There is a range of funding opportunities available for communities interested in implementing zero waste systems.

Program funding,
grants & subsidies

Federal funding is available through Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) for a range of projects including development of community waste management systems, training and education, and ongoing waste management operations.

ISC also offers a range of grant programs, such as the annual Zero Waste grant and Earth Day grant, both of which can be up to $10,000. First Nations communities and schools can apply for both of these grants each year.

IZWTAG has budgeted for an annual number of conference and training spots, and will provide a subsidy to cover the cost of attending for those who are eligible. To find out more information, email

For the collection and transport of specific items and equipment, Product Stewards may provide subsidies for communities looking for assistance.