List of projects funded from 2018 to 2019

Provinces and territories

Alberta

Partner (funding recipient) Communities Project title / project description Funding approved for 2018 to 2019
Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation

Measuring Water Temperature, Dissolved Oxygen, pH and Conductivity in Significant Fish-Bearing Lakes

Funding to support environmental monitors and youth with water quality monitoring in four fish-bearing lakes in the territory. In addition, youth will work with Elders to document Indigenous Knowledge related to the effects of water temperature changes on fish and the effects of wildfires on lakes.

$26,800
Dene Tha' First Nation Bushe River, Chateh and Meander River

Dena Tha' First Nation Based Climate Monitoring Program

Funding to support technician training as well as Elder-youth advisory committee sessions in Chateh, Meander River, and Bushe River where members will review scientific and traditional methods to inform climate monitoring and data management activities.</p>

$149,800
Gift Lake Métis Settlement Gift Lake Métis Settlement

Gift Lake Metis Settlement Climate Monitoring Program: How it Affects our Community, Wildlife, Vegetation, and Water Courses

Funding to engage the community and build capacity to monitor medicinal plants, animal habitats, oil field and logging areas, water quality, snow depth, air quality, and weather conditions within the community boundary.

$100,050
Métis Nation of Alberta Association 6 regions

Métis Nation of Alberta Community-Based Climate Monitoring Initiative

Funding to conduct 18 engagement sessions with citizens, youth, and Elders across the province to identify priority climate indicators and traditional land use areas vulnerable to climate change.

$275,000
Métis Settlements General Council Buffalo Lake, East Prairie, Elizabeth, Fishing Lake, Gift Lake, Kikino, Paddle Prairie and Peavine Métis Settlement

Métis Settlements of Alberta: Engaging on Climate

Funding to build capacity within the settlements to monitor climate and to host engagement sessions to determine environmental areas of concern and climate indicators.

$50,000

Atlantic region

Partner (funding recipient) Communities Project title / project description Funding approved for 2018 to 2019
Dalhousie University (Dr. Eric Oliver, Nunatsiavut beneficiary) Rigolet (Nunatsiavut)

Community-Based Observing of Coastal Nunatsiavut Ocean Circulation

Funding to increase the level of ocean monitoring along coastal Nunatsiavut to help understand long-term ocean climate change with a focus on engaging youth.

$219,060
Mi'kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island Lennox Island, Scotchfort, Rocky Point and Morell (Prince Edward Island)

Climate Monitoring Project to Assess the Vulnerability, Impacts, and Adaptation to Climate Change

Funding to build capacity within communities to monitor climate variables, seasonal timing of plants and animals, extreme climate events, sea level rise, coastal erosion, and storm surges, while contributing to the University of Prince Edward Island's Climate Diary initiative and climate database.

$139,250
Nunatsiavut Government and Memorial University of Newfoundland Nain, Rigolet and a third community to be determined (Nunatsiavut)

Community Monitoring of Plastic Pollution in Wild Food and Environments in Nunatsiavut

Co-funding with the Northern Contaminants Program to determine species, locations, and trends of marine plastic pollution of concern to Nunatsiavut residents and to build local capacity for long-term plastic monitoring in wild food.

$10,920
NunatuKavut Community Council Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Cartwright, Black Tickle, Port Hope Simpson and St. Lewis (Labrador)

Driving Climate Knowledge Forward by, and for, NunatuKavut

Funding to monitor sea and freshwater ice, water quality and quantity, invasive aquatic species, and plants of cultural significance to create an integrated body of Indigenous and mainstream scientific knowledge to inform community decision-making.

$138,800
Queen's University (Dr. Robert Way, Nunatsiavut beneficiary) Postville, Rigolet and Black Tickle (Nunatsiavut)

Coastal Labrador Climate and Weather Monitoring Program

Funding to establish a climate and weather monitoring network along existing traditional trail and travel routes in coastal Labrador with a focus northern Labrador and Nunatsiavut.

