Research Funding Opportunities for Canada's Coastal and Environmental Health

Our goal is to identify the important ways in which changes in society and the environment in coastal British Columbia and coastal Newfoundland and Labrador have affected, or will affect, the health of people, their communities and the environment over the long run. Coasts Under Stress is a five-year project that started in April 2000. It is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), with additional funding from participating universities and partners in government, business, non-governmental organizations and First Nation groups.

Coastal and Environmental Health Canada - Lack of Research Funding

Twenty years later, the lack of government net funding has meant no development for this project. As a bid to keep it alive and keep coastal environmental health at the forefront of discussions in BC, Newfoundland, PEI, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, we are bringing the information to the public. On our website, you will find up to date relevant information on the fishing industry, pipeline expansion, oil drilling, and more. We are also going to make suggestions on revenue sources that could be used to invest in these projects in 2020 and moving forward.

Revenue Source Suggestions for 2020

There are a number of important projects that we would like to see more research funding being made available for. These include projects in the fishing industry, pipeline expansion, and oil drilling that will not only focus on building jobs and revenues for the communities, but also create revenue for future generations too.

Western Canada - British Columbia

Revenue from BC online gambling as well as the legalization of marijuana could result in a sharp increase in research funding and money for the province. the official provincially run online gambling site has seen increased revenues over the past number of years and some of this could be used for coastal and environmental projects in 2020 and beyond. The benefits of legalizing medical marijuana have been stated time and time again and if a decision to legalize this is made, this will also lead to more revenues.

Eastern Canada - Newfoundland, PEI, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick

If the ALC can be convinced to legalized online gambling and marijuana this would also increase revenues. Revenues from tobacco or alcohol as well as oil drilling could also be used to help fund our research. With pipeline expansion being debated, if this goes ahead there will be a lot more revenue for Atlantic Canada as well as increased business and jobs for the community. Some of the revenues could also be used to fund research into coastal and environmental health projects over the coming years.

For more information on the different elements suggested for increased revenues please see our pages that go into more detail on each of these subjects as well as the most up to date information on where things currently lie. This website will be updated on a regular basis to ensure that any new information, legal decisions, and such are added as quickly as possible.