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The Intact Foundation

We know municipalities play a critical role in protecting communities from the impacts of climate change.  And we want to help.  

Intact Public Entities and the Intact Foundation have launched the Municipal Climate Resiliency Grant to help municipalities adapt to climate change and keep people safe. We’re investing $1 million in cities and towns across Canada that are developing practical and effective solutions to protect communities from floods or wildfires. 

  • Generosity — helping others, protecting the environment and making our communities more resilient — is one of the values that guides our work. We focus our generosity to help our communities in three areas where we can have the biggest impact: 
  • Ensuring communities are climate resilient 
  • Creating opportunities for children and families living in poverty 
  • Supporting our employees to help others 

For more details on how we’re building resilient communities, please read our Social Impact Report

Applying for funding 

Ensuring communities are climate resilient  

Municipal Climate Resiliency Grant program 

We know municipalities play a critical role in protecting communities from the impacts of climate change.  And we want to help.  

Intact Public Entities and the Intact Foundation have launched the Municipal Climate Resiliency Grant to help municipalities adapt to climate change and keep people safe. We’re investing $1 million in cities and towns across Canada that are developing practical and effective solutions to protect communities from floods or wildfires. 

Focus areas: We will invest in projects that can increase community resiliency to flood and wildfire risks. We will prioritize the following types of projects: 

  • Shovel-ready: greening and natural infrastructure solutions such as wetland restoration to reduce flood risk or vegetation management techniques to create a community fire guard. 
  • Climate mitigation tools: these could include incentives for homeowners to install sump pumps or fire-retardant roofing. 
  • Research readiness and feasibility assessments: these could include updating flood and/or wildfire-risk mapping or undertaking a flood or wildfire hazard assessment. 
  • Awareness and education: these could include distributing home flood and/or wildfire protection materials or creating an online portal for residents to obtain flood-risk information. 
  • Grant criteria: Applications are open to any registered Canadian municipality. We welcome NGOs to apply in partnership with one or more municipalities — with letters of support. We are funding initiatives, up to $100,000, that are slated to start by October 2022 and will be completed within one year. For more details about the grant program and application criteria, download these guidelines

Applying for a grant: The Municipal Climate Resiliency Grant application window is open from Oct. 4, 2021, to Jan. 31, 2022. To apply, click here. We have prepared the following resources to help you with your application: 

If you have additional questions, please contact the [email protected].  

Application timelines: 

  • October 4 at 10 a.m. ET: Application window opens. Apply now
  • November 4 at 2pm ET: Information webinar. To register, email [email protected]
  • January 31, 2022, at 11: 59 p.m. ET: Application window closes. 
  • February 1, 2022 – March 31, 2022: Application evaluation and approvals. 
  • April 1, 2022 – May 31, 2022: Successful projects receive funding.