First Nations Adapt program, selected projects 2018 to 2019

Choose a region:

Atlantic Region
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Maliseet Nation Conservation Council, New Brunswick
  • Madawaska Maliseet First Nation
  • Tobique
  • Woodstock
  • Oromocto First Nation
  • Kingsclear
  • Saint Mary's
Maliseet Climate Change Project

Funding to gather Indigenous Knowledge and develop risk assessments for each community that includes infrastructure concerns.
$200,000
Metepenagiag First Nation New Brunswick Metepenagiag First Nation Metepenagiag First Nation Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan

Funding to identify potential vulnerabilities in infrastructure, structures, and community services to develop a community adaptation plan to help mitigate climate change impacts.
$98,400
Mi'kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island, Prince Edward Island
  • Lennox Island
  • Abegweit
Adapting the Mi'kmaq Communities of Prince Edward Island to Climate Change Through Vulnerability Assessment, Adaptation Planning and Cost-Benefit-Analysis

Funding to:
  • gather climate data
  • create a climate risk prioritization framework
  • conduct a cost-benefit analysis of adaptation options
  • develop emergency management plans
$133,000
Mi'kma'ki All Points Services, New Brunswick Paqtnkek Mi'kmaw Nation A Multi-dimensional Analysis of Topo-bathymetric Lidar Data of Paqtnkek Mi'kmaw Nation Lands and Waters, with Focuses on Flood Risk, Habitat Mapping, Near-shore Archaeology and Source Water Quality

Funding to gather data and map areas of concern, including areas of coastal flooding as well as shallow-water habitats and resources that may be impacted by sea level rise and storm surges.
$159,075
Mi'kmaw Conservation Group, Nova Scotia
  • Annapolis Valley
  • Glooscap First Nation
  • Bear River
  • Paqtnkek Mi'kmaw Nation
  • SIPEKNE'KATIK
  • Pictou Landing
Climate Analysis and Adaptation

Funding to use technical models in tandem with information from a previously conducted vulnerability and infrastructure assessments and develop an adaptation plan.
$177,787
Quebec
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute
  • Algonquins of Barriere Lake
  • Innus of Ekuanitshit
  • Innus of Essipit
  • Mohawks of Kanesatake
  • Anishinabe Nation of Lac Simon
  • Listuguj Mi'gmaq Government
  • Innu Band of Pessamit
  • Council of Atikamekw of Wemotaci
  • Abénakis of Wôlinak First Nation
Housing and Climate Hazards: Vulnerability and Needs of Quebec First Nations

Funding to develop a housing risk assessment tool for First Nation communities and assess housing in communities. Training offered to community staff on how to use the tool.
$196,810
Council of the Atikamekw Nation
  • Atikamekw of Manawan
  • Council of Atikamekw of Wemotaci
  • Atikamekw of Opitciwan
Adaptation to Climate Change in Atikamekw Communities and Improvement of Emergency Management

Funding to undertake climate change risk assessment and adaptation planning in Atikamekw communities.
$354,506
First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Devleopment Institute Innu Band of Pessamit Coastal Habitat Protection of Pessamit's Nitassinan

Funding to evaluate coastal adaptation measures, develop a best practices guidebook and increase community awareness and engagement on climate change issues.
$81,229
Ontario
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation 12 Indigenous Organizations, including Tribal Councils in Ontario. Climate Risks and Asset Management Training for Ontario First Nations

Training offered to Ontario First Nation communities on the use of the toolkit.
$393,662
Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Community Climate Change Study

Funding to conduct a risk assessment, adaptation planning and cost-benefit analysis to address flooding in the community.
$77,631
Mocreebec Eeyoud Mocreebec Eeyoud Moose River Vulnerability Assessment, Floodplain Mapping, and Adaptation Planning

