Funding Opportunities


EcoAction Community Funding Program

Since 1995, Environment Canada's EcoAction Community Funding Program has provided financial support to community-based, non-profit organizations for projects that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment. The Program encourages action focused projects that will protect, rehabilitate or enhance the natural environment, and build the capacity of communities to sustain these activities into the future.

Project Funding

In keeping with Environment Canada's national environmental priorities, the Program supports projects that address the following four themes:
  • Clean air: to reduce emissions that contribute to air pollutants
  • Clean water: to divert and reduce substances that negatively affect water quality or to focus on water conservation and efficiency
  • Climate change: to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change or to deal with the impacts of climate change
  • Nature: to reduce biodiversity loss, protect wildlife and plants, and protect and improve the habitat where they live

Green Source Funding Database

Environment Canada's Green Source Funding Database is designed to help Canadian communities identify sources and resources to fund environmental projects that will benefit our natural environment. Canadians may search for information on programs and organizations that provide assistance in the form of funding, labor cost contributions or in-kind donations to eligible organisations undertaking environmental projects.


The Green Hospital Champion Fund

The Green Hospital Champion Fund (GHCF) was established by the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) with the support of the Ontario government through the OntarioBuys initiative to help Ontario's hospitals improve their environmental performance and reduce operating costs through implementation of "green" projects.

The OHA announced that financial support through the Green Hospital Champion Fund Audit Program will allow one waste audit and one energy assessment per Hospital Corporation. The GHCF Application Guidebook, along with all of the supplementary documents, forms and templates can be found on the GHCF website, Together, this package contains all of the information necessary to complete the application process.

Deadline for energy and waste audit funding: February 28, 2011.
Contact the GHCF at

Earth Day Canada Community Environment Fund

The Earth Day Canada (EDC) Community Environment Fund, in partnership with Sobeys, provides financial grants of up to $20 000 to support local environmental initiatives and projects in Ontario. As a result, not-for-profit organizations, charities, and schools have a greater opportunity to develop sustainable projects that educate and inspire action in communities across the province. To be eligible for a grant, applicants must clearly demonstrate benefits their project will have on the environment and local community and be open to the public. For detailed information, visit eligibility and application criteria.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2011

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The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, as well as the support of our partners.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the
Government of Ontario. La Fondation Trillium de l'Ontario
est un organisme du gouvernement de l'Ontario.