The Government of Canada’s EcoAction Community Funding Program

Through the EcoAction Community Funding Program, the Government of Canada supports community-based projects that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment. Funded projects engage Canadians in their communities to take action to protect our air, climate, water and nature, today and for the future.

In 2013-2014, the EcoAction Community Funding Program will provide $4.5 million for new and ongoing projects. This year, 83 new projects have been approved.

Applicants must ensure that at least 50 percent of the total value of their project comes from sources other than the federal government. For every dollar received through EcoAction, approximately $2.45 is leveraged from other funding partners. As such, this leveraging can take the form of either financial or in-kind resources, such as volunteer labour, products, or services. Partner funding and other support broaden the scope of projects, improve on‑the‑ground results, and strengthen the public and private collaboration that is essential to involving all Canadians.

Some of the funded activities include projects aimed at:

  • reducing individual greenhouse gas emissions by reducing energy consumption and taking steps to improve home energy efficiency;
  • improving water quality by reducing the amount of pesticides or household hazardous substances entering streams and lakes;
  • working to reduce air emissions that contribute to air pollution; and
  • restoring and protecting natural habitat. 

More information about new projects funded under this program is found in the project list to follow. More information on the EcoAction Community Funding Program will be available shortly on Environment Canada’s website at:

New Projects - EcoAction Community Funding Program November 2012 Funding Round

Project Name RecipientEcoAction FundingRecipientRegion
Eagle Point – Blue Rapids Ecological Restoration$54,135Eagle Point – Blue Rapids Parks CouncilWest and North Region - Eagle Point and Blue Rapids Provincial Parks, Alberta
Home Sustainable Home$53,200Biosphere Institute of the Bow ValleyWest and North Region - Bow Valley, Alberta
Sustainable Slopes - Sustainable Conservation of At-Risk Woodlands$100,000Manitoba Habitat Heritage CorporationSouthwestern Manitoba
Riverbank/Pathway Stabilization and Riparian Forest Restoration$99,740Assiniboine Park Conservancy Inc.

Winnipeg, Manitoba


Manitoba Grassland Bird Conservation Initiative$92,249Nature Manitoba

Southern Manitoba


School Community Composting Challenge$44,200Green Action Centre, Inc.Across Manitoba
Protect Our Watershed$35,000Manitoba Eco-NetworkAcross Manitoba
Restoring the Bluff$13,625Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive CentreStonewall, Manitoba
Reweaving Diversity Back into the Ironwood Parkway$49,699Friends of the Ironwood Trail (FIT)West and North Region - Pinawa, Manitoba
Tree Replanting, Habitat Restoration and Conservation$99,856Brandon Riverbank Inc.West and North Region - Brandon, Manitoba
Leafy Spurge Control and Reduction in Swan Lake First Nation$100,000Swan Lake First NationWest and North Region - Swan Lake, Manitoba
Clean Camps, Clean Coast$49,650World Wildlife Fund CanadaWest and North Region - Inuvialuit Settlement Region, NWT
End-of-life Vehicle Waste Diversion Program in the Canadian North$95,595Summerhill ImpactWest and North Region - Rankin Inlet, Whale Cove, Cape Dorset, Nunavut
Mitigating Fish Entrapment Washout Downstream of Good Spirit Lake Outlet$38,125Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association Inc.

