Policy Dialogue Program
The Policy Dialogue Program aims to support effective engagement in the development of policies, guidance, regulations and legislation related to impact assessment.
This funding is provided outside the context of an assessment process. These funds support dialogue with the Agency through:
- collaboration on the development of impact assessment policies and guidance documents;
- technical and regional workshops;
- the Technical Advisory Committee and Indigenous Advisory Committee; and
- other stakeholder engagement.
Opportunities for policy dialogue and funding to support participation may be posted on the Agency’s Media room.
- Who is eligible
- What you need to know before you apply
- How to apply
- After you apply
- More information
- Contact the Funding Programs team
Who is eligible
Eligible recipients for contribution funding include:
- Indigenous communities and organizations; and
- Not-for-profit organizations.
To be eligible for contribution funding under the Policy Dialogue Program, applicants must be able to demonstrate a direct interest, expertise e or Indigenous knowledge relevant to the topic of the policy. Applicants who have expertise in policy development, tools, methodologies and guidance are also eligible.
What you need to know before you apply
Applications will only be considered for posted funding opportunities and are subject to the availability of funds.
Available funding opportunities are posted on the Agency’s website.
Types of work eligible for funding include:
- Developing documents, policy and technical recommendations;
- Participating in, and contributing information, advice, or views on existing or draft guidance, directives, policies, regulations and legislation;
- Participating in engagement sessions related to the review or development of EA/IA-related policy and program issues;
- Participating in activities related to advisory bodies established by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change or the Agency; and
- Developing and supporting networks the aim of discussing key policy issues and exchange views on policy options and/or proposals.
How to apply
Applicants can submit an expression of interest or proposal for the posted opportunity using the Microsoft Word format. Program Guidelines will be made available depending on specific funding opportunities and will include information on program requirements and criteria.
After you apply
The Agency will contact applicants about funding decisions. This usually happens within two months after the application submitted.
The Agency will contact successful applicants and provide them with a contribution agreement to sign. Here are two examples of a contribution agreement:
- View a standard Contribution Agreement [PDF - 195 KB]
- View a schedule to a Master Contribution Agreement [PDF - 157 KB]
Detailed financial report
Successful applicants with existing contribution agreements must complete a detailed financial report in order to be reimbursed. This includes providing supporting invoices and/or receipts for reimbursement of eligible expenses incurred over the course of the assessment or engagement initiative.
- For a detailed breakdown of this year’s funding recipients, please refer to the Government of Canada’s Proactive Disclosure website.
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