The 2022-2023 Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk (AFSAR) Call for Proposals is open.

Established in 2004, the AFSAR provides funding to support projects aimed at developing the capacity of Indigenous organizations and communities to participate in the recovery of species at risk, protection of their habitat, and in preventing other species from becoming a conservation concern.

You can access the following documents by clicking on the following:

  1. National Call for Proposals
  2. Application Guidelines
  3. EOI form
  4. Application form
  5. Activity Budget Table

To apply to the AFSAR program, please send expressions of interest (EOIs) and/or proposals to [email protected].

You are encouraged to:

  • familiarize yourself with the application guidelines and program priorities
  • submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)
  • Note: The EOI is not a mandatory requirement but it will give you the opportunity to receive feedback on your proposal to verify that it is aligned with program priorities and expected results.

The deadline to submit an EOI is: November 12, 2021.

The deadline to submit proposals is: December 17, 2021.

Please note: This call applies to aquatic species only. Applicants wishing to apply for terrestrial AFSAR projects should visit Environment and Climate Change Canada AFSAR program website for more information or contact the appropriate ECCC regional coordinator.

Thank you for your interest in contributing to the recovery of aquatic species at risk.