Funding for a multi-stage project comprising of risk assessment, floodplain mapping, and adaptation planning to look at community infrastructure vulnerabilities and needs.
$512,500
Matawa First Nations Management Four Rivers Environmental Services Group
  • Webequie
  • Nibinamik First Nation
  • Neskantaga First Nation
  • Martin Falls
  • Eabametoong First Nation
  • Constance Lake
  • Aroland
  • Long Lake No.58 First Nation
  • Ginoogaming First Nation
Matawa Climate Change Assessment, Planning and Adaptation Project

Funding to conduct a multi-phased vulnerability assessment of the impacts associated with climate change on Matawa member First Nations and their associated infrastructure.
$190,888
Kenora Chiefs Advisory
  • Ochiichagwe'babigo'ining First Nation
  • Naotkamegwanning
  • Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum
  • Shoal Lake No.40
  • Grassy Narrows First Nation
  • Wabaseemoong Independent Nations
  • Obashkaandagaang
  • Northwest Angle No.33
  • Animakee Wa Zhing #37
First Nations Children and Traditional Knowledge in a Changing Climate

Funding to conduct a climate change risk assessment and further adaptation planning in 9 First Nation communities in Ontario. This is being done to achieve better understanding of climate change impacts to community infrastructure through youth and Elder engagement.
$370,458
Nishnawbe Aski Nation Corporate Services Nishnawbe Aski Nation Environment and Infrastructure Summit

Funding to partially support the organization of a workshop dedicated to developing a regionally-based plan for northern Ontario First Nations related to flooding and climate based on identified priorities.
$90,000
Kasabonika Lake First Nation Kasabonika Lake First Nation Kasabonika Lake First Nation Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee Protocol Assessment and Adaption Program

Funding to conduct a vulnerability assessment of the community's main infrastructure assets and perform a cost-benefit analysis of identified adaptation options to define the priorities of the community.
$187,769
Eagle Lake First Nation Eagle Lake First Nation Collecting our knowledge about Climate Change

Funding to conduct:
  • a vulnerability assessment using knowledge sharing circles
  • interviews with key elders
  • other youth engagement initiatives to gather and interpret the community's Indigenous Knowledge on climate change
$39,596
Grand Council Treaty #3 Representative Services Ltd. 28 First Nations in North Eastern Ontario Watershed Management Planning

Funding to:
  • acquire climate change data to bring to regional watershed management organizations
  • coordinate regional forums to develop watershed management plans
  • develop an interactive watershed map
$54,150
Mitaanjigamiing First Nation Mitaanjigamiing First Nation Flood Vulnerability Study and Adaptation Plan

Funding to conduct a community-based flood vulnerability study and develop adaptation planning measures to create and implement a proactive flood mitigation strategy.
$51,354
Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation Flood Vulnerability Study and Adaptation Plan

Funding to conduct a flood vulnerability study and develop adaptation planning measures to create and implement a proactive flood mitigation strategy.
$51,526
Magnetawan Magnetawan Flood Risk Modelling and adaptation

Funding to carry out a flood risk modeling and Adaptation project to better understand the vulnerability and risk of the Magnetawan community to climate change.
$194,449
Big Grassy First Nation Big Grassy First Nation Big Grassy River First Nation Flood Vulnerability Study and Adaptation Strategy

Funding to conduct a flood vulnerability study and develop adaptation planning measures to create and implement a proactive flood mitigation strategy.
$107,739
Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation Flood Vulnerability Study and Adaptation Plan

Funding to conduct flood vulnerability study and develop adaptation planning measures to create and implement a proactive flood mitigation strategy.
$107,086
Manitoba
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Long Plain First Nation Long Plain First Nation Comprehensive Overland Drainage Study Proposal On Our First Nation Lands

Funding to conduct a comprehensive overland flooding and drainage study that employs remote sensing tools to identify flood prone areas and to produce a drainage plan.
$116,380
Sagkeeng First Nation
Formerly known as Fort Alexander Band
Sagkeeng First Nation Shoreline stability and Groundwater hydrologic assessment and monitoring

