September 2022 Climate Change & Water Newsletter


Local Data for Local Climate Action

Living Lakes Canada | Oct. 12, 2022, 9:30 - 10:45 am PDT 

Join Living Lakes Canada, Columbia Basin Climate Source, and Selkirk Innovates for a Virtual Panel Discussion with different perspectives on local data and climate action.

Attendees will be introduced to two online data solutions developed for the Columbia Basin to help local communities plan effectively for a climate resilient future.

Learn more and register here.


Call for Nominations: Indigenous Advisory Committee

Government of Canada | Deadline: Nov. 15, 2022

The Impact Assessment Agency works with its Indigenous Advisory Committee for expert advice on the development of key policy and guidance on the impact assessment system.

The  Committee is seeking qualified individuals to participate in policy and program development to ensure that the rights, interests and perspectives of Indigenous Peoples are acknowledged, affirmed and implemented in environmental and impact assessments.

Learn more and apply here.


Job Opportunity: Youth Intersectionality Lead

Indigenous Climate Action | Open until successfully filled

Indigenous Climate Action is seeking a passionate youth who enjoys working on a team and is committed to Indigenous Climate Justice. The role of Youth Intersectionality Lead requires an understanding of the intersectional approaches of climate justice & Indigenous rights.

This is a 6-month contract with opportunity for extension or permanent work. It is a remote, work-from-home, online position with priority given to Indigenous candidates.

Learn more and apply here.

The ARDM program will fund flood mitigation infrastructure projects for individual communities and joint applications submitted by multiple communities.

There is over $81 million available to support projects that increase structural and/or natural capacity with the intent of reducing, or even negating, the effects of flooding. 

Learn more and apply here.


UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples: Call for Applications

Deadline: Oct. 16, 2022, 11:59 PM (Geneva Time)

Indigenous representatives of Indigenous organizations and/or communities are invited to apply for funding to participate in the following meetings:

Learn more and apply here.


Environment and Climate Change Canada is accepting expressions of interest for up to $40 million in Indigenous-led area-based conservation funding. This program provides funding for Indigenous Peoples to lead or co-lead projects to establish and recognize protected areas. 

Proposals must be Indigenous-led, contribute toward Canada’s conservation targets, and have the support of the relevant provincial or territorial government, or reporting authority.

Learn more here.


Connecting Communities BC

Deadline: Dec. 15, 2022, 2:00 PM (Pacific Time)

This funding supports a target to provide access to internet services for all households in B.C. with a minimum 50/10 Mbps by 2027, as well as a key item in the Declaration Act Action Plan to connect all First Nations communities to high-speed internet services by 2027.

Eligible Indigenous entities include:

  • A profit or non-profit organization run by and for First Nations, Métis, or Inuit Peoples;
  • A band council within the meaning of section 2 of the Indian Act; or
  • An Indigenous government authority established by a self-government agreement or a comprehensive land claim agreement.

Learn more and apply here.


Clean Energy in Indigenous, Rural, and Remote Communities

Applications reviewed on an ongoing basis

This funding focuses on Indigenous, rural, and remote communities using diesel or fossil fuels for heat or power. It supports all project stages and a variety of technology types.


This webpage lists federal funding available to support Indigenous climate action for a safer and cleaner environment for future generations. Use the filters to narrow your search results.

Find available funding here.

Watershed Security Fund & Strategy

Discussion Paper Feedback


The Indigenous Leaders Advisory Circle (“ILAC”) of the Healthy Watersheds Initiative and the Real Estate Foundation of BC have been working collaboratively to help guide and inform the work of the 61 projects in watershed restoration, planning, and monitoring.


In this paper, ILAC shares collective experiences and knowledge and formed the following recommendations in response to the Watershed Security Strategy and Fund Discussion Paper.


Read the paper here.


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