Patty Hajdu – Our Government is Taking Action

Leader's Ledger by Patty Hajdu MP

Patty Hajdu MP Thunder Bay Superior North

THUNDER BAY – Our government is taking action on climate change. But we can’t do it alone.

And every little bit of help will count as conservative governments across the country refuse to accept reality and plan for our planet’s future. Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time. Increasing education and action on climate change by working with Canadian innovators will not only help protect the environment in communities across the country, it will also grow our economy.

This week, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced a new intake period for the Climate Action Fund for 2019-20. The Fund will support projects that raise awareness about climate change and clean growth, and encourage Canadians to take action. It supports initiatives that can build capacity and inspire action by increasing awareness of climate change and its impacts in our communities.

The new intake for the Climate Action Fund will provide up to $3 million in 2019-2020 to support projects delivered by not-for-profit and non-government organizations, small and medium-sized businesses, students, youth, Indigenous Peoples and organizations, research, academic and educational institutions. Recipients can receive up to $250,000 while businesses can receive up to $200,000.

Submissions for the new 2019-20 intake period of the Climate Action Fund are due by May 13, 2019. Details on the types of initiatives that may qualify and how to apply can be found in the 2019 Climate Action Fund Applicant Guide.

Patty Hajdu MP

Thunder Bay-Superior North