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Looking for ways to take action to fight climate change and protect the environment? This page connects you to hundreds of online resources that can help. To further narrow your search results, use the filters to the left of the table below.

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Agricultural Clean Technologies Program Get funding for clean technology projects in Canada's agriculture and agri-food sectors.
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Indigenous communities
  • Clean Technology
Local Food Infrastructure Fund Get funding for projects that support a healthier and more sustainable food system in Canada.
  • Organizations
  • Indigenous communities
  • Pollution Prevention
Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program Get funding supporting the Canadian agricultural sector's participation in the Government of Canada's policy objectives.
  • Organizations
  • Indigenous communities
  • Clean Technology
Agricultural Climate Solutions Program Get funding for projects that invest in natural climate solutions that will contribute to meeting or exceeding Canada’s greenhouse gas reduction targets.
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Clean Technology
Geospatial Products Use the agriculture-related maps, geospatial data and tools to help you understand the geography of agriculture and make better decisions about agriculture.
  • Businesses
  • Clean Technology
Risk of contamination of live shellfish Find information on the hazards that can be present in live shellfish.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Families
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program Get funding supporting First Nations and Inuit projects that help people adapt to the health impacts of climate change.
  • Organizations
  • Indigenous communities
  • Adaptation to Climate Change
Northern REACHE Program Get funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the North, such as solar, wind, energy storage and hydro to reduce reliance on diesel for heating and electricity.
  • Government
  • Organizations
  • Indigenous communities
  • Clean Technology
Climate Change Preparedness in the North Program Get funding for projects that help assess the risk of climate change, and that develop hazard maps or adaptation plans.
  • Indigenous communities
  • Adaptation to Climate Change
First Nation Adapt Program Get funding for First Nation communities projects that address infrastructure and emergency management issues caused by climate change such as sea level rise, flooding and forest fires.
  • Indigenous communities
  • Clean Technology
Climate Action and Awareness Fund Get funding to support projects that help reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, including projects focussed on community-based climate action, youth awareness, science and technology, and climate research.
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Government
  • Academic institutions
  • Students
  • Indigenous communities
  • Clean Technology
  • Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Breeding Bird Survey overview Find information on trends of over 400 bird species.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Families
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk Get funding for projects that contribute directly to the recovery objectives, population goals of species at risk and to prevent others from becoming a conservation concern.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Indigenous communities
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk Get funding to support the development of Indigenous capacity to participate actively in the implementation of the Species at Risk Act.
  • Indigenous communities
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Indigenous Guardians Program Get funding to provide Indigenous Peoples with greater opportunity to exercise responsibility in stewardship of their traditional lands, waters, and ice.
  • Indigenous communities
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Ecological Gifts Program Donate land or partial interest in land to a qualified recipient, to protect nature while receiving tax benefits.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Families
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Community Interaction Program Get funding to support projects aimed at conserving and improving the St. Lawrence ecosystem.
  • Organizations
  • Indigenous communities
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Atlantic Ecosystems Initiatives Get funding to improve the health, productivity and long-term sustainability of ecosystems in Atlantic Canada.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Indigenous communities
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Migratory bird permits Find information, forms and permits related to migratory bird hunting.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Great Lakes Protection Initiative Get funding to support innovative projects that aim to protect the Great Lakes by restoring water quality and health and by preventing toxic algae.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Government
  • Indigenous communities
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Lake Winnipeg Basin Program Get funding to support collaborative efforts in improving the ecological health of Lake Winnipeg and its basin.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Indigenous communities
  • Pollution Prevention
EcoAction Community Funding Program Get funding to protect, rehabilitate, enhance and sustain the natural environment.
  • Organizations
  • Indigenous communities
  • Pollution Prevention
Partnering and collaborating with the National Pollutant Release Inventory Collaborate with the National Pollutant Release Inventory team to raise awareness of the impacts of pollutants released into the air, water and land.
  • Organizations
  • Students
  • Indigenous communities
  • Pollution Prevention
Plastics Science for a Cleaner Future Get funding to increase research on plastic pollution and its impacts.
  • Academic institutions
  • Pollution Prevention
Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan Get funding to address federal locations that are contaminated and pose the highest risks to human health and the environment.
