Climate Change Preparedness in the North Program

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About the program

This program funds climate change adaptation projects in Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut.

The program works with Indigenous and northern communities, territorial and regional governments and other stakeholders to identify priorities for climate change adaptation in the North. The program provides support to northern communities and organizations to help them adapt to climate change impacts by funding the following types of projects:

Examples of non-structural include:

Examples of structural measures include:

Budget 2016 announced, starting in 2016-2017:

Budget 2017 announced, starting in 2017-2018:

Who can apply?

This program supports climate change adaption projects in the North. First Nation communities on reserve, south of the 60th parallel, looking for funding for climate change adaption projects should consult the First Nation Adapt Program.


There is no deadline to apply. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis by a climate change regional technical committee based in each region.

How to apply?

Contact the program by email at or by phone via the Public Enquiries Contact Centre at 1-800-567-9604. You will be introduced to the climate change community liaison officer for the region where the project would be located. They will assist you with the application process.

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