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Habitat Conservation Stamp Initiative

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

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Wildlife Habitat Canada (WHC)

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Grants to Canada individuals, nonprofit organizations, Indigenous organizations, IHEs, for-profit organizations, community groups, and government agencies for conservation 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, Restoration or Enhancement Projects 
  • Research Grants 
  • Conservation Networking Grants 
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Murre Conservation Fund

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GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163282

Term of Contract:

Projects must be carried out between April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023. If approved, WHC grant funds must be spent within the 2022-2023 fiscal year

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.

Pre-Application Information:

The application window will open on July 20, 2021. The deadline to apply is October 15, 2021.

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

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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If you require any further information or assistance in completing your applications, please contact Amanda Mangan, Project Manager, by email ( or by phone (1-800-669-7919 x 265).

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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;

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