$201,037
Woodstock Band Council Woodstock First Nation (New Brunswick)

Community-Based Water Quality Monitoring within the Wolastoqey Traditional Territory

Funding to monitor water quality and aquatic ecosystem dynamics to address data gaps within the Territory including correlation of this data with publicly available atmospheric data and fisheries information.

$112,381
Qalipu First Nation Bay St-George, Bay of Island and Central Newfoundland

Talikiskik? (how is the weather?): Indigenous community-shared climate monitoring in breadth and depth

Funding for the Qalipu First Nation Band to install 3 meteorological stations that will monitor key climate indicators such as temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, wind speed and soil moisture. Other indicators to be monitored are:

  • depth and aerial extent of snow
  • ice development and melt dates
  • water quality and flora establishment

This project is in partnership with the Canadian Forest Service.

$38,500

British Columbia

Partner (funding recipient) Communities Project title / project description Funding approved for 2018 to 2019
Gitanyow Fisheries Authority Gitanyow Nation

Monitoring Climate Change Indicators in Glacial and Non-Glacial Streams: Implications for Water Quality, Flows, and Pacific Salmon in the Meziadin Lake Watershed

Funding to monitor water quality and quantity and the influence air temperature, snow pack and glacial run-off in six salmon-bearing stream and river drainage catchment areas within the Lake Meziadin watershed.

$49,034
Katzie Indian Band Katzie First Nation

Building Toward Long-Term Hydrological Monitoring to Measure Climate Change Impacts on the Health of Aquatic and Wetland Ecosystems in Katzie Traditional Territory

Funding to develop a long-term hydrological monitoring program to relate climate change-induced changes in water quality and levels with changes in the distribution and breeding time of plants, fish, amphibians, and birds.

$156,960
Métis Provincial Council of British Columbia 37 Métis Chartered Communities

Gaining a Métis Perspective on Climate Change in British Columbia

Funding for an engagement initiative to identify key climate indicators within British Columbia and empower community members to share their knowledge and give a voice to Métis concerns across the province.

$137,000
Ulkatcho Indian Band Ulkatcho First Nation

Nkyah Whoghes Tan - Person Who Takes Care of the Land: The Ulkatcho Climate Change Effects on Traditional Species Project

Funding to build capacity within the Ulkatcho First Nation to monitor the effects of climate change on edible plant species of high cultural importance.

$106,987
Uchucklesaht Tribe Government Uchucklesaht Tribe Government Traditional Territory

Uchucklesaht Tribe Government Traditional Territory Climate Change Monitoring Program

Funding to support the installation of two hydrometeorological stations within the Uchucklesaht Tribe Government (UTG)'s traditional territory to monitor key climate indicators such as:

  • temperature
  • precipitation
  • relative humidity
  • surface water and groundwater levels
$50,000
Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Hupacasath First Nation

Hupacasath Hydromet Station and Climate Monitoring Program

Funding for the Hupacasath First Nation to install and operate a hydrometeorological station in the Alberni Inlet to monitor key climate indicators such as:

  • air temperature
  • precipitation
  • wind speed
  • water temperature

This station will complement an already established monitoring network and allow for the standardized tracking of climactic changes throughout the Hupacasath Traditional Territory.

$72,760

Manitoba

Partner (funding recipient) Communities Project title / project description Funding approved for 2018 to 2019
Black River First Nation Black River First Nation

Black River First Nation Climate Change Monitoring Project

Funding to work with high school youth to gather baseline and on-going data in several areas that are affected by climate change and to compare the data to observations by hunters, trappers, Elders, and other community members.

$26,526
Ebb and Flow First Nation Ebb and Flow First Nation

Integrating Traditional and Technical Environmental Knowledge to Increase Educational and Professional Opportunities for Ebb and Flow Youth

Funding to train community youth on monitoring and sampling techniques, environmental data recording and management, mapping tools, and report writing while incorporating the knowledge of Elders and environmental professionals.

$178,807
Keewatin Tribal Council Bunibonibee Cree Nation, Northlands Dene First Nation and Sayisi Dene First Nation

Community-Based Monitoring in Communities Associated with the Keewatin Tribal Council

Funding to monitor the effects of permafrost degradation on community infrastructure such as housing and other facilities as well as to monitor climate change impacts to vegetation, wildlife, and community members.

