Participant Funding Program

The Participant Funding Program (PFP) aims to support public engagement and Indigenous consultation during an assessment (project-specific, regional or strategic). It does so by providing funding at key stages of the assessment process, including the implementation of follow-up programs. Participant funding contributes to an open and balanced assessment process. This strengthens the quality and credibility of federal assessments.

Who is eligible

Individuals, non-profit organizations, and Indigenous communities and organizations that want to take part in an assessment may apply.

The Agency proactively contacts Indigenous communities that may be affected by a project to notify them of opportunities to participate in consultation activities, and to receive financial support for that participation. Applicants must demonstrate how their participation will add value and provide relevant knowledge or expertise to the assessment. They must also meet at least one of the following criteria:

How to apply

Access the application form for the assessment you are interested in.

Submit the completed application form and supporting documents to the Agency by email at before the application deadline.

Note: The Agency assumes no responsibility for misdirected or delayed application submissions.

More information on each assessment are available on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry.

After you apply

The Agency will contact applicants about funding decisions. This usually happens between one to two months after the application deadline.


Successful applicants must sign a contribution or grant agreement.

Detailed financial report

Successful applicants with existing contribution agreements must complete a detailed financial report to be reimbursed. This includes providing supporting invoices and/or receipts for reimbursement of eligible expenses incurred over the course of the participation activity.

Instructions on how to submit a detailed financial report will be provided directly to successful applicants.

More information

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Contact us

Funding Programs
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
Tel.: 1-866-582-1884

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