The National First Nations Environmental Contaminants Program (NFNECP)
The NFNECP is a collaborative initiative that supports community-based research on environmental contaminants trends in relation to human health focusing on First Nations communities south of the 60th parallel. The program is designed to address issues of national impact that are common to First Nations across Canada. Projects inform communities about potential risks, enable them to make better decisions, and help initiate or influence remediation on the foundation of better knowledge.
The Drinking Water Quality Program (DWQP)
The DWQP is a sister project to the NFNECP that supports community-based research projects related to the human health effects of adverse drinking water quality in First Nations communities south of the 60th parallel. Projects help build drinking water monitoring and capacity within the community, identify the sources in drinking water known to have human health effects and develop source water protection in order to assess environmental threats to water sources in First Nations communities.
Research Projects for both Programs are funded through the submission and evaluation of Research Proposals from First Nations communities.
The Call For Proposals for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year
The NFNECP and DWQP Call For Proposals for the 2013-2014 fiscal year was launched on June 30th, 2012.
The call will close on November 15th, 2012 at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time.
Click on the Program Tabs below to view:
* Links to the NEW 2013-2014 Funding Application Guides (available in English and French)
* Pamphlets, Posters and Proposal Templates
* Titles of the funded proposals for both Programs for the 2012-2013 fiscal year
Capacity Building Workshop
February 27 & 28, 2012 - The Capacity Building Workshop that was held in Ottawa, ON in February was a success! The goal of this workshop was to provide participants with knowledge of our programs and proposal writing skills. We had over 25 participants from across Canada, who gathered, met and shared their concerns with water quality and contaminants affecting their environment and communities.