Environment Canada

Environment Canada Green Source Funding Guide

A list of funding programs
An on-line reference to available funding sources for environmental projects

A brief, one-page information summary on each program/organization is provided. The information, although not comprehensive, offers a general overview of each source of assistance. You should always contact the program sponsor before applying for funding to verify that the information that you have is up-to-date and double-check important details such as deadlines. You will also want to get in touch with the sponsor to ensure that you have all the information you need to submit a successful application. In addition to the programs listed in this database, there may be other sources of support available in your community. Here are a few web-based funding directories for your reference:

Saskatchewan Funding Sources


Funding Interests: Environmental Projects
Leslie Gosselin
Tel: (306) 777-9822

Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation

Funding Interests: Projects on global learning and development issues
Website: http://earthbeat.sk.ca/
Tel: (306) 956-0622
Email: tmitchell@earthbeat.sk.ca

For more information contact:

Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation
Suite 501 - 230 22nd St. E.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7K 0E9

Fax: (306) 955-6455

SEIMA (Saskatchewan Environmental & Industry Managers)

Green Team is a program developed through a partnership with the Saskatchewan Environmental Industry and Managers Association, Saskatchewan Environment and Saskatchewan Culture, Youth and Recreation. It is designed to provide an opportunity for Saskatchewan students to gain work experience and training in the environmental sector by working on environmental projects.

Green Team will provide approved employers with a subsidy to cover a portion of wages and benefits paid to the student.

Some examples of environmental industries or employment activities are:
Waste Resource Management, Environmental Education, Watershed Management, Pollution Prevention, Energy Conservation and Climate Change.

Website: www.seima.sk.caTel: (306) 543-1567

Saskatchewan Outdoor and Environmental Education Association

Funding Interests: Environment action projects, outdoor experience grants
Leah Japp, General Manager.
Tel: (306) 586-8875
Email: soeea.sk@gmail.com
Website: http://www.soeea.sk.ca/content/2014-upport

  • A student group/organization may apply only once per year for the EAP assistance.
  • The amount granted will not exceed $500.00.
  • Eighty percent of the assistance will be allocated upon approval of the project. Recipients will receive the remaining twenty percent once the final report of the project has been submitted. The final report must be received by SOEEA within a year after approval of the project.
  • Funds may not be used for capital expenditures (eg. purchase of equipment).
  • Recipients of the EAP assistance must recognize SOEEA and SaskLotteries as sponsors in any publication or promotion related to the project.

National Funding Opportunities

Canon's Take Root Grant Program

Canon and Evergreen have partnered to offer this national program that provides funding for stewardship and restoration activities across Canada.

Amount offered: $5,000 and a Canon PowerShot camera

Application deadline: May 25, 2012


Evergreen Foundation

Funding Interests: Schoolground Naturalization

Website: http://www.evergreen.ca

Evergreen is an innovative charity that explores the relationship between nature, culture and community in urban spaces.

*The deadline for applications to all Common Grounds grants is: Friday, February 2nd, 2007; applications received after this date will not be considered.




Wal-Mart Evergreen Green Grants or The Home Depot & Evergreen Rebuilding Nature Grant


355 Adelaide Street West, 5th Floor

Toronto, Ontario M5V 1S2

For more information, or to obtain an application form, please contact:

Michele Thomas, Office and Grants Administrator

Phone: 416-596-1495 x285, (toll free outside Toronto: 1-888-426-3138 x285)

Fax: 416-596-1443

E-mail: mthomas@evergreen.ca

Website: www.evergreen.ca

Home Depot Environment Program

Funding Interests: Forestry, sustainability and green design, cleanup and recycling, and lead poisoning prevention

Website: www.homedepotfoundation.org

TD Canada Trust Friends of the Environment Foundation

Funding Interests: Protects and preserves the Canadian Environment;Assists young Canadians in understanding and participating in Environmental activities in local communities; enhances cooperation among Environmental organizations

Amanda Perry, Regional Manager

700 West Georgia Street
TD Tower - 3rd Floor
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1A2
Tel: (604) 654-8832
Fax: (604) 654-5531

Website: https://fef.td.com/

*Apply Online - Please send in your application at least three months prior to the start date of your project.

J.W. McConnell Foundation

Funding Interests: Community, Environment, Action projects encouraging active citizenship

The FoundationÕs objective is to encourage active citizenship and to create resilient communities. As a national funder, the McConnell Foundation seek initiatives, often innovative in nature, that have the potential for country-wide impact.



Other questions email them to us at information@mcconnellfoundation.ca

Website: www.mcconnellfoundation.ca

*Be sure to check this website out. It gives very useful info about proposals and applications and has a huge grants database which you can browse.

