Funding available under the Great Lakes Protection Initiative

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Funding available under the Great Lakes Protection Initiative

Today, Environment and Climate Change Canada launched a call for applications to freshwater funding programs, including funding under the Great Lakes Protection Initiative.

Applications are now being accepted under the Great Lakes Protection Initiative for projects in support of restoring water quality and ecosystem health in Canadian Great Lakes Areas of Concern. The deadline to submit applications is January 11, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

To learn more about this funding opportunity and how to apply, please visit

For general information on the Great Lakes Protection Initiative, please visit

Stay Informed!

We appreciate and value your interest in the progress of Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Great Lakes programs. If you wish to update any of your contact information, or to be added or removed from this distribution list, please send an email to with the following:

  • Your name, company or organization and mailing address
  • Your preference to receive documents in electronic or print format
  • Your email address
  • Anything else you would like to tell us, or ask about the Great Lakes!

As always, your details will be treated as privileged information and will only be used to distribute our Great Lakes information to you – our stakeholders. These distribution lists are never shared outside of Environment and Climate Change Canada.

 Financement disponible dans le cadre de l’Initiative de protection des Grands Lacs

Aujourd’hui, Environnement et Changement climatique Canada a lancé un appel de demandes pour les programmes de financement sur l’eau douce, y compris le financement dans le cadre de l’Initiative de protection des Grands Lacs.

Les demandes sont maintenant acceptées dans le cadre de l’Initiative de protection des Grands Lacs pour des projets visant à restaurer la qualité de l’eau et la santé de l’écosystème dans les secteurs préoccupants des Grands Lacs canadiens. La date limite pour présenter une demande est le 11 janvier 2019, à 23 h 59 HNE.

Pour en savoir davantage sur cette possibilité de financement et sur la façon de présenter une demande, veuillez consulter le site Web

Pour obtenir des renseignements généraux sur l’Initiative de protection des Grands Lacs, veuillez consulter le site

Detroit River Exhibits

Canada’s Waterscapes: Yours to Enjoy, Explore and Protect

Visit the Chimczuk Museum between September

Ford City Bathing Beach c.1930

15 – December 31,2018 to catch the Canada Waterscapes Exhibit! This travelling exhibition from the Canadian Museum of Nature explores Canada’s unique estuaries, rivers, lakes, oceans, and wetlands and the environmental challenges facing these ecosystems today. Visitors have the opportunity to learn about the fascinating animals and wildlife that depend on these waterways forsurvival. This exhibit is great for the whole family and features wildlife specimens, mini ecosystems models, interpretive panels, hands-on components, and interactive activities.

While you’re there, please check out the DRCC’s Detroit River photo exhibit! This exhibit takes you through the history of the Detroit River Area of Concern and the steps we’ve made towards ecological recovery. 
For more information: 
Museum Windsor
254 Pitt Street West, Windsor.
Phone: (519) 253-1812 

Art Gallery of Windsor – The Living River Project: Art, Water and Possible Worlds –  October 20, 2018 – January 20, 2019

Visit the Art Gallery of Windsor soon to see The Living River Project: Art, Water and Possible Worlds. Co-curators of this exhibit, Patrick Mahon and Stuart Reid, build on previous iterations of the exhibition to consider the cultural, historical and environmental significance of water issues in the Windsor-Detroit corridor.

For more information:
Art Gallery of Windsor
401 Riverside Drive West, Windsor
Phone: (519) 977-0013

Get Involved!

From tree plantings and clean ups, to advocacy and education programs, CLICK HERE to find out how you can be involved with protecting and enhancing the Detroit River.