Funding to Support Indigenous Participation

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, Natural Resources Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and Transport Canada are providing funding for Indigenous participation in the components of the review of environmental and regulatory processes.

The Environmental Assessment Review Expert Panel and the National Energy Board Modernization Expert Panel will directly engage in dialogue with Indigenous organizations, groups and communities to gain an understanding of issues and opportunities related to both environmental assessment processes and National Energy Board Modernization activities.

The Parliamentary Committees examining the changes to the Fisheries Act and the Navigation Protection Act will hear from Indigenous organizations, groups and communities over the course of the components of the review. Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Transport Canada representatives will also be available to consult directly with Indigenous organizations, groups and communities to seek their views to inform the Committees’ work.

Funding is available to support participation of Indigenous Peoples in the components of the review conducted by the different review bodies and government officials and on proposed changes that may result from the review.

Who can apply?

All Indigenous organizations, groups and communities are eligible for funding to participate in each component of the review, including:

  • an Indigenous group or a collective coordinating more than one Indigenous group; and,
  • an incorporated or registered Indigenous non-profit organization, such as band councils, associations, co-operatives and institutions.

Eligible activities

The nature and type of activities, specific to each component of the review, that are considered eligible include:

  • Preparation for and/or participation in meetings of Indigenous community, group or organization members, including virtual network activities and outreach activities, with the aim to gather views, enhance knowledge and strengthen awareness of Indigenous groups, or contribute to one or more components of the review;
  • Preparation for and/or participation in meetings with review bodies or government officials in order to contribute to one or more components of the review;
  • Preparation of written submissions, and/or supporting studies, that represent the views of Indigenous organizations, groups, or communities relevant to one or more components of the review; and,
  • Review of documents in support of contributing to one or more components of the review.

How funding will be allocated

Funding decisions will be based on the assessment criteria established for each component of the review. The amount of funding available per successful applicant will depend on the activities proposed and the number of groups and/or people participating. Note: Even if all criteria are met for a given component, funding is not guaranteed.

Funding levels

Funding is available for each component of the review as per the following:

Environmental assessment processes review and modernization of the National Energy Board

For the review of the environmental assessment processes and the National Energy Board modernization initiative components, the maximum amounts of funding offered per component will depend on funding available, proposed activities, the number of groups and people that will participate, and use the following group maximums:

Maximum funding levels by categories based on groups ‎for the Review of environmental assessment processes component and the National Energy Board Modernization component of the Review
Categories based on groups Maximum Funding Available Environmental Assessment Processes Component Maximum Funding Available Modernization of the National Energy Board Component
Coordinating 1 group (up to 4,000 people) $9,000.00 $9,000.00
Coordinating 5 groups (up to 20,000 people) $46,000.00 $46,000.00
Coordinating 10 groups (up to 30,000 people) $66,800.00 $66,800.00
Coordinating 20 groups (up to 40,000 people) $87,600.00 $87,600.00
Coordinating 30 groups (up to 50,000 people) $108,400.00 $108,400.00
Coordinating 40 groups (up to 60,000 people) $129,200.00 $129,200.00
Coordinating 50 groups (up to 70,000 people) $150,000.00 $150,000.00
Coordinating 60 groups (up to 80,000 people) $170,800.00 $170,800.00
Coordinating 70 groups (up to 90,000 people) $191,600.00 $191,600.00
Coordinating 80 groups (up to 100,000 people) $212,400.00 $212,400.00
Coordinating 100 groups or more (over 150,000 people) $233,200.00 $233,200.00

Changes to the Fisheries Act and Navigation Protection Act

For the review of the components of the review related to the changes to the Fisheries Act and Navigation Protection Act, the maximum amounts of funding offered per component will depend on funding available, proposed activities, the number of groups and people that will participate, and use the following maximums:

Maximum funding levels by categories based on groups ‎for the review of changes to the Fisheries Act and the Navigation Protection Act components of the Review
Categories based on groups Maximum Funding Available Fisheries Act Component Maximum Funding Available Navigation Protection Act Component
Individual group $7,500.00 $7,500.00
Coordinating more than 1 group $75,000.00 $75,000.00

How to apply?

For more details on who is eligible, how to apply, what expenses may be funded and how the funding program works for each component of the review, consult the National Funding Guidelines for the Review of Environmental and Regulatory Processes.

Deadlines

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