The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced up to $368,000 in funding for six climate action projects through the Government of Canada’s Climate Action Fund (CAF).
Between 2018 and 2020, CAF has invested in initiatives that raise awareness of climate change and empower Canadians to take action in support of Canada’s climate goals.
The successful projects include:
- GreenLearning Canada Foundation in Alberta and Ontario received approximately $100,000 to develop educational modules and lessons to help students learn about carbon policies and markets.
- Synergy Sustainability Institute Society in Victoria, British Columbia, received approximately $60,000 to help engage youth, First Nations and small and medium-sized businesses in finding solutions to address waste and climate change across Vancouver Island.
- Atlantic Coastal Action Program in Saint John, New Brunswick, was allocated up to $38,500 to help businesses and land developers assess risk, build climate resiliency plans, and avoid development in areas at risk of climate change impacts.
- CB Nuit in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, received approximately $3,000 in funding to contribute towards “Light for All of Us”, a community project that will highlight the need for more climate change awareness through art and creativity.
- Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, received approximately $17,000 to help raise awareness of climate change among youth groups and coastal communities, and address the need for more writing and reporting about climate change.
- Second Harvest Food Support Committee in Toronto, Ontario, received approximately $150,000 to develop a mobile application for their online food donation platform, called Foodrescue.ca. This will help raise public awareness of food waste, its impact on climate change, and allow businesses to increase climate action through expanded food recovery.
In 2019–20, CAF provided up to $3 million to support projects delivered by students, youth, Indigenous peoples and organizations, not-for-profit organizations, small and medium-sized businesses, and research and educational institutions.