Chemicals Management Plan Engagement and Outreach Contribution Program: Public participation stream

Current status: Closed

The deadline to submit a proposal was March 7, 2022.

The Chemicals Management Plan Engagement and Outreach Contribution Program (the Contribution Program) provides time-limited contribution funding to support enhanced public participation, including civil society organization (CSO) participation, in the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP). The CMP brings together a number of federal programs under a single strategy in order to understand and reduce the risks posed by chemicals.

Public participation supports all CMP activities (for example, risk assessment, risk management, research, monitoring and surveillance, policy development). The knowledge and perspectives of the public, including those disproportionately impacted by the harmful effects of chemical exposures, is provided through the participation of various stakeholders and partners in the CMP.

The Contribution Program will further support public participation in CMP activities through 2 funding streams: public participation and Indigenous participation.

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Funding objectives and amount

The public participation funding stream of the Contribution Program has been created with the objective of supporting the capacity of Canadians, with a focus on CSOs and disproportionately impacted populations, to engage on the CMP and broader environmental health initiatives in order to inform program decisions and activities.

Applications were accepted for the implementation of a collaborative model, led by a single representing organization, that will facilitate communication and cooperation among national and regional health and environmental CSOs. It is anticipated that up to $159,000 per year, for a maximum of 2 years (ending on March 31, 2024), may be awarded to 1 applicant (representing a collaboration). The recommended duration of the project is 2 years.

Who can apply

Not-for-profit organizations, including voluntary organizations, are eligible for funding.

Eligible recipients will need to demonstrate through the application process that they have:

Eligible activities

Eligible activities may include:

The Contribution Program has been designed to accommodate a range of activities and to encourage new approaches to help broaden participation in the CMP. Applications that meaningfully involve those with lived/living experiences and that provide developmental opportunities for youth are encouraged.

How to apply

This call for proposals is now closed.

If you would like to be added to our contact list for future calls for proposals under this Contribution Program, please email


This call for proposals closed on March 7, 2022.

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