Funding to conduct a geotechnical investigation along the shoreline in the First Nation and define mitigation options for erosion control.
$178,300
Poplar River First Nation Poplar River First Nation Responding to Climate Change: Determining Vulnerability and Adapting to Risk of Fire in and near the Poplar River First Nation Community

Funding to conduct a vulnerability assessment and carry out adaptation planning to evaluate the community's risk of climate change exacerbated forest fires.
$130,000
Interlake Reserves Tribal Council
  • Dauphin River
  • Kinonjeoshtegon First Nation
  • Lake Manitoba
  • Little Saskatchewan
  • Peguis
  • Pinaymootang First Nation
Climate Change Study

Funding to complete a risk assessment and adaptation plan to support the development of an emergency management framework to mitigate extreme flooding events within the tribal council's First Nation communities.
$439,127
Little Grand Rapids First Nation Little Grand Rapids First Nation Responding to Climate Change: Conducting a UAV and GIS assisted FireSmart assessment so more resources can be allocated to hazard management

Funding to:
  • map community infrastructures using remote sensing tools
  • develop a model for remote FireSmart assessment
  • increase community capacity and involvement for hazards management
$107,535
Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation Flood Protection Study

Funding to conduct a floodplain mapping and groundwater assessment, including monitoring, to assess risk to community infrastructure and provide recommendations for flood protection measures.
$167,642
Pine Creek Pine Creek Upgrade of 2016 Flood risk assessment to 1 in 200 year Return Period. Feasibility Study for Upgrades to Potable Water and Sewage Systems. Preliminary Drainage Plan

Funding to conduct a feasibility study to adapt existing water cisterns and septic fields and develop a surface water drainage plan with preliminary cost estimates.
$175,549
Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation Healthy Water, Healthy Forests

Funding to conduct a risk assessment using data management with consultant support and training to identify values and concerns relative to natural infrastructure.
$68,231
Manitoba Uske Inc. Several First Nations in Manitoba. The exact number of participants will be available once the workshop takes place. Climate Change and Flooding Workshop

Funding to organize a workshop with the objectives of capacity building, training, flooding assessment, and climate change adaptation expertise development among land managers and land knowledge holders.
$142,600
Fox Lake Cree Nation Fox Lake Cree Nation Fox Lake Cree Nation Taking Action on Climate Change

Funding to conduct a vulnerability assessment, develop a climate change adaptation plan, and increase community awareness and capacity in climate change adaptation.
$75,002
Saskatchewan
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Prince Albert Grand Council 43 First Nations in Northern Saskatchewan Saskatchewan First Nation Communities Wildfire Vulnerability Assessment

Funding to conduct a vulnerability assessment of wildfire risk levels for First Nation communities build support for future wildfire mitigation project work.
$64,170
Yellow Quill First Nation Yellow Quill First Nation Vulnerability Assessment of Yellow Quill First Nation Infrastructure and Community wellbeing to Climate Change Effects

Funding to conduct a vulnerability assessment including flood mapping to gain a holistic view of the threats from inland flooding as a result of climate change.
$248,814
Lac La Ronge Indian Band Lac La Ronge Indian Band Climate Change Adaptation Planning for Community Capacity Building through FireSmart Assessments

Funding to conduct a FireSmart assessment in the band's 6 communities to develop a wildfire preparedness guide and wildfire mitigation strategy for each community.
$97,750
Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation Climate Change and Health Adaptation at Hatchet Lake Densuline First Nation


Funding to:
  • document climate impacts
  • map areas at risk of forest fire and flooding
  • take action to reduce these impacts, including determining where to put housing and reviewing current evacuation strategies
$44,480
James Smith Cree Nation James Smith Cree Nation Climate Change and Health Impact Assessment: James Smith Cree Nation

Funding to conduct a vulnerability study and further community awareness and involvement on mitigating climate change impacts through community seminars and the collection of traditional knowledge.
$61,875
Shoal Lake Cree Nation Shoal Lake Cree Nation Unearthing the Impacts of Climate Change: Making Informed Adaptation Decisions

