Financial Resources Table

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Atlantic:

Program Organization Description and Link Who Can Apply
Business Development Program Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) For starting, expanding, or modernizing businesses. Focusing on small and medium-sized enterprises and co-operatives, the BDP provides access to capital in the form of interest-free repayable assistance. Most business sectors are eligible except retail/wholesale, real estate, government services, and services of a personal or social nature. First Nations, Municipalities
Aboriginal Business Financing Program Ulnooweg Non-repayable business contributions to individual Aboriginal entrepreneurs and community owned First Nations and Aboriginal economic development associations
Ulnooweg Business Loans Ulnooweg

Micro Loans, Youth Loans, and General Loans for Aboriginal entrepreneurs

 

First Nations
Aboriginal Community Development Fund Government of Nova Scotia — Office of Aboriginal Affairs Supports community-led initiatives with economic outcomes and benefits for Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq and other Aboriginal people through a variety of business, cultural, social, ecological and economic development activities. First Nations, Aboriginal organizations
Innovative Communities Fund Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) To promote economic development in the First Nation communities of New Brunswick.  Municipalities, economic development associations
Low Carbon Communities and Connect2 program Government of Nova Scotia Support is available for transportation, buildings, electricity, and other projects that have the potential to reduce emissions. Funding can be used for community planning, feasibility studies, learning by doing, public engagement sessions, program promotion and demonstration projects. Municipalities, First Nations
JEDI Aboriginal Development Fund Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) The BDP also provides financial assistance, in the form of non-repayable assistance, to not-for-profit organizations that provide support to Atlantic businesses. First Nations
JEDI Indigenous Entrepreneur Support and Business Development Fund Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) Provides financial and capacity-building support for business/entrepreneurship development initiatives in New Brunswick. First Nations
Community Development Fund Regional Development Corporation - Government of New Brunswick The Community Development Fund aims to help foster vibrant communities by providing assistance to 1) Community capital projects; 2) National cultural or sporting events; 3) Projects assisting in the establishment and development of facilities relating to tourism and recreation; and 4) Municipal projects that are regionally focused Municipalities, First Nations
Inclusive Communities Program - Rural Growth Initiative Government of Prince Edward Island Cultivate inclusiveness and support population retention rates by promoting a culture where newcomers feel they belong and their skills are valued. Municipalities, economic development associations
Community Revitalization Program - Rural Growth Initiative Government of Prince Edward Island The purpose of the Community Revitalization Program is to support the revitalization of rural communities through strategic investments in infrastructure that is important for rural culture, society, and economic development Municipalities, economic development associations
Community Capacity Building Program - Rural Growth Initiative Government of Prince Edward Island Cultivate high levels of strategic expertise to support rural communities to identify solutions for complex problems. Funds available for planning, training, research, and capacity-development. Municipalities, economic development associations
Tourism Market Readiness Subsidy Program Government of Newfoundland and Labrador This program is designed to assist tourism stakeholders in enhancing the quality and market readiness of their tourism services, businesses, and products. Market Readiness is the creation and delivery of memorable, value added, high quality products and experiences that meet and exceed the expectations of visitors. Municipalities, First Nations
Indigenous Culture Heritage Program Government of Newfoundland and Labrador This program supports Indigenous projects that involve the safeguarding of traditions and culture, including language; traditional knowledge and skills; storytelling, music, games, and other pastimes; knowledge of the landscape; customs, cultural practices, and beliefs; food customs; and living off the land. First Nations
Waste Management Funding Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Up to 100% funding provided for engineering studies, purchase of waste collection vehicles, necessary upgrades, procurement, and construction of waste management infrastructure.

Municipalities

 

British Colummbia:

Program Organization Description Who Can Apply
British Columbia’s
Indigenous Small Business Resources
Government of British Columbia

List of supports available to Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs in BC, including: loans, capacity building, grants, and other supports.

First Nations
Indigenous Business and Investment Council Resources Indigenous Business and Investment Council

An inventory information about Indigenous businesses in BC.

First Nations and Municipalities
List of Funding Opportunities for Clean Energy Projects Led by Indigenous Nations and Local Governments Government of British Columbia - Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation

A list of resources intended to help Indigenous Nations and local governments find appropriate funding to support energy planning, energy efficiency, and clean energy generation projects

First Nations and Municipalities
Equity Matching Initiative New Relationship Trust

The Entrepreneur Equity Matching Initiative (EEMI) and the Community Equity Matching Initiative (CEMI) support new or expanding First Nation businesses and communities in BC by providing matching equity through BC Aboriginal Financial Institutions.

First Nations
   



 
Community to Community Forum Union of British Columbia Municipalities/First Nations Summit The funding is available for First Nations and municipalities to hold forum events intended to provide a time and place for dialogue to build on opportunities, resolve issues of common responsibility or interest, or to advance tangible outcomes.

First Nations

Municipalities
First Citizens Fund Government of British Columbia To support cultural, educational and economic development in Aboriginal communities in British Columbia.

First Nations
Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society The fund is intended to support communities in North West British Columbia to create sustainable economic and stability projects in the region that is affected by the Kemano project and the creation of the Nechako Reservoir.

First Nations

Municipalities
Business Equity Fund All Nations Trust Company Eligible costs, include capital costs, costs of related infrastructure development, costs of shares and assets, some operating costs (limited to 3 months for ongoing costs), marketing costs, costs associated with business innovation/growth, costs of engaging consultants and other qualified professionals, and initial inventory purchases. First Nations
Heritage Legacy Fund Heritage Fund Program funds will be used to support communities and heritage organisations in working towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples through collaboration. First Nations, Municipalities
First Citizens Fund Government of British Columbia To support cultural, educational, and economic development in Aboriginal communities in British Columbia. The Business Loan Program supports Indigenous entrepreneurs. First Nations
Community Workforce Response Grant Government of British Columbia A key goal of the grant is to provide flexible and timely responses to emerging and urgent labour and skills needs in B.C.’s communities and sectors. There are separate streams for local governments and Indigenous communities. First Nations, Municipalities
First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund Government of British Columbia  The First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund (FNCEBF) promotes increased Indigenous community participation in the clean energy sector within their asserted traditional territories and treaty areas. The fund provides agreements between the B.C. Government and successful applicants for Capacity funding and Equity funding. It also provides revenue sharing agreements between the B.C. Government and eligible First Nations. First Nations
Economic Development Capacity Building Northern Development Initiative Trust To enhance the economic development capacity of local governments. A portion of the fund must be spent in collaboration with a First Nation band, neighbouring local government or a tourism/industry association.

