EcoAction Community Funding Program

People holding hands in fieldSince 1995, Environment and Climate Change Canada's EcoAction Community Funding Program has provided financial support to community-based, non-profit organizations for projects that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment.

The Program encourages action focused projects that will protect, rehabilitate or enhance the natural environment, and build the capacity of communities to sustain these activities into the future.

EcoAction Community Funding Program Call for Proposals, 2016

Environment and Climate Change Canada's (ECCC) EcoAction Community Funding Program is now accepting applications for funding for new projects until December 12, 2016. Funding is available for 2017-18 projects that address the program areas of Climate Change, Clean Air, Clean Water and Nature. This year preference will be given to projects that support ECCC’s climate change program through activities such as energy conservation and efficiency, alternative energy and transportation, waste reduction and diversion, and climate change adaptation. The program invites submission of projects from indigenous organizations and environmental, youth, and other non-profits groups and encourages partnerships with vulnerable communities and small businesses. All proposals must fully meet program requirements and demonstrate that there will be measureable environmental outcomes as a result of the project activities.

For more information on EcoAction contact your Regional Office. Program officers are available to provide advice on completing the proposal form and to discuss draft proposals.

Project Funding

In keeping with Environment and Climate Change Canada's national environmental priorities, the Program supports projects that address the following four themes:

Clean air: to reduce emissions that contribute to air pollutants

Clean water: to divert and reduce substances that negatively affect water quality or to focus on water conservation and efficiency

Climate change: to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change or to deal with the impacts of climate change

Nature: to reduce biodiversity loss, protect wildlife and plants, and protect and improve the habitat where they live

Additional Program Information and Downloadable Documents

Important information about the EcoAction Community Funding Program and downloadable documents are available to potential applicants and successful recipients.


  • Application deadline - December 12, 2016
  • Please contact your regional office for more information on this year’s EcoAction funding priorities


Button - EcoAction - Map of Funded Projects

To access downloadable versions of the map data, please visit the Open Data Portal.

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