$194,240
Libau Marsh Metis Ad Hoc Committee Métis registered members near Libau, Manitoba (greater Winnipeg area)

Libau Marsh and South Basin Monitoring Program

Funding to hire a Métis Elder and youth to monitor climate variables, water levels, as well as ice and snow trends in the Lake Winnipeg South Basin, Libau Marsh, and surrounding small water bodies. In addition, local knowledge will be collected from Indigenous and non-Indigenous harvesters to inform climate change policy.

$32,500
Manitoba Métis Federation Inc. 7 regions

Manitoba Métis Federation Community-Based Climate Monitoring Project

Funding to hire a Métis Youth Citizen to engage the Métis Community on climate change and determine key climate indicators, tools and methodologies through community outreach, surveys, and community meetings.

$123,000
Manitoba Métis Federation Inc. 5 regions (Northwest, The Pas, Thompson, Interlake, and Southeast)

Métis Youth Boreal Forest Stewardship Pilot Project

Funding to hire Métis youth citizens to represent and work within the five Boreal Forest Regions to compile a database, reports, and regional climate action plans using scientific data, traditional Indigenous Knowledge, and sociocultural information.

$99,500
St. Laurent Community Development Corporation St. Laurent Rural Municipality (Métis community recognized by the Smithsonian Institute)

Bringing the Community Together with Monitoring the Climate

Funding to build capacity within two community schools to operate weather stations, collect lake and marsh data, and interview community Elders to learn about past climate conditions.

$20,000

Northwest Territories

Partner (funding recipient) Communities Project title / project description Funding approved for 2018 to 2019
Arctic Borderlands Ecological Knowledge Society Inuvik, Aklavik, Tsiigehtchic, Tuktoyaktuk, Fort McPherson, and Old Crow (Yukon Territory)

Arctic Borderlands Ecological Knowledge Society: Community-Based Ecological Monitoring Program

Funding to document local ecological and Indigenous Knowledge related to extreme weather events, caribou abundance and body condition, and other climate indicators and to share that knowledge for co-management of local natural resources.

$105,819
Northwest Territory Métis Nation Hay River, Fort Smith and Fort Resolution

Northwest Territory Métis Nation Elders-Youth: Learning from the Land and Waters

Funding for Elders and youth to learn from the land and waters through discussing, observing, and documenting a range of key climate indicators from a science and Indigenous Traditional Knowledge perspective.

$104,006
Olokhaktomiut Hunter's and Trapper's Committee Ulukhaktok (Inuvialuit Settlement Region)

Enhancing Community Capacity to Detect and Respond to Changes in Muskox and Caribou Health

Funding to build capacity in Ulukhaktok to monitor the health of the harvested muskox and caribou populations which are being impacted by climate change due to increased environmental stress and emergence or increased occurrence of diseases.

$127,305
Tuktoyaktuk Community Corporation Tuktoyaktuk (Inuvialuit Settlement Region)

Tuktoyaktuk Community Climate Resilience Project

Funding to develop a locally-managed program to monitor climate change impacts in Tuktoyaktuk and in areas used by the Inuvialuit for traditional activities. In addition, the program will document local issues like erosion, extreme weather, and flooding events.

$168,720
Wek'èezhìi Renewable Resources Board Whati

Tlicho Aquatic Ecosystem Monitoring Program

Co-funding with the Northern Contaminants Program to support the community-based Tłı̨chǫ Aquatic Ecosystem Monitoring Program which helps the Tłı̨chǫ people learn whether fish from their traditional lakes are healthy and safe to eat.

$22,370
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation To be confirmed

Improving Communication on Climate Change and Long-Range Contaminants for Communities and Researchers in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region: Inuvialuktun Terminology Development Workshop In Inuvik

Inuvialuit terminology workshop with Elders and language professionals to translate, interpret and create terminology in Inuvialuktun relating to climate change and long range and allow for researchers to improve their communication on these complex issues.

