WHC Research Grant

Wildlife Habitat Canada

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Oct 16, 2020 2:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit For-Profit Business College / University Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Canada

Location of residency: Canada

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Wildlife Habitat Canada

Wildlife Habitat Canada is a national, non-profit, charitable conservation organization established in 1984 by Environment Canada, provincial wildlife agencies and conservation organizations. We work through partnerships with communities, landowners, governments, non-government organizations and industry to find effective solutions to address problems facing wildlife habitat. We are guided by a highly diverse Board of Directors, with representatives from national conservation organizations and government agencies.

Research Grants

Projects under this category focus on furthering the understanding of waterfowl and/or habitat conservation or the NAWMP human dimensions component:

  • as outlined in the NAWMP and Habitat/Species Joint Venture Implementation Plans, including research for conservation, restoration, protection and enhancement of habitat in priority areas; or
  • support habitat conservation for other important migratory game birds.

Examples of research projects that have received grant funding in the past:

  • Long Point Waterfowl’s Lake St. Clair Initiative: Habitat Selection and Survival of American Black Ducks and Mallards during Autumn-Winter;
  • Assessing the ecological influences on the efficacy of benthic barriers to control yellow flag iris in high priority waterfowl habitats across British Columbia;
  • Understanding the dynamics of people's interactions with waterfowl: Assessing hunter's preferences for waterfowl management in Canada.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Only Canadian recipients are eligible recipients and include:
    • Not-for-profit organizations;
    • Aboriginal 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; and,
    • Provincial, territorial, municipal and local governments and their agencies.  
  • To be eligible for funding consideration, the project must clearly demonstrate a minimum 1:1* funding match ratio in the 2017-2018 fiscal year (i.e., WHC contributions cannot exceed 50% of the Project Revenue).
    • Funding from Government of Canada programs cannot be considered as match.
  • To be considered for funding, Research projects require a letter of support from the scientific or technical committee of the associated North American Waterfowl Management Plan Habitat (or Species) Joint Venture in Canada.


  • Ineligible recipients include, but are not limited to:
    • international organizations or individuals;and,
    • government employees, departments, agencies and crown corporations at the federal level.
  • Expenditures directly related to the acquisition of land or an interest in land, including a lease, conservation easement or conservation covenant are not eligible for grant funding from Wildlife Habitat Canada.
  • Wildlife Habitat Canada funds cannot be used to contribute to any endowment fund(s).
  • While Wildlife Habitat Canada recognizes the importance of projects involving habitat conservation, restoration and enhancement for non-waterfowl species and fish, these types of projects are not eligible for funding consideration under the Contribution Agreement between Environment Canada and Wildlife Habitat Canada.