Government of Canada EcoAction Community Funding Program

The Metcalf Foundation
August 11, 2023
Government of Canada Low Carbon Economy Challenge
August 11, 2023

We provide financial support to non-profit and non-government organizations for Canadian communities to take on local action-based projects that produce measurable, positive effects on the environment and to build the capacity of communities to sustain these activities in the future. Projects may have a local, regional or national scope. Project activities must take place in Canada.

EcoAction funds projects that:

  • lead to tangible environmental results
  • engage the community to improve the environment
  • increase environmental awareness
  • increase capacity in communities
  • result in sustainable outcomes and engagement following project completion

Non-profit and non-governmental groups and organizations are eligible to receive funding, examples include:

  • environmental groups
  • community groups
  • youth and seniors groups
  • community-based associations
  • service clubs

Indigenous organizations are also eligible to receive funding, such as:

  • First Nations
  • Indigenous governments and/or authorities
  • Indigenous boards, commissions, communities, and/or associations
  • District councils, Chiefs councils, Treaty councils, and/or Tribal councils
  • Indigenous not-for-profits organizations

The following groups are ineligible, but are encouraged to partner with non-profit and non-governmental groups and organizations to support a project proposal:

  • businesses
  • educational institutions
  • C3 organizations
  • crown corporations
  • individuals
  • municipal, provincial, and territorial governments