Climate Action and Awareness Fund

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Introduction

The Climate Action and Awareness Fund (CAAF) is investing up to $206 million over five years to support Canadian-made projects that help to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. The Climate Action and Awareness Fund is designed to support projects that can create middle class jobs for Canadians who work in science and technology, academia, and at the grassroots community level. These projects are critical as we continue to build a sustainable net-zero emissions economy by 2050.

The Climate Action and Awareness Fund has three main priorities:

Available funding

The Climate Action and Awareness Fund was created with contributions from the Climate Action Fund, as well as a significant investment from the Environmental Damages Fund. The Environmental Damages Fund provides a mechanism for directing funds received as a result of fines, court orders, and voluntary payments to priority projects that will benefit Canada’s natural environment. The Environmental Damages Fund helps to ensure that environmental good follows environmental harm by supporting projects with measurable outcomes in Canadian communities.

Frequently asked questions

FAQ page (last updated on September 2, 2022.)

Contact us

All inquiries related to the Climate Action and Awareness Fund may be sent to: fasc-caaf@ec.gc.ca.  

Past calls for proposals

Youth climate awareness call for proposals

Youth climate awareness call for proposals

In spring 2020, we accepted applications for projects that encourage youth awareness, engagement and action on climate change issues and solutions. Projects have been approved and are underway.

Community-based climate action calls for proposals

Community-based climate action calls for proposals

In fall 2020 and winter 2022, we accepted applications for community-based climate action projects that provide knowledge, tools and/or skills that lead to or engage communities in climate action. Projects from the first intake have been approved and are underway; projects from the second directed intake are under assessment. Please continue to visit our webpages for announcements.

Advancing climate change science and technology call for proposals

Advancing climate change science and technology call for proposals

In spring 2021, we accepted applications for advancing climate change science and technology projects that strengthen Canada’s science capacity to identify, accelerate, and evaluate mitigation actions towards achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 in Canada. Projects have been approved and are underway.

Supporting academic institutions and think tank organizations call for proposals

Supporting academic institutions and think tank organizations call for proposals

In summer 2022, we accepted applications for projects focused on identifying, accelerating, and evaluating climate mitigation solutions and strategies that will contribute to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in Canada. Project applications are currently under review.

News releases

Learn more about the announced projects for the Climate Action and Awareness Fund and the Climate Action Fund.

Success stories

We turn the spotlight on initiatives helping to increase action and raise awareness of climate change.

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