Participant Funding Program

The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) administers a Participant Funding Program (PFP) to facilitate the participation of the public — and, in particular, the Indigenous peoples of Canada and Indigenous organizations — in public hearings under section 52 or subsection 241(3) of the Canadian Energy Regulator (CER) Act and any steps leading to those hearings. Please note that PFP is not available for detailed route hearings.

Frequently asked questions

Current Funding Opportunities

Current Funding Opportunities
Project Funding Envelope Deadline to apply
Trans Mountain Expansion Project - West Route variance application
Announced on 2020-11-03
Participant funding is available to facilitate the participation in this public hearing. The following funding maximums have been approved:
Indigenous peoples [Filing C09249] of Canada and Indigenous organizations: $50,000
Eligible group Intervenors: $40,000
Eligible individual Intervenors: $6,000
Please email PFP.PAFP@cer-rec.gc.ca by 30 November 2020 to request funding.
NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. – West Path Delivery 2023
Announced on 2020-09-01
Participant funding is available to facilitate the participation in this public hearing. The following funding maximums have been approved:
Indigenous peoples [Filing C07684] of Canada and Indigenous organizations: $90,000
Eligible group Intervenors: $80,000
Eligible individual Intervenors: $12,000
A deadline to apply for funding will be announced at a later date. Please email us at PFP.PAFP@cer-rec.gc.ca if you are interested in this funding opportunity.
NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. – Medicine Hat Looping Project 2023
Announced on 2020-07-03
Participant funding is available to facilitate the participation in this public hearing. The following funding maximums have been approved:
Indigenous peoples [Filing C06984] of Canada and Indigenous organizations: $90,000
Eligible group Intervenors: $80,000
Eligible individual Intervenors: $12,000
A deadline to apply for funding will be announced at a later date. Please email us at PFP.PAFP@cer-rec.gc.ca if you are interested in this funding opportunity.

Recently Closed Funding Opportunities

Recently Closed Funding Opportunities
Funding Opportunity Deadline to claim
NGTL Edson Mainline
Hearing record closed on Hearing record closed on 2020-08-27

For recipients that have signed a contribution agreement, you must submit a claim form [PDF 166 KB] by 25 November 2020 to receive payment for your eligible costs incurred.

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