Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring Program

Apply for funding for climate monitoring projects.

Budget 2017 announced $31.4 million over 5 years to implement the Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring Program:

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About the program

This program was developed in response to needs that the National Indigenous Organizations identified through engagement on the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. The program provides funding to support Indigenous communities in the development and implementation of community-based climate monitoring projects.

The goal of the program is to support Indigenous peoples in monitoring climate indicators, which will provide the data required to inform community adaptation actions. In addition, the data can help address climate data gaps within Canada and improve climate models and weather predictions.

Who can apply?

Eligible applicants can work with external partners such as:

How to apply?

To apply for program funding, please follow the application process outlined below:

  1. Review the Funding Guidelines 2018-2019 and the work plan and budget spreadsheets.
  2. Seek and confirm community support for your proposed project with a community support letter. 
  3. Complete a 2 to 5 page project proposal as described in the Funding Guidelines 2018-2019, as well as the work plan (XLS Format) and budget (XLS Format) spreadsheets.
  4. Submit the project proposal, work plan and budget spreadsheets, and community support letter to


The deadline for proposal submission was midnight Eastern Standard Time on Friday, February 16, 2018.

Contact us

For more information about the program or the funding application process, contact us by email at or by phone via the Public Enquiries Contact Centre at 1-800-567-9604.

If you require a different format for the work plan or budget sheet, contact

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