Indigenous Services Canada provides funding through the First Nations Environmental Contaminants Program (FNECP) to help First Nations communities improve their health. The program supports these communities in identifying, investigating and characterizing the impact of exposure to environmental hazards. Its activities include community-based:
- risk assessment
- risk communication
- knowledge integration
The groups that can apply for funding include:
- First Nations communities (on reserve) and First Nations organizations south of the 60° parallel from:
- Atlantic Canada
- tribal councils and associations
- governments of self-governing First Nations communities and regions
- First Nations non-government and voluntary associations and organizations
- these include non-profit corporations that work on behalf of, or in partnership with, a First Nations community
First Nations in British Columbia should apply for funding under the First Nations Health Authority Environmental Contaminants Program.
Any chemical or biological contaminants that are of concern to First Nations communities can be included in your proposal, based on potential human health risk due to exposure. This risk must be articulated and justified in the proposal.
Deadline DateDecember 17, 2022.
Contact Name: First Nations Environmental Contaminants Program
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org