Environmental Contaminants Program

​​About thi​s Program

The Environmental Contaminants Program supports First Nations projects that explore the link between human health and environmental contaminants. The program is intended to:

  • help First Nation communities address their environmental health concerns and support capacity development
  • encourage community-based study of environmental health issues by integrating Indigenous ways of knowing, traditional knowledge and science
  • recognize that wellness is influenced by environmental, social, cultural and economic factors, and that Nations, family, community and land all play a part in our health

Request Progr​​am Funding

To prepare a request for program funding, please see Environment Containment Guidelines for Proposals. This document includes 

  • a complete description of the program
  • a note about how can apply
  •  helpful hints for building your project
  • an overview funding and the types of eligible projects
  • a description of the review and selection process

The document also includes tools and resources for requirements for your proposal format, as well as:

  • an example budget and budget category descriptions
  • an application checklist
  • a list of previous projects

Please note that FNHA no longer holds an annual call for proposals. Requests for funding can be submitted through FNHA Environmental Health​

Exposure to Cont​aminants

People may be exposed to many sources of naturally occurring and human-made environmental contaminants. 

At certain levels, exposure to contaminants in air, water, food and soil can cause or contribute to a variety of adverse health effects. FNHA works to:

  • assist communities to partner with academic institutions and organizations on community-based studies
  • provide assistance when there are (suspected or confirmed) risks from contaminants to interpret test results and offer recommendations to control exposure
  • support public education about environmental contaminants for communities

 Contact Us

FNHA Environmental Health 
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