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Funding opportunities in British Columbia and Yukon

We have many funding opportunities available to people and organizations based out of British Columbia or Yukon.

Funds are available to support program objectives and outcomes such as:

Funds are delivered through grant and contribution models.

Grants are awarded based on eligibility and entitlement criteria which are unique to each grant program.

Contributions are subject to performance measurements and reporting as outlined in the funding agreement.

Who can apply?

Visit the webpage for the program you are interested in to see if you or your organization qualifies. When programs are open to applicants, they will list:

Available funding opportunities

Pacific Region Grants and Contributions funding opportunities
Funding opportunity Description Eligibility
Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) Assists Canada’s fisheries and aquaculture industries in improving their environmental performance.
  • Indigenous organizations
  • for-profit organizations
Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk Supports Indigenous organizations and communities as they acquire, develop, and use knowledge, skills and technical resources that enable them to participate in the conservation and recovery of species at risk.
  • All Indigenous communities, and organizations, governments and researchers and academics located in Canada
Aquatic Ecosystems Restoration Fund (was Coastal Restoration Fund) Supports aquatic restoration efforts that will help address the root causes of impacts to coastal and marine environments. Priorities for AERF include areas with important habitats for regional priority species (e.g., Atlantic/Pacific salmon, Arctic char, American eel, capelin, cod).
  • Indigenous communities, organizations and governments
  • academia
  • for-profit organizations
  • not-for-profit organizations
BC Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund Supports projects that provide a direct benefit to wild Pacific salmon. Supports broader Pacific Salmon Strategy Initiative objectives.
  • Indigenous stewardship organizations, organizations and researchers and academics
  • academia
  • for-profit organizations
  • not-for-profit organizations
Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk Provides funding to slow the decline of aquatic species at risk. Enables species recovery through targeted funding for recovery and protection activities that address priority species, places and threats. Example species include North Atlantic right whales, Atlantic salmon and some species of Pacific salmon.
  • Indigenous individuals, communities, organizations, governments and researchers and academics located in Canada
  • academia
  • for-profit organizations
  • not-for-profit organizations
Ecosystems and Oceans Science Contribution Framework Provides funding to build expertise in ocean and freshwater science and technology in areas that support our mission to increase our understanding of ocean and freshwater environments. See the priority areas of research and related scientific activities for details.
  • Indigenous organizations and governments
  • governments and port authorities
  • academia
  • for-profit organizations
  • not-for-profit organizations
Habitat Stewardship Program for Aquatic Species at Risk Supports and promotes the conservation and recovery of aquatic species at risk and their habitats by engaging Canadians in projects that will result in tangible and measurable conservation benefits.
  • Indigenous individuals, communities, organizations, governments and researchers and academics located in Canada
  • academia
  • for-profit organizations
  • not-for-profit organizations
Oceans Management Contribution Programs (MCT, NCP, MEQ, MSP, SRKW) Supports marine conservation initiatives in the community, with an emphasis on outreach, monitoring and stewardship, and capacity building initiatives.
  • Indigenous individuals, organizations and governments
  • academia
  • for-profit organizations
  • not-for-profit organizations
Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative Supports Indigenous capacity building and development of self-sustaining Commercial Fishing Enterprises (CFEs) through growth in commercial fisheries harvesting and related diversification initiatives. Increases long-term Indigenous participation in commercial fishing and greater participation and integration of Indigenous communities in commercial fisheries.
  • BC and Yukon First Nations individuals and organizations in operation of Commercial Fishing Enterprises
01Pacific Salmon Indigenous Communal Commercial Licence Alternation Program Open - Accepting proposals The voluntary Alternation Program supports Indigenous communal commercial salmon licence eligibility holders (Category F) to alternate their salmon licence eligibility in return for financial support that will contribute to acquiring alternative non-salmon commercial fisheries access.
  • Eligible Indigenous located in British Columbia or Yukon

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Email: DFO.PacificGC-SCPacifique.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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