Grant Name: Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program North of 60°N

Status:

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Deadline:

There is no deadline; you may apply any time. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis by a climate change adaptation committee based in your territory or region.

Description

This program is designed to build capacity for climate change adaptation by funding community-designed and driven projects. This program funds First Nations and Inuit communities’ efforts to build capacity to adapt to the health impacts of climate change.

There are 2 streams for the program:

  • Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program North
  • Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program South for First Nations South of 60°N

Supporting projects focusing on human health and a changing climate, the program enables communities to:

  • develop and implement health-related adaptation or action plans
  • develop knowledge-building and communication materials
  • support adaptation decision-making at the local, regional and national levels

Some of the areas of adaptation and research that past projects have examined include:

  • traditional food security and access to country food
  • documentation of traditional medicines
  • engagement with Elders and youth
  • safety while on the land
  • impacts of extreme weather events
  • emergency preparedness
  • access to safe drinking water
  • mental health impacts of climate change on youth

Detailed profiles of projects supported through the program can be found at ClimateTelling.

Eligibility

  • First Nations and Inuit communities and organizations located in:
    • Yukon
    • Northwest Territories
    • Nunavut
    • Nunavik
    • Nunatsiavut
  • Non-government and voluntary associations and organizations non-profit corporations working on behalf of, or in partnership with Inuit and First Nations communities. The community must identify them as partners in the proposed project.

How to Apply?

In the North the program works with Climate Change Community Liaisons in all 3 territories. These contacts are available to communities and organizations to aid in the development of proposals. They can be contacted at the following addresses:

If you are interested in funding for a project in Nunavik or Nunatsiavut, please contact:

Funding Amount

TBD

Contact Information

Processing Fee

N/A

Location/Classification

Canada
Climate Change

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