Municipality
Variety of Grants Columbia Basin Trust Provides support in many ways, from project grants to services that can help you strengthen your organization. Supports include: small businesses, communities, sustainability, clean energy, investment, housing, workforce  
Grant Funding Streams Teck Funding is focused on 3 main areas: Good health and well being; inclusion and sustainability; and environmental stewardship First Nations, Municipalities
Economic Development Capacity Building Northern Development Initiative Trust The Economic Infrastructure program supports projects of regional and local significance that contribute to economic growth and stronger communities. These projects include renovations or new construction of public multi-use facilities or capital investments that drive revenue and job creation within the community.

First Nations

Municipalities
Building Economic Development Capacity Fund  Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust To support long term strategic investments that will benefit the development of the Southern Interior of British Columbia. Accepts small scale, large scale, and collaborative regional projects.

First Nations

Municipalities
Capacity Programs Island Coastal Economic Trust The CAPACITY Programs support economic development capacity building, investment readiness and business and community support.

First Nations

Municipalities
Capital Funding Programs Island Coastal Economic Trust The CAPITAL Programs support the development of a wide range of strategic economic development, diversification, and innovation initiatives. First Nations

Municipalities
Economic Development Funding Coast Funds The economic development fund supports eligible sustainable businesses and community-based employment opportunities in the project area, consistent with goals of conservation. Only available for participating First Nations, see: https://coastfunds.ca/first-nations/ First Nations
Business Loans Community Futures British Columbia Offers business financing to small and medium sized enterprises. Community Futures knows that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to local business development.  As a grassroots organization with local staff, volunteers, and decision makers, we are able to respond in unique ways to local business needs.  First Nations

Municipalities
Community Partnership Program VanCity The Vancity Community Partnership Program provides grants up to $10,000 from Vancity’s Shared Success to support initiatives that lead to financial empowerment and address climate justice by removing barriers to economic well-being and opportunity. VanCity has other funds for environmental initiatives and entrepreneurs as well. First Nations
First Peoples Cultural Council Grants First Peoples Cultural Council FPCC Grant funding supports our communities to revitalize their Indigenous languages, arts, and cultural heritage in B.C.  First Nations
First Citizens Fund Government of British Columbia To support cultural, educational, and economic development in Aboriginal communities in British Columbia. The Business Loan Program supports Indigenous entrepreneurs. First Nations
Community Workforce Response Grant Government of British Columbia - WorkBC A key goal of the grant is to provide flexible and timely responses to emerging and urgent labour and skills needs in B.C.’s communities and sectors. There are separate streams for local governments and Indigenous communities. First Nations, Municipalities
Active Transportation Infrastructure Grant Government of British Columbia The B.C. Active Transportation Infrastructure Grants Program offers two grant options for Indigenous governments and local governments, including municipalities, regional districts, and Islands Trust. Eligible governments may apply for active transportation infrastructure funding if projects satisfy the following criteria 1) previously funded active transportation projects (formerly BikeBC) awarded on or before 2018/2019 are complete by the time of the application submission, 2) project is part of an active transportation network plan or equivalent, 3) project can begin construction once provincial funding has been announced, 4) projects will be completed by March 2021 (projects under $1 million) or by March 2022 (projects over $1 million), and 5) projects are open to the public. First Nations, Municipalities
Active Transportation Network Planning Grant Government of British Columbia The B.C. Active Transportation Infrastructure Grants Program offers two grant options for Indigenous governments and local governments, including municipalities, regional districts, and Islands Trust. Network planning grants help communities develop active transportation network plans to support active transportation for all ages and abilities. Eligible governments may apply if 1) their community has a population under 25,000 and 2) their community Active Transportation Network Plan is over 5 years old or non-existent. First Nations, Municipalities
Infrastructure Planning Grant Program Government of British Columbia Municipalities and regional districts can apply for grants that support projects related to the development of sustainable community infrastructure through the Infrastructure Planning Grant Program. Municipalities
BC Rural Dividend Government of British Columbia

Funding is offered to rural communities, with a population under 25,000 in British Columbia to provide opportunities to diversify their economies and to enhance social, cultural, and economic activities. Additional funds available for partnerships.

First Nations, Municipalities

 

Ontario:

Program Organization Description and Link Who Can Apply
Indigenous Economic Development Fund Government of Ontario - Ministry of Indigenous Affairs The Indigenous Economic Development Fund (IEDF) provides grants and financing to Indigenous entrepreneurs, businesses, communities, and organizations. The fund helps promote economic development and improve opportunities for Indigenous people.

