Grants & Funding

Environmental Damages Fund (EDF)

The Environmental Damages Fund (EDF) is a specified-purpose account administered by Environment Canada, on behalf of the Government of Canada, to manage funds received as compensation for environmental damage. These funds may come from court orders, awards, out-of-court settlements and voluntary awards. They primarily support the restoration of natural resources and environment, and wildlife conservation projects in the same geographic area where the damage originally occurred.

The EDF also supports research and development on environmental damage assessment and restoration, and education on pollution prevention and the restoration of natural resources.

Life & Community


Environment Canada

Phone: 204-984-5952 or 1-800-567-1570 (toll free) Fax: 204-983-0964 Email: