The Canada Ontario Resource Development Agreement (CORDA) Office is now accepting applications

The CORDA Office is now accepting applications from First Nations, their members and organizations in Ontario for the 2019-20 fiscal year.


Do you have a natural resource management or stewardship project in mind for your community or know of members planning to undertake work in this area? The Canada Ontario Resource Development Agreement (CORDA) continues to provide funding support for sustainable natural resource projects.  Projects can range from fishing, trapping, forestry, tourism, harvesting, marketing, planning, and stewardship.


Applications must be received by the CORDA Office by Monday, October 1, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.


Attached are the following documents that comprise the CORDA Application Package:

  • The CORDA Guide Book: It is strongly recommended applicants review the Guide Book prior to completing the application form.  The Guide Book contains important information regarding eligible projects, eligible costs, and the process for the release of funds should an application be approved.
  • 2019-20 CORDA Application Form: Applicants are asked to use the current application form as there are updates to the formatting.  Applicants are asked to complete the application in its original form; additional pages may be attached if required.  This form includes a checklist of supporting documents to submit with the application form.
  • List of 2018-19 Funded Projects: This list is included to provide an idea of the types and variety of projects approved to receive funding.  It is for reference purposes only.
  • Community Flyer: The CORDA program flyer may be posted in your Administration Offices, shared within newsletters, or elsewhere as applicable.


There is no limit to the number of applications a First Nation may submit nor to the number of applications that may be submitted from members of a First Nation.  The maximum funding amount per project is $35,000.00.  Applications received after the deadline or without the required supporting documents will not be reviewed.  To encourage promotion of the program to your local community, you are asked to forward this e-mail to others who may be interested, including staff, co-workers, and community members.


CORDA Is jointly funded by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.  Project approval for 2019-20 and beyond is subject to final confirmation of funding.