First Nations
Indigenous Economic Development Fund Government of Ontario - Ministry of Indigenous Affairs The Indigenous Economic Development Fund (IEDF) provides grants and financing to Indigenous entrepreneurs, businesses, communities, and organizations. The fund helps promote economic development and improve opportunities for Indigenous people. First Nations
Indigenous Community Capital Grants Program Government of Ontario - Ministry of Indigenous Affairs The Indigenous Community Capital Grants Program (ICCGP) funds the development of community capital projects that contribute to a sustainable social base and support economic participation in Indigenous communities, both on and off reserve. First Nations
New Relationship Fund Government of Ontario - Ministry of Indigenous Affairs The New Relationship Fund (NRF) supports First Nations, Métis communities, and Indigenous organizations efforts to: 1) build consultation and engagement capacity and expertise, 2) create jobs, 3) develop business partnerships, and 4) improve economic opportunities First Nations
Aboriginal Participation Fund Government of Ontario - Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines The Aboriginal Participation Fund was developed to help support Indigenous communities and organizations participate in 1) regulatory processes under the Mining Act and 2) economic development activities associated with mineral exploration and development First Nations
Eastern Ontario Development Fund Government of Ontario - Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade It provides support for projects and investments to businesses, municipalities, and not-for-profit organizations for economic development in Ontario. It has both business and community economic development streams.  Municipalities, Businesses
Southwestern Ontario Development Fund Government of Ontario - Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade It provides support for projects and investments to businesses, municipalities, and not-for-profit organizations for economic development in Ontario Municipalities, Businesses
People & Talent Program Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation The People & Talent Program is designed to attract, retain, and develop Northern Ontario’s workforce. It includes two streams: 1) Indigenous Workforce Development and 2) non-Indigenous Workforce Development. First Nations, Municipalities, Businesses
INVEST North Program Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation The Invest North Program is designed to boost economic growth in Northern Ontario by encouraging businesses to invest in transformative, strategic, and complementary business development opportunities in Northern communities. The program will support productivity, innovation, business competitiveness, revenue growth, export capacity development, job creation and retention. It includes several streams for different needs. First Nations, Municipalities
Community Enhancement Program Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation The Community Enhancement Program is designed to help build strong and resilient Northern communities through infrastructure investments, to upgrade / repair existing assets to improve community quality of life, economic development infrastructure and strategic economic development initiatives.

First Nations, Municipalities
Aboriginal Business Financing Program Aboriginal Impact Capital Aboriginal Impact Capital (AIC) is a joint effort of four participating Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFIs) serving southern Ontario. AIC's role is to help Indigenous entrepreneurs and organizations find sources of financing for their business projects. AIC also delivers the Aboriginal Business Financing Program (ABFP), that supplements the loans offered by the four participating AFIs. First Nations
Community Economic Development FedNor - Northern Ontario Development Program Recognizing the unique challenges facing Northern Ontario communities, many of which are small, rural, and remote, FedNor will target its support to help them create the conditions necessary for economic growth and development. FedNor supports communities' efforts to plan and mobilize their resources, enhance business growth, and exploit new opportunities for economic development and diversification. First Nations, Municipalities
Community Investment Initiative for Northern Ontario (CIINO) FedNor - Northern Ontario Development Program This fund will enable recipient communities and First Nations to increase the number of community and/or regional economic development initiatives implemented leading to increased business investment; job creation; and increased regional collaboration and partnerships among communities. First Nations, Municipalities
Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) Program Government of Canada - FedDev Ontario The program offsets upfront project costs and helps southern Ontario businesses grow more quickly. It provides no-interest repayable contributions (government loans) with repayment beginning within a year of project completion. This supports businesses as they adopt new, innovative technologies that support scale-up, productivity, and the development of and entry into new markets to become globally competitive. Businesses
     

 

Alberta:

Program

Organization

Description

Who Can Apply

Aboriginal Business Investment Fund

Government of Alberta — Ministry of Indigenous Relations

The fund can partially or completely fund capital costs for Indigenous community-owned economic development projects. Projects like these improve social and economic outcomes for Indigenous Peoples and their communities. To get funding, projects should be close to starting operations or breaking ground within the fiscal year following funding.

First Nations, Indigenous organizations

Loan Guarantee
Investment Program
Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation With up to $1 billion in loan guarantees available, the program enables access to capital, make financing more affordable and improve lending terms to create economic prosperity and social improvements in communities – not only for the short term but also for generations to come. Eligibility requires at least one Alberta Indigenous group and projects related to energy, mining, or forestry sectors. First Nations, Municipalities 
Aboriginal Economic Partnership Program

Government of Alberta — Ministry of Indigenous Relations

The Aboriginal Economic Partnerships Program (AEPP) is a grant program that supports Indigenous communities, community-owned businesses, and organizations to foster economic development for Indigenous Albertans.

First Nations

First Nation Development Fund Grant Program

Government of Alberta Indigenous Relations

The FNDF gives funding for social, economic and community development projects.

First Nations

Canada-Alberta Job Grant Governments of Alberta and Canada

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is a training program where an employer applies on behalf of their present or future employees for eligible training costs. Employers decide who gets training and what type of training may be needed for their employees.

Businesses
Municipal Stimulus Program

Government of Alberta - Municipal Affairs

e Government of Alberta is providing additional capital infrastructure funding to municipalities and Metis Settlements to 1) sustain and create local jobs, 2) enhance provincial competitiveness and productivity, 3) position communities to participate in future economic growth, and 4) reduce municipal red tape to promote job-creating private sector investment

Municipalities
Multiculturalism, Indigenous and Inclusion Grant Program Government of Alberta - Municipal Affairs

The program supports initiatives and projects that builds intercultural awareness and understanding. The Program fosters cultural awareness in communities across the province, and an appreciation and celebration of Indigenous Peoples and multicultural society in Alberta.

First Nations, Municipalities, Businesses
Alberta Community Partnership Government of Alberta - Municipal Affairs

The objective of the Alberta Community Partnership (ACP) is to improve the viability and long-term sustainability of municipalities, through supporting regional partnerships.

Municipalities
Municipal Sustainability Initiative Government of Alberta - Municipal Affairs

Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) helps support local infrastructure priorities and build strong, safe, and resilient communities.

Municipalities
Federal Small Communities Fund Federal, Provincial, Municipal Governments

As part of the New Building Canada Fund, confirmed in Federal Budget 2014, the SCF designates $94 million in federal funding to support infrastructure projects in Alberta communities with a population of 100,000 or less

Municipalities
Federal Small Communities Fund Federal, Provincial, Municipal Governments

As part of the New Building Canada Fund, confirmed in Federal Budget 2014, the SCF designates $94 million in federal funding to support infrastructure projects in Alberta communities with a population of 100,000 or less

Municipalities
Community Futures Loans Community Futures Alberta

27 Community Futures offices offer loan solutions and business development services that are purpose built for rural Alberta. Community Futures offices apply flexible loan criteria and options to help you start a new business, buy a business, open a franchise, expand into new markets, invest in technology, give your business a facelift and help young entrepreneurs get their first loan.

Businesses
Community Investment   Syncrude

Syncrude provides assistance in the form of funds, materials/equipment or employees’ time and expertise for projects that focus on four key investment areas: Community, Education, Health Safety & Environment, and Indigenous initiatives.

