On January 20, 2020, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced $100,000 in funding for Eco-West Canada (EWC) through the federal government’s Climate Action Fund.

EWC will work with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to raise awareness and provide risk mitigation training to municipalities across the Prairies. These partnerships will allow communities to develop climate action and resiliency plans.

The Climate Action Fund provides up to $3 million annually to support projects delivered by students, youth, Indigenous peoples and organizations, not-for-profit organizations, small and medium-sized businesses, and research and educational institutions that raise awareness of climate change and encourage others to take meaningful climate action.

“The Business-Climate Initiative was created in order to increase the capacity of small and medium-sized businesses to recognize the risks and impacts of climate change on their sector while providing them with the tools to increase their resilience and, thus, their economic sustainability. Eco-West Canada is proud to partner with the federal government for the delivery of this initiative. The successful implementation of Eco-West Canada’s municipal green infrastructure and sustainable economic development projects in Western Canada would not be possible without the support of the federal government.” -Dany Robidoux, Executive Director, EWC

EWC is a not-for-profit organization and one-of-a-kind model tasked with educating and supporting small and medium-sized municipalities in Western Canada and other provinces in greening their local and regional economies.

The AMBM is the parent organization of EWC.

Information obtained from Environment and Climate Change Canada News Release: New Climate Action Funding Announced for Youth and Businesses in Manitoba.

For more information: Justin Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, 204-289-4077, [email protected]

Eco-West Canada receives funding to take on climate change