Expression of Interest Form (2023-2026)
The plain text form on this page is for information purposes only. To access the form, download the following Word document (DOCX).
On this page
- Timelines and how to apply
- Project criteria
- Expression of interest to Fisheries and Oceans Canada CNFASAR
- Project title
- Applicant information
- Links to the CNFASAR priorities
- Project location
- Project overview
- CNFASAR funding request
- Proposed activities
- Target species
- Collaboration with multiple stakeholders and partners
- Project team experience
- Broader initiatives or programs
- Permits and permissions
- Climate change
- Communication of results
- Additional information
- Annex A: contact list - Regional coordinators
The following form is for applicants to submit an Expression of Interest to Fisheries and Oceans Canada's (DFO's) Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk (CNFASAR).
Important: The first step in the Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk (CNFASAR) application process is to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI). The submission of an EoI is mandatory and only EoIs that meet the program's requirements will be considered. All sections of the proposal form must be completed to be considered. Submission of an EoI does not guarantee funding. If you have questions, please contact the appropriate DFO Regional Coordinator.
If your EoI is selected, you will be notified by email and invited to submit a full proposal. Applicants with successful proposals will then be contacted by DFO's regional office to discuss the establishment of a contribution agreement between your organization and DFO. You may be required to provide additional information on your project at that time.
Timelines and how to apply
Expressions of interest must be submitted via email, in MS Word file format, to the DFO Regional Coordinator (see Annex A) by July 14, 2023 (closing at 11:59pm for your region).
Please note that extensions to the application deadline will not be granted. Applicants will receive a notification of receipt of their EoI within 5 working days of submission to DFO.
The objective of the CNFASAR is to slow the decline of aquatic species at risk and enable a leap forward in species recovery by supporting multispecies stewardship projects that take place in a priority place or address a priority threat. There are 2 priority marine threats and 9 priority places that are the focus of this Fund.
To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate how their projects/activities:
- Take place in a CNFASAR priority place or address a CNFASAR marine threat
- Benefit multiple aquatic species at risk. The project must benefit at least 1 SARA-listed species (or designatable unit) and at least 1 other SARA-listed or at-risk COSEWIC-assessed species
- Address recovery measures set out in existing federal aquatic species at risk recovery documents
- Align with or complement the examples of recovery activities that DFO is seeking to support;
- Engage multiple partners
- Plan to share results publicly and/or with other CNFASAR recipients
Note that a preference will be given to projects that:
- clearly demonstrate Indigenous partnerships or leadership in their planning, development and/or implementation
- are multi-year projects
- contribute to knowledge or actions that help build climate change resiliency as part of recovery efforts for aquatic species at risk
- are between approximately $50,000 and $1,000,000 total, over 3 years
Expression of Interest to Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Annex A: contact list - Regional coordinators
Expressions of interest must be submitted via email, in MS Word file format, to the DFO Regional Coordinator (see below) by July 14, 2023 (closing at 11:59pm for your region).
- Newfoundland and Labrador
Tel: (709) 697-3768
- Maritimes (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick)
Tel: (902) 483-5495
- Gulf (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI)
Serge Bourgeois and Robert Jones
Tel: (506) 866-3242
Laurence Deneault-Tremblay and Mélanie Poirier
- Ontario and Prairie and Arctic Regions (Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Nunavut and Northwest Territories)
Tel: (431) 334-7210
- Pacific (British Columbia and Yukon)
Athen Yuen and Kim Hardacre
Tel: (778) 955-8334 (Athen Yuen)
Tel: (604) 347-8907 (Kim Hardacre)
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