PEI National Park where trees had been illegally cut and removed. Funding will also be used to plant trees in the park’s other priority planting areas. Restoration PE
Heiltsuk Tribal Council 2020-2021 Xvíɫm̓ ístaƛ h̓ ákq̓áṃ qṇtxv bákvḷásu (“Our food will return”): Multi-species restoration of a social-ecological system Ongoing $2,842,000.00 [2021 - ongoing] This project aims to restore the social-ecological system within the Heiltsuk Nation territory that was directly impacted by the Nathan E. Stewart tug running aground near Bella Bella, British Columbia in 2016. The objectives of this project are to restore shellfish habitat and population; improve salmon habitat; restore herring populations and increase distribution of herring spawn; support the conservation of migratory birds; and re-strengthen the connection between people and place. Restoration BC
Discovery Coast Greenways Land Trust 2019-2020 Ecological Restoration of Historic Log Storage and Handling
Facilities in the Campbell River Estuary
Ongoing $275,033.06 [2020 - ongoing] In consultation with the Province of British Columbia, First Nations and other stakeholders, this restoration project will develop a 10-year restoration plan for the Baikie Island Nature Reserve in the Campbell River Estuary as well as restore spawning and habitat for salmon. The overall objectives of this project are to: (1) develop a 10-year restoration plan, (2) implement the first year of the plan. Restoration BC
The City of Calgary 2019-2020 Inglewood Bird Sanctuary Fish Habitat and Erosion Mitigation Project Ongoing $269,950.17 [2021-ongoing] The purpose of this restoration project is to reconnect the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary Lagoon to the Bow River. This area has seen a significant loss of freshwater ecosystem diversity. The overall objectives for this project are to: improve fish habitat, improve the wetland habitat, reduce risks to the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary water body, improve water quality, and monitor results. Restoration AB
Yukon Invasive Species Council 2019-2020 Invasive Species Eradication in Whitehorse, Yukon Completed $20,000.00 [2021-2022] The purpose of this restoration project is to eliminate one of Yukon’s priority invasive plant species, the tufted vetch, and restore four areas within the City of Whitehorse with natural vegetation. The overall objective of the project is to prevent this invasive species from gaining a foothold in the City’s bordering natural areas and overtaking natural vegetation. Restoration YT
Tla'amin Nation 2019-2020 Unwin Lake Restoration Completed $136,860.00 [2021- 2023] This research project will determine if chum and sockeye salmon can be reintroduced to Unwin Creek and Unwin Lake. Unwin Lake is the largest freshwater body in the Desolation Sound Provincial Park, and the original creek was altered due to logging, which impacted fish migration. The project will provide assessments and reports to re-establish the original Unwin Creek to facilitate fish migration and spawning. Restoration BC
Lesser Slave Lake Watershed Council 2019-2020 Riparian Health Assessment for the West Prarie River Completed $35,227.65 [2020-2020] This project will improve water quality and aquatic habitat on the West Prairie River. The overall objectives of this project are to: complete a wetland health assessment of the banks of the river and main tributaries, produce a report to share with stakeholders and project partners, and identify areas of poor health for future targeted on-the-ground restoration work. Restoration AB
Water Security Agency 2019-2020 Evaluating impacts of Water Management on Fish Recruitment Completed $40,000.00 [2020 - 2023] This research and development project will study the Bigmouth Buffalo, a fish species of Special Concern, and determine whether dams and other water control structures are causing problems. The overall objectives of this project are to: evaluate the age structure and recruitment success of Bigmouth Buffalo in the Qu’Appelle river and lakes and develop best management practices to protect this species. Restoration SK
Village of Riverhurst - Communities in Bloom Committee 2019-2020 Village of Riverhurst Wetland Project Completed $104,000.00 [2021-2022] This environmental quality improvement project will re-establish healthy water levels in the Village of Riverhurst wetland in West-Central Saskatchewan to provide habitat for various plant and animal species. It will also put safeguards in place to monitor and control flooding without draining the area. Restoration SK
Kawartha Region Conservation Authority 2020–2021 Bring Back the Fish Completed $75,000.00 [2021 - 2023] The Bring Back the Fish project will improve fish habitat within the City of Kawartha Lakes. By working with the local community, this project will improve water quality and fish habitat through the construction of at least 10 on-the-ground fish habitat improvement projects in high priority areas. This project will provide technical on-site demonstrations of effective measures to protect local urban streams and the fish that live there. Restoration ON
Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee   Enhancing Millstream River Tributaries Completed $50,000.00 [2020-2022] The purpose of this project is to improve the riverbank, wetland, and aquatic habitat conditions of the Millstream River Tributaries, near Sussex, New Brunswick. Enhancements will include planting trees and shrubs, stabilizing banks, and installing fencing and habitat boxes. These actions will buffer stream temperatures and reduce sediment and nutrient inputs. Restoration NB
Conservation Corps of Newfoundland and Labrador 2019-2020 Waterford River Watershed Research Restoration and Education Program Completed $182,155.00 [2020 - 2023] This project will enhance the assessment and monitoring of fish and fish habitat within the Waterford River watershed in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The primary objectives are to enhance current practices, and increase the assessment area by sampling fish habitat in new locations. Restoration NL
Association Sportive Miguick 2019-2020 Restoration of two lake levels Completed $41,749.00 [2020 - 2023] The objective of the project is to restore the water level of Lac des Passes and Lac Tonty, on the territory of the Rivière-Blanche in the Portneuf region. The proposed work aims to stabilize a dam to prevent the degradation of fish habitat and, at the same time, to restore the previous water level of the lakes. Raising the water level will increase the area of aquatic habitat in these two lakes by 57 hectares. Restoration PQ
La Société canadienne pour la conservation de la nature 2019-2020
Development of a favorable planning strategy for fish - Grondines swamp sector
Ongoing $117,000.00 [2020 - ongoing] This project aims to assess the benefits of the fish management practices currently carried out at the Grondines marsh by evaluating the conditions that favour the presence of current fish species and the extent of sedimentation and erosion. The objective of the project is to provide the land owners of the Grondines swamp with the tools needed to plan future projects and improve the existing facilities. Restoration PQ
McGill University 2019-2020 Restoration, research and education to protect migrating birds in l’Ouest-de-l’Île Ongoing $390,000.00 [2020 - ongoing] This project aims to protect migrating songbirds in the West Island of Montreal. McGill University will enhance the quality of songbird habitat within the Grand Parc de l’Ouest, teach staff about linkages among green spaces by studying the movements of birds, and inspire future habitat enhancements by using research results to educate the public on how to contribute to habitat improvements. Restoration PQ
Institut de recherche en biologie végétale 2019-2020 WaterPhyt: Environmental Protection by Sustainable Wastewater Phytofiltration Ongoing $234,148.00 [2020 - ongoing] This project aims to improve environmental protection across Quebec using phytofiltration, a process that uses fast growing trees to treat municipal wastewater while delivering sustainable bioproducts. This project will also transfer environmental knowledge among academia, the government and the public. Restoration PQ
Eco Nature 2019-2020 Restauration du marais Miller Ongoing $499,054.00 [2020 - ongoing] The objective of the project is to restore the Miller Marsh, located near Montreal, by creating a filtering marsh that will be connected to it. The filtering marsh will improve water treatment and reduce the concentration of contaminants, particularly from urban wastewater. The objective of the project is to increase the area of wetlands and natural environments in the sector and to maintain the habitats that currently support a rich and diverse fauna and flora. Restoration PQ
Comité de bassin de la rivière Chaudière (COBARIC) 2019-2020 Restoration and conservation of the habitat of Lac Mégantic and its watershed Ongoing $404,199.00 [2020 - ongoing] The goal of the project is to restore fish habitat in the Lac Mégantic watershed, and ensure better runoff management. This project will raise awareness among 400 stakeholders (citizens, municipalities, agricultural and forestry producers) to encourage them to adopt practices that improve the quality of the lake water and its habitats. Restoration PQ
Pacific Salmon Foundation 2020-2021 Fraser River Estuary North Arm Breach Project Completed $500,000.00 [2021 - 2022] The purpose of this project is to restore the natural salmon migration pathways in the Fraser River estuary. Creating a breach in the North Arm jetty will allow salmon passage and restore critical habitat for various bird species. Restoration BC
Pacific Salmon Foundation 2020-2021 Compiling and Visualizing Data to Support Planning and Implementation of Informed, Effective Restoration Projects. Completed $100,000.00 [2021 - 2021] This project will give stakeholders better access to Pacific salmon data, by updating the Pacific Salmon Explorer (PSE), an online tool used to explore salmon-related information through interactive maps and figures. This project will transition to a new mapping technology and expand the database to cover a larger area. Research and Development BC
Rivershed Society of British Columbia (RSBC) 2020-2021 Watershed CPR Education Program – Lower Fraser Estuary Completed $200,000.00 [2021-2022] This project will help the community improve the long-term health of the Fraser River estuary by encouraging individual-driven environmental stewardship and action. This project will provide virtual workshops on the threats to fish habitat and engage the community in environmental activities. Education & Awareness BC
Nature Conservancy of Canada -- Saskatchewan 2019-2020  
Restoration of grassland and mixed wood forest ecosystems in Saskatchewan’s West Boreal Transition
Completed $104,000.00 [2020-2021] This restoration project aims to restore the natural structure and diversity of a highly significant mixed-wood forest ecosystem and
 grassland communities in the West Boreal Transition and West Parklands in Saskatchewan.