Funding to conduct a floodplain risk assessment and housing assessment to identify structural issues, and organize youth activities to inform them about safe decisions and actions when flooding occurs in the community.
$46,515
Red Earth Cree Nation Red Earth Cree Nation Understanding Climate Change and Health Impacts at Red Earth Cree Nation

Funding to conduct an assessment of climate impacts through interviews with community members, youth art projects and educational workshops.
$41,520
Okanese First Nation Okanese First Nation Kikawinaw Askiy: Reconciling with Indigenous Sacred Ecology

Funding to develop a climate change adaptation strategy through a community-engaged planning process to help guide future community development, public safety, and infrastructure decisions.
$27,025
Alberta
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Blood Band Blood Band Blackfoot Ecological Knowledge and Food Security

Funding to organize project information sessions to increase awareness of climate change and its impact on food security in First Nation communities. This project was co-funded with Indigenous Services Canada’s Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program.
$55,882
Ermineskin Cree Nation Ermineskin Cree Nation Preliminary Engineering for Alberta Community Resilience Program Funding

Funding to conduct a preliminary engineering assessment in order to apply for funding to mitigate flooding issues under the Alberta Community Resilience Program.
$32,574
Dene Tha' First Nation Dene Tha' First Nation Dene Tha' First Nation Adapt Program

Funding to coordinate community-based vulnerability assessment sessions to focus on identifying climate change obstacles that inhibit the community.
$71,379
Saddle Lake Cree Nation Saddle Lake Cree Nation Climate Change and Source Water Vulnerability Assessment

Funding to:
  • undertake a climate change and source water vulnerability assessment
  • train community members on lake level and water quality monitoring
  • identify priority adaptation strategies
$74,625
British Columbia
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Nuu-chah-nulh Tribal Council
  • Hupacasath First Nation
  • Huu-ay-aht First Nations
  • Toquaht
  • Tseshaht
  • Uchucklesaht
  • Ucluelet First Nation
Coastal Vulnerability Study - Phase 1 South Coast

Funding to develop models that will help predict estimated sea level rise from climate change, accompanying storm surge and its impacts on coastal First Nation communities in British Columbia.
$155,775
Skidegate Indian Band
  • Heiltsuk
  • Kitasoo
  • Nuxalk Nation
  • Tlatlasikwala
  • Wuikinuxv Nation
Coastal Vulnerability Study - Phase 1 North Coast

Funding to develop models that will help predict estimated sea level rise from climate change, accompanying storm surge and its impacts on coastal First Nation communities in British Columbia.
$75,500
First Nations' Emergency Services Society of British Columbia
  • Fort Nelson First Nation
  • Shackan
Revitalizing traditional burning: Integrating Indigenous cultural values into wildfire management and climate change adaptation planning

Funding to identify climate change concerns, including wildfires and drought using qualitative analysis and co-development of community-based burn management frameworks.
$90,000
Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance 31 First Nations in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia Lower Fraser Climate Adapt Project:

Preparing Aboriginal Fisheries for the Impacts of Climate Change

Funding to support member nations in planning for the impacts of climate change on fisheries, including coastal and inland flooding.
$179,419
Kitsumkalum Indian Band Kitsumkalum Indian Band Kitsumkalum Channel Stability Assessment, Engagement and Mitigation Planning

Funding to complete a flood vulnerability assessment, develop flood mitigation measures with the involvement of the community, and integrate results within wider adaptation studies.
$221,161
Coldwater Indian Band Coldwater Indian Band Coldwater Climate Change Management Strategies

Funding to identify areas of concern for freshet floods and erosion through floodplain mapping, assessment of wildfire hazards, and community drainage assessment to prioritize adaptation measures.
$85,390
Upper Nicola Band Upper Nicola Band Flood Plain Mapping for the Upper Nicola Band