First Nations, Municipalities, Businesses
Community Regional Economic Support Program Government of Alberta

This program is a matching Alberta Economic Development and Trade grant program that can be used to support foundational pieces related to regional economic development (such as a joint feasibility study, or business plan). 

First Nations, Municipalities, Partnerships

 

Saskatchewan:

Program

Organization

Description and Link

Who Can Apply

SIEF Contribution Program

Saskatchewan Indian Equity Fund

A needs-based program with a mandate to create jobs and to increase the economic well-being of First Nations people. The program is designed to support: business start-ups, business acquisitions or expansions to existing businesses.

First Nations

Municipal Economic Enhancement Program 2020 Government of Saskatchewan The Municipal Economic Enhancement Program (MEEP) 2020 will provide $150 million to municipalities to support investments in infrastructure to stimulate economic recovery and encourage local job creation. Municipalities
First Nations and Métis Community Partnership Projects Government of Saskatchewan - Ministry of Government Relations' First Nations and Métis Relations Unit Under this grant, the Ministry of Government Relations' First Nations and Métis Relations Unit may award a maximum of $45,000 for qualifying projects. Themes include safe communities and economic growth. First Nations, Municipalities, Indigenous organizations
Municipal Financing Corporation Loans Municipal Financing Corporation of Saskatchewan Provides capital funds for a variety of infrastructure projects. MFC allows local authorities to minimize interest costs by offering extremely competitive interest rates and the ability to repay debt prior to maturity. In addition, MFC offers very flexible borrowing terms that can be customized to meet the needs of the project being financed. Municipalities
Northern Capital Grants Program Government of Saskatchewan The Northern Capital Grants Program provides northern municipalities and settlements with financial assistance to build or purchase municipal infrastructure and capital assets. Municipalities
Targeted Sector Support Initiative Government of Saskatchewan Targeted Sector Support (TSS) is a portion of Municipal Revenue Sharing ($1.5 million per fiscal year) used to encourage inter-community collaboration, help build capacity and promote good governance in all Saskatchewan municipalities. The funds are used to support projects that help municipalities to strengthen their core governance and administration responsibilities, and advance the priorities set by the Steering Committee. Municipalities
Impacted Sites Fund Government of Saskatchewan

The fund provides financial support to municipal governments to clean up these sites so they can be used for future economic or social development opportunities. An abandoned, environmentally impacted site is an area, such as a former gas station or laundromat, that has been contaminated.

Municipalities

 

Manitoba:
Program

Organization

Description and Link

Who Can Apply

Business Financing Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities Business financing for francophone businesses in Manitoba. Businesses
Churchill Region Economic Development Fund Community Futures Manitoba The goal of CRED is to encourage short and long-term, sustainable economic development and diversification of local economies, facilitate economic adjustment and enable collaboration and partnerships leading to enterprise opportunities in the Churchill and northern region communities affected by changes in service delivery. The Fund will give priority to projects which are multi-community in nature and benefit the Churchill and northern region. First Nations, Municipalities, Businesses
Joint Venture Program First People's Economic Growth Fund This program is intended to provide support for large-scale First Nations enterprises, which, in the opinion of the Fund, have a business concept that, through initial screening, provides excellent opportunity. Indigneous businesses
Entrepreneur Loan Program First People's Economic Growth Fund This program is intended to assist Manitoba First Nation entrepreneurs by providing capital and/or working capital through subordinated interest-free loans that will enhance the applicant's ability to leverage financing from other institutions and agencies. Indigneous businesses
Community Economic Expansion Program First People's Economic Growth Fund Manitoba First Nation community-owned businesses for start-up, expansions, or acquisitions. The intent is that these viable businesses will provide for the creation of wealth and jobs for First Nations. Indigneous businesses
Business Contribution Fund First People's Economic Growth Fund

Contributions may be made towards a start-up, expansion, or acquisition of a viable business.

Indigenous business/organization




 

 

Quebec:

Program Organization Description and Link Who Can Apply
Guide des ressources Disponibles pour les Jeunes Entrepreneurs Autochtones Gouvernement du Québec — Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones A comprehensive guide of resources available for funding and supporting young Indigenous entrepreneurs.

First Nations
Guide des Ressources pour les Autochtones en Économie Sociale Gouvernement du Québec — Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones A comprehensive guide of resources available for funding and supporting Indigenous social economic development. First Nations
Local MRCs 
Les MRCs
  MRCs provide funds to specific regions of Quebec. A list of regional MRCs is available by clicking the link above. Municipalities

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

 

Développement économique Canada pour les régions du Québec

Government of Canada - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions CED supports projects that help create a regional entrepreneurial environment conducive to innovation, which supports business needs at all development stages and fosters business growth and competitiveness Municipalities, Businesses

Quebec Economic Development Program

Programme de développement économique du Québec

Government of Canada - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions The Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP) is a CED funding program. It aims to help communities seize promising economic development and diversification opportunities. Municipalities, Businesses, Economic development associations

