First Nation Adapt Program, selected projects 2016-2017

Atlantic Region
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Mi'kmaw Conservation Group, Nova Scotia
  • Pictou Landing
  • Glooscap First Nation
  • Sipekne'katik
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment in First Nation Communities

Funding to complete risk assessments of community wastewater treatment facilities and other community infrastructure.
$81,505
Mi'kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island 15 First Nations from all regions of the Atlantic Atlantic Regional Workshop

Funding for a regional workshop to:
  • discuss past projects funded by the Climate Change Adaptation Program
  • discuss the new First Nation Adapt program
  • identify regional adaptation priorities
$79,227
Maliseet Nation Conservation Council, New Brunswick
  • Madawaska Maliseet First Nation
  • Tobique
  • Woodstock
  • Oromocto First Nation
  • Kingsclear
  • Saint Mary's
Maliseet Climate Change Project

Funding to gather Indigenous Knowledge and develop risk assessments for each community that include infrastructure concerns.
$49,060
Quebec
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute 34 communities from southern Quebec Climate Change: Overview of Infrastructure Risks for First Nations

Funding to provide an overview of Quebec First Nations needs with regard to infrastructure and emergency preparedness in a changing climate.
$24,090
Ontario
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Ontario First Nations Technical Services
  • Mohawks of Akwesasne
  • Moose Cree First Nation
  • Oneida Nation of the Thames
First Nation Infrastructure Resilience Toolkit Development, Pilot, and Training for Ontario Communities

Funding to conduct a risk assessment and develop an asset management toolkit. Training offered to Ontario First Nation communities on the use of the toolkit.
$107,946
Matawa First Nations Management and Nokiiwin Tribal Council 30 First Nations from northern Ontario Ontario Regional Workshop

Funding for a regional workshop to discuss past projects funded by the Climate Change Adaptation Program, discuss the new First Nation Adapt program, and identify regional adaptation priorities.
$282,765
Sachigo Lake First Nation Sachigo Lake First Nation First Nation Adapt Program: Proposal for Sachigo Lake First Nation

Funding to conduct a risk assessment in Sachigo Lake First Nation, including mapping of community infrastructure assets through aerial photography using a drone.
$87,163
MoCreebec Eeyoud MoCreebec Eeyoud MoCreebec Eeyoud Application to the First Nation Adapt Program

Funding to develop an ice jam flood forecasting tool during spring break-up for MoCreebec Eeyoud.
$67,867
Manitoba
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources 25 First Nations from all regions of Manitoba Manitoba Regional Workshop

Funding for a regional workshop to:
  • discuss past projects funded by the Climate Change Adaptation Program
  • discuss the new First Nation Adapt program
  • identify regional adaptation priorities
$129,571
British Columbia
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Naut'sa Mawt Tribal Council 10 First Nations in the British Columbia region British Colombia Regional Workshop

Funding for a regional workshop to:
  • discuss past projects funded by the Climate Change Adaptation Program
  • discuss the new First Nation Adapt program
  • identify regional adaptation priorities
$156,185
Fraser Basin Council Lower Mainland region  Engagement and Integration of First Nations Interests in Flood Mitigation and Climate Adaptation

Funding to identify First Nation concerns in relation to flood risk, flood mitigation and climate change adaptation in the Lower Mainland region in order to integrate them into the Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy.
$110,000
Nuu-chah-nulh Tribal Council
  • Nuchatlaht,
  • Ahousaht
  • Ehattesaht
  • Hesquiaht, Ka:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k:tles7et'h' First Nations,
  • Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations
British Columbia Coastal Vulnerability Study – Vancouver Island and West Coast

Funding to develop models that will help predict estimated sea level rise from climate change, accompanying storm surge, and its impacts on coastal First Nation communities in British Columbia.
$153,769
Skidegate Indian Band
  • Skidegate
  • Old Massett Village Council
  • Gitga'at First Nation
  • Haisla Nation
  • Nisga'a Village of Gingolx
  • Gitxaala Nation
  • Metlakatla First Nation
  • Lax Kw'alaams
  • Nisga'a Village of Laxgalt'sap
British Columbia Coastal Vulnerability Study - BC North Coast and Haida Gwaii

Funding to develop models that will help predict estimated sea level rise from climate change, accompanying storm surge, and its impacts on coastal First Nation communities in British Columbia.
$151,929
Canada
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Centre for Indigenous and Environmental Resources Not applicable First Nations Climate Change Adaptation - Compendium of Tools and Resources

Funding to create a guidance document of risk assessment tools and methodologies to assist First Nations in determining the best approach for climate change adaptation planning.
$107,640
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability 12 First Nations and 12 Indigenous organizations and tribal councils Livable Cities Forum

Funding to allow a First Nation delegation to participate at the Livable Cities Forum. Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada organized a First Nation panel session.
$107,000
Flood Smart Canada – University of Waterloo Not applicable Flood Risk and Management Information for Canada's Indigenous Communities

Funding to develop a way to communicate flood risks and ways to reduce vulnerability in a format that is readily accessible to a First Nations audience.
$23,000
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