Green Street Program:

Program inititative funded by the McConnell Foundation

Mission: The Program endeavours to provide opportunities to actively engage students and teachers in environmental learning and sustainability education. The Program links schools in Canada to reputable Environmental Education organizations across the country. We aim to deliver credible, accessible and affordable programs that are relevant to studentsÕ concerns, curriculum-linked, encourage a sense of personal responsibility for the environment, foster a commitment to sustainable living, and promote an enduring dedication to environmental stewardship.

Pauline Theoret
Green Street
2490, prom. Don Reid Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H 1E1

(Tel) 1-877-250-8201

Website: www.green-street.ca

Email: info@green-street.ca

Tree Canada – Green Streets Canada

Funding Interests: Forestry

Green Streets Canada is a flagship program of the Tree Canada Foundation – the only nationally based municipal forestry innovation program. The purpose of the Program is to encourage the adoption of innovative best management practices and policies in municipal forest management on as wide a regional basis as possible.

*Proposals will be due by February 2, 2007

Tree Canada Foundation
222 Somerset St. W.,
Suite 402,
Ottawa, ON, K2P 2G3

TEL: (613) 567-5545

FAX: (613) 567-5270

Email: tcf@treecanada.ca

Website: www.treecanada.ca/programs/greenstreets/index.htm

Another program of Tree Canada: Greening CanadaÕs School Grounds

Website: www.treecanada.ca/programs/school/index.htm

Tides Canada Foundation

Tides Canada Foundation provides charitable giving services to donors passionate about creating a better world. We are Canada's first national public foundation focused on the environment, social justice, and innovation in the non-profit sector. We act as a bridge; connecting donors with innovative charities and organizations addressing the root causes of social and environmental problems across Canada and worldwide.

Vancouver Office

#680-220 Cambie St
Vancouver, BC V6B 2M9

T 604-647-6611

1-866-TIDESCA (843-3722) toll-free within Canada and the U.S.

Email: info@tidescanada.org

Fax: 604- 647-6612

Toronto Office

#360-215 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2C7

Tel: 416-481-8652

Fax: 416-979-3936

Website: www.tidescanada.org

F.K Morrow Foundation

Established in 1944 in Ontario, the F. K. Morrow Foundation is one of the top 100 charitable Foundations in Canada. With assets in excess of $70 million its objectives are to promote religion, education, charity and charitable activities in the interest of the public.

F. K. Morrow Foundation
Fern Demsen, Secretary and Treasurer
3777 Bayview Avenue
North York, ON M2M 3S4

Tel: 416-229-2009

George Cedric Metcalfe Foundation

Funding Interests: Environment - The Metcalf Environment Program seeks to strengthen and enhance the effectiveness of people and organizations working together to ensure the ecological health and integrity of CanadaÕs natural and working lands.

George Metcalfe Foundation
Betty Emperatori, Office Manager
174 Avenue Road
Toronto ON M5R 2J1

Tel: 416-926-0366

Website: www.metcalffoundation.com

Schad Foundation

The Schad Foundation's mission is to restore, protect and respect our natural systems, and does so by investing in projects whose focus is education, conservation and restoration of wilderness, development of sustainable technologies and practices, and promotion of humane treatment and respect for all species.

Peter Kendall, President
500 Queen St. Louis St. South
Bolton, ON L7E 5S5

Phone: (905)951-5179

Email: pkendall@husky.ca

Website: www.husky.ca/ehs/en4a.html

Environmental Youth Corp

National Contact(s):

Mr. Joel Pagnucco
ECO Canada
Suite 1450
308 - 11 Avenue South-East
Calgary, Alberta  T2G 0Y2

Telephone: (403) 233-0748 ext. 228Fax: (403) 269-9544

E-mail: eyc@eco.ca or jpagnucco@eco.ca

Web site: http://www.eco.ca/portal/default.aspx?lang=0

Environmental Youth Corp. (EYC) is funded under the Youth Employment Strategy program. Both Employers and Interns need to apply for the program to get approval from ECO Canada. Funding will be allotted on a first come first serve basis.The Environmental Youth Corp. (EYC) is designed to create a six to twelve month window-of-opportunity for post-secondary graduates under the age of 30. These individuals are eitherunemployed or underemployed and are seeking to gain experience in either a national or international environmental project.

The McLean Foundation

Funding from the McLean Foundation covers a diverse range of topics including: Arts: Musical, Theatre and Visual, Environment and Conservation, Education, Health, Welfare.

Effective immediately, The McLean Foundation will only accept applications from organizations that have first submitted a letter of inquiry and then been asked to submit a full proposal. Letters of inquiry should be sent via regular mail and not by fax or e-mail. Form letters and mass mailings will NOT be regarded as letters of inquiry.

A selections committee will review letters of inquiry and decide whether or not to invite a full proposal.

Letters of Inquiry should be addressed to:

Ms. Ev McTaggart
The McLean Foundation
2 St. Clair Ave. W., Suite 1008
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M4V 1L5

Tel: (416) 964-6802

Fax: (416) 964-2804

Email: info@mcleanfoundation.on.ca