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

Inuvialuit Energy Security Project Ltd. – Inuvialuit Energy Security Project
Announced on 2022-09-01

Indigenous peoples and organizations potentially affected in the project area can apply for a grant to participate.

Grant for Indigenous groups

  • $20,000 for Intervenor
  • $5,000 for Commenter

Grant for Indigenous individuals

  • $2,000 for Intervenor
  • $500 for Commenter

Send your request by 30 September 2022 by email at PFP.PAFP@cer-rec.gc.ca or call 1-800-899-1265 (toll-free).

Imperial Oil Resources N.W.T. Ltd. – Norman Wells Waste Management Facility
Announced on 2022-02-09

Indigenous peoples and organizations potentially affected in the project area can send an email to pfp.pafp@cer-rec.gc.ca to request a grant to participate.

NorthRiver Midstream – NEBC Connector Project
Announced on 2022-01-12

Participant funding is available to facilitate the participation in this public hearing. For recipients that have signed a contribution agreement, you must submit a claim form [PDF 166 KB] to receive payment for your eligible costs incurred.

Recently Closed Funding Opportunities

Recently Closed Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunity

Deadline to claim

NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. – West Path Delivery 2023

For non-Indigenous recipients that have signed a contribution agreement, you must submit a final claim form [PDF 166 KB] as per final notice sent on 17 February 2022.

Abandonment Cost Estimates (ACE) and Set Aside and Collection Mechanism (SAM-COM) Review 2021
Announced on 2021-12-14

The application deadline has passed.

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