Applications are open for year 2021-2022 funding under the Canada Ontario Resource Development Agreement (CORDA). CORDA is an agreement between Canada, Ontario and First Nations’ members in Ontario, with the goal of building opportunities for Indigenous people in the development and utilization of natural resources. First Nations, their members and organizations, and Territorial organizations in Ontario are eligible to apply for up to $35000 in funding annually for projects that promote natural resource development, management, harvesting or conservation. Source funds for CORDA are provided by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Indigenous Services Canada.
The application deadline has been extended to Monday, October 26, 2020, 11:59 PM EDT.
CORDA supports a wide array of eligible projects, which must include a focus on one or more of the areas of Commercial Fishing, Fur Trapping, Forestry, Non-timber forest products, Wild game utilization, Sport fishing and hunting, Domestic Fishing and hunting, Tourism and Commercial Recreation, Natural Resource Products Processing and marketing, Environmental projects, Natural resource planning. Projects may also include training opportunities, employment, stewardship, traditional learning, and equipment and stock purchases.