Community Futures Program

Programme de développement des collectivités

Government of Canada - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions The Community Futures Program (CFP) supports local economic development and strengthens the ability of communities to realize their full potential in a sustainable way. Its main objectives are to promote: 1) stability, economic growth, and job creation, 2) diversified, competitive local economies in rural areas, and 3) sustainable communities. Businesses
Fonds d'initiative et de rayonnement de la métropole Gouvernement du Québec - Ministère des Affaires municipales
et de l'Habitation
The Metropolitan Initiative and Outreach Fund (FIRM), administered by the Metropolitan Region Secretariat, is one of the main levers available to the Minister responsible for the city and the Greater Montréal region to stimulate economic, cultural and social activity in the metropolitan region. Municipalities
Fonds régions et ruralité (FRR) Gouvernement du Québec - Ministère des Affaires municipales
et de l'Habitation
The Regions and Rurality Fund (FRR) has been in effect since April 1, 2020. It is endowed with an envelope totalling nearly $1.3 billion for the duration of the 2020-2024 Partnership: For even stronger municipalities and regions. Thus, credits totalling $250 million are planned for 2020, which will increase to $267.5 million for each subsequent year, until 2024. There are four components: 1) Support for regional outreach, 2) Support for the local and regional development powers of MRCs, 3) MRCs' "Signature Innovation" projects, and 4) Support for vitalization and intermunicipal cooperation. Municipalities
Programme Réfection et construction des infrastructures municipales (RÉCIM) Gouvernement du Québec - Ministère des Affaires municipales
et de l'Habitation
Financial assistance under the Municipal Infrastructure Repair and Construction Program (RÉCIM) is intended to enable municipalities to carry out municipal infrastructure construction, retrofit, rehabilitation or conversion, expansion or repair projects in order to ensure the continued provision of services to citizens. Municipalities
Fonds pour l’infrastructure municipale d’eau (FIMEAU) Gouvernement du Québec - Ministère des Affaires municipales
et de l'Habitation
Plus particulièrement, le RÉCIM offre un accompagnement financier aux municipalités dont la capacité financière est plus limitée dans la réalisation de travaux visant à répondre à des problématiques importantes associées à l’état de leurs infrastructures de base, qu’elles soient à vocation municipale ou communautaire. Le programme permet aussi d’appuyer financièrement la réalisation de projets préconisant la mise en commun de services et le partage d’infrastructures entre les municipalités. Municipalities

List of supports for Indigenous Entrepreneurs

Une liste des supports pour les entrepreneurs autochtones

Gouvernement du Québec —Entreprise Québec A list of organizations and First Nations that have resources for Indigenous entrepreneur. Indigenous businesses

Aboriginal Initiatives Fund III

Fonds d’initiatives autochtones III | Gouvernement du Québec (quebec.ca)

Gouvernement du Québec — Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones The goal of this funding program is to encourage and support Aboriginal social, economic and community development. There are 3 relevant programs offered under this funding: Economic development, loan guarantees and community infrastructures. First Nations

Aboriginal Projects

Projets ponctuels autochtones (PPA)

Gouvernement du Québec — Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones This program seeks to compliment other funding that Aboriginal communities receive to carry out specific, one-time initiatives that help to establish harmonious relationships between First Nation communities, the province, and/or the public. Projects that focus on fostering the social, community and cultural development of Québec's Aboriginal peoples are encouraged. First Nations, Indigenous Organizations

Loans and Tools for Change

Les Prêts et Accompagnement

Société d'Épargne des Autochtones du Canada ABSCAN invests the funds thus collected and grants loans to recognized band councils of First Nations of Quebec and their members who are eligible to apply for and obtain a loan from ABSCAN in the real estate, institutional and commercial sectors. First Nations

Aboriginal Business Financing Program (ABFP)

Programme de développement des entreprises autochtones (PDEA)

Société de Crédit Commercial Autochtone Grant funding for Indigenous economic development activities, including business start-ups, marketing, professional business services, and planning and feasibility studies. Grants available for private and community projects. First Nations, Indigenous Businesses

Financing Program

Produit financiers

Investissement Premières Nations du Québec

IPNQ offers financial support in the form of venture capital to Aboriginal businesses, whether private or community-based, for business start-up, expansion, turnaround, or acquisition projects. There are several types of financial supports available.

Indigenous businesses

 

Territories:

Program Organization Description and Link Who Can Apply
Business Development Project Fund (BDPF) Business Development and Investment Corporation NWT Core BDPF can be used to help fund start-up expenses, expansion, raw materials (for arts and crafts production) and short-term projects that create employment. The maximum in any 5-year period is $10,000 ($20,000 for businesses in level II communities*). Only businesses with $500,000 or less in annual revenues are eligible to apply.

Businesses
Community Futures Program Community Futures Development Corporations NWT The Community Futures Program is a community-based economic initiative delivered in each region by Community Futures Development Corporations. Funds are available for business loans, assistance to entrepreneurs, and other supports. Businesses
Community Tourism Infrastructure Contribution Program Government of Northwest Territories — Department of Industry, Tourism, and Investment The Community Tourism Infrastructure Contribution Program (CTIC) provides funding to community governments and non-government organizations to support new and innovative tourism infrastructure projects in and around their communities.

First Nations

Municipalities
Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (SEED) Government of Northwest Territories — Department of Industry, Tourism, and Investment These funds are allocated according to six schedules: Entrepreneur Support, Sector Support, Community Economic Development, Micro Business, Business Intelligence and Networking, and Strategic Investments. First Nations, Municipalities, economic development associations
Community Capacity Building Program Government of Nunavut — Department of Economic Development and Transportation Increases the capacity of hamlets to promote economic development through providing money to the employment and training of a Community Economic Development Officer and the preparation of a community economic development plan. Hamlets
Community Engagement Support Program Government of Nunavut — Department of Economic Development and Transportation The Community Engagement Support Program will provide financial support during a project’s development, prior to the formal regulatory process for mine construction and operation. Those projects that can demonstrate a meaningful commitment to engage Nunavummiut in a manner that is consistent with community priorities are the ideal applicants. Hamlets, Businesses
Community Transportation Initiatives Program Government of Nunavut — Department of Economic Development and Transportation This program helps link communities to adjacent resources and areas of community importance. It can fund all-weather or seasonal roads or trails and marine facilities. Only municipalities are eligible to apply.
 
