The West Coast Energy Fund (WCEF) was created in partnership between the Government of Canada (Strategic Partnerships Initiative – West Coast Energy (SPI-WCE)) and the New Relationship Trust (NRT). The WCEF is a $4.5 million fund that is available to facilitate Indigenous participation in West Coast energy developments, and address related priorities and interests (including, for example, environmental priorities).
Funds will be fully disbursed on a project basis in the form of a non-repayable contribution.
Eligible project proposals must meet the project eligibility of the SPI program terms and conditions within the context of West Coast Energy (indirectly or directly involved in the LNG and oil and gas sector) and clearly support one or more objectives related to the Government of Canada West Coast Energy Infrastructure Initiative:
Projects must meet at least one of the program objectives to:
A range of project types are eligible for funding under West Coast Energy Fund, including: