The Fondation de la faune du Québec and the Société du Plan Nord partnered to create the Fonds pour la faune nordique, hereafter referred to as the “Fund”.
The Fund will serve to finance projects initiated by Nordic organizations and communities north of the 49th parallel, the St. Lawrence River and the Gulf of St. Lawrence in order to improve the quality and productivity of the habitats of harvested wildlife species and protect the habitats of wildlife species at risk.
- For 2020-2023, the Fondation de la faune has agreed to minimally contribute $334,000 to the Fonds pour la faune nordique.
- The 2020-2023 Nordic Action Plan will invest $1 million through the Fund to expand initiatives that develop and protect wildlife habitats in northern Quebec.
- The Fondation de la faune will pursue its efforts to develop partnerships with companies and organizations interested in investing in the Fund’s development.
Objectives of the Fund
The purpose of the Fonds pour la faune nordique is to:
- Increase support for concrete action taken for wildlife in northern Quebec;
- Encourage the participation of Nordic communities in the protection and enhancement of wildlife habitats;
- Improve the quality and productivity of the habitats of harvested wildlife species;
- Protect the habitat of wildlife species at risk, including threatened and vulnerable wildlife in northern Quebec;
- Develop new partnerships with local stakeholders and promote local sourcing of goods and services.
Fund eligibility criteria
In addition to the above objectives, project applicants for the Fund must meet the following criteria.
- Legally incorporated local and regional organizations involved in the conservation, enhancement and development of wildlife habitats in northern Quebec. These include Nordic communities, municipal organizations and non-profit hunting, fishing and trapping associations.
- Habitat planning and development (e.g., work to improve the free movement of fish, restore spawning grounds, develop wetlands for waterfowl, safeguard habitat of some bats species, carry out study restoration project proposals).
- Plans and other initiatives to preserve habitats (e.g., conservation plan identifying habitats suitable for supporting the Barrow’s Goldeneye).
- Knowledge transfer on means to protect and develop habitats.
To obtain funding from the Fonds pour la faune nordique, you must present your project to one of the following programs:
- Amélioration de la qualité des habitats aquatiques (Aquatic habitat quality improvement): Project on the habitat of harvested aquatic wildlife (e.g., arctic char, brook trout, etc.).
- Faune en danger (Imperiled wildlife): Project on the habitat of a threatened or vulnerable species (e.g., Barrow’s Goldeneye, prey birds, bats, etc.).
- AGIR pour la faune (Act for wildlife): Project on the habitat of any other wildlife species (e.g., waterfowl, fur-bearing animals, swallows, etc.).
Information documents and application forms are available on the various program Internet pages.
Financial assistance can cover up to 80% of the eligible costs of a project qualifying for the Fonds pour la faune nordique. For more information on eligibility, please refer to the above programs based on your type of project.
Additional information to present an application for financial assistance to the Fonds pour la faune nordique.
For more information or to validate the eligibility of your project, please contact one of the following persons:
Amélie Collard, Program Manager
Telephone: 418 644-7926, Ext. 137
For the rest of Northern Quebec
Geneviève Lacroix, Program Manager
Telephone: 418 644-7926, Ext. 139
- Fonds pour la faune nordique leaflet