Restoration SK
University of Northern British Columbia 2019-2020 Assessing Medium-term Environmental Damage and Recovery of Quesnel Lake Seven Years after the Mount Polley Mine Tailings Impoundment Spill Completed $275,023.00 [2021 - 2023] The purpose of this research and development project is to assess habitat recovery in Quensel Lake’s west basin following the 2014 Mount Polley Mine spill event. The results will determine how water from the contaminated waterways will affect the lake’s further recovery. Research and Development BC
Water First 2019-2020 Community Based Fish Habitat Restoration & Conservation Training Project with Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation (SIFN) Ongoing $200,000.00 [2021-ongoing] This restoration project will support the Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation (SIFN) to sustainably manage trout populations on SIFN traditional territory. Local Indigenous community members will gain technical skills training and capacity building through fish habitat, fish population assessment and aquatic ecosystem monitoring projects. Restoration NL
Comité Écologique du Grand Montréal 2019-2020 SOS Canopée Ongoing $260,000.00 [2020 - ongoing] This restoration project aims to restore a woodland ecosystem in Parc Marcel-Laurin, which has been severely affected by an infestation of emerald ash borer, an invasive wood-boring beetle native to Asia that feeds on ash trees. This project will help create a woodland canopy cover by planting 2000 native shrubs and 3000 trees. Restoration QC
Earth Rangers Foundation 2019-2020 Project 2050: Community Climate Challenge Ongoing $3,326,206.00 [2021 - ongoing] Project 2050 will mobilize children across Canada at home, at school, and in their communities to help meet Canada’s 2050 target of net-zero emissions through collective action. A series of ambitious goals will encourage and motivate children to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their daily lives. The project will develop educational materials focusing on the top causes of climate change in Canada and how our 2050 goal can be achieved by working together. Education & Awareness - Climate Action and Awareness Fund ON
Let's Talk Science 2019-2020 A Greener Future Through Youth Climate Education and Action Ongoing $5,976,919.00 [2021 - ongoing] A national climate science initiative will be launched to help youth understand climate science, while empowering them to develop and implement locally relevant actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Let’s Talk Science will engage youth in climate action through regional events, climate action projects, hands-on activities and a suite of digital resources. Education & Awareness - Climate Action and Awareness Fund ON
Science North 2019-2020 Engaging Canada’s Youth in Climate Action through the ‘'Climate Action Show'’ Object Theatre and Canadian Tour Ongoing $6,000,000.00 [2021 - ongoing] Science North and its partners will deliver a series of high-impact projects in both official languages to engage youth on climate change. The project will address program gaps in urban, rural and Indigenous communities across Canada through unique and high-impact initiatives: The 'Climate Action Show' object theatre at Science North, a Climate Action Travelling Exhibition and Canadian Tour for both large-scale centres in urban areas as well as a customized tour for rural communities, and a Climate Action Digital Campaign. Education & Awareness - Climate Action and Awareness Fund ON
Clean Nova Scotia Foundation 2020-2021 Atlantic Canada Climate Action Education Project Ongoing $4,499,737.00 [2021 - ongoing] This project will bring together partners across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador to develop and deliver high quality, regionally relevant ‘Climate Action Education’ for K-12 youth, students, and educators in Atlantic Canada. Education & Awareness - Climate Action and Awareness Fund NS
Learning for a Sustainable Future/l'Éducation au service de la Terre 2020-2021 Empowering Youth for Climate Action/Habiliter les jeunes dans l’action climatique Ongoing $3,778,500.00 [2021 - ongoing] This project will create programming that will directly engage youth through Youth Leadership Forums and Action Projects. Teachers will participate in professional development and receive resources as a strategic and sustainable way to impact hundreds (if not thousands) of students over the course of these teachers’ careers. Education & Awareness - Climate Action and Awareness Fund ON
Ocean Wise Conservation Association 2020-2021 Waves of Change Ongoing $5,991,998.00 [2021 - ongoing] Through Waves of Change, Ocean Wise will work with a collaborative partnership of education, technology, and stewardship non-governmental stakeholders, to provide meaningful learning opportunities to over 2.5 million Canadian youth, that make clear connections between climate change, ocean health, and daily actions that can reduce greenhouse gases. This project will address gaps by weaving together a set of engaging educational experiences that meet the needs and interests of the K-12 demographic. The program allow youth to participate in a continuum of learning experiences where they can select from a variety of opportunities to engage, find inspiration, research, share, debate and inspire their peers and broader communities to take climate change action through daily actions. Education & Awareness - Climate Action and Awareness Fund BC
Nature-Action Quebec Inc 2020-2021 Climate change and me! Completed $126,388.00 [2021 - 2023] Nature-Action Quebec experts will develop 20 video clips (10 French / English themes) to help young people refine their environmental understanding and scientific thinking on the issues surrounding climate change. Through stories, games, tests and surveys these videos will provide practical information to reconcile consumption, ecology and citizenship and progress towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Education & Awareness - Climate Action and Awareness Fund QC
The Discovery Centre 2020-2021 Inspiring Youth to Climate Action: Local Science Centre and Public Outreach Across Canada Ongoing $6,000,000.00 [2021 - ongoing] The Discovery Centre will collaborate with a collective partnership consisting of Science North, Exploration Place, and the Canadian Association of Science Centres (a network of over 45 science centres, museums, and outreach organizations) to deliver the Inspiring Youth to Climate Action project. This project will increase youth understanding of climate change science, empower young people to mobilize and take personal action on climate change, and inspire them to become leaders in climate action in the future. Education & Awareness - Climate Action and Awareness Fund NS
Alderville First Nation 2020-2021 Wiidookodaadiwin Shkagamikwe (Mutual Help for Mother Earth): Carbon Sequestration through K-12 Restoration and Outreach Ongoing $564,000.00 [2021 - ongoing] The Alderville Black Oak Savanna group and its partners provide unique and innovative experiences that address knowledge gaps relating to local ecosystems (Tallgrass), climate change, and Indigenous studies. This project aims to restore rare Tallgrass ecosystems that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The project will also engage students (K-12) on the topic of climate change, actively involve students in climate change adaptations, and promote the cultural/ecological significance of Tallgrass. Education & Awareness - Climate Action and Awareness Fund ON
Manitoba Metis Federation Inc 2020-2021 Metis Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow (MELT) Ongoing $1,535,845.00 [2021 - ongoing] Based on an experiential learning model, the MMF will offer tri-annual, land-based learning workshops which provide consistent, meaningful opportunities for Manitoba Metis youth to learn from Elders, Metis traditional knowledge holders, technical experts and educators in their region. Youth will learn about Metis culture, traditions and history, the impact of climate change of environmental management and Metis harvesting. Education & Awareness - Climate Action and Awareness Fund MB
The Natural Step Canada 2020-2021 Energy Futures Lab - Community Resilience Ongoing $1,613,854.19 [2021 - ongoing] This project aims to help build resilient communities across Alberta by equipping community members with tools and resources to become empowered to act on climate change and meet the challenges and opportunities associated with energy transition. Specific activities include producing 'energy futures roadshows', stewarding the 'Energy Futures Communities' network to support peer‐to‐peer learning, and hosting action‐focused thematic workshops to accelerate climate action initiatives. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund AB
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology 2020-2021 Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Training and Demonstration with Indigenous Friendship Centres Ongoing $934,500.00 [2021 - ongoing] In partnership with the Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association, this multi‐year project aims to develop capacity for climate change action within 21 Indigenous communities using green building science and technology as an engagement tool. This project will demonstrate and train community members in green building strategies and technologies in select Friendship Centres. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund AB
University of Calgary 2020-2021 Catalyzing Community Climate Action Ongoing $1,620,000.00 [2021 - ongoing] In partnership with community groups and organizations, this initiative will implement numerous diverse community climate action projects. This project will also build momentum in climate action across the Southern Alberta region by providing engagement opportunities to help individuals and organizations identify targets, options and motivations to reduce their carbon footprint. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund AB
Fraser Valley Conservancy 2020-2021 Close to Home: connecting under engaged Fraser Valley communities to nature-based climate change actions Ongoing $646,874.28 [2021 - ongoing] This project aims to provide information and training to residents of British Columbia’s Fraser Valley Regional District on nature-based solutions to climate change. This project will provide hands-on skills training for effective stewardship of local green spaces by developing, launching, and supporting green space ambassador programs. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund BC
University of Victoria 2020-2021 Scalable Nature-based Climate Solution (NBCS) Community Toolkit for Climate and Water Security Ongoing $1,000,000.00 [2021 - ongoing] Working with community partners, the project’s overarching objective is to empower rural and Indigenous communities across Canada to mitigate water stress caused by climate change and local loss of nature/biodiversity. This group will develop an integrated and scalable nature-based climate solutions toolkit for water sustainability and support communities as they use the toolkits. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund BC
VIDEA - a BC based International Development Education Association 2020-2021 Nawt’sa mawt: Working Together as One Ongoing $1,710,271.00 [2021 - ongoing] This project will investigate the challenges and barriers to climate action and help participants to assess their readiness levels and develop response plans to unexpected impacts such as air pollution due to forest fires, and loss of biodiversity. Working with First Nations communities and Indigenous youth, this group will deliver gender sensitive and community-immersed activities to support individual and collective climate action. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund BC
Gathering Voices Society 2020-2021 Fighting Fire with Fire: Indigenous Fire Management for a Changing Climate Ongoing $750,000.00 [2021 - ongoing] Through controlled fire, in combination with techniques such as mechanical thinning, this project aims to reduce wildfire risk, restore degraded ecosystems, strengthen cultural practices, and support local livelihoods. This organization will support local climate action by protecting ecosystems, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and engaging community members in stewardship and capacity building. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund BC
Pacific Salmon Foundation 2020-2021 Strengthening Adoption of Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Adaptation and Shoreline Resilience in British Columbia Ongoing $1,904,715.00 [2021 - ongoing] This project will provide education and training on practical strategies that use nature-based green infrastructure to reduce flood risk due to climate change. These techniques will also promote healthy shoreline ecosystems on high‐value salmon habitat on the east coast of Vancouver Island and in Strait of Georgia island communities. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund BC
Groupe d'éducation et d'écosurveillance de l'eau 2020-2021 ClimAction : youth, rivers, communities Ongoing $831,540.00 [2021 - ongoing] This project aims to bring 960 young people from eight communities to become local actors of change and to seek solutions to the effects of climate change on their waterways. To do this, the organization plans to involve the youth in gathering the information necessary to develop solutions and an adaptation plan. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund MB
Green Action Centre Inc. 2020-2021 Manitoba's Road to Resilience: Community Climate Action for a Net Zero Future Ongoing $870,260.00 [2021 - ongoing] This project will build momentum for climate action to support Canada’s goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 through engaging and educating 10 rural and First Nation communities in Manitoba. The project will provide communities with tools and resources focused on seven key areas: buildings, transportation, food and agriculture, energy and electricity, human impacts, economy and green jobs, and natural spaces. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund MB
Community Forests International 2020-2021 Common Ground: Empowering Nature-Based Climate Action in Forest-Dependent Communities of the Maritimes Completed $381,550.00 [2021 - 2023] This project aims to create climate awareness and action among more than 80,000 rural owners of endangered Wabanaki-Acadian forests in the Maritime provinces. The group will develop a variety of outreach activities including digital storytelling and social media content, and deliver in-person and virtual training events. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund NB
Fundy Model Forest Inc. 2020-2021 Operationalizing Carbon Sequestration Strategies on the Ground on New Brunswick Private Woodlots Ongoing $251,382.00 [2021 - ongoing] This project aims to mitigate climate change impacts by implementing forest management strategies and increasing carbon storage in privately owned forests. In addition to on-the-ground trials in New Brunswick forests, a communications and training strategy will be developed and delivered to reach contractors and private landowners. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund NB
