Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program

This program is designed to build capacity for climate change and health adaptation by funding community-designed and driven projects.

Current status: closed

The call for abstract submissions is now closed.

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About the program

This program funds First Nations and Inuit communities' efforts to identify, assess, and respond to the health impacts of climate change.

There are 2 streams for the program:

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

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

Detailed profiles of projects supported through the program can be found at ClimateTelling.

To access the CCHAP 2023-24 Application Guide and Abstract template, please visit: Funding Opportunities - ClimateTelling.

Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program North

Who can apply?

  • First Nations and Inuit communities
  • First Nations and Inuit organizations, including:
    • First Nations associations
    • band councils
    • Tribal Councils
    • self-governing First Nations and Inuit governments
    • other organizations understood to be First Nations or Inuit in nature
  • non-governmental organizations and voluntary associations and organizations, including non-Indigenous associations and organizations, can be eligible if working in partnership with a First Nations or Inuit community

Deadline

There is no deadline; you may apply any time. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis by a climate change adaptation committee based in your territory or region.

How to apply

In the North the program works with Climate Change Community Liaisons in all 3 territories. These contacts are available to communities and organizations to aid in the development of proposals. They can be contacted at the following addresses:

If you are interested in funding for a project in Nunavik or Nunatsiavut, please contact:

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

Who can apply?

  • First Nations communities
  • First Nations organizations, including:
    • First Nations associations
    • band councils
    • Tribal Councils
    • self-governing First Nations governments
    • other organizations understood to be First Nations in nature
  • non-governmental organizations and voluntary associations and organizations, including non-Indigenous associations and organizations, can be eligible if working in partnership with a First Nations community

First Nations communities in British Columbia are supported through the First Nations Health Authority.

Deadline

Funding for the program takes place on an annual basis with a call for applications sent out in the summer of each year.

To find out about the application deadline please contact the program at cchap-pccas@sac-isc.gc.ca or visit ClimateTelling.

How to apply

For more details on applying, please contact the program at cchap-pccas@sac-isc.gc.ca.

Program staff will provide you with an application guide and template to help you with your submission. They are also available to review and provide feedback on draft applications.

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