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Grants to Canada Individuals, Nonprofits, For-Profits, Indigenous Organizations, IHEs, Groups, and Agencies for Conservation Projects

Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp Program


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Funding Source
Wildlife Habitat Canada (WHC)
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Geographic Focus
Canada:Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

Important Dates
Deadline: 10/06/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Canada individuals, nonprofit organizations, Indigenous organizations, IHEs, for-profit organizations, community groups, and government agencies for environmental preservation projects. Funding may be used for the conservation, enhancement, and restoration of habitats, research, conservation networking, and projects related to the Newfoundland and Labrador Murre.

WHC will primarily support projects involving the participation of multiple partners that:

  • Support the priority conservation activities under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP), including the human dimensions’ goal;
  • Support regional and local habitat projects of importance to other migratory game birds; and,
  • Support the priority conservation and management activities under the Newfoundland and Labrador Murre Conservation Fund.

Additional Considerations:

  • Projects that contribute to an equitable geographic distribution of WHC support across Canada.
  • The involvement of multiple funding partners.
  • Assurance that WHC funds will be used for project-related activities within the specified fiscal timeframe.
  • Projects that support the waterfowl hunting community’s role and contribution to wildlife and habitat conservation.
  • Projects that promote and advocate the importance of wildlife habitat in Canada.      
  • Projects with a lasting and long-term conservation impact.

Grant Categories

  • Habitat Conservation Projects 
  • Research Grants 
  • Conservation Networking Grants 
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Murre Conservation Fund

For more information on grant categories, please see


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Recipients of the Grant Program are:
- Canadian Residents;
- Not-for-profit Organizations;
- Indigenous organizations, associations, and wildlife management boards;
- Research, academic, and educational institutions;
- For-profit organizations such as small businesses, companies, corporations, and industry associations;
- Local organizations such as community associations and groups, seniors’ and youth groups, and service clubs;
- Provincial, territorial, municipal, and local governments and their agencies.

Ineligible Recipients of the Grant Program include but are not limited to:
- International organizations or individuals;
- Federal level organizations or individuals: Government employees, departments, agencies, and crown corporations.

Ineligible Expenses WHC funds cannot be used for:
- As a contribution to an endowment fund
- For expenditures directly related to the acquisition of land or an interest in land, including a lease, conservation easement or conservation covenant.

WHC recognizes the importance of projects involving habitat conservation, restoration and enhancement for other wildlife (i.e. other than migratory game birds) and fish; however, these types of projects are not eligible for funding consideration under the Contribution Agreement between Environment and Climate Change Canada and Wildlife Habitat Canada.

Pre-Application Information
Call for Proposals will launch on July 24, 2023.
The deadline to apply is October 6, 2023.

Applicants will subsequently be advised of the Board's funding decision prior to the start of the 2024-2025 fiscal year (i.e. prior to April, 2024). It is anticipated that award notifications will be provided in February 2024.

Projects must demonstrate a minimum 1:1 match ratio (Canadian federal funding cannot be included in matching funds)

Term of Contract
Projects must be carried out between April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2025. If approved, WHC grant funds must be spent within the 2024-2025 fiscal year.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

If you require any further information, or assistance in completing your applications, please contact Kylie Graham, Grant Administrator, by email ( or by phone (613-722-2090 x 265).

Wildlife Habitat Canada
247 – 2039 Robertson Road
Ottawa, ON K2H 8R2

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