Ducks Unlimited Canada 2020-2021 Wetlands Work: Ensuring Wetlands are a Solution to Climate Adaptations and Resiliency for Atlantic Canada’s Coastal and Floodplain Communities Completed $198,000.00 [2021 - 2023] This project seeks to restore St. John River/Wolastoq wetlands to increase carbon-storing capacity and reduce emissions. Not only will the group lead hands-on wetland restoration initiatives, they will also reach youth by engaging in awareness activities such as a social media and video campaign. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund NB
Eastern Charlotte Waterways Inc. 2020-2021 An Innovative Rural Transit Model to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Completed $425,000.00 [2021 - 2023] This project aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from single-passenger vehicles in New Brunswick by developing an on-demand rural transit system and a modified car-sharing model that uses several electric vehicles as a transportation service. This project will also develop knowledge and understanding around electric vehicles to help shape behaviour and acceptance of new technology. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund NB
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq 2020-2021 Amu es'mit | The Bee Feeds Me Ongoing $2,158,308.08 [2021 - ongoing] This project aims to develop a strategic plan for apiaries (beehive yards) and large-scale community agricultural operations to support food security for Indigenous communities facing climate change‐related challenges (i.e. unexpected droughts, intense rain, increased pests) as well as support native pollinators, such as bumblebees. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund NS
Gwich'in Tribal Council 2020-2021 Confronting Climate Change on the “Big River” - Nagwichoonjik - Deh / Des Cho – Sipi Ongoing $494,270.00 [2021 - ongoing] This project will examine the impacts of climate change in the Mackenzie River Basin. Project activities will engage youth about climate change impacts, the associated risks and needed adaptations. One of the learning tools will be a travelling exhibition with photos, interactive computer challenges and hands-on science demonstrations. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund NT
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation 2022-2023 Inuvialuit Settlement Region Climate Watch Project Ongoing $122,418.00 [2022 - ongoing] This project aims to fill a knowledge gap in climate information in the north by using existing community‐based monitoring programs in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, to contribute local/regional observations to the Arctic Regional Climate Centre’s products and address the long‐standing issue of Inuit self‐determination in climate change research. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund NT
The Climate Reality Project Canada 2020-2021 Empowering all Canadians to increase climate awareness and ambition Completed $233,312.00 [2021 - 2022] This project will allow Climate Reality Project Canada to recruit and work with ambassadors in regions where they are less well established to promote their involvement. The organization hopes to develop a more accurate picture of climate ambassadors and their communities so that it can develop more tailored programs for each region. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund QC
SmartICE Sea Ice Monitoring & Information Inc. 2020-2021 Mobilizing Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit of ice travel to enhance community engagement with and adaptation to changing ice conditions Completed $1,000,000.00 [2021 - 2023] Climate change has led to less predictable ice conditions, with ice forming later, breaking up earlier, growing thinner than usual and creating more slush or overflow. This project aims to increase the knowledge and understanding of safe ice travel, mitigating risk for Inuit communities. This project will focus activities in four communities: Arctic Bay, Qikiqtarjuaq, Arviat, and Gjoa Haven. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund NV
Colleges and Institutes Canada 2020-2021 Massive ImpAct: Collaboration and Capacity Building in Colleges and Institutes Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast - Raising Awareness and Empowering Climate Action Ongoing $5,308,905.51 [2021 - ongoing] The primary goal of this cross-Canada project is to raise awareness among students, faculty, staff, and communities of Canada's colleges, institutes and CEGEPs about the effects of greenhouse gas emissions. The group will provide tools and skills that individuals can use to reduce their emissions; specifically it will include a mentorship program for students and a campus emissions inventory tool. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund ON
Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) 2020-2021 Deep Climate Engagement and Community Activation on Post-Secondary Campuses Ongoing $1,741,800.00 [2021 - ongoing] This project aims to engage young Canadians on post‐secondary campuses and in communities through in‐depth conversations about climate change and climate solutions. The group will train 1500 young Canadians to effectively communicate with their peers about climate change, and help them to work locally on projects that focus on finding solutions needed to reach net-zero by 2050. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund ON
The Governing Council of the University of Toronto 2020-2021 Project CASCADES (Creating a Sustainable Canadian Health System in a Climate Crisis) Ongoing $5,999,989.00 [2021 - ongoing] This project aims to support climate action by Canada’s healthcare community and encourage the move toward a sustainable health system. Specifically, the project will cultivate and support sustainable innovations in health care, test them across diverse settings, and share the most promising innovations across Canada to normalize them as best practices. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund ON
PEI Watershed Alliance Inc. 2020-2021 Community-Based Climate Action on Prince Edward Island Completed $310,955.00 [2021 - 2022] This project will promote awareness and train participants on how to address sea level rise and coastal erosion in the province. Through community engagement activities such as webinars and training sessions, communities and landowners can build knowledge about climate adaptation and learn to reduce coastal erosion. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund PE
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability 2020-2021 The Agents of Change Project Completed $471,666.00 [2021 - 2023] The objective of this project is to increase climate resilience and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in communities across Canada. This project will establish and support a cohort of ten municipalities to establish volunteer engagement programs for climate action, and circulate capacity-building materials to support communities, engage citizens and establish volunteer programs. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund QC
Canadian Community Economic Development Network - Réseau canadien de développement économique commun 2020-2021 Synergia Transition and Resilience Climate Action Program (STARCAP) Ongoing $1,063,922.51 [2021 - ongoing] This broad-based education and animation project will deliver a massive online open course to strengthen awareness and support for climate action, with a target of reaching 5000 participants over 3.5 years. The project will also help partner groups achieve long-term climate action in their communities, while also advancing community capacity, resilience and climate justice. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund QC
Centre Technologique des Résidus Industriels (CTRI) 2020-2021 Improvement of septic tank sludge management to reduce greenhouse gases in Abitibi-Témiscamingue Ongoing $1,299,990.00 [2021 - ongoing] This project aims to develop an eco-responsible intervention model to better manage septic tank sludge and thus improve its environmental footprint in Rouyn-Noranda. To achieve this, the Industrial Waste Technology Centre plans to produce high-quality, low-carbon footprint compost from septic tank sludge. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund QC
Regroupement national des conseils régionaux en environnement du Québec 2020-2021 For territorial climate action Ongoing $3,930,000.00 [2021 - ongoing] The organization will contribute to Canada's 2050 carbon neutrality objective by developing knowledge and promoting cohesion among the various key regional decision-makers in Quebec. To do so, the organization plans to organize training, information and networking events. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund QC
Équiterre 2020-2021 For transportation on a human scale! Ongoing $2,339,057.00 [2021 - ongoing] This Quebec-wide awareness campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of our mobility choices and to encourage Quebecers to change their habits and opt for more sustainable mobility. Équiterre hopes to reach as many people as possible, notably through an advertising campaign to raise awareness. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund QC
Vivre en Ville 2020-2021 Mobilizing suburban communities: for low-carbon, resilient suburbs Ongoing $986,757.00 [2021 - ongoing] This project aims to equip and support people in Quebec's suburban communities to take action and change their behaviours to reduce their emissions. Vivre en Ville plans to do this mainly through educational activities, such as online workshops. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund QC
Clearwater River Dënë Nation School 2020-2021 Enhancing Climate Literacy: Collective Climate Accountability and Adaptation Project (CCAAP) Ongoing $500,000.00 [2021 - ongoing] This project aims to present a climate literacy and action experience by collaborating with Boreal region Indigenous communities on various community-focused activities. Its intent is to inspire a new generation of climate leaders, increase understanding of climate change consequences to Canada’s Boreal system, and mobilize climate action. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund SK
Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada 2020-2021 Reaching the canopy - empowering teachers in northern/remote communities to take climate action through forestry Completed $265,000.00 [2021 - 2023] This project will deliver a national program for teachers located in northern/remote communities in Canada, to encourage student behavioural change towards climate action. Teachers will learn basic forestry concepts, including forest growth management techniques and implementation. Teachers will also be provided with resources and tools to bring forestry and nature-based learning into their classrooms. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund SK
Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. 2020-2021 2021 / 2022 Green Vision Completed $100,080.00 [2021 - 2022] This project aims to preserve George Genereux Urban Regional Park and Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area as carbon sinks. This project will engage and educate residents in Saskatoon about the environmental and social benefits of forested areas, including their role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund SK
Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds Inc. 2020-2021 Saskatchewan Tree for Life Program Completed $204,400.00 [2021-2022] This project aims to educate the public about ways they can reduce climate change impacts, increase awareness, and implement projects to promote change in Saskatchewan. With the help of youth, landowners, and business owners, this project will implement nature-based solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including planting 24,000 trees. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund SK
Métis Nation of Alberta 2020-2021 Métis Nation of Alberta Climate Action Now Initiative Ongoing $2,370,725.00 [2021 - ongoing] The Métis Nation of Alberta’s (MNA) Climate Action Now (CAN) initiative will provide resources, tools and skills for Métis Nation of Alberta citizens and institutions to engage in climate action and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The core objective will be to build on the success of the MNA Climate Change Action Plan and implement the CAN Initiative as its next critical step towards impactful climate action. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund AB
Sioux Valley Dakota Nation 2020-2021 Building Climate Change Capacity Completed $160,119.00 [2021 - 2023] This project will provide climate change workshops, create awareness, and develop resources for the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation. The project will identify and document climate change impacts, conduct climate change training and empower community members to identity ways to address climate change in both the Dakota and English languages. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund MB
The Arctic Eider Society 2020-2021 SILA for SIKU: Collaborative Community-Driven Climate Change Action, Adaptation and Awareness by and for Northern Indigenous Communities Ongoing $4,246,000.00 [2021 - ongoing] This project will create a platform to mobilize Indigenous knowledge of Arctic climate and ocean change, and invest in research programs by and for the North. This approach will support Indigenous resilience and self‐determination in climate change action, adaptation and awareness at a broad scale across the Canadian Arctic. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund NV
Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation 2020-2021 Toward Carbon Neutrality - A Community Energy and Implementation Plan for Old Crow, Yukon Ongoing $197,730.00 [2021 - ongoing] This project will implement high‐impact activities to help the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation community of Old Crow, Yukon become carbon neutral by 2030. Through community-based initiatives, community members will learn how to adopt and adapt clean technologies and rely less on diesel generation in northern and remote communities. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund YK
Western Stockgrowers' Association 2020-2021 Grassland Conservation Markets Extension Program Completed $129,768.09 [2021-2022] This project will increase understanding of agricultural lands as nature‐based solutions to climate change, and help agricultural producers access and apply knowledge of nature‐based solutions. The aim is to strategically develop agricultural lands in ways that achieve environmental, social, and economic goals. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund AB