Municipalities
Community Tourism and Cultural Industries Program Government of Nunavut — Department of Economic Development and Transportation Provides funds to enhance infrastructure available for tourism and arts tourism related sectors for the overall economic development of the territory. First Nations
Strategic Investments Program Government of Nunavut — Department of Economic Development and Transportation Covers the costs of strategic, sustainable business expansion efforts that invest in Nunavut's economic foundation. First Nations, Municipalities
Building UP Government of Yukon The Building UP program funds organizations that:1) support individuals to get job skills or find work; 2) provide support to employers; 3) connect employers to people looking for jobs; and 4) co-ordinate community and sector training funds. First Nations, Municipalities, Businesses
Innovative Renewable Energy Initiative Yukon Development Corporation  This initiative helps to increase the supply of renewable energy and reduce diesel consumption in Yukon. The Innovative Renewable Energy Initiative provides funding for small-scale, community-led renewable energy projects. First Nations, Municipalities, Businesses
Community Development Fund Government of Yukon The Community Development Fund (CDF) supports projects, events and initiatives that provide long-term, sustainable economic and social benefits to Yukon communities. First Nations, Municipalities
Economic Development Fund  Government of Yukon The Economic Development Fund supports projects and initiatives that provide long-term, sustainable economic benefits to Yukoners and Yukon communities. It is for projects that 1) support business innovation, sustainability, and planning; 2) encourage economic diversification through market support; and 3) increase business competitiveness through capacity and capital development. First Nations, Municipalities
Northern REACHE Program Government of Canada - Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (All Territories) The Northern REACHE program, funds renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, and related capacity building and planning. The program objective is to reduce Northern communities' reliance on diesel for heating and electricity by increasing the use of local renewable energy sources and energy efficiency. This will result in environmental, social, and economic benefits to support developing healthier, more sustainable Northern communities. First Nations, Municipalities, Indigenous organizations
Climate Change Preparedness in the North Program Government of Canada - Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (All Territories) This program funds climate change adaptation projects in Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik, and Nunatsiavut. The program works with Indigenous and northern communities, territorial and regional governments, and other stakeholders to identify priorities for climate change adaptation in the North. The program provides support to northern communities and organizations to help them adapt to climate change impacts. First Nations, Municipalities
Northern Isolated Community Initiatives (NICI) Fund Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (All Territories) The Northern Isolated Community Initiatives (NICI) Fund supports community-led projects for local and Indigenous food production systems with an emphasis on innovative and practical solutions to increase food security across the North. First Nations, Municipalities, Businesses
Inclusive Diversification and Economic Advancement in the North (IDEANorth) Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (All Territories) Inclusive Diversification and Economic Advancement in the North (IDEANorth) makes foundational investments in economic infrastructure, sector development and capacity building to help position Northerners in the territories to take advantage of Canada's innovation economy. Businesses
Community Readiness and Opportunity Program (CROP) Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (All Territories) Improves the economic development capacity of Aboriginal communities in the three territories. First Nations
Entrepreneurship and Business Development program (EBD) Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (All territories) Provides financial support to entrepreneurs to expand their business in the three territories. First Nations
       
     



Federal/National:

 

Program Organization Description and Link Who Can Apply
Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFIs) Aboriginal Financial Institutions Aboriginal-owned and controlled financial institutions not regulated as financial institutions by provincial or federal regulatory agencies that provide developmental lending and business support to Aboriginal businesses. This link will show you the list of AFIs across the country.

First Nations
Indigenous Growth Fund National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association The Indigenous Growth Fund (IGF) is a new $150M investment fund that will provide access to the capital that Indigenous small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have long sought and lacked.  Indigenous entrepreneurs across all industries, including emergent exporters and food and agriculture related businesses, will be able to access the Fund via business loans from a network of Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFIs) throughout the country.

First Nations
First Nation Loans, Grants, and Investment First Nation Finance Authority

First Nations
National Housing Strategy Research and Planning Fund  Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) The objectives of the Fund are to build collaboration, engagement and alignment with stakeholders working to achieve common goals and support the housing community’s research capacity development.

First Nations
First Nation Financing Peace Hills Trust With competitive rates and fees, PHT offers loans for First Nation communities and businesses. Multiple types of financing available. First Nations, Indigenous Businesses
Small Business Loans and Other Financing BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada) Variety of loans and other financing solutions for every stage of growth.

