Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring Program

This program provides funding for climate monitoring projects led by Indigenous communities and organizations.

The call for proposals for First Nations south of 60⁰ N is now closed. The deadline to submit your proposal was October 20, 2023.

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About the program

The Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring Program provides $6 million per year in contribution funding to support Indigenous Peoples in the design, implementation or expansion of community-based climate monitoring projects. Specifically, the program supports Indigenous-led projects that monitor climate and the environmental effects of climate change within community boundaries and on traditional territories using Indigenous Knowledge Systems and western science.

Indigenous communities and organizations can use the information gathered to inform adaptation actions and address climate data gaps. Communities and organizations can also:

Funding can be used to:

See examples of previously funded projects for more information.

In partnership with First Nations, Inuit and Métis, the program has developed tailored governance committees and funding approaches that respect and recognize the unique perspectives, rights, responsibilities and needs of Indigenous Peoples. In addition, the program provides funding recipients with access to tools and best practices, and fosters collaboration and coordination among monitoring initiatives.

Who can apply

Indigenous communities, Nations, governments and representative organizations are eligible to apply.


For First Nations north of 60⁰ N (in Yukon and Northwest Territories), Inuit and Métis, there is no deadline to apply.

The call for proposals for First Nations south of 60⁰ N is now closed. The deadline to submit your proposal was October 20, 2023.

How to apply

First Nations north of 60⁰ N, Inuit, and Métis: Contact us by email at to find out about ongoing funding opportunities and how to apply.

First Nations south of 60⁰ N: The program is not currently accepting applications. Information about future opportunities to apply to the program will be posted once available.

Examples of previously funded projects

Contact us at for a full list of previously funded projects. These projects are part of the Investing In Canada Plan from Infrastructure Canada.

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