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Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program | Indigenous Services Canada

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Description

Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program is designed to build capacity for climate change adaptation by funding community-designed and driven projects. This program funds First Nations and Inuit communities’ efforts to build capacity to adapt to the health impacts of climate change.

There are 2 streams for the program:

  • Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program North
  • Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program South for First Nations South of 60°N

Eligible Applicants

For Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program North of 60°N

  • First Nations and Inuit communities and organizations located in:
    • Yukon
    • Northwest Territories
    • Nunavut
    • Nunavik
    • Nunatsiavut
  • Non-government and voluntary associations and organizations non-profit corporations working on behalf of, or in partnership with Inuit and First Nations communities. The community must identify them as partners in the proposed project.

For Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program for First Nations South of 60°N

  • All First Nations communities south of 60°N recognized under the Indian Act are eligible for funding
  • Individuals, band councils, tribal councils and associations, and governments of self-governing First Nations communities
  • Non-government and voluntary associations and organizations, including non-profit corporations that work on behalf or in partnership with First Nations communities. The community must identify them as partners in the research

Eligible Expenses

Supporting projects focusing on human health and a changing climate, the program enables communities to:

  • develop and implement health-related adaptation or action plans
  • develop knowledge-building and communication materials
  • support adaptation decision-making at the local, regional and national levels

Some of the areas of adaptation and research that past projects have examined include:

  • traditional food security and access to country food
  • documentation of traditional medicines
  • engagement with Elders and youth
  • safety while on the land
  • impacts of extreme weather events
  • emergency preparedness
  • access to safe drinking water
  • mental health impacts of climate change on youth

Deadline Date

  To find out about the application deadline please contact the program.
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