Funding to:
  • develop a floodplain map of the Nicola River
  • assess flood risk on community infrastructure and personal property
  • develop a plan to support decisions relating to flood protection and mitigation works
$57,218
ʔAq'am First Nation ʔAq'am First Nation ʔaq̓am Flood and Wildfire Mitigation Study

Funding to conduct a flood and wildfire mitigation study to produce a comprehensive emergency management plan.
$39,180
Nisga'a Village of Gitlaxt'aamiks (formerly New Aiyansh)
  • Nisga'a Village of Gingolx
  • Nisga'a Village of Gitwinksihlkw
  • Nisga'a Village of Laxgalt'sap
  • Nisga'a Village of New Aiyansh
Adaptation of the Nisga'a Nation to the Impacts of Climate Change

Funding to conduct a risk assessment of climate change impacts to determine the risks they pose to community infrastructure.
$149,992
Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band Whispering Pines/Clinton Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band Climate Change Flood Risk and Community Vulnerability Assessment

Funding to assess flood vulnerability associated with changes to the North Thompson River, shoreline erosion and the condition of a dike and revetment.
$64,500
Okanagan Nation Alliance
  • Okanagan
  • Upper Nicola
  • Westbank First Nation
  • Penticton
  • Osoyoos
  • Lower Similkameen
  • Upper Similkameen
Okanagan Basin Flood Risk Assessment

Funding to undertake an Okanagan Basin-wide risk assessment to gain a better understanding of the potential risk of future flooding and the effects of flood events in their territory and communities.
$75,000
Ahousaht Ahousaht Coastal Vulnerability Study and Impact to Ahousaht Community and Members

Funding to conduct a coastal vulnerability study to identify climate change risks facing the community and increase awareness on climate change adaptation measures.
$60,000
Toquaht Toquaht Toquaht Nation Adaptation Plan

Funding to identify community vulnerabilities and develop adaptation strategies with a focus on alternative and innovative strategies while considering infrastructure impacts and economic development factors.
$150,848
Nuxalk Nation Nuxalk Nation Nuxalk Nation Integrated Flood Risk Assessment

Funding to conduct a comprehensive integrated flood risk assessment and increase community awareness of flood risks.
$59,500
Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance 29 First Nations in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia Lower Mainland Indigenous Secretariat for All Hazards Management

Funding to establish a secretariat for the coordination of communication and participation in activities on flood hazard management related issues.
$56,000
Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations Coastal Vulnerability Study Phase 2

Adaptation Planning

Funding to develop a climate adaptation plan that is comprised of specific and detailed plans for each of the 3 occupied reserves.
$134,900
Kyuquot First Nation Kyuquot First Nation Coastal Vulnerability Study Phase 2

Adaptation Planning

Funding to conduct a vulnerability assessment to provide data to inform the community's climate adaptation plans.
$60,000
Hesquiaht First Nation Hesquiaht First Nation Coastal Vulnerability Study Phase 2

Adaptation Planning

Funding to conduct a vulnerability assessment on the impact zones for storm surge and tsunami damage, and climate change.
$69,725
Ehattesaht First Nation Ehattesaht First Nation Coastal Vulnerability Study Phase 2

Adaptation Planning

Funding to conduct a vulnerability assessment to provide data to support the development of the community's climate adaptation plan.
$111,600
Canada
Partner Community and region Project title and description Program contribution
Okwaho Equal Source Not applicable Indigenous Climate Change Adaptation Gathering

Funding to organize a second National Indigenous Climate Change Adaptation Gathering to allow participating First Nations to share their projects and explore innovative ways to stronger relations between Indigenous participants and the department.
$283,988
Okwaho Equal Source Not applicable First Nation Adapt Program Website and Social Media

Funding to develop a website, social media plan, and Indigenous communications online strategy aimed at encouraging active participation by past, present and future First Nation Adapt Indigenous community participants.
$60,653
Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources Not applicable Climate Change Adaptation Planning Toolkit

Funding to continue previous work from the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources to develop a range of climate change adaptation resources practical for First Nation communities.
$187,648
Date modified: