Species at Risk Stewardship Program

The Species at Risk Stewardship Program was created under the Endangered Species Act to encourage people to get involved in protecting and recovering species at risk through stewardship activities. Conserving the province’s rich biodiversity now, and for future generations is a key part of the government's environment plan.

Who can apply

The fund is open to individuals and groups across Ontario, including:

  • academic institutions
  • businesses
  • conservation authorities
  • consulting companies
  • Indigenous communities/organizations
  • individuals
  • industry organizations
  • land owners and farmers
  • municipal and local governments
  • non-government organizations

View a list of projects currently receiving support.

Apply now

The application window for the Species at Risk Stewardship Program is closed.

If you have any questions about the program, please email SAR.stewardship@ontario.ca.