West and North Region -Saskatchewan


Hagan – Tod Watersheds Good Neighbours$43,000Habitat Acquisition Trust (HAT)West and North Region – Victoria, BC
Bertrand Creek Watershed Restoration Project$40,945Langley Environment Partners SocietyWest and North Region - Langley, BC
Reducing GHG emissions through car sharing in the Okanagan$29,634Okanagan Car Share Co-opWest and North Region - Kelowna, BC
Salish Sea Nearshore Conservation Project$100,000Sea Change SocietyWest and North Region - Vancouver Island, BC
Fostering Community Action to Conserve and Enhance Habitat in Coastal British Columbia$95,000British Columbia Conservation FoundationWest and North Region - Sunshine Coast area, BC
Restoration Projects in the West Kootenays$31,000British Columbia Wildlife Federation: Wetlands Education ProgramWest and North Region - Southern Interior, BC
Toquaht Restoration Project$94,207Central Westcoast Forest SocietyWest and North Region - Vancouver Island, BC
Sea to Sky Clean Air Commute$75,000Sea to Sky Clean Air SocietyWest and North Region - Sea to Sky/Howe Sound corridor, BC
Living Landscapes: Restoring Place, Connecting People$69,840Galiano Conservancy AssociationWest and North Region - Galiano Island, BC
Restoring Beaver Creek, Stanley Park$34,282Stanley Park Ecology SocietyWest and North Region - Vancouver, BC
Marvelous Marshes – Wetland Education and Restoration Project$99,200Cowichan Community Land Trust SocietyWest and North Region - Vancouver Island, BC
Treekeepers$50,000Environmental Youth AllianceWest and North Region - Metro Vancouver, BC
Community-Based Conservation Action Project$85,415Mayne Island Conservancy SocietyWest and North Region - Mayne Island, BC
Conservation Leaders of the Future$58,151The Nature Conservancy of CanadaWest and North Region - Vancouver Island, BC
Ecological Initiatives of the Yukon Invasive Species Council$99,867Yukon Invasive Species CouncilWest and North Region - Yukon
McIntyre Creek Streambank Stabilization$99,867Ta’an Kwach’an Council, Lands, Resources and Heritage DepartmentWest and North Region - Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
Parc écologique du lac Bleu$45,000Les Gardes-en-joie du lac BleuRégion du Québec - Lac Bleu, Ange-Gardien, Québec
Protection par l’intendance volontaire de 30 milieux humides hautement prioritaires au Centre-du-Québec$21,485Conseil régional de l’environnement Centre-du-QuébecRégion du Québec - Région du Centre-du-Québec, Québec
Protection et restauration des milieux naturels de Vaudreuil-Soulanges : la communauté trace le chemin!$68,630Nature-Action QuébecRégion du Québec - Rigaud, Hudson, St-Lazare, Québec
Revégétalisation des bandes riveraines et sensibilisation de la population à Ville Saguenay, arrondissement Chicoutimi$28,125Eurêko!West and North Region - Arrondissement Chicoutimi, région du Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec
1,2,3…Compost!$85,485La RHA pour la reconstruction harmonieuse de l’agricultureRégion du Québec - Montérégie, Québec
Protection des corridors naturels sur le territoire de Corridor appalachien$65,637Corridor appalachienRégion du Québec - Rivière Missisquoi-Nord à l’Ouest du la Memphrémagog, Québec
Protection de notre patrimoine naturel et culturel – les plantes qui soignent$56,400Algonquin Nation SecretariatRégion du Québec - Wolf Lake et The Temiskaming First Nations, Québec
L’est de Montréal révèle sa vraie nature$60,400Société de développement économique Rivière-des-Prairies, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal-EstRégion du Québec - Arrondissement Rivière-des Prairies, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal-Est,- Québec
Conservation des milieux naturels du Haut –Richelieu (secteur ouest)$38,115Centre d’interprétation du milieu écologique du Haut-RichelieuRégion du Québec - MRC du Haut-Richelieu, Montérégie, Québec
Restauration et mise en valeur des rives de la baie Missisquoi à Saint-Armand, secteur Philipsburg$56,000Organisme de bassin versant de la baie MissisquoiRégion du Québec - Baie Missisquoi, Québec
Conservation des milieux naturels du bassin versant du lac Memphrémagog, phase III$21,445Memphrémagog Conservation Inc.Région du Québec - Grand massif forestier de Magog et Baie Fitch, Québec
Projet de toit vert – Coopérative Cercle Carré$39,800Coopérative d’habitation Cercle CarréRégion du Québec - Sud-ouest de la ville de Montréal, Québec
Programme de renaturalisation des rives du bassin versant de la rivière des Hurons$19,711Association pour la protection de l’environnement du lac Saint-Charles et des Marais du NordRégion du Québec - Municipalité des cantons unis de Stoneham et Tewkesbury, Québec
Projet de verdissement pour la lutte aux îlots de chaleur dans Sainte-Marie$21,584Éco-quartier Sainte-MarieRégion du Québec - Ruelle Poupart-Dufresne et ruelle d’Iberville-Chapleau, district de Ville-Marie, Québec
Corridor vert de l’Etchemin, phase II$26,283Conseil de bassin de la rivière EtcheminRégion du Québec - Bassin de la rivière Etchemin, Québec
Community Composting Pilot Project$33,000Bathurst Sustainable DevelopmentAtlantic Region - Bathurst, NB
Building on Bio-Engineering Restoration in the Kennebecasis$23,929Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration CommitteeAtlantic Region - Kennebecasis Watershed near Sussex, New Brunswick
Give back to Nature Challenge$16,000New Brunswick Environmental Network (NBEN)Atlantic Region - New Brunswick
Environmental Action in Sewel Creek and at École Terre de Jeunes de Paquetville$28,000Comité de Gestion Environnementale de la Rivière PokemoucheAtlantic Region - Gloucester, Pokemouche Watershed,New Brunswick
Conservation and Restoration of the Frye Islands and 7 Days Work Cliff$29,900Nature Trust of New Brunswick Inc.Atlantic Region - New Brunswick
Building Strong Communities and Healthy Rivers in Charlotte County$40,000Eastern Charlotte Waterways Inc.Atlantic Region - Charlotte County, New Brunswick
From the Earth to the Sea$40,000Groupe de développement durable du Pays de CocagneAtlantic Region - Southeast New Brunswick – Kent County Watershed, New Brunswick

