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 Petroleum Corporation – Inuvialuit Energy Securities Project Participant funding will be announced at a later date once process details are finalized.
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 application deadline has passed. 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.
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 application deadline has passed. 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. – Medicine Hat Looping Project 2023
Cancelled on 2021-03-11

The application for the Medicine Hat Looping Project 2023 was withdrawn on February 24, 2021.
For recipients that have signed a contribution agreement, you must submit a claim form [PDF 166 KB] by 31 March 2021 to receive payment for your eligible costs incurred.
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