$24,974

Nunavut

Partner (funding recipient) Communities Project title / project description Funding approved for 2018 to 2019
Aqqiumavvik Society Arviat

Sustainable Climate Monitoring and Management Planning for Arviat

Funding to monitor the impacts of climate change on the health of caribou and seal populations using scientific methods and Inuit knowledge in order to build community capacity around safe and sustainable harvesting.

$125,000
Environment and Climate Change Canada Arviat

Regional Northern Contaminants Program Workshop in Arviat

Co-funding with the Northern Contaminants Program to hold a regional workshop that will help deliver coordinated and synthesized messaging about contaminant research in Arviat related to polar bear, ringed seal, and caribou monitoring.

$12,658
Environment and Climate Change Canada Arviat

Learning About Ringed Seal Health from Contaminants Science and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit: an Educational Workshop in Arviat, Nunavut

Co-funding with the Northern Contaminants Program to host a regional workshop to enhance communications and community capacity building related to contaminants research on ringed seals from both Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and scientific perspectives.

$16,200
James Simonee Pond Inlet

Contaminant Monitoring and Community Interests in the Lower Northwest Passage

Co-funding with the Northern Contaminants Program to support working with local hunters to research contaminant levels in arctic char, ringed seals, and narwhals as well as researching Mittimatalingmiut food choices and exposure to contaminants.

$33,475
Kitikmeot Heritage Society Cambridge Bay

Combining Community-Based Monitoring and Remote Sensing to Analyse Permafrost Degradation in Bathurst Inlet, Nunavut

Funding for a collaborative project with several partners to assess terrain stability at selected archeological sites in the Bathurst region affected by permafrost degradation and associated slumping and coastal erosion.

$150,000
Qikiqtani Inuit Association Pond Inlet

Community‐Based Monitoring of Marine Mammal Health and Distribution within Tasiujaq

Funding to establish a long‐term community‐based monitoring program in Pond Inlet and the marine regions of Tasiujaq (Eclipse Sound) with a focus on ecosystem and marine mammal health.

$162,900

Ontario

Partner (funding recipient) Communities Project title / project description Funding approved for 2018 to 2019
Beausoleil First Nation Beausoleil First Nation

Agaaming ~ Across the Bay: Beausoleil First Nation Wind and Water Monitoring Project

Funding to build capacity within the community to monitor climate variables, water quality and quantity, shoreline erosion, and freshwater ice to improve stewardship of the land and resilience.

$149,999
Magnetawan First Nation Magnetawan First Nation

Integrating Traditional Knowledge and Science to Monitor the Implications of Climate Change on Culturally Significant and At-Risk Ecology of Indigenous Lands

Funding to co-develop a comprehensive climate change monitoring program that integrates Traditional Ecological Knowledge and science with a focus on species at risk and culturally significant ecology.

$133,299
Métis Nation of Ontario 9 regions

Métis Nation of Ontario Community-Based Climate Monitoring Project

Funding to engage with Métis communities in Ontario in order to better understand what climate indicators are most suited to future community-based climate monitoring projects.

$137,000
Temagami First Nation Temagami First Nation

Building Bridges between Climate Data Obtained through Traditional Anishinaabek Monitoring and Current Scientific Climate Monitoring Systems on Lake Temagami

Funding to monitor climate variables and wildlife using traditional and scientific techniques to better understand how climate change is affecting traditional lands.

$170,946

Quebec

Partner (funding recipient) Communities Project title / project description Funding approved for 2018 to 2019
Conseil des Innus de Pessamit Pessamit First Nation

Implementation of a Climate Monitoring and Climate Change-Related Ecological Knowledge Development Program

Funding to build local capacity to monitor coastal hazards such as erosion, flooding, landslides, sea level changes, storm surges as well as wildlife and berries of cultural significance and snow pack.

$134,000
Cree Nation Government Cree Nations of Mistissini, Nemaska, Eastmain, Wemindji, Chisasibi, Washaw-Sibi, Waskaganish, Whapmagoostui, Ouje-Bougoumou, and Waswanipi (Eeyou Itschee James Bay Territory)

Eeyou Istchee Community-Based Sea Ice and Freshwater Ice Monitoring Program

Funding to develop a long-term community-based monitoring network for sea ice and freshwater ice to enhance community adaptive capacity in maintaining safe travel to conduct traditional activities such as hunting, trapping, fishing, and gathering.