Resilient Forest Corridors: Planting for the Future in a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve


$55,427Fundy Biosphere ReserveAtlantic Region - Southeastern New Brunswick, New Brunswick
Observe and Conserve – Small Business Electricity Conservation Pilot Project$35,060New Brunswick Lung AssociationAtlantic Region - New Brunswick
Stewardship of Conservation Lands in the Maritimes$30,000Nature Conservancy of Canada – Atlantic RegionAtlantic Region - Communities throughout NB, NS and PEI where nature reserves are present
Building Partnerships with Waterfront Property Owners$21,000Association des pêcheurs récréatifs du sud-est Inc.Atlantic Region - New Brunswick
Important Bird Areas in Labrador: From Awareness to Action$30,000Intervalle Associates Inc.Atlantic Region - Groswater Bay, Labrador, to Bell Island off the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland
Community Engagement and Stewardship of Conservation Lands in Newfoundland$27,702Nature Conservancy of Canada Newfoundland and Labrador ProgramAtlantic Region
Sackville River Restoration$22,000Sackville Rivers AssociationAtlantic Region - Lower and Middle Sackville, NS
Annapolis Watershed Agri-Stewardship Project$47,205Clean Annapolis River ProjectAtlantic Region - Annapolis County, Nova Scotia
Bay of Islands Coastal Wilderness Campaign$90,000Nova Scotia Nature TrustAtlantic Region - Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore, between Clam Harbour Provincial Park and Taylor Head Provincial Park, Nova Scotia
L’sit’kuk Mi’kmaw Community Seven Paddles Clean Water Project$40,000L'sit'kuk First NationAtlantic Region - Bear River, Nova Scotia
Biodiversity Improvement in Millbrook First Nation$18,427Mi’kmaw Conservation Group, The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaqAtlantic Region - Colchester County, Millbrook FN, McClure’s Brook Watershed, Nova Scotia
Native Pollinator Project$24,000Seeds of Diversity Canada/Semences du patrimoineAtlantic Region - Atlantic Canada (Various Locations)
Wetland Restoration on Prince Edward Island$30,000Ducks Unlimited CanadaAtlantic Region - Prince Edward Island
Bringing Natural Areas Back to Class$19,315Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward IslandAtlantic Region - East Royalty and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Enhancing Wildlife Landscapes$36,000Bedeque Bay Environmental Management AssociationAtlantic Region - Prince Edward Island
Nitrate Management for the Winter River-Tracadie Bay Watershed Area$50,000Winter River-Tracadie Bay Watershed AssociationAtlantic Region - Winter River- Tracadie Bay Watershed, Prince Edward Island
Nutrient Management for St-Peter’s Bay Watersheds$65,000Morell River Management CooperativeAtlantic Region - Watersheds of St-Peter’s Bay, Prince Edward Island
Grassroots Conservation in Action$49,000Richmond Bay Watershed Association Inc.Atlantic Region - Community of Tyne Valley, Richmond and Wellington, Prince Edward Island
Toronto Region Wetland Restoration Project$61,000Ontario StreamsOntario Region – Toronto, Ontario
Clarence Island – a wealth to be preserved$46,250Clarence-Rockland Environmental Society/Société environnementale de Clarence-RocklandOntario Region – Clarence Island, Ontario
Engaging Urban Ontarians in Habitat Restoration and Enhancement for Chimney Swifts$55,810Bird Studies CanadaOntario Region –Toronto, Mississauga, Milton, Burlington, Oakville, Niagara and Hamilton
The Healthy Waterways Initiative$80,000Rural Lambton Stewardship NetworkOntario Region - Sydenham River watershed
Rotary Park Community Naturalization Project$12,000Trout Creek Watershed Action GroupOntario Region – Trout Creek
Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association 2012/2013 Rehabilitation Projects$95,000Manitoulin Streams Improvement AssociationOntario Region - Manitoulin
Integrated Watershed Management in the Pine River and Neighbouring Watershed: with a focus on returning water storage to the landscape$90,000Pine River Watershed Initiative NetworkOntario Region
Reducing Greenhouse Gases and Conserving Water in the Health Care Community$75,000Canadian Coalition for Green Health CareOntario Region
Six Streams Ecosystem Protection and Restoration$80,000Bruce Peninsula Biosphere AssociationOntario Region – Great Lakes Area
Clean Wake$75,000Summerhill ImpactOntario Region
West GTA Urban Watershed Program$80,000EvergreenOntario Region – Toronto
Garlic Mustard Task Force$14,990The Riverwood ConservationOntario Region - Riverwood
Corridors for Life: Improving Vegetation Management Practices$15,000Sault Ste. Marie Innovation CentreOntario Region – Sault Ste. Marie





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