Sustainable Calgary Society 2020-2021 Stepping Toward a Greener Tomorrow: Co-designing Active Safe Routes to School with Students Completed $277,482 [2021-2022] In collaboration with Ever Active Schools, this project aims to co-design ‘Active and Safe Routes to Schools’ to foster local, active transportation networks that support zero-carbon trips, from start to finish. By engaging youth to develop active school travel plans, this project aims to provide widespread, grassroots access to climate action. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund AB
Western Canadian Universities Marine Sciences Society 2020-2021 Creating community-based climate action on the west coast with the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, Huu-ay-aht First Nations and Ocean Completed $160,000.00 [2021-2022] This project aims to develop awareness, knowledge, tools, and skills for climate awareness and action in the traditional territories of the Huu-ay-aht First Nations (HFN) and in the remote coastal community of Bamfield, British Columbia. Specifically, this group will offer monthly, online, interactive webinars on local climate change issues. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund BC
Tsleil-Waututh Nation 2020-2021 Tsleil-Waututh Nation – Collaborative Coastal Adaptation Concept Plan Development and Visualization Completed $161,300.00 [2021-2022] This project seeks to build community and shoreline resilience to mitigate coastal flooding and erosion, and reduce the climate vulnerability of Tsleil-Waututh Nation reserve lands. In collaboration with Indigenous knowledge holders, academia, community members and other organizations, this group will develop a coordinated shoreline adaptation design concept and management strategy for the Burrard Inlet shoreline. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund BC
Leading Change for Young Professionals 2020-2021 Climate and Sport Initiative: Community Engagement for Climate Action Toolkit and Pilot Project Completed $441,640.00 [2021-2022] This project aims to inspire the sporting community to get involved and take concrete climate action in the fight against climate change. This organization will educate, engage and empower the sporting community through a range of outreach activities. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund ON
MakeWay Charitable Society - Northern Youth Leadership 2020-2021 Northern Youth Leadership Science Expeditions Completed $150,000.00 [2021-2022] This project aims to build awareness and capacity to take climate action in the Northwest Territories by engaging Indigenous youth in science programing. Four land-based youth camps will engage participants in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, and inspire climate change and climate action. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund NT
Lakehead University 2020-2021 The Lake Superior Climate Action Field School: Training the Next Generation of Climate Leaders Completed $112,292.77 [2021-2022] The objective of this project is to prepare Canadian youth, particularly young adults in Northwestern Ontario, for leadership roles in climate action and in related environmental careers. The group will develop a field school for youth using hands-on experiential learning, and deliver a variety of digital tools and workshops. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund ON
The Organic Council of Ontario 2020-2021 Communicating Climate Solutions: Informing and Engaging Ontario Farmers Completed $118,851.00 [2021-2022] This project aims to build awareness of the environmental and economic benefits of organic farming among Ontario farmers. The group will conduct research and outreach, and develop resources that can create long-term impacts and continue to be useful to the broader farming community over time. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund ON
Rethink Sustainability Initiative 2020-2021 Mobilizing Climate Action in St. James Town Community, Toronto Completed $440,380.00 [2021-2022] This project intends to help Toronto’s St. James Town community to become the best-prepared and most informed high-rise community on climate change in the city. The group will inspire residents to participate in climate change actions; for example, they will train a core group of residents as Climate Action Leaders through workshops and mentoring. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund ON
Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy 2020-2021 The CALL: Climate Action Learning and Leadership Completed $380,315.17 [2021-2022] This project will provide low-income, visible minority, and new Canadian youth with opportunities to learn, take action, and raise awareness on climate change. It will also encourage youth to explore careers in climate change and conservation science with a four-week climate leadership program. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund ON
Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association 2020-2021 Igniting the Community to Act on Climate Change Completed $179,424.52 [2021 - 2022] This project aims to build community knowledge and skills to reduce carbon emissions from transportation and increase building efficiency for homeowners and small business owners in Ontario’s Northern Bruce Peninsula. The group will develop a framework to encourage local businesses, and the public, to take part in climate action initiatives. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund ON
MakeWay Charitable Society - Project Neutral 2020-2021 Project Neutral - Community Climate Leaders Project Completed $463,669.61 [2021-2022] This project aims to develop climate knowledge and carbon literacy among mothers in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Training sessions, outreach materials, and digital tools will be used to educate diverse female climate leaders who can then educate their families and communities to create meaningful climate action. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund ON
Energy Mix Productions 2020-2021 Livelihoods, Incomes, and Community Resilience for a Net-Zero Canada Completed $441,943.66 [2021-2022] This project aims to build a deeper understanding of the links between community resilience, income security, and the low‐carbon transition by hosting a series of events within communities across Canada. It seeks to demonstrate how the low‐carbon transition and a strong economy can co-exist at the local level. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund ON
St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences 2020-2021 Future Climate Leaders Initiative Completed $183,121.30 [2021-2022] This project aims to improve awareness of eastern Ontario communities about the climate change challenges they face. The group will focus on educating the public and providing them with tools to take meaningful individual climate action. For example, they will establish a baseline carbon footprint for residents and businesses so residents can log individual actions that contribute to community goals. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund ON
Ottawa Community Foundation 2020-2021 Building Collaborative Capacity among Social Inclusion and Climate Change Leaders in Ottawa Completed $361,403.75 [2021-2022] This project will increase collaboration between influential climate leaders and organizations representing marginalized communities in Ottawa, Ontario. For example, the group will conduct grassroots outreach through a variety of media, workshops and information sessions for various communities. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund ON
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation 2020-2021 Building Capacity to Reduce Community Heat Vulnerability in Brampton, Ontario Completed $405,334.01 [2021-2022] This project aims to increase climate change action among Brampton, Ontario residents and institutions, a community identified as one of the most vulnerable in Canada to extreme heat. This group will engage the community in planting 1600 trees to increase the urban tree canopy, and increase community knowledge about climate change and the risks of extreme heat. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund ON
Québec Net Positif 2020-2021 PMEs sobres en carbone Completed $373,943.49 [2021-2022] Québec Net Positif's project aims to raise awareness among small and medium-sized businesses, as well as the socio-economic actors that support them, of the benefits of a low-carbon future and the implementation of cost-effective and sustainable climate actions. The organization intends to raise awareness among the business community by offering a variety of workshops, conferences and virtual activities, as well as build capacity using the ACT (Assessing Low Carbon Transition) methodology created by the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), which will enable Quebec companies to assess their level of preparedness for a low-carbon future. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund QC
Ville en Vert 2020-2021 L'OutilOThèque Completed $178,724.64 [2021-2022] The OutilOthèque project, developed by Ville en Vert, aims to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill sites in order to reduce the toxic residues left behind by waste. The project is divided into two components: the cooperative component, in which citizens will have access to tools and laboratories to repair their broken objects, and the educational component, which consists of the development of workshops promoting the reduction of consumption and on the issues of responsible consumption. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund QC
Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation 2020-2021 An Indigenous youth-led approach to build climate action and awareness through community-based food and energy security project
Completed $386,250.00 [2021-2022] With this project, Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation will give their youth and community an opportunity to increase their knowledge and capacity to lead climate action through practical community‐based initiatives. Hands-on project activities will include hosting interactive workshops, training, and events for community members and other Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund SK
Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) 2020-2021 Yukon First Nation Climate Action Fellowship (YFNCAF) : a pathway towards a Youth-Led Yukon First Nations Climate Vision & Action Plan Completed $499,918.10 [2021-2022] This Fellowship is a 20-month program for youth (ages 18-30) which will result in the creation of a Yukon First Nation Climate Vision & Action Plan. This plan can guide Yukon First Nations and other communities, governments and industry in responding to the challenges of climate change with spirit and actions that reflect a First Nations worldview. Community-based Climate Action - Climate Action and Awareness Fund YK
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative 2022-2023 Black Swift Conservation in the Canadian Rocky Mountains Ongoing $350,104.00 [2023-ongoing] This project will facilitate the conservation and recovery of the endangered Black Swift by surveying crown lands, national parks, and provincial parks in the Rocky Mountains. The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative will locate nesting colonies and monitor sites to collect data on their habitat and behaviour. The data acquired will address research gaps and act as a foundation to inform responsible management efforts for Black Swift conservation. Research and Development AB
Swan River First Nation 2022-2023 Conserving Migratory Bird Habitat in Swan River First Nation’s Traditional Territory Ongoing $293,000.00 [2023-ongoing] The primary goal of this project is to use western scientific methods and Indigenous Knowledge to develop a robust approach to evaluating the cumulative impact of resource development and climate change on migratory birds and their habitat within the Swan River First Nation Traditional Territory. Research and Development AB
BC Wildlife Federation 2022-2023 Fraser River Tidal Marsh Cleanup Ongoing $315,353.00 [2023-ongoing] This project aims to restore and improve fish and wildlife habitat by removing a minimum of 15,000 kilograms of garbage and debris from the shorelines of the lower Fraser River Estuary. The BC Wildlife Federation, in partnership with Tsawwassen First Nation, will use specialized flat-bottom boats and will concentrate on hard-to-access areas to achieve project objectives and reach intended outcomes. Environmental Quality Improvement BC
United Nations Association in Canada 2022-2023 Youth for Water Canada Ongoing $100,000.00 [2023-ongoing] The primary goal of this project is to provide education and training to youth to improve the health of freshwater ecosystems by engaging volunteers in the conservation, restoration and sustainable management of these ecosystems in the Nunavut Territory. The organization will also provide youth in Nunavut with opportunities to find adaptive solutions related to the heath of freshwater ecosystems. Education and Awareness NU
Kawartha Region Conservation Authority 2022-2023 Durham Eco Corridor Ongoing $119,295.00 [2023-ongoing] This project will restore wildlife habitat within a hydro corridor in Ontario’s Durham East Cross Conservation Area. In total, eleven hectares of diverse ecological habitat types will be created to improve the biodiversity of the corridor and the overall conservation area by 25%. In partnership with the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, this project will invite traditional landscape knowledge, stewardship practices, and community involvement to restore biodiverse wildlife habitats. Environmental Quality Improvement ON
St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Science 2022-2023 Enhancing habitat in American eel turbine-injury recovery zones below a hydroelectric dam Ongoing $166,666.00 [2022-ongoing] This project will research and address the sharp decline in the American eel, a species at risk, in the St. Lawrence River. Recovery areas in the river directly below the hydroelectric dam will be created to increase the eel species’ chance of surviving turbine injuries. The research and restoration conducted by this project will result in rehabilitation zones for eels to recover and gain strength before their outmigration to the Sargasso Sea and will educate the community about the species and healthy habitats. Research and Development ON
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation 2022-2023 Reconnecting Brook Trout Habitat in the Headwaters of Coldwater Streams Ongoing $285,375.00
[2023-ongoing] This project will remove and mitigate barriers to fish passage in three headwater sections of the Credit River watershed in Ontario to restore fish and wildlife habitat. The restoration will include decommissioning and removing the water control structure, constructing a wildlife crossing, and creating a natural stream channel through the berm that currently blocks fish passage.
