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Environment Canada’s EcoAction Community Funding Program

Environment Canada’s EcoAction Community Funding Program 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.

Applicants must ensure that at least 50 per cent of the total value of their project comes from sources other than the federal government. 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 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 the EcoAction Community Funding Program is available on Environment Canada’s website.

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