The government would enter into a contribution agreement with the successful applicant, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change said in a news release. The government's investment of up to $20 million over five years is open to new or existing not-for-profits that have secured support from recognized experts and other organizations.
The expert organization would compile information and data, carry out research and analysis, and identify and communicate best practices to support ambitious climate action.
The chosen organization would be responsible for the following core activities:
- Undertake and document high-quality analysis and research to address critical policy questions and inform programs that promote clean growth and climate change in Canada;
- Develop practical and forward‑looking advice based on high-quality analysis and research, to support informed decision-making by governments and Canadians;
- Convene and facilitate participation from diverse interests and perspectives to build connections and foster collaboration; and
- Compile, integrate, and communicate available information and data on clean growth and climate action and translate it into useable and comprehensive advice to improve climate literacy in Canada and encourage climate action.
The deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. PT on Jan. 14, 2019. Details may be found on the government's website.