$156,676
Kativik Regional Government (in partnership with Institut national de la recherche scientifique - Centre Eau Terre Environnement) Salluit and Kangiqsujuaq (Nunavik)

Trail Monitoring in Salluit, Deception Bay, and Kangiqsujuaq

Funding to support daily monitoring of weather conditions at remote locations on the traditional trails, recurrent monitoring of the trails by intergenerational teams, and the continuation of sea ice monitoring.

$134,309
Makivik Corporation – Nunavik Research Centre Kuujjuaq (Nunavik)

Community-Based Monitoring of arctic Charr from the Nepihjee River System, Kuujjuaq, Nunavik

Funding to expand the annual Nepihjee River arctic char monitoring program, which is led by the Nunavik Research Centre, to include climate change indicators such as water quality and quantity.

$53,595
Northern Village of Kangiqsualujjuaq (in partnership with Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières) Kangiqsualujjuaq (Nunavik)

Environmental Stewardship of Climate Change Effects in the George River Watershed, Nunavik

Funding to build the community's capacity to monitor the effects of climate change in the George River watershed through indicators related to climate, land, water, wildlife, and vegetation, including interactive mapping of land use and local knowledge.

$134,550

Saskatchewan

Partner (funding recipient) Communities Project title / project description Funding approved for 2018 to 2019
Métis Nation of Saskatchewan 12 regions

Métis Nation of Saskatchewan Community-Based Climate Monitoring Initiative

Funding to use Traditional Knowledge of Métis citizens to identify and monitor environmental indicators on Traditional Land Use Areas as well as compile and analyze existing datasets related to river discharge, air temperature, forest fires, ice break-up, and snow thickness.

$274,965
Okanese First Nation Okanese First Nation

Kikawinaw Askiy: Reconciling with Indigenous Sacred Ecology

Co-funding with the First Nation Adapt Program to purchase, install, and maintain four weather stations as well as to build community capacity to monitor water quality and quantity, grass wild fires, and snow cover.

$65,650
Star Blanket Cree Nation Star Blanket Cree Nation

Star Blanket Cree Nation Community Mission Lake Observatory

Funding to develop a youth-led climate monitoring program to collect Indigenous Knowledge evidences of climatic and environmental changes related to water quantity, quality, and seasonality on the reserve lands and traditional territory.

$151,053
Wicehtowak Limnos Consulting Services Ltd. (owned by George Gordon First Nation) George Gordon First Nation

George Gordon First Nation Climate Observatory

Funding to install and maintain a weather station and a hydrologic station as well as to monitor vegetation and wildlife using traditional indicators and instrumental data with a strong focus on youth engagement.

$155,595
University of Saskatchewan Cumberland House Cree Nation, Shoal Lake Cree Nation, Hatchet Lake Denesuline Nation, Onion Lake Cree Nation, James Smith Cree Nation and Red Earth Cree Nation

Supporting an Indigenous Climate Monitoring Network in Saskatchewan

Funding to purchase and maintain 6 HOBOlink climate stations in 6 northern Saskatchewan First Nation communities.

$34,500

Yukon

Partner (funding recipient) Communities Project title / project description Funding approved for 2018 to 2019
Taku River Tlingit First Nation Taku River Tlingit First Nation

Taku River Tlingit First Nation Traditional Foods Contaminant Monitoring Program

Co-funding with the Northern Contaminants Program to determine contaminant levels in moose and two commonly harvested fish species within the Territory so that community members can make informed choices about consuming these foods.

$17,877
Tsay Keh Dene Nation and Carcross Tagish First Nation Tsay Keh Dene Nation and Carcross Tagish First Nation

Tsay Keh Dene Nation and Carcross Tagish First Nation Community-Based Climate Monitoring and Research

Funding to establish a community-led climate change research, analysis, and monitoring program including Elder and Indigenous Knowledge perspectives as well as youth mentorship opportunities.

$192,273
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