First Nations Environmental Contaminants Program (FNECP)

August 1, 2023

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba

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Learn about the First Nations Environmental Contaminants Program (FNECP), who can apply for funding and how to apply.

Current status: open

The deadline to submit your proposal is October 21, 2023, 11:59 pm Mountain time.

Webinar series

The FNECP secretariat are hosting a series of webinars to provide information and guidance on how to develop a research proposal. Register for the following webinars presented by NVision Insight Group Inc., which will educate attendees on meaningful community engagement and consultation.

Details about future webinars will be available here –

About the program

Indigenous Services Canada provides funding through the FNECP to help First Nations communities improve their health. The program supports these communities in identifying, investigating and characterizing the impact of exposure to environmental hazards. Its activities include community-based:

  • research
  • monitoring
  • risk assessment
  • risk communication
  • knowledge integration

Who can apply

The groups that can apply for funding include:

  • First Nations communities (on reserve) and First Nations organizations south of the 60° parallel from:
    • Alberta
    • Manitoba
    • Saskatchewan
    • Ontario
    • Quebec
    • Atlantic Canada
  • bands
  • districts
  • councils
  • tribal councils and associations
  • governments of self-governing First Nations communities and regions
  • First Nations non-government and voluntary associations and organizations
    • these include non-profit corporations that work on behalf of, or in partnership with, a First Nations community

How to apply

View and download the Call for proposals document.

Contact the program at

Program staff will:

  • discuss the application guide and proposal template to help you with your submission
  • provide advice on project ideas, how to submit a proposal and if you meet the conditions to apply
  • review and provide feedback on draft proposals

For more information or assistance, contact:

Visit or reach out to:

First Nations Environmental Contaminants Program
Environmental Public Health Division
Office of Population and Public Health
Population Health and Primary Care Directorate
First Nations and Inuit Health Branch
Indigenous Services Canada
A.L. 1919D
10 rue Wellington, Suite 1455
Gatineau QC  K1A 0H4

Phone: 613-293-5517
Fax: 613-952-8639