Looking for funding for your project? Here are links to funding programs that consider projects in the Great Lakes region.
Environment Canada Funding Programs
- Great Lakes Sustainability Fund
The Great Lakes Sustainability Fund was established to work in partnership with other agencies and local community stakeholders to advance Remedial Action Plans that have been developed for each of Canada’s remaining “Areas of Concern” (AOC) located within the Great Lakes Basin.
- Lake Simcoe Cleanup Fund
Provides financial and technical support to implement high-impact, priority projects to reduce phosphorus inputs, rehabilitate habitats to achieve nutrient reductions, restore the cold-water fishery in Lake Simcoe, and enhance research and monitoring capacity deemed essential for the restoration of Lake Simcoe and its watershed.
- Environment Canada's Community Action Programs for the Environment
Environment Canada's Community Action Programs for the Environment are a suite of funding programs that support Canadians’ efforts to preserve and enhance the environment.
- Green Source Funding Database
Environment Canada’s Green Source Funding database is designed to help Canadian communities identify sources and resources to fund environmental projects that protect our environment.
- Habitat Stewardship Program (for species at risk)
The overall goal of the Habitat Stewardship Program is to "contribute to the recovery of endangered, threatened, and other species at risk, and to prevent other species from becoming a conservation concern, by engaging Canadians from all walks of life in conservation actions to benefit wildlife."
- Aboriginal Funds for Species at Risk
The Aboriginal Funds for Species at Risk were established in 2004 as an important element of the implementation of the Species at Risk Act (SARA). Two funds are part of the Aboriginal Funds for Species at Risk: the Aboriginal Capacity Building Fund (ACBF) and the Aboriginal Critical Habitat Protection Fund (ACHPF).
- Ecological Gifts
Canada’s Ecological Gifts Program provides a way for Canadians with ecologically sensitive land to protect nature and leave a legacy for future generations.
- EcoAction Community Funding Program
Environment Canada's EcoAction Community Funding Program provides financial support to community-based, non-profit organizations for projects that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment.
Government of Canada Funding Programs
- Invasive Alien Species Partnership Program (IASPP)
The Invasive Alien Species Partnership Program provides funding to provinces, municipalities, educational institutions and non-government organizations to engage Canadians in actions to prevent, detect, and manage invasive alien species in order to minimize the risk the species pose to Canada's natural capital.
- Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Participant Funding Program
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers a Participant Funding Program which supports individuals and non-profit organizations and Aboriginal groups interested in participating in federal environmental assessments.
Other Funding Programs
- Green Municipal Fund
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities' Green Municipal Fund offers financial services and resources to Canadian municipal governments to improve environmental performance and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Evergreen Foundation
Evergreen is one of Canada’s leading funders of community and school greening projects.
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