  • Families
  • Pollution Prevention
Science Horizons Youth Internship Program Find help to hire university, college and polytechnic graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
  • Students
  • Clean Technology
BioKits Explore interactive guides to discover places across Canada, whether in the city or in a natural setting.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Families
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Canadian Centre for Climate Services Access climate data, learning resources and a Support Desk that can help you plan ahead and make informed decisions.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Indigenous communities
  • Adaptation to Climate Change
Things you can do to improve climate change and the environment Find ideas and activities that you can do in your everyday life to fight climate change and improve the environment.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Families
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Things you can do to help the environment Find out things you can change in your life, especially at home, to help the environment.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Families
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Managing conflicts with migratory birds Learn preventive and deterrent techniques to avoid conflicts with migratory birds.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Families
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Eight tips for protecting migratory birds Find out things you can do to help protect migratory birds.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Families
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Climate Action Incentive payments If you live in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan or Alberta, Canada’s carbon pollution pricing plan puts money in your pocket. Claim your Climate Action Incentive payment when you file your 2020 taxes.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Students
  • Families
  • Pollution Prevention
Biodiversity 101 Learn about biodiversity and how to conserve it.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Families
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
National wildlife areas open to the public Find information about ten national wildlife areas you can visit across Canada and their activities.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Families
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Species at Risk Public Registry Search a list of species at risk in Canada.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Families
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Status of Birds in Canada 2019 Identify birds in Canada and their status.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Families
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Permits for species at risk Find information, forms and permit applications related to activities affecting wildlife species at risk of extinction.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Tips to help protect species at risk Find things that you can do to protect species at risk of extinction.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Families
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Permits for trade in protected species Find permits, notes, information and related links for trade in protected species.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Protect Nature Challenge Discover 31 activities to engage in to help nature and the environment.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Families
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
P2 Finder (Pollution Prevention Resource Finder) Find hundreds of online pollution prevention resources that can help you protect the environment.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Families
  • Pollution Prevention
Health Canada's Healthy Home campaign Find tips, links and information related to encouraging Canadians to take action to protect themselves from the risks of chemicals and pollutants.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Families
  • Pollution Prevention
Climate Kids Find activities to educate youth on climate change through science, art, and storytelling.
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Families
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Science Behind the Scenes See glimpse of some of the work being done by Environment and Climate Change Canada.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Families
  • Clean Technology
Ask a Scientist Ask questions about the environment directly to scientists.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Academic institutions
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Families
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
  • Clean Technology
  • Adaptation to Climate Change
Environmental Damages Fund Get funding to support projects that will benefit Canada’s natural environment, including projects focused on restoration, environmental quality improvement, research and development, and education and awareness.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Government
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Indigenous communities
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Indigenous Habitat Participation Program Get funding that supports Indigenous communities' involvement in the protection of fish and their habitat.
  • Indigenous communities
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program Get funding that assists Canadian fisheries in implementing clean technologies into their daily operations.
  • Businesses
  • Indigenous communities
  • Clean Technology
Habitat Stewardship Program for Aquatic Species at Risk Get funding to support projects contributing to the recovery of endangered and threatened aquatic species.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Indigenous communities
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Sustainable Fisheries Solutions and Retrieval Support Contribution Program (Ghost Gear Fund) Get funding to clean up fishing nets and commercial fishing gear, as well as plastic waste from oceans and rivers.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Indigenous communities
  • Pollution Prevention
Small Craft Harbours Abandoned and Wrecked Vessels Removal Program Get funding for projects that remove abandoned and wrecked vessels, to protect Canada's marine environment.
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Pollution Prevention
Fish and Fish Habitat Protection Program Get expert support on conserving and protecting fisheries for future generations.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Businesses
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk (aquatic) Get funding to support Indigenous participation in the Species at Risk Act.
  • Indigenous communities
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Canadian Extreme Water Level Adaptation Tool Use this tool to get sea-level rise projections for Canada’s coastline over the coming century and advice on how much higher to build coastal infrastructure.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Indigenous communities
  • Adaptation to Climate Change
HealthADAPT Get funding to support the health sector's understanding of and response to the impacts of climate change.
  • Government
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
  • Clean Technology
  • Adaptation to Climate Change
Municipal Asset Management Program Get funding that helps Canadian cities and towns make decisions based on reliable data and sound asset management practices.
  • Government
  • Clean Technology
The Federal Gas Tax Fund Get funding for projects that support local infrastructure priorities such as roads and bridges, public transit, drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, and recreational facilities
  • Government
  • Clean Technology
Innovative Solutions Canada Get funding to support innovative ideas and projects in many fields, including the Environment.