Businesses
Indigenous Entrepreneur Supports Futurpreneur Supports Indigenous entrepreneurs aged 18-39, helping them launch or buy their own business. With up to $60,000 in financing, an expert mentor for up to two years, and access to resources, they help young entrepreneurs bring their business plan to life. Indigenous businesses
NIB Trust Fund Grants National Indian Brotherhood Trust Fund This fund accepts applications for funding for programs aimed at education, healing and reconciliation, and cultural knowledge building. The goal of the NIB Trust Fund is to help First Nations, Métis people and communities address the impacts of the Indian residential school's system, and to provide resourcing to create meaningful opportunities that improve the quality of life for First Nations and Métis people. Funds available for individuals or groups. First Nations
20/20 Catalyst Program Indigenous Clean Energy The 20/20 Catalysts Program is a hands-on program designed to support Indigenous communities embarking on clean energy projects. Catalysts will gain the skills and tools needed to maximize the social and economic benefits communities gain through clean energy initiatives. First Nations
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Grant TD Bank Eligible projects include schoolyard greening, park revitalization, community gardens, park programming and citizen science initiatives.  First Nations, Municipalities
Growth Plan Canada Infrastructure Bank Invests in transit for cleaner commutes including zero-emission buses, clean power, green infrastructure with focus on energy efficiency building retrofits, digital connectivity, and agriculture- related infrastructure in the context of trade and transportation expansion. First Nations
Indigenous Community Infrastructure Initiative (ICII) Canada Infrastructure Bank The Indigenous Community Infrastructure Initiative (ICII) aims to be a part of addressing the infrastructure gap in Indigenous communities, contributing to the CIB’s mandate to target at least $1.0 billion investment for Indigenous infrastructure.  The ICII can provide low-cost and long-term debt to Indigenous community-based projects across the CIB’s five priority areas: Clean Power, Green Infrastructure, Public Transit, Broadband, and Trade & Transportation. First Nations
Enabling Accessibility Fund Government of Canada - Employment and Social Development Canada The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) provides funding for projects that make Canadian communities and workplaces more accessible for persons with disabilities. Three components: youth innovation, small-sized projects, and mid-sized projects. First Nations, Municipalities, Businesses
Climate Action and Awareness Fund (CAAF) Government of Canada - Environment and Climate Change Canada The new Climate Action and Awareness Fund (CAAF) will invest $206 million over five years to support Canadian-made projects that help to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. The Climate Action and Awareness Fund is designed to support projects that can create middle class jobs for Canadians who work in science and technology, academia and at the grassroots community level. These projects are critical as we continue to build a sustainable net zero emissions economy by 2050. Indigenous organizations
First Nation Infrastructure Fund Government of Canada - Indigenous Services Canada The First Nation Infrastructure Fund (FNIF) helps First Nations communities upgrade and increase public infrastructure to improve the quality of life and the environment in First Nations communities. The FNIF supports a wide range of infrastructure projects on reserves, Crown land or land set aside for the use and benefit of First Nations. The FNIF targets infrastructure categories with long-standing community needs. Off-reserve projects can be considered if they are cost-shared with non-First Nations partners, such as nearby municipalities or other Indigenous partners. First Nations
Apply to the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program Government of Canada - Fisheries and Oceans Canada Put into effect market-ready clean processes and technologies as well as sustainable practices (techniques aimed at improving the day-to-day environmental performance operations). First Nations, Businesses
Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) Government of Canada - Indigenous Services Canada This program is the main pillar of the Government of Canada's effort to support community infrastructure for First Nations on reserve. The program's funding, which totals over $1 billion per year, is invested in four main areas: housing, education, water and wastewater systems, and other infrastructure. The program has three funding streams - operations and maintenance (O&M), minor capital (for projects under $1.5 million) and major capital (for projects over $1.5 million). First Nations
Federal Gas Tax Fund Government of Canada - Infrastructure Canada The federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) is a permanent source of funding provided up front, twice-a-year, to provinces and territories, who in turn flow this funding to their municipalities to support local infrastructure priorities. Municipalities can pool, bank, and borrow against this funding, providing significant financial flexibility. There are 18 project categories. Municipalities, First Nations
Universal Broadband Fund Government of Canada - Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada The Universal Broadband Fund has been designed to fund broadband infrastructure projects that will bring high-speed Internet at 50/10 Megabits per second (Mbps) to rural and remote communities. Specific funds have been put aside to support connectivity for Indigenous communities.  First Nations, Municipalities
Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation fund (DMAF) Government of Canada - Natural Resources Canada SREPs will provide direct financial support to eligible renewable energy and grid modernization projects during the construction phase. Projects must use market ready technologies and apply workplace equity, diversity, and inclusion components. Municipalities, First Nations, Indigenous organizations
Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) Government of Canada - Infrastructure Canada Funding for infrastructure projects, in four streams: 1) Green Infrastructure, 2) Community, Culture, Recreation, 3) Public Transit, 4) Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure. First Nations, Municipalities, Indigenous organizations, Businesses
Regional Innovation Ecosystem (RIE) Government of Canada - Western Economic Diversification Canada The Regional Innovation Ecosystems (RIE) program stream aims to create, grow, and nurture inclusive regional ecosystems that support business needs throughout the innovation continuum, and foster an entrepreneurial environment conducive to innovation, growth, and competitiveness First Nations, Municipalities (in BC, AB, SK, MB)
Indigenous National Resources Partnership (INRP) Government of Canada - Natural Resources Canada Increase the participation of Indigenous communities and organizations in oil and gas infrastructure development. First Nations, Indigenous Organizations
Canada Cultural Spaces Fund Government of Canada The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) supports the improvement of physical conditions for arts, heritage, culture, and creative innovation. The Fund supports renovation and construction projects, the acquisition of specialized equipment and feasibility studies related to cultural spaces. Municipalities, Indigenous Organizations
The Local Food Infrastructure Fund Government of Canada - Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada Focus on projects that address food insecurity for at-risk populations. Funding for capital assets and equipment for the distribution and storage of food. Addition amounts were added for food security related to COVID. First Nations
Community Capacity Building — Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program Government of Canada - Heritage Canada It provides funding for capacity building projects that will contribute to the recipient's ability to promote diversity and inclusion of racialized and religious minority communities, and Indigenous Peoples. Includes funds for strengthening governance and partnerships. First Nations, Indigenous organizations
Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program Government of Canada - ISC Seeks to increase the number of viable businesses in Canada owned and controlled by Indigenous people. The AEP funds a broad range of entrepreneurial pursuits and aims to build capacity, reduce barriers, and increase access to capital, by forging partnerships that will increase economic opportunities for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people. First Nation, Municipalities, Indigenous Businesses, Other Businesses
Strategic Partnerships Initiative Government of Canada - ISC SPI promotes partnerships between federal and non-federal groups in key economic areas, such as economic readiness, economic infrastructure, expanding businesses, feasibility studies, CED planning, skills development, and training First Nations, Municipalities, businesses
Legacy Fund – Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Government of Canada Building Communities through Arts and Heritage - Legacy Fund component provides funding for community-initiated capital projects, intended for community use. Recipients may receive up to 50 per cent of eligible project expenses up to a maximum of $500,000. First Nations, Municipalities
Indigenous Forestry Initiative Government of Canada - Natural Resources Canada The Indigenous Forestry Initiative (IFI) provides financial support to Indigenous-led economic development projects in Canada’s forest sector. Benefits of the program include: 1) increased Indigenous participation in forestry-related opportunities, businesses, careers, and governance; 2) increased engagement and economic development for Indigenous communities and peoples involved in the forest sector; and 3) increased investment and collaboration between Indigenous peoples and other natural resource development stakeholders, including governments, industry, and non-governmental organizations First Nations, economic development associations, partnerships
First Nation Adapt Program Government of Canada - Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada This program provides funding to First Nation communities located below the 60th parallel to assess and respond to climate change impacts on community infrastructure and emergency management. First Nations
Community Anniversaries – Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Government of Canada - Heritage Canada This fund provides funding to local groups for non-recurring local events, with or without a minor capital project. First Nations, Municipalities
Lands and Economic Development Services Program (LEDSP) Government of Canada — ISC Allows First Nation and Inuit communities to enhance their capacity to, carry out community economic development planning and capacity development initiatives, develop proposals and lever financial resources and pursue economic opportunities. Both operational and project-based funding is available. First Nations
Community Opportunity Readiness Program (CORP) Government of Canada — ISC The long-term objective of CORP is for First Nation and Inuit communities to implement economic and business development opportunities, while leveraging private sector funding and opportunities. First Nations, Indigenous organizations
Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB)  Government of Canada — ISC This is not a funding resource, but instead helps eligible Aboriginal businesses enhance their business capacity by: competing for federal government contracts; establishing partnerships and marketing products (goods, services, construction); demonstrating their capabilities; and entering into supply chains. First Nations
Economic Development Initiative Government of Canada - Western Economic Diversification Canada The Economic Development Initiative (EDI) provides financial support to projects that encourage economic diversification, business development, innovation, partnerships, and increased support for small- and medium-sized enterprises in official language minority communities (OLMCs). Municipalities
Canada Small Business Financing Program Government of Canada Loans for various small business expenses, including the purchase or improvement of land or buildings used for commercial purposes and the purchase or improvement of new or used equipment Businesses
First Nation Commercial and Industrial Development Act (FNCIDA) Government of Canada — INAC Provides a mechanism by which a First Nation can request that the Government of Canada develop regulations for a specific commercial or industrial development on reserve. First Nations
CanExport Community Investments Government of Canada - Canadian Trade Commissioner Service The program supports Canadian communities seeking to improve their capacity to attract, retain and expand FDI in order to create jobs for Canadians, support innovation and increase exports. First Nations, Municipalities
       

