Participant funding supports public participation in development impact assessments undertaken by the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) in accordance with both the Nunavut Agreement and the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act (NuPPAA). When participant funding is made available, it is administered by the federal department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC).

Funding may be made available to individuals, Indigenous organizations, and incorporated not-for-profit organizations interested in participating in the assessment. The funding can cover eligible expenses, such as travel costs and fees for experts to support participation. Applications for funding must be prepared in accordance with the Participant Funding Guide and Participant Funding Application provided by CIRNAC for the assessment.

A funding review committee independent of the NIRB will consider all applications and recommend allocation of funds to applicants according to specified eligibility criteria. All successful applicants will be required to sign an agreement with CIRNAC, under which expenditures may be subject to audit.

Current Funding Opportunities:

DECEMBER 11, 2018: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) is inviting applications from individuals and groups seeking participant funding to take part in the Nunavut Impact Review Board’s (NIRB) assessment of Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation’s “Phase 2 Development Project Proposal”, a proposed amendment to the approved Mary River Project (NIRB File No. 08MN053). Applications for funding must be prepared in accordance with the Participant Funding Guide and received by the NIRB no later than JANUARY 11, 2019.

Information regarding the Phase 2 Development Project Proposal can be found on the NIRB’s public registry at www.nirb.ca/project/123910

JANUARY 7, 2019: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) is inviting applications from individuals and groups seeking participant funding to take part in the Nunavut Impact Review Board’s (NIRB) assessment of Agnico Eagle Mines Limited’s “Whale Tail Pit Expansion Project Proposal”, a proposed amendment to the approved Whale Tail Pit Project (NIRB File No. 16MN056). Applications for funding must be prepared in accordance with the Participant Funding Guide and received by the NIRB no later than FEBRUARY 7, 2019.

Information regarding the Whale Tail Pit Expansion Project Proposal can be found on the NIRB’s public registry at www.nirb.ca/project/125418.

Submitting completed funding applications:

Applications for funding must be prepared in accordance with the Participant Funding Guide supplied by Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and must be received by the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) by the deadline stated in the Participant Funding Notice. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Participant Funding applications can be submitted directly to the NIRB by regular mail, fax or email:

Attn: Environmental Administration
Nunavut Impact Review Board
29 Mitik St., P.O. Box 1235
Cambridge Bay, NU X0B 0C0
Fax: (867) 983-2594
Email: info@nirb.ca