Application Information

Wildlife Habitat Canada is no longer accepting applications for 2017-2018 project funding.

The 2018-2019 funding application season will begin in September 2017 for projects being implemented between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. Submission deadline will be November 1, 2017.  


For details and eligibility requirements, please refer to the document and information below:

 Wildlife Habitat Canada Grant Program

All grant funding applications submitted are reviewed by the Wildlife Habitat Canada Board of Directors in January. Applicants will be advised of funding decisions prior to the start of the fiscal year (i.e. April 1).

Proponents with approved projects will receive a Letter of Agreement for signature. Applicants must review and sign the letter in order to receive funds.  Successful proponents are expected to enter into a signed agreement with WHC regarding the exchange of funds and services.

Environment Canada requires that all WHC grant applicants be advised of the reporting requirements found in the Grant Program Guidance Document below prior to submitting an application. For projects to be approved for funding, these guidelines in reporting are requirements for WHC’s performance indicators, measuring the effectiveness of our competitive grant program and the impact of the work being done. 


Applicants must review the following prior to submitting an application:

  1. Draft Letter of Agreement WHC
  2. 2017-2018 Grant Program Guidance Document
  3. NAWMP Common Language Reference Document
  4. The Habitat (or Species) Joint Venture priorities and implementation plans that apply to the project/project location.

WHC offers four types of grants. Application forms corresponding to each grant type are available here. Click on the links below to view samples of Grant Application Forms for each type. These forms are samples only and not to be completed as applications.  Up-to-date forms will become available here in the fall. 


SAMPLE – Habitat Conservation, Restoration, Enhancement Project Application

SAMPLE – Research Project Application

SAMPLE- Conservation Networking Project Application

SAMPLE – Newfoundland and Labrador Murre Conservation Fund Project Application