Restoration ON
Association de gestion halieutique Mi’gmaq et Malécite (AGHAMM OBNL) 2022-2023 Restoration of the Paspébiac mariculture site Ongoing $110,571.00 [2023-ongoing] This project aims to clear structures such as ropes, buoys and abandoned fishing gear from the seabed of the 138.9 ha former mariculture site located off Paspébiac in Gaspésie for the protection and restoration of the environment. In collaboration with the Mi'gmaq of Quebec and the Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation, AGHAMM is aiming to prevent ropes and buoys abandoned underwater from adversely impacting the environment, marine mammals, crops and seaway users. Restoration QC
Organisme des Bassins Versants du Nord-Est du Bas-Saint-Laurent 2022-2023 Study on the cumulative impacts of pollutant discharges on thermal refugia in the Rimouski River Ongoing $258,500.00 [2022-ongoing] The purpose of this project is to investigate the impact of various sources of contamination in the Rimouski River in Quebec and the risks they pose to thermal refugia for salmon. The project also aims to characterize various potential sources of contamination in the Rimouski River, with a focus on the potential impacts that these sources of contamination have on aquatic biodiversity. Research and Development QC
Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association 2022-2023 Kagawong river shoreline bank and fish habitat restoration 2023-2024 Ongoing $100,000.00 [2022-ongoing] This stream restoration project will restore fisheries and wildlife habitats within the Kagawong River in Ontario. This project aims to use natural infrastructure bio-engineering techniques to prevent erosion, improve in-stream habitat by installing boulder clusters, pool and riffle areas, and achieve riparian restoration by installing native trees and shrubs, milkweed plants, and native grasses. This work will also reduce sedimentation that threatens prime spawning habitats and mitigate the effects of fluctuating water levels and rising water temperatures over the long term. Restoration ON
Ciel et Terre (formerly known as the Centre d’information sur l’environnement de Longueuil) 2022-2023 Enhancement of Massé Stream Ongoing $100,000.00 [2023-ongoing] The purpose of this project is to improve the ecological functions of riparian buffers and water quality in Massé Stream in Quebec, conserve wild flora and fauna (including the chorus frog), and educate and raise community awareness of natural biodiversity issues. To achieve these objectives, the organization will identify areas of prime concern, conduct shoreline cleanups, plant in riparian buffers, remove alien invasive species and conduct educational and awareness campaigns. Environmental Quality Improvement QC
Nashwaak Watershed Association Inc. 2022-2023 Habitat protection and management of Bank Swallows (Riparia riparia) along the Nashwaak river and tributaries. Ongoing $44,874.00 [2022- ongoing] The primary goal of this project is to create a species management plan for Bank Swallows along the Nashwaak River in New Brunswick. Bank Swallows are a migratory bird that is currently listed in the Species at Risk Act (SARA) registry as threatened. The species management plan can act as a resource for current and future restoration projects to identify, protect, and mitigate damage to Bank Swallow habitats. In addition, this project will support conservation planning, resource management, and species-at-risk planning for this particular threatened species for years to come Research and Development NB
Conseil des bassins versants des Mille-Îles (COBAMIL) 2022-2023 Control of water chestnut in Baie de Carillon and Lac des Deux-Montagnes Ongoing $281,500.00 [2023-ongoing] The purpose of this project is to control water chestnut (Trapa natans), an alien invasive aquatic plant, to restore damage to wetland and aquatic ecosystems in Baie de Carillon as well as to protect various bays in Lac des Deux-Montagnes. To achieve these objectives, the organization will hand-pull and mow water chestnut to reduce the size of water chestnut colonies and remove hundreds of tonnes of biomass. Environmental Quality Improvement QC
Institut national de la recherche scientifique - Centre Eau Terre Environnement 2022-2023 Trame Bleue Québec Ongoing $386,451.00 [2022-ongoing] The primary goal of this project is to develop a detailed portrait of fish habitat quality in Rivière du Cap Rouge, Rivière Saint-Charles and Rivière Beauport and their major tributaries, (Rivière Lorette and Rivière du Berger) in order to provide decision-makers with the information necessary to make informed decisions on the enhancement and restoration of these urban and agricultural stream habitats. The project will identify priority areas and actions to be taken for the restoration of fish habitat. Research and Development QC
Watersheds Canada 2022-2023 Fish Habitat Restorations in Eastern Ontario Ongoing $114,100.00 [2022-ongoing] This project will restore fish habitat in four key locations across Eastern Ontario, all of which are characterized by a loss of native fishes and declining environmental quality for species such as brook trout, walleye, northern pike, and bass. Through this project, community groups, students, and shoreline property owners will have hands-on opportunities to deliver initiatives that improve fish habitat. Community education will also be promoted by creating a Fish Habitat Restoration Toolkit and a Lake Trout Spawning Bed Restoration Protocol video. Restoration ON
Comité écologique du Grand Montréal 2022-2023 Protection and enhancement of the Ashkelon, Nathan-Shuster and Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau woodlands Ongoing $360,000.00
[2022-ongoing] The purpose of this project is to restore ecosystem damage caused by emerald ash borer infestation. This will be done by mass planting 3000 native trees and 4000 native shrubs in areas where ash trees have been killed and/or impacted by the infestation. A diversified forest succession will also be prepared in areas where this species is dominate in order to recreate the forest canopy within 20 to 30 years. The project will also protect and enhance local biodiversity.
Environmental Quality Improvement QC
Gros Morne Healthy Oceans Inc. 2022-2023 Assessing the habitat health and species richness of eelgrass beds in the Gros Morne region of western, NL Ongoing $59,333.00 [2022-ongoing] The primary objective of this project is to develop and implement a Remote Operated Vehicle-based monitoring program to identify and assess the health of highly biodiverse eelgrass bed habitats in the Gros Morne region of western Newfoundland. During this assessment, any damage from green crabs or other aquatic invasive species will also be identified, and a plan will be created to mitigate and reduce continued damage, which can be used as a resource for current and future restoration projects. Research and Development NL
La société canadienne pour la conservation de la nature (CNC) 2022-2023 Restoring the resilience of forest ecosystems on protected land in the Montreal greenbelt and the Monteregian Hills Ongoing $371,331.00 [2022-ongoing] The purpose of this project is to restore forest ecosystems on properties protected by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in order to increase habitat resilience against growing disturbances. The implementation of this project will help protect and conserve threatened or vulnerable plant species and contribute to the recovery of diversified forest cover that is representative of primary forests in the target region. Restoration QC
Birds Canada 2022-2023 Atlassing for birds in remote areas of Newfoundland for a better understanding of provincial environmental health Ongoing $105,826.00 [2023-ongoing] The primary goal of this project is to document the distribution, abundance, and status of breeding birds in insular Newfoundland, focusing on atlassing the most remote areas of central and southern Newfoundland. This project will produce information needed for decision-making about conservation, management, and policy related to breeding migratory bird populations (including species at risk) at multiple spatial scales. Research and Development NL
EcoSchools Canada 2022-2023 Climate Action and Awareness in K-12 New Brunswick Schools Ongoing $353,572.00 [2022-ongoing] This project aims to leverage the EcoSchools Canada certification framework and online platform to motivate and engage K-12 students as they take action for the climate, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and raise awareness of climate impacts in their communities. EcoSchools Canada, along with the support from The Gaia Project, will co-create and deliver curriculum-linked resources, workshops, and webinars to support New Brunswick schools as they learn and undertake climate action and build resilience in their communities. Education and Awareness NB
Société d’aménagement de la rivière Madawaska 2022-2023 Creation of green space in schoolyards in Haut-Madawaska to combat climate change Ongoing $322,500.00 [2022-ongoing] The purpose of this project is to create a variety of green spaces in a number of schoolyards in the Haut-Madawaska region to help combat climate change while providing learning opportunities for students. Students will learn how their actions can help fight climate change, which will help them take collective action for an important cause. Education and Awareness NB
EOS Eco-Energy Inc. 2022-2023 Turning Awareness into Action: Community-Based Solar Education and Demonstration Projects in New Brunswick Ongoing $103,700.00 [2022 ongoing] In partnership with two New Brunswick schools in the Tantramar area and other environmental not-for-profits, EOS Eco-Energy Inc. will create various tools and build skills surrounding solar energy among youth and adults. The project aims to increase solar energy use at the community level and decrease power emissions by hosting free public workshops, installing two small solar energy demonstration sites at community schools, and developing hands-on activities. Education and Awareness NB
Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds 2022-2023 Watershed Stewardship for a Changing Climate Ongoing $450,000.00 [2022-ongoing] This project aims to provide education and awareness to communities across Saskatchewan about climate change impacts on watersheds' ability to provide water and other critical services. To showcase beneficial climate-change resilient management practices, the Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds will develop and implement nine regional district-wide, and one province-wide, climate change adaptation plans; deliver knowledge transfer of climate change impacts through community workshops, webinar presentations, print and digital material, and social media platforms; and will implement demonstration sites across the regional districts for the public. Education and Awareness SK
MN-S Environment 2022-2023 Assessment of Carbon Flux in Saskatchewan Water Bodies Ongoing $498,000.00 [2022-en cours] This project aims to quantify organic carbon flux in the Upper Churchill River area of Saskatchewan. This quantification will provide data that will promote a greater understanding of carbon storage and may apply to developing a carbon offset protocol. This project will provide data to better define the physical parameters of natural freshwater carbon sinks in Saskatchewan to create quantification protocols, improve outcomes for Métis Traditional land-use practices, and expand the relationship between the Saskatchewan Métis Nation and the University of Saskatchewan to promote the sharing of knowledge. Research and Development SK
EcoSchools Canada 2022-2023 Climate Action and Awareness in K-12 Saskatchewan Schools Ongoing $496,620.00 [2022-ongoing] This project aims to leverage the EcoSchools Canada certification framework and online platform to motivate and engage K-12 students as they take action for the climate, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and raise awareness of climate impacts in their communities. In partnership with SaskOutdoors (SO), EcoSchools Canada will co-create and deliver curriculum-linked resources, workshops, and webinars to support Saskatchewan schools as they learn and undertake climate action, and build resilience in their communities. Education and Awareness SK