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
  • Clean Technology
  • Adaptation to Climate Change
Clean Growth Hub Get funding to support clean technology companies and projects in Canada.
  • Businesses
  • Clean Technology
Science.gc.ca Blog Read articles presenting news and information about environment and science.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Academic institutions
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
  • Clean Technology
  • Adaptation to Climate Change
Emissions Reduction Fund Get funding for projects aimed at reducing methane and other greenhouse gas emissions in the oil and gas sector.
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Clean Technology
Energy Innovation Program Get funding to support projects for clean energy innovation.
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Indigenous communities
  • Clean Technology
Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program Get funding for projects that deploy a network of zero-emission vehicle charging and refuelling stations in more localized areas where Canadians live, work and play.
  • Government
  • Organizations
  • Clean Technology
Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative Get funding for projects working to establish fast-charging stations systems, natural gas refuelling stations and hydrogen refuelling stations in major metropolitan areas.
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Indigenous communities
  • Clean Technology
Green Construction through Wood (GCWood) Program Get funding to increase use of wood in construction projects in Canada.
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Clean Technology
ENERGY STAR Canada Save energy, save money and reduce energy consumption.
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Clean Technology
ENERGY STAR certification for commercial and institutional buildings in Canada Certify energy efficient buildings in Canada, to help reduce operation cost, increase asset value and contribute to fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Academic institutions
  • Clean Technology
ENERGY STAR for Industry certification Benchmark your facility’s energy performance against similar facilities in your industry in Canada and the United States.
  • Businesses
  • Clean Technology
Investments in Forest Industry Transformation Get funding to create a more competitive and resilient forest sector with a focus on low carbon projects that result in new or diversified revenue streams.
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Clean Technology
Energy Efficient Buildings Program Get funding to support the development and implementation of building codes for existing buildings and new net-zero energy-ready buildings through research, development and demonstration initiatives.
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Indigenous communities
  • Clean Technology
Environmental Studies Research Fund Get funding for research programs that sponsors environmental and social studies.
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Indigenous communities
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
  • Clean Technology
  • Adaptation to Climate Change
Become an ENERGY STAR New Homes builder Find information on how to become an ENERGY STAR New Homes builder, to help builders to construct energy-efficient new homes cost effectively and using common building practices.
  • Businesses
  • Clean Technology
Become an EnerGuide new homes builder Find information on how to become an EnerGuide new homes builder, to help homebuilders evaluate their house plans for energy performance and provide customers with energy-efficiency upgrades.
  • Businesses
  • Clean Technology
Become an R-2000 new homes builder Find information on how to become an R-2000 new homes builder, to promote the use of affordable, energy-efficient building practices and techniques, clean air features and other measures to help protect the environment.
  • Businesses
  • Clean Technology
Become an NRCan-registered energy advisor Find information on how to become an NRCan-registered Energy Advisor, to deliver EnerGuide rating services for eligible homes in Canada.
  • Businesses
  • Students
  • Clean Technology
Find an energy-efficient services provider for your home Locate an energy-efficient service provider in your community
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Families
  • Clean Technology
ENERGY STAR certified new homes Find resources for new homebuilders seeking to increase home energy efficiency.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Families
  • Clean Technology
EnerGuide-rated new homes Find out the benefits of acquiring an EnerGuide rated home.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Families
  • Clean Technology
Why Buy an R-2000 Home Find out the benefits of buying an R-2000 home.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Families
  • Clean Technology
Green Municipal Fund Get funding to support projects across Canada, which produce tangible benefits for communities through improved environmental, economic and social outcomes.
  • Government
  • Clean Technology
Fuel consumption ratings tool Identify the most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets your everyday needs.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Families
  • Pollution Prevention
Buying ENERGY STAR certified products Discover the benefits of acquiring ENERGY STAR products.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Families
  • Clean Technology
How can I make my home more energy-efficient? Find resources to support energy-efficient homes.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Families
  • Clean Technology
Forest Change adaptation tools Find tools providing useful data about the impacts of climate change on Canada’s forests and on how to adapt to maintain both ecosystem services and timber supply.
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Academic institutions
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Adaptation to Climate Change
Carbon budget model Use this tool to simulate the dynamics of all forest carbon stocks required under the Kyoto Protocol.
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Indigenous communities
  • Adaptation to Climate Change
Become an energy-efficient builder Find information on how to become an energy efficient builder.
