Health Canada’s Program for Climate Change and Health Adaptation for Northern First Nation and Inuit Communities will support traditional and/or innovative ways of researching the human health impacts of climate change. Some specific research areas/issues related to human health and climate change can include but are not limited to:
- warmer and more unpredictable weather patterns
- travel safety
- irregular water conditions and risk of illness
- decreased access to traditional/country foods
- impacts of invasive species on wildlife and/or plants
- altered lifestyles or cultural activities
- contaminant release due to melting permafrost
- increased coastal erosion and safety
- increased UV exposure
Project Funding and Deadline for Submission
Eligible candidates are as follows:
- Community project proposals must meet all requirements listed in the application package in order to be considered for funding.
- Project funding availability per community: $500.00 – $200,000.00
- Deadline for submission is in late January of every year. The exact date will be released with the application package for the upcoming fiscal year.
- Projects must be completed and all dollars spent by March 31st of the following year.
- Health Canada can fund only one year at a time. You must re-apply the following year with no guarantees of funding.
- This program involves a competitive proposal selection process, not all eligible proposals received may be funded.
Please send inquiries to Erin Myers at: [email protected]