As part of Canada's national strategy for the protection of species at risk, the Government of Canada established the Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP). The overall goals of the HSP are to "contribute to the recovery of endangered, threatened, and other species at risk, and to prevent other species from becoming a conservation concern, by engaging Canadians from all walks of life in conservation actions to benefit wildlife". The HSP allocates approximately $11 million a year to projects that both conserve and protect species at risk and their habitats.

Activities must take place on private lands, provincial Crown lands, Indigenous lands, or in aquatic and marine areas across Canada.

Please contact Environment and Climate Change Canada's regional offices for more information and regional variation in procedures in order to apply.

Timelines and How to Apply

The 2018-2019 annual call for proposals is now closed.

Please refer to the Environmental funding programs page for details on the 2019-2020 annual call for proposals.