Yukon University 2022-2023 An Outreach Climatologist for Yukon Ongoing $450,800.00 [2023-ongoing] The goal of this project is to staff and support an outreach climatologist position that will be devoted to developing and delivering learning modules that integrate into Yukon's existing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curricula while supporting teachers in facilitating a progressive understanding of the central issues in the fight to combat climate change. This project also seeks to address a gap in climate change curricula and promote the development of specific climate change curricula for delivery in Yukon. Education and Awareness YT
Ducks Unlimited Canada 2022-2023 Wetlands for Climate Adaptation: Promoting the Role of Wetlands as Nature Based Solutions for NL Communities Ongoing $388,000.00 [2022-ongoing] This project aims to support Canada's Climate Action Goals by making information about climate change more widely available and supporting the long-term health and resilience of ecosystems and the natural environment. The organization intends to increase local knowledge about the value of wetlands for climate change resilience and local capacity to implement nature-based solutions while supporting municipalities in identifying wetlands that provide essential functions for conservation planning. Education and Awareness NL
Western Environment Centre Inc. 2022-2023 Food as Climate Action in Western NL Ongoing $250,000.00 [2022-ongoing] This project aims to leverage Western Environment Centre Inc.'s community environmental education workshops and outreach to engage Newfoundland and Labrador citizens on food systems and climate change interactions by running workshops on food and climate action, organizing demonstration community food projects, and running an online communication campaign. The community of focus is the rural town of Corner Brook and the surrounding region in Western NL. Education and Awareness NL
Yukon Invasive Species Council (YISC) 2020-2021 Addressing the threat of aquatic invasive species (AIS) to protect fish habitat in Carcross Ongoing $40,000.00 [2021-2023] The primary goal of this project is to prevent the introduction of aquatic invasive species and manage the spread of riparian invasive plant species into two pristine watersheds: Bennett and Tagish lakes, in Carcross in southern Yukon. This project will manage Melilotus albus (White Sweetclover) by mechanically hand-pulling removal before the seeds reach maturity, launch a Clean Boating educational campaign to help prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species, deliver activities for kindergarten to grade seven students, and host presentations to stakeholders on this issue. Education and Awareness YT
Shuswap Indian Band (SIB) and Partners 2020-2021 Columbia Headwaters Aquatic Restoration Secwépmec Strategy Ongoing $765,483.00 [2021-ongoing] The primary goal of this project is to execute a phased comprehensive plan to restore Marion Creek Watershed, a tributary to the upper Columbia River in British Columbia, and provide the assessments required to create a prioritized list of additional habitat restoration opportunities for keystone aquatic species at risk and species of concern. This project will also summarize critical knowledge gaps, identify essential habitats based on traditional knowledge, and examine recolonization opportunities while fostering a collaborative, community-based approach to protecting and restoring biodiversity. Restoration BC
Organisme de bassin versant du fleuve Saint-Jean inc. 2020-2021 Creation of lake trout spawning beds in Lake Témiscouata to improve natural recruitment Completed $100,000.00
​[2021-2023] This project by the Organisme de bassin versant du fleuve Saint-Jean will create two lake trout spawning beds at two separate locations in Lake Témiscouata, Quebec (Pointe-aux-Trembles and Dégelis) to increase the proportion of natural-origin fish in the lake. The project will aim to increase catches of native lake trout by 10–20% over a 5-year period.
Restoration QC
Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC 2020-2021 Conservation Initiatives for Burbot (Lota lota) in BC's Kootenay Region Ongoing $342,644.00 [2021-ongoing] This project aims to understand the drastic and continued collapse of British Columbia’s Upper Kootenay burbot species population and the limitations to the recovery of its population. Critical research information will be obtained by initiating an experimental hatchery and a monitoring and evaluation program in collaboration with the Ktunaxa Nation Council. This project will support the Upper Kootenay River Burbot Conservation Strategy to restore and maintain a viable and harvestable native burbot population. Research and Development BC
Canadian Wildlife Federation 2020-2021 Elk River Watershed - Fish Passage Restoration Initiative - Aquatic Species at Risk Ongoing $500,000.00 [2021-ongoing] The primary goal of this project is to develop innovative ways of addressing barriers to fish passage for pacific salmon and other species at risk in the Province of British Columbia. The Elk Valley Watershed was selected as one of four priority watersheds across BC due to the high prevalence of habitat fragmentation, the presence of Westslope Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarkia lewisi), and significant barrier assessments completed to date. Restoration BC
Gros Morne Healthy Oceans Inc. 2020-2021 Gathering baseline data to enrich a marine network plan for protection and sustainable livelihoods in the Gros Morne region of western, NL. Completed $45,000.00 [2021-2023] In partnership with a wide range of organizations, Gros Morne Healthy Oceans Inc. will film, analyze and document important marine ecosystems beneath the ocean's surface using an underwater Remote Operated Vehicle. This data will be included in a marine network plan that will allow for a better understanding of protection needs for the region. This data will also serve as a tool for emergency response to any spills or other environmental damage that may occur in this region or waters surrounding it. Research and Development NL
Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development 2020-2021 Wildhorse River Restoration Ongoing $485,000.00 [2021-ongoing] The primary goal of this project is to address an urgent need for restoration efforts on the lower reaches of the Wild Horse River, a primary tributary within the lower portion of the upper Kootenay River in British Colombia. The Wild Horse River Stream Initiative will execute phases one and two of the larger Wild Horse River Stream Restoration Plan. This project will target bull trout and west-slope cutthroat trout population stability and recovery. Restoration BC
University of British Columbia 2022-2023 Pathways to Net-Zero Embodied Carbon in Buildings: barriers and solutions to effective policies and actions Ongoing $700,000.00 [2023-ongoing] This project will build partnerships that identify immediate barriers and challenges to implementing carbon policies and actions. Activities will develop solutions to advance the pathway to Canada’s net-zero carbon emissions targets between 2030 and 2050. This project will also pilot proof-of-concept policy solutions and create educational and skills development materials that create opportunities for university students. Research and Development BC
University of Waterloo 2022-2023 Quantifying the benefits and risks of using hydrogen for sectoral integration in Canadian municipalities towards net-zero emissions Ongoing $650,000.00 [2023-ongoing] This project will define a future system using hydrogen to complement current clean technologies for the net-zero transition, and to quantify the associated economic and environmental benefits and risks. The project will design optimal hydrogen pathways in different sectors in Canadian municipalities, evaluate the economic benefits and risks of using hydrogen in Canadian municipalities, and develop a collaborative simulation to evaluate incentive models toward net-zero. Research and Development ON
Carleton University 2022-2023 Aligning Energy Efficiency Policy with Net-Zero Emissions Ongoing $800,000.00 [2023-ongoing] This project will provide actionable policy advice and novel ideas on how to align energy efficiency and energy demand side policies with net-zero emission pathways. The project consists of four topics, each focused on providing actionable policy advice: aligning utility plans with net-zero emissions; mobilizing Canada’s banks to improve building energy performance; creating a green industrial policy for building retrofit contractors; and targeting net-zero energy efficiency to those most in need. Research and Development ON
Governors of the University of Alberta 2022-2023 Building a net-zero transition pathway for Canada's heavy-duty (Class 8) trucks that accounts for provincial differences and addresses key obstacles Ongoing $270,000.00 [2023-ongoing] This project will develop an integrated model to define a Net-Zero future for Class 8 heavy-duty zero emission vehicles. The model will also build credible and feasible transition pathways to reach a Net-Zero future by coordinating discussions with industry partners, and analyzing the coordinated deployment of fueling/charging infrastructure. Research and Development AB
Simon Fraser University 2022-2023 On the road to net-zero: Accelerating the adoption of zero emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles in Canada Ongoing $350,000.00 [2023-ongoing] This project will advance the ambition, strategy, and investment needed to decarbonize Canada’s medium and heavy-duty vehicle (MHDV) sector. The project will contribute to Canada’s net-zero objectives by bringing together stakeholders, governments, researchers, experts, and partners to produce recommendations, fill research gaps, and mobilize knowledge on the way to realizing a national roadmap on zero-emission MHDV adoption. Research and Development BC
Net Zero Atlantic 2023-2024 Determining critical behavioural interventions for enabling an effective transition to net-zero emissions in Atlantic Canada Ongoing $700,000.00 [2023-ongoing] This project will examine how, and at what cost, low or zero-emissions behaviours can be achieved. Project activities will contribute to Canada's net-zero objectives by proposing solutions for shifting behaviour in Atlantic Canada, and analyze their potential role in decarbonizing transportation, buildings, and agriculture sectors. Research and Development NS
Student Energy 2022-2023 Research to Address Youth Green Skills Gaps for Canada's Net Zero Economy Ongoing $600,000.00 [2023-ongoing] This project will examine obstacles and motivators for youth in the clean energy transition. The project will conduct research on youth accessing jobs that support Canada’s climate plans; develop and disseminate toolkits that build awareness among young people about the opportunities to work on climate and clean energy; and provide recommendations to public and private sectors on recruitment, retention, and workforce development that address the real and perceived barriers for young people accessing green jobs. Research and Development BC
QUEST - Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow 2022-2023 Motivating Net-Zero Action in Small Communities Across Canada Ongoing $750,000.00 [2023-ongoing] This project explores effective strategies, techniques, and actions that will help motivate local governments and individuals in rural communities to envision and actualize a net-zero future. This project will inform the development of net-zero strategies and policies, and offer recommendations for Canadian and Provincial/Territorial energy and climate policymakers that consider the perspectives of rural communities’ interests. Research and Development ON
University of Calgary 2022-2023 Canadian Climate Policy Partnership (C2P2) Ongoing $800,000.00 [2022-ongoing] This project will provide publicly accessible and collated information on Canadian national and subnational climate policies to help Canada meet its net-zero emissions target. This project will support effective policies that help us adapt to and mitigate climate change; improve the coherence of Canadian climate policy; improve policy transparency for businesses and households; catalyze new research on Canadian climate policy and emissions-reduction efforts; and build Canada’s research expertise. Research and Development AB
