Application Information


The deadline to submit an application for WHC grant funding in FY 2017-2018 (for projects being implemented between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018) has passed.

The next opportunity to submit an application for funding will be November 1, 2017 (for projects being implemented between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019).


For complete details and requirements on the Grant Application process, please download: WHC Call for Proposals for 2017-2018

There are four grant application forms corresponding to each Grant type. The forms can be viewed and downloaded below under Grant Application Forms. All forms are to be reviewed by the applicant whereby the applicant determines and pursues the grant category best suited for their project.

Grant funding applications submitted for the November deadline will be reviewed by the Wildlife Habitat Canada Board of Directors at their January meeting. Applicants will subsequently be advised of the Board’s funding decisions prior to the start of the fiscal year (i.e. prior to April 1 of the following year).

Proponents with projects approved to receive WHC funding will receive a grant funding Letter of Agreement for signature. Applicants must review the draft Letter of Agreement available below under Grant Application Documents. Successful proponents will be expected, as a requirement for grant eligibility, to enter into an agreement substantially in accordance with this.

Applicants must also review the WHC Grant Program Guidance Document reporting requirements available below under Grant Application Documents, prior to submitting a grant application.

Environment Canada requires that all WHC grant applicants be advised of the reporting requirements for projects approved for funding. These requirements link directly to WHC’s performance indicators, which measure the effectiveness of the competitive grant program.


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.

2017-2018 Grant Application Forms:

2017-2018 – Habitat Conservation, Restoration, Enhancement Project Application

2017-2018 – Research Project Application

2017-2018 – Conservation Networking Project Application

2017-2018 – Newfoundland and Labrador Murre Conservation Fund Project Application