 

Federation of Canadian Municipalities:

Program Organization Description and Link Who Can Apply
Loan or credit enhancement for local home-energy upgrade financing program Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Access a competitive-rate loan in combination with a grant to implement a local financing program for home-energy upgrades. Funding is intended to support start-up, operating and capital costs over a four-year implementation period.  Municipalities, First Nations (with municipal partner)
Local home-energy upgrade financing program Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Funds exceptional pilot project proposals that demonstrate clear market transformation potential and are otherwise ineligible for capital funding. This funding supports implementation of a small-scale version of a local financing program for home energy upgrades. For more information contact an FCM funding advisor. Municipalities, First Nations (with municipal partner)
Asset management grants for municipalities Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Funds a broad spectrum of asset management-related activities, including 1) Asset management assessments, 2) Development of asset management plans, policies, and strategies, 3) Asset-related data collection and reporting, 4) Asset management training and organizational development, and 5) Knowledge transfer around asset management. For more information contact an FCM funding advisor. Municipalities, First Nations (with municipal partner)
Signature initiative Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) This funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes pilot environmental projects that reduce GHG emissions and protect the air, water, or land. This funding is designed to accommodate transformative, best-in-class municipal projects, meaning they’re highly innovative and impactful. Signature initiatives do not have pre-set environmental targets/thresholds because the projects are unique and evaluated on a case-by-case basis. We prefer projects that have built-in mechanisms to encourage replication and widespread adoption (e.g., innovative business models, partnership models, new financing mechanisms). For more information contact an FCM funding advisor. Municipalities, First Nations (with municipal partner)
Reduce fossil fuel use in fleets Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Combined loan and grant funding for capital projects that reduce or avoid fossil fuel use in any vehicle that delivers municipal services. This funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes undertake environmental sustainability projects that reduce energy consumption/greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and improve their air quality. For more information contact an FCM funding advisor. Municipalities, First Nations (with municipal partner)
Stormwater quality, community project Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) We fund pilot projects for initiatives that can potentially allow a community to remove 60% of total suspended solids (TSS) or a significant amount of other contaminants (e.g., E.coli, salt, grease) from its stormwater runoff. This funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes protect local bodies of water through stormwater treatment. For more information contact an FCM funding advisor. Municipalities, First Nations (with municipal partner)
Septic wastewater systems Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) We fund capital projects that capture and treat all wastewater in a target area to at least secondary standards using septic system technologies. This funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes protect local bodies of water through wastewater treatment. For more information contact an FCM funding advisor. Municipalities, First Nations (with municipal partner)
Brownfield site redevelopment Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) We fund pilot projects for initiatives that have potential to bring a brownfield site back into economically productive use. You can access brownfield-specific funding if your initiative will be constructed on a remediated brownfield site and it meets the requirements of a pilot project listed in our funding library under energy, transportation, waste, or water. For more information contact an FCM funding advisor. Municipalities, First Nations (with municipal partner)
New construction of energy-efficient facilities Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) We fund capital projects of initiatives that target net zero energy performance in new municipal facilities. This funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes use less energy, which reduces their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improves their air quality. For more information contact an FCM funding advisor. Municipalities, First Nations (with municipal partner)
Site remediation or risk management Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) We fund capital projects for initiatives that bring a brownfield site back into economically productive use. This funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes remediate their brownfield sites. For more information contact an FCM funding advisor. Municipalities, First Nations (with municipal partner)
Water conservation, community project Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) We fund capital projects of retrofit initiatives that reduce potable water use by at least 20% in a neighbourhood, facility, or group of facilities. This funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes promote water conservation. For more information contact an FCM funding advisor. Municipalities, First Nations (with municipal partner)
Wastewater systems Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) We fund capital projects for innovative wastewater treatment systems. This funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes protect local bodies of water through improved wastewater treatment. For more information contact an FCM funding advisor. Municipalities, First Nations (with municipal partner)
Energy recovery or district energy Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) We fund capital projects that use recovered or renewable thermal energy in new or existing facilities. This funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes use less energy, which reduces their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improves their air quality. Your capital project must reduce GHG emissions by at least 40% by using recovered or renewable thermal energy in new or existing facilities. For more information contact an FCM funding advisor. Municipalities, First Nations (with municipal partner)
Retrofit of municipal facilities Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) We fund capital projects for retrofits that improve energy efficiency by at least 30% in municipal facilities. This funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes use less energy, which reduces their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improves their air quality. For more information contact an FCM funding advisor. Municipalities, First Nations (with municipal partner)


Indigenous communities may also be eligible for funding from FCM through the Municipal Asset Management FundMunicipalities for Climate Innovation, and the Green Municipal Fund. For more information contact an FCM advisor.

For COVID-19 Related funding opportunities click here!


For More Information:

Marissa Lawrence
Senior Program Officer, Cando
T: (778) 628 2180


Helen Patterson
CEDI Program Manager
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
T. 613-907-6320