Polytechnique Montréal 2023-2024 Societal opportunities and risks of exploiting strategic metals to achieve sustainable carbon neutrality in Canada Ongoing $600,000.00 [2023-ongoing] This project aims to assess the opportunities and risks related to the extraction of strategic Canadian metals required for the transition to carbon neutrality and to participate in the definition of the standards of excellence for exploiting strategic Canadian mining resources according to environmental, social, governance and Indigenous benchmarks. This project also aims to define the role of strategic metals in achieving sustainable carbon neutrality, based on the technological mix and economic strategies considered. Research and Development QC
The Boltzmann Institute L'Institut Boltzmann 2022-2023 What we'll see down two pathways Ongoing $750,000.00 [2023-ongoing] This project will conduct analysis on the costs and benefits of two pathways to net-zero on customers of Ontario electricity local distribution companies (LDCs). The project seeks to accurately estimate the increased peak power demand likely to arise from electrification of heating and the consequences, quantify zero-emission heat sources, in each of the LDC service areas, and illustrate the typical cost of 4GDH infrastructure supplying existing buildings with zero emissions. Research and Development ON
Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development 2022-2023 Regulatory Solutions: Analysis and recommendations to accelerate the electrification of buildings, transport and gas production Ongoing $500,000.00 [2023-ongoing] This project will advance the electrification of the highest emitting sectors in Canada: transport, heating in buildings, and the production of natural gas (combined, totaling 43% of Canada’s emissions in 2020). The project will focus on addressing regulatory barriers in the electricity sector that prevent the integration of electrified end uses into the electricity grid. Research and Development AB
Electric Mobility Canada-Mobilité Électrique Canada 2022-2023  Powering Up: A national and sub-national outlook on electric vehicle adoption, barriers, and impacts to the grid Ongoing $800,000.00 [2023-ongoing] This project will fill knowledge gaps regarding the challenges of electrifying on-road transportation in Canadian provinces. By conducting a set of surveys, an investigation of electric vehicle (EV) adoption and barriers across Canadian regions will be undertaken. The project will produce reports and a publicly available online platform which will create a resource for policy-makers, business leaders, and public audiences to gain a better understanding of regional obstacles to growing EV adoption across the country. Research and Development QC
Québec Net Positif 2022-2023 SME in transition Ongoing $750,000.00 [2023-ongoing] This project aims to test effective strategies and techniques for motivating small or medium-sized enterprises (SME) to understand their role in a carbon-neutral future, and to motivate them to implement creative and collaborative action to reach this end. The project’s activities contribute to achieving Canada’s net zero carbon objectives by increasing our collective ability to prioritize SME’s transitions in order to maximize their contribution to reducing GHGs and allow a low-carbon economy to grow and prosper. Research and Development QC
Polytechnique Montréal 2022-2023 Biomass contributions to achieving carbon neutrality Ongoing $450,000.00 [2023-ongoing] This project aims to improve our understanding of issues relating to the use of biomass and identify sustainable usage pathways for biomass. The project’s activities contribute to achieving Canada’s objectives by analyzing each usage pathways for biomass and developing deployment scenarios for energy pathways with the greatest potential of contributing to carbon neutrality. Research and Development QC
Institut du Québec 2022-2023 Economic information facilitating pathways to carbon neutrality Ongoing $500,000.00 [2023-ongoing] This project will produce and broadcast new socioeconomic and operational information to support the pathways for transition to carbon neutrality. This project also aims to help public policy makers and stakeholders in defining and reviewing public policies so they further prioritize pathways to carbon neutrality, and to provide government agencies and enterprises with the protocols for developing and broadcasting indicators for which the data has not been generated yet. Research and Development QC
Governors of the University of Alberta 2022-2023 A framework to guide habitat restoration planning for migratory birds in landscapes with cumulative effects Ongoing $630,519.00 [2022-ongoing] This project aims to advance habitat restoration science and planning for migratory bird populations in landscapes experiencing multiple stressors in northeastern Alberta by developing a conceptual and analytical framework. The developed framework will help assess restoration and reclamation strategies on vegetation change and bird responses, and will identify optimal methods for migratory bird conservation. Research and Development AB
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology 2022-2023 Boreal wetland conservation and restoration for migratory bird habitat around Slave Lake, AB Ongoing $590,700.00 [2022-ongoing] This project aims to restore disturbed boreal wetlands near Slave Lake, Alberta, for the direct benefit of migratory bird populations. The project seeks to determine the impact of human activity on migratory bird habitats in boreal wetlands. In addition, the organization intends to fill knowledge gaps in the conservation and restoration of wetlands as bird habitats by disseminating research results and demonstrating restoration techniques. Restoration AB
Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation of Canada 2022-2023 Supporting the Recovery of Five-Needle Pines in the Canadian Rockies Ongoing $1,575,000.00 [2022-ongoing] This project aims to facilitate the restoration and recovery of endangered five-needle whitebark and limber pine in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and foothills. A comprehensive restoration plan for five-needle pine in numerous locations in Alberta and British Colombia will be developed and implemented; plans will address white pine blister rust disease, mountain pine beetle, and changes to natural wildfire regimes, which are the three primary threats to five-needle pine populations. Restoration AB
EcoSchools Canada 2022-2023 Climate Action and Awareness in K-12 Newfoundland and Labrador Schools Ongoing $552,132.00 [2022-ongoing] This project aims to activate new student-centred EcoTeams across NL with the support of two regional partners, Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador (CCNL) and Fishing For Success (F4S), to guide the mechanisms that support certification. Leveraging the EcoSchools certification framework and a set of shared sustainability indicators, this organization will work with CCNL to tailor school engagement to support schools through their certification journey. Five school districts, in addition to Indigenous schools, will be the focus of this project. Education and Awareness NL
Concordia University 2021-2022 Development of optimal carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) strategies Ongoing $497,000.00 [2022-ongoing] This project aims to inform development of innovative carbon capture and utilization technologies to support achieving Canada’s net-zero carbon objectives. This project will aid Canadian decision-making in the transition to a low-carbon economy. Research and Development QC
University of Toronto 2021-2022 Biomass Burning in Canada (BBCan): Addressing Climate and Air Quality Impacts Ongoing $2,970,000.00 [2022-ongoing] This project will measure wildfire emissions and use atmospheric models to better understand these emissions under Canadian environmental conditions. The results will yield greater knowledge on the effects of wildfire biomass burning on climate change and air quality in Canada. Research and Development ON
University of Waterloo 2021-2022 Measuring and Monitoring City and Municipal Level GHG Emissions and Mitigation Effectiveness Ongoing $4,055,916.00 [2022-ongoing] This project will help determine the current state of greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, measurement, monitoring, and planning in Canadian municipalities. Research and Development ON
University of Alberta 2021-2022 Urban Transportation Emissions and GHGs; Technologies and Behavioral Shifts Towards Zero Emissions Ongoing $498,750.00 [2022-ongoing] This project will build necessary tools and methodologies for analyzing, understanding, and developing transportation decarbonization pathways in cold-climate cities. Research and Development AB
University of Waterloo 2021-2022 Can-Peat: Canada’s peatlands as nature-based solutions to climate change Ongoing $3,927,294.00 [2022-ongoing] This project will create an open-access database, modelling peatland response to extreme weather conditions and disturbances caused by urban development and construction. This project will also train the next generation of peatland scientists, managers, and policymakers. Research and Development ON
University of British Columbia 2021-2022 Integrated Development of Transport Data, Model & Community Outreach Tool for Urban & Rural Regions Ongoing $2,852,500.00 [2022-ongoing] This project aims to provide insights on the impact of COVID-19 on travel behaviour, and its likely longer-term impacts, on the Metro Vancouver and Central Okanagan regions of British Columbia. The project will develop new data and models to predict land use, vehicle ownership, travel and in-home activity patterns, and transport emissions. Research and Development BC
University of Calgary 2021-2022 Calgary Urban Methane Emissions Measurement Testbed (CURMET) Ongoing $1,896,724.00 [2022-ongoing] This project will improve understanding of urban methane emissions using new measurements and modelling that will help to better quantify urban methane emissions and emissions reporting. This will build the capacity to establish emissions’ baselines, identify opportunities to reduce emissions, and track progress Research and Development AB
McGill University 2021-2022 Urban mobility and emission inventories in a changing climate: an integrated modeling framework Ongoing $1,384,200.00 [2022-ongoing] This project will improve our understanding of how climate change impacts transportation and emissions and vice versa. The project will provide a modelling framework and advanced tools to evaluate emissions reduction actions, and provide policymakers with knowledge, new data sources, and tools to inform policies. Research and Development QC
University of Waterloo 2021-2022 Residential development Impact Scorecard for the Environment (RISE): An assessment tool for carbon stock and greenhouse gas impacts of Ongoing $2,625,000.00 [2022-ongoing] This project aims to measure carbon that is absorbed and stored in urban terrestrial and wetland ecosystems, as well as greenhouse gas emissions from residential developments. The project outcomes will help safeguard urban carbon stores and decrease urban greenhouse gas emissions. Research and Development ON
University of Waterloo 2021-2022 Robust Decision Making Using Dynamic Adaptive Policy Pathways For Direct Air Capture Deployment in Canada Ongoing $480,000.00 [2022-ongoing] This project aims to develop a decision-support framework for “direct air capture”—technology that deploys equipment to directly capture carbon from the atmosphere. The project will inform policy and plans to develop and deploy direct air capture technology in Canada. Research and Development ON
Dalhousie University 2021-2022 Climate Action Evaluation: Development of a Bottom-up, Activity-based Transport Network and Emissions Modelling System Ongoing $3,620,000.00 [2022-ongoing] This study will develop new data, methods, and tools to describe how people and goods move across the country, and the associated emissions in several Canadian municipalities. The outcomes will test various climate actions that can reduce transportation emissions Research and Development NS
