Share and view ideas: Survey on the Aquatic Ecosystems Restoration Fund, the renewal and expansion of the Coastal Restoration Fund
Current status: Closed
This consultation ran from July 12, 2022 to September 3, 2022.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) invites you to share your views on the renewal and expansion of the Coastal Restoration Fund (CRF). We are seeking your views on the program’s future scope/mandate, priority areas and activities, areas of improvement for program delivery, as well as your general views on aquatic restoration in Canada.
Who is the focus of this consultation
The Government of Canada will engage with all Canadians, including the following eligible program recipients:
- Indigenous organizations (e.g., Indigenous communities, Tribal Councils, Governments of self-governing First Nations, Indigenous conservation groups);
- Community based organizations (i.e., Non-profit organizations situated in municipalities or regions, including stewardship bodies);
- Non-profit organizations including environmental non-governmental organizations and stewardship bodies; and
- Academic researchers/institutions across the country.
Privacy notice statement
The Government of Canada is committed to respecting the privacy of participants. Participation in the activity is completely voluntary. You have the right to the correction of, access to, and protection of your personal information under the Privacy Act and to file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada over DFO's handling of your information.
Please do not provide any personal information/history.
Feedback provided can be subject to access to information and privacy requests and will be administered in accordance with the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act.
Written comments can be submitted anonymously, no return address is required.
In 2016, the Government of Canada announced the Oceans Protection Plan to protect Canada’s coasts and waterways and enable their safe and responsible recreational and commercial use. Under the Plan, the Government established the Coastal Restoration Fund that provided $75M over five years to help restore the health of over 60 aquatic habitats on all of Canada’s coasts. In part due to the success of this program, the Government in its 2022 Budget has proposed an additional $2.0B over nine years to renew the Oceans Protection Plan; this includes the renewal of important funding for Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO) investments related to coastal restoration efforts.
As part of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard’s 2021 mandate letter, there is a commitment to renew and expand the Coastal Restoration Fund. To this end, DFO is seeking your views on the Fund’s scope/mandate, priority areas and activities, areas of improvement for program delivery, and your general views on aquatic restoration in Canada
Thank you for taking the time to consider these questions and for your input, as this will help to inform the renewal and expansion of the Coastal Restoration Fund. The survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.
What we are hearing
Findings from the survey will be integrated into a general summary and will be made available on the DFO website and will help to further reinforce the department’s approach to the Coastal Restoration Fund renewal and expansion.
Coastal Restoration Fund
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0E6
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