  • Businesses
  • Clean Technology
Home Energy Retrofit Initiative Find information about this retrofit initiative available to homeowners retroactive to December 1, 2020.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Businesses
  • Families
  • Indigenous communities
  • Clean technology
ENERGY STAR Rebates and Incentive Directory Find ENERGY STAR rebates and incentives available in Canada.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Businesses
  • Clean technology
Buying ENERGY STAR certified products for commercial use Find out how to choose energy efficient food preparation products.
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Clean technology
ENRGY STAR in the workplace Get the best value for your organization by selecting high efficiency products.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Clean technology
Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action Share your views on a five-year national assessment of how Canada's climate is changing, the impacts of these changes and how we are adapting to reduce risk.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Indigenous communities
  • Adaptation to Climate Change
Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) program Get funding to increase action to adapt to climate change through skills building, knowledge sharing and regional collaboration.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Indigenous communities
  • Adaptation to Climate Change
Campus Clubs Find information on how to become a member or a volunteer leader for the campus club, an exciting initiative that increases awareness among youth about protected areas.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Academic institutions
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Research and Collection Permit System Find information for researchers wishing to apply for research permits in Parks Canada places.
  • Academic institutions
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Youth Ambassadors Information on how to become a Parks Canada youth ambassador, to inspire youth to experience Canada's natural and cultural heritage.
  • Students
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Volunteering at Parks Canada Find information on how to become a volunteer at Parks Canada.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Students
  • Families
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
  • Clean Technology
  • Adaptation to Climate Change
Parka, Parks Canada's Mascot Discover activities for young children featuring the Parks Canada beaver mascot Parka.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Families
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
The Nature Playbook Use this informative tool that includes actions to connect a new generation of Canadians to nature.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Families
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Ten Tips to Respect Wildlife and Stay Safe Find information about how to treat wildlife with respect and avoid human-wildlife conflicts.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Families
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
T-shirt Wisdom on Climate Change: Ten Wearable Tips for Making a Difference Find out ten tips and ideas, both practical and inspirational, on what the ordinary person can do about climate change.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Families
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Reducing plastics pollution on shoreline Find information about ways to reduce plastic pollution on shorelines.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Families
  • Pollution Prevention
National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP) Get funding for projects addressing rising flood risks and cost to mitigate the effects of flood events.
  • Government
  • Adaptation to Climate Change
Oceans Protection Plan Get funding to ensure Canada's oceans are cleaner, healthier and safer for years to come.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Indigenous communities
  • Nature Protection and Conservation
Abandoned Boats Program Get grant and contribution funding to assist in the removal of abandoned and/or wrecked small boats posing a hazard in Canadian waters.
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Indigenous communities
  • Pollution Prevention
Incentives for zero-emission vehicles Find information on incentives for purchasing zero-emission vehicles in Canada.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Families
  • Clean Technology
Northern Transportation and Adaptation Initiative Get grants and contribution funding to help meet some of the challenges of climate change such as its effects on northern transportation systems.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Indigenous communities
  • Adaptation to Climate Change
Transportation Adssets Risk Assessment Get funding to assess the impacts of the changing climate on federally-owned and/or federally-managed transportation assets such as bridges, ports and airports.
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Adaptation to Climate Change
Clean Transportation System - Research and Development Program Get funding to help reduce air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions in the aviation, marine and rail sectors.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Government
  • Organizations
  • Indigenous communities
  • Clean Technology
National Trade Corridors Fund Get funding to support studies that explore the impacts of climate changes on the transportation infrastructure.
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Indigenous communities
  • Adaptation to Climate Change
How you can prevent pollution Find information about behaviors and activities you can do to prevent pollution.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Families
  • Pollution Prevention
How to green your business by preventing pollution Learn about the 7 main techniques you can use to practice pollution prevention within your company.
  • Businesses
  • Pollution Prevention
Pollution prevention at school Learn general techniques you can use to prevent pollution at school.
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Students
  • Academic institutions
  • Educators
  • Families
  • Pollution Prevention
Toward zero plastic waste Discover how to take action towards zero plastic waste
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Government
  • Businesses
  • Organizations
  • Students
  • Academic institutions
  • Educators
  • Families
  • Pollution Prevention
Canada's national strategy for lamps containing mercury Learn how to dispose of lamps with mercury
  • Concerned Canadians
  • Businesses
  • Pollution Prevention
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