Resources - funding

The following are links to information about some of the funding and incentives offered by Federal, Provincial and Local agencies to businesses for environmental related projects or activities.

Government Funding Programs for Environmental Technologies - Detailed report prepared by OCETA listing the program description, Type, proponent, stage of development, financing guideline, website & contact information.

Link to Environment Canada’s site listing, incentive, rebate and other financial programs available to individuals and organizations to support activities that foster environmental sustainability in Canada.

Link to Environment Canada’s site listing some of the funding programs that are available for organizations or individuals interested in carrying out environmental initiatives.

Link to Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) site funding programs - Tech Fund & NextGen Biofuels Fund.

Link to ecoACTION Environment Canada’s site with information concerning Federal initiatives and programs relating to the environment.

ecoACTION Government of Canada’s site listing Grants and rebates by sector under the headings ecoAGRICULTURE, ecoENERGY AND ecoTRANSPORT

Link to Industry Canada’s Funding Technologies for the Environment page (FTE) searchable list of funding and incentives programs to help develop, demonstrate and deploy environmental technologies.

Link to Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy efficiency webpage listing federal grants, incentives and financial assistance.

Link to The Federation of Canadian Municipalities site. (FCM)'s Green Municipal Fund™ (GMF) provides low-interest loans and grants, builds capacity, and shares knowledge to support municipal initiatives across Canada that benefit the environment, local economies and quality of life.

Provincial Funding
Next Generation Jobs Fund (NGOJF) is a five-year, $1.15 billion strategy to create the next generation of jobs and improve environmental sustainability in key sectors in Ontario including clean technologies and products, clean cars and clean fuels.

Ontario Centres of Excellence: The Centre for Excellence for Earth and Environmental Technologies (ETech) & Centre of Excellence for Energy provide support for industrially relevant R&D through market opportunities and the commercialization of leading edge discovery.

Ontario’s Environmental Leaders Program is a public-private partnership that provides incentives to environmental leaders who commit to meeting beyond compliance environmental targets, and motivates continuous improvement.

Ontario Ministry of Economic Trade and Development
Advanced Manufacturing Investment Strategy (AMIS) encourages companies to invest in leading-edge technologies and processes and to become more innovative and competitive. The repayable loans are interest free for up to the first five years and cover up to 10% of the project costs. Projects must either create or retain 100 or more jobs, or invest $25 million over five years.

Other city based programs:

Toronto Energy Conservation Fund (TECF)
The strategic objective of the program is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by providing project based financial support to qualified recipients for energy retrofit conservation initiatives in the MASH (municipal, academic, social services and health care) and not-for-profit sector operating in the City of Toronto boundaries.

Toronto Green Energy Fund (TGEF)
The strategic objective of the program is to reduce GHG emissions by providing project based financial support to qualified recipients in the MASH (municipal, academic, social services and health care) and not-for-profit sector for the development of renewable energy installations in Toronto.

Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF)
TAF provides grants and loans and undertakes special projects to finance Toronto-based initiatives that combat global climate change and improve air quality.

Markham Environmental Sustainability Fund
The Markham Environmental Sustainability Fund is a Town program that funds innovative and leading environmental initiatives for projects in Markham that promote environmental responsibility and enhance the protection of the Town’s natural resources.

List of funding programs for environmental technologies (reference OCETA report)

Research and Development Funding Programs

Federal Programs

  • Going Global Science & Technology Fund
  • Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
  • Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Grants Program
  • Wind Energy R&D Program (WERD)
  • Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor)
  • Industry Energy R&D Program (IERD)
  • Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Transportation Energy (HyFate) Program

Provincial Programs

  • OCE – Research Program
  • NOHFC Emerging Technology Program

Demonstration and Implementation Funding Programs

Federal Programs

  • Technology Early Action Measures (TEAM)
  • Emerging Technologies Program (ETP)
  • Renewable Energy Deployment Initiative (REDI)
  • Sustainable Buildings and Communities (SBC)
  • Bioenergy Development Program
  • Canadian Transporation Fuel Cell Alliance (CTFCA)
  • Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)
  • Great Lakes Sustainability Fund (GLSF)
  • Commercial Building Incentive Program (CBIP)
  • Industrial Building Incentive Program (IBIP)
  • Wind Power Production Incentive Program (WPPI)
  • Biofuels Opportunities for Producers Initiative
  • Industrial Audit Incentive Program

Provincial Programs

  • Innovation Demonstration Fund
  • OPA Technology Development Fund
  • OCE – Commercialization Program
  • Waste Reduction and Pollution Prevention Fund (WRAPP) - Manitoba

Municipal Programs

  • Green Municipal Funds (GMF)
  • EcoAction Community Funding Program

Tax Incentive Programs

  • Scientific Research & Experimental Deelopment Program (SR&ED)
  • Ontario Business Research Institute Tax Credit (OBRI)
  • Class 43.1 and Canadian Renewable and Conservation Expenses (CRCE)

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