University of Waterloo 2021-2022 Mitigation of methane emission hot-spots from municipal landfills Ongoing $1,099,770.00 [2022-ongoing] This project aims to develop methods to reduce landfill emissions using methane-consuming microbes from landfill-cover soils. This project targets the emissions from Canadian landfills and provides information, tools, and methods for practical solutions. Research and Development ON
University of Calgary 2021-2022 Assessing Sustainable, Equitable, and Rapidly Deployable Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies Ongoing $4,200,000.00 [2022-ongoing] This project will investigate sustainable, equitable, cost-effective, and rapid deployment of appropriate carbon dioxide removal technologies that can contribute to Canada’s 2050 net-zero goal. Research and Development AB
Carleton University 2021-2022 Bending the Curve with NETs: Developing a New Modeling Framework for Negative Emissions Technologies Ongoing $1,489,000.00 [2022-ongoing] This project will use modelling to investigate how negative emission technologies can be integrated within Canada’s energy system. This will help identify investment opportunities and longer-term targets for cost and performance to enable sustainable deployment of these technologies as part of net-zero strategies. Research and Development ON
McGill University 2021-2022 Quantifying the impact of municipal organic waste management strategies on carbon footprints; Measuring and modeling environmental impacts of the circular bioeconomy from waste collection, through processing, to receiving environments Ongoing $2,221,200.00 [2022-ongoing] This project will analyze organic waste materials generated by Canadian cities, estimate the potential for recycling them to agricultural soils, and measure the related environmental impacts. These models can be adapted nationally to develop science-based, municipal waste-management policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Research and Development QC
St. Francis Xavier University 2021-2022 COntinuous MEthane mapping in western Canadian oil and gas Towns (COMET) Ongoing $475,500.00 [2022-ongoing] This project will deploy new, Canadian-developed, cost-effective mobile sensors that will be mounted on municipal vehicles to measure methane emissions in western Canada. Results will help inform management of urban methane emissions to achieve net zero by 2050. Research and Development AB
University of Waterloo 2021-2022 SOLUTIONSCAPES: Designing Climate and Water Smart Agricultural Solutions in Complex Working Landscapes Ongoing $3,700,000.00 [2022-ongoing] This project aims to inform achieving a net-zero future while also prioritizing water quality and healthy ecosystems. It will take a novel and multidisciplinary approach to developing nature-based climate solutions that integrate food, energy, and water systems. Research and Development ON
Western University 2021-2022 Improved multi-scale GHG emissions modeling from urban environments to enhance mitigation strategies Ongoing $3,786,000.00 [2022-ongoing] A policy framework will be developed for financial incentives to promote efficient building management practices, such as the use of renewable and alternative energy technologies. The project outcomes will assist municipalities across Canada in developing and implementing greenhouse gas reductions and climate adaptation strategies for infrastructure. Research and Development ON
St. Francis Xavier University 2021-2022 Quantifying the climate benefit of nature-based solutions in Canada Ongoing $1,557,149.00 [2022-ongoing] This project will enhance the ability to use natural and agricultural systems to reduce carbon from the atmosphere. The project will improve understanding of how soils, ecosystems, and agricultural practices are represented in an open-source computer climate and ecosystem model to better assess the climate benefits of nature-based solutions. Research and Development NS
Canada Green Building Council/Conseil du bâtiment durable du Canada 2021-2022 Burying Carbon in Buildings: Advancing Carbon Capture & Utilization in Cementitious Building Materials Ongoing $1,712,158.00 [2022-ongoing] This project aims to identify the potential role of carbon capture and utilization in concrete building materials to lower Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. This will inform recommendations for measuring the uptake of carbon at different life-cycle stages of cement building materials. Research and Development ON
University of British Columbia 2021-2022 Urban freight system emissions: improved characterization for mitigation planning Ongoing $2,433,660.00 [2023-ongoing] This project will enable us to characterize greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions, dispersion, and toxicity from various modes of urban freight transport systems. Using new and improved tools, the project will conduct case studies to demonstrate the potential for alternative fuels and policies to reduce emissions. Research and Development BC
McGill University 2021-2022 An analysis of the distribution, variability and source apportionment of GHGs in Greater Montreal Ongoing $1,200,000.00 [2022-ongoing] This project will analyze the greenhouse gas emissions of Greater Montréal using atmospheric measurements, surface mapping, and modelling. It will help to identify carbon dioxide and methane emission sources and how they change from year to year to help find opportunities to reduce these emissions. Research and Development QC
University of Toronto 2021-2022 Wetlands as nature-based climate-change solutions: Quantifying carbon-capture potential while building a stronger green economy Ongoing $6,000,000.00 [2022-ongoing] This project will measure greenhouse gas emissions’ rates using a wetlands map, which will provide the evidence needed to support the use of wetlands as nature-based climate solutions. Research and Development ON
Université Laval 2021-2022 Urbl-GES: Urban intelligence platform for greenhouse gas emissions monitoring Ongoing $3,700,000.00 [2022-ongoing] The goal of this project is to better understand greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation effectiveness across Canadian cities and municipalities. The UrbI-GES project aims to provide cities and municipalities with innovative ways to analyze the spatial, location-based correlations of what is emitted by households, what is done (behaviours and mitigation measures), and what is said (perceptions and opinions). Research and Development QC
Pictou County Rivers Association 2019–2020 Salmon Habitat Conservation and Restoration for the West River, Pictou County Completed $37,529.00 [2019-2020] The goal of this project is to work on the restoration of the West River of Pictou County, including the installation of armor stones along the west riverbank and instream structures. In addition, the organization will continue its five-year water quality monitoring program throughout the seven Pictou Rivers in partnership with the Atlantic Water Network. Restoration NS
Tla'amin Nation 2017-2018 Sliammon River Salmon Habitat Restoration Completed $132,988.00 [2018-2019] Tla'amin Nation aims to address salmon habitat on the Sliammon river by replacing the old dam, which was installed in 1977, with a new updated and solid dam, and by removing several large, loose woody debris (log jams). The restoration work results in improved quality and quantity water flow for the juvenile salmonid habitat. Restoration BC
British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure 2018-2019 Heart Creek 2 - Fish Passage Improvements Completed $149,079.00 [2018-2018] The overall objective of this project is to remove a fish barrier on Applegrove Road, allowing kokanee salmon, bull trout, and rainbow trout to access the upper portion of the Columbia River watershed. Results will be achieved by reviewing and preparing background studies on land surveys, hydrology, channel design, and archaeology and by improving the fish passage by removing a culvert. Restoration BC
Okanagan Nation Alliance 2018-2019 Kokanee Access Restoration - Bonanza, Deer and Eagle Creeks Completed $191,007.00 [2018-2022] The overall objective of this project is to improve access to, and conditions of, fish habitat for kokanee salmon in three creeks: Bonanza, Deer, and Eagle Creeks. Results will be achieved by improving access to spawning habitat, restoring channel conditions, and removing problematic log jams. Restoration BC
British Columbia Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy 2018-2019 Remediation of Columbia River white sturgeon spawning habitat Ongoing $796,000.00 [2022-ongoing] The objective of this project is to help improve the survival rate of juvenile white sturgeon by restoring and improving its habitat. Results will be achieved by remediating two sites, adding or cleaning existing substrate, and planning the site, including monitoring larval age, stage, and condition. Restoration BC
British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development 2018-2019 Conserving Aquatic Ecosystems in the Kootenay and Columbia Watersheds: Suppression of the Invasive American Bullfrog Completed $253,179.00 [2019-2023] ​The objective of this project is to suppress the invasion of American bullfrogs and conserve aquatic habitat to provide the endangered northern leopard frog (Rocky Mountains population) a secure area in which to thrive and expand. Results will be achieved through the implementation of a plan to detect and respond to invasive species earlier and by increasing activities to control the invasion of American bullfrogs. Restoration BC
Ktunaxa Nation Council 2018-2019 Columbia River Chinook Salmon habitat restoration and adaptive management framework Completed $570,844.00 [2018-2023] The objective of this project is to assess the quality, quantity, and restoration opportunities for Chinook salmon habitat within the lower Columbia River region. Through this project, the Ktunaxa Nation Council will develop a framework to guide technical work to support efforts to reintroduce Chinook salmon into the Columbia River basin. Results will be achieved by developing guidelines and studying the region to create models that identify high quality habitats for species in streams. Restoration BC
Salmo Watershed Streamkeepers Society 2018-2019 Salmo River Watershed Instream Restoration Program Completed $284,965.00 [2018-2023] The overall objectives of this project are to increase instream habitat for bull trout and rainbow trout and develop greater community awareness on the importance of improving and caring for fish habitat. Results will be achieved by conducting site surveys and developing implementation plans with engineers, biologists, and snorkelers. The group will complete instream restoration work with large woody debris and rocky habitat improvements for bull trout and rainbow trout. It will also conduct post-restoration monitoring and surveys and will host site visit and information tours for the community and partners involved. Restoration BC
Lower Kootenay Band 2018-2019 Goat River South Channel Restoration Project Ongoing $618,900.00 [2018-ongoing] The overall objective of this project is to improve water flow during the dry season, in the Goat River South Channel, to restore ecosystem function of the bottomlands of the Goat River and the Kootenay River. This will support the recovery of native fish species, in particular kokanee salmon and burbot. Results will be achieved by designing and installing an inlet structure and channel to maintain water flow in the South Channel, during low water periods, and assessing the performance of the inlet structure by monitoring the channel during low flow and monitoring and evaluating fish counts in the channel. Restoration BC
Okanagan Nation Alliance 2023-2024 Salmon reintroduction in the Upper Columbia River: Pilot project to understand juvenile sockeye salmon distribution and survival Ongoing $129,409.61 [2023-ongoing] This project will investigate the survival and migration timing of juvenile salmon through Arrow Reservoir and the Transboundary Reach (TBR) of the Upper Columbia